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The Mummy (1932 UNIVERSAL Studios version)

This is the late 70's Monogram reissue of the Aurora Mummy kit from 1963

The original Aurora Mummy kit was released in 1963. I never bought the Universal Studios monster kits, because I was knee deep in hot rods and custom cars back then. This kit has been around the block a few times and this one is branded Monogram. (boiler plate)


Another kit I started this kit in 2009 but put away when I reached the 'time to paint it" stage. (I actually did that a lot in 2009 trying to get rid of my model funk I was in)

This was very challenging to paint because of all the light, dusty dirt sand colors. I've seen other build ups of this and really have an appreciation now for painting dirty cloth white.


The only splash of color is Mr. Snake who I broke out the Cobra Colors lacquer for. (Well, the snake IS a COBRA now isn't it?)

In 1921 a field expedition in Egypt discovers the mummy of ancient Egyptian prince Im-Ho-Tep, who was condemned and buried alive for sacrilege. Also found in the tomb is the Scroll of Thoth, which can bring the dead back to life. One night a young member of the expedition reads the Scroll out loud, and then goes insane, realizing that he has brought Im-Ho-Tep back to life. Ten years later, disguised as a modern Egyptian, the mummy attempts to reunite with his lost love, an ancient princess who has been reincarnated into a beautiful young woman.

The Brandon Fraser Mummy sucks. Not scary at all.

No, it's not my blood. It's blood red dripped from his extended arm.

This particular model is based on the 1944 Universal movie " The Mummy's Curse" with Lon Chaney Jr as the Mummy. In the movie, the mummy's right arm is pressed against his chest through most scenes where he is walking around strangling people with his left arm for the duration of the 57 minute runtime of the movie. Virginia Christine is Princess Ananka, who is the focus of the Mummy's quest. Love knows no boundaries, including centuries of being buried I guess.

another enjoyable kit to build, but the extra wraps coming undone are distracting

Another great kit that every modeler should build at least once in their life.

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