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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 (two are still unpublished, although they bought them)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.

Hi Louis,

Thanks for contacting me.. Wow! Your collection is really impressive! We are about the same age.. Growing up in the 60s and 70s was awesome! I grew up in Chicago and I always went to the drive in and local theaters.. Man.. Those were the Good old days!
Right now the blog has been added to the Top 100 horror blogs.. We rank #37. I’d like to see the blog become profitable. But I’m not sure how to get it there yet. So I’m just building it up for the sake of the classic monster genre. We are always on the look out for articles about classic monsters, horror, sci fi, modeling from the silent era to the 1970s. But.. I’d entertain ideas about all time periods of film.
Thanks
  Gene
Monsters After Midnight
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