One of Louis’s models
I’m 64 years old and grew up a true “Monster Kid.” I still have most all of the first 100 isssues of Famous Monsters of Filmland and about a dozen Monster Times, plus tons of fanzines and one-shots. I was in that last generation where the parents would drop the kids off at the theater foran entire Saturday afternoon of monster movie matinees, and I saw them all! TV was important too! The first show I can remember is SUPERCAR! I alsto grew up with the classics, TWILIGHT ZONE, OUTER LIMITS, VOYAGE TO THE BOTTOM OF THE SEA, etc.
I built most all the original Aurora Monster kits and still have a few in my collection. I still love building figures and occasionally build for collectors. I have quite a varied collection, but if you were to look at what I’ve concentrate on you find more Godzillas and King Kongs than any other character. The last few years I’ve been picking up more Sci-fi vehicles and spaceships than figures. Presently I’m working on a 51″ Nautilus from Disney’s 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea.
I’ve written seven articles for FINESCALE MODELER magazine. (two are still unpublished, although they bought them)
I also dabbled in special effects makeup and now play the local GRINCH for charity during the holidays.