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Polar Lights Spider-Man
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Joined: December 18, 2001
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Posted: Monday, June 02, 2003 - 01:47 AM UTC
Many years ago I built the old Aurora Spider-Man kit as a kid. It was one of the kits that was sold in my mom's yard sale when I was in college. Luckily Polar Light has reissued a larger up-scaled version of the original kit. When I saw it, I grabbed it. I'm not a figure builder, but did my best. The kit is about 90% complete with only the webbing on the costume needing to be done and then a dull coat to tone down the shine on his costume.


The original kit was molded in red and the large clear web background was optional (and solid red). A comic book that doubled as the instruction manual could be placed behind the completed kit to give a 3-D comic book appearance. From what I remember from my Spider-Man lore, the villian is Kraven the Hunter, a Russian big game hunter. From my memory of the original kit, the tapestries under Kraven were a map to some treasure and Spidey's webbing dissolved the ancient cloth. He was none too happy with the Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man.

Neat quick build that took me all of a rainy weekend.
2-2dragoon
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Washington, United States
Joined: March 08, 2002
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Posted: Monday, June 02, 2003 - 02:59 AM UTC
Sometimes it is good for the soul to do something basic and easy just to see the results and enjoy it Rob. It looks nice... I will have to watch for this kit.
User_789
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Sweden
Joined: June 09, 2002
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Posted: Monday, June 02, 2003 - 10:10 PM UTC
Rob,

I think that your figure is nice painted. As you said, you could use a matt coat on this one. I think that, from the lower picture, it seems like your webbing is too blue. I think that you should use a little more white on this web.

I saw for a time ago, a similar Horizon kit, very nice kit!
Maki
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ARMORAMA
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Croatia Hrvatska
Joined: February 13, 2002
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Posted: Monday, June 02, 2003 - 11:16 PM UTC
I was thinking of getting this one from Andrea Miniatures:



Looks real good, but a bit pricey...

Mario M.
keenan
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Indiana, United States
Joined: October 16, 2002
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Posted: Monday, June 02, 2003 - 11:20 PM UTC
Sabot,
Is that the M1A1 Spiderman or the M1A2 Spiderman? Which version of Spiderman did the Marines use in OIF???



(Great job, by the way. I love those "taking a break from the same old $#@%" builds, too) #:-)
SniperSoldier
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Sao Paulo, Brazil
Joined: August 09, 2002
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Posted: Tuesday, June 03, 2003 - 01:09 AM UTC
GRAT
FIGURE, WORK, PAINT, ETC ...... IS VERY NICE
ROBERTO
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Joined: December 18, 2001
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Posted: Tuesday, June 03, 2003 - 01:19 AM UTC

Quoted Text

Rob,

I think that your figure is nice painted. As you said, you could use a matt coat on this one. I think that, from the lower picture, it seems like your webbing is too blue. I think that you should use a little more white on this web.

I saw for a time ago, a similar Horizon kit, very nice kit!

Thanks, I plan on dull coating the entire kit, but have to wait for the red paint to cure so I can do a blackwash to bring out the costume webbing. I was contemplating replacing the kit webbing with some veil or netting, but then it wouldn't have that OOB appeal to it. I will drybush some more white/light grey on the webs.

I've eyeballed that Andrea Miniatures Spider-Man, real nice. I have both of the Horizon vinyl Spider-men, as well as both of the Marvel/ToyBiz Spider-men kits. I was able to save an old MPC Spider-Man kit that my mom didn't sell. The guy who bought my old Aurora kit didn't want it because a fist was missing. Luckily I knew where the fist was and still have the complete kit myself.

This is actually the Spider-Man A-nothing. The Spider-Man A2 was used to police the streets of Baghdad. He looks more like the Andrea Miniatures variant.
Marty
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Massachusetts, United States
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Posted: Tuesday, June 03, 2003 - 07:10 AM UTC

Quoted Text

Is that the M1A1 Spiderman or the M1A2 Spiderman? Which version of Spiderman did the Marines use in OIF???




Quoted Text

This is actually the Spider-Man A-nothing. The Spider-Man A2 was used to police the streets of Baghdad. He looks more like the Andrea Miniatures variant.



Now that's funny... :-)