Massive Jeff Taylor King Kong resin kit on eBay

Click the pic or here's a link. There are more pics on eBay of course.

I bought this kit from Jeff 6 or 7 years ago - he advertised it here on the board. As with most of my resin or vinyl kits I never did get around to building it, and I'd like to see it find a new home. Unfortunately one of the pegs on the feet broke off as I was test fitting it. These are the pegs that secure the model down onto the base. I've included big close-up pictures on eBay showing the damage clearly, and I recommend whoever buys it fill the feet and the base with something solid and heavy and then drill in and set your own post in place, something like a short piece of coat hangar wire or a nail with the ends cut off. Those have always been my go-to posts anyway.

This is a huge kit and a thing of absolute beauty! It really deserves to be assembled and painted. 

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Well Kong has found a new home, in California. Hope it goes better for him there than it did in New York.

Strider! Been a long time since I popped in here. Glad to see you’re still at it. Saw your post and thought you might be interested to know I’m currently working with the full size version of Kong on Broadway. A lot of fun. Seems New York is working out for him after all... I guess he just needed the right agent. Happy New Year! I hope all is well.

Trikfx

Hey Ted, good to hear from you! Full size Kong huh - wow, that must be some armature!! So the big guy resurrected after his fall did he? What is it, a giant animatronic? 

Happy New Year to you and yours as well. 

Oh yeah. Biggest animatronic rig I’ve seen. Two tons, 20’ tall. Steel and graphite skeleton. Inflatable bladders for the musculature. Animatronic systems for the head, neck, shoulders and hips (operated by 3 guys). Massive Gantry rig with high speed winches supports his body, moves him around the stage and brings him in and out. (1 operator for that). 9 more puppeteer/acrobats maneuver his arms and legs from the deck. He’s a big boy.

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