base on the left is from the Aurora kit. The one on the
right is from the Monogram version.
The Aurora is a coppery color, where as the Monogram is
Here is a picture showing the parts from the RG armored
and one of the original aurora pieces.
Note, in the picture below, you can see that the sprue
still says Aurora.
A Revell-Germany allosaurus with a sailback base.
So, as you can see, they had all the pieces available,
and could have reissued a complete kit,
is one of the later issues, so you can see a little more
detail and better fit with the parts.
Kind of on the smallish side compared to some of the
other kits in the series. Even with the
size, it is a very nice kit. It comes with a nice
detailed base that really opens up some options
on how you want it to look when done. I have seen some
very interesting paint combinations
used on this. Everything from extremely colorful to very
muted and subdued. They all look very
natural and fitting, which makes this model very
versatile. Also has a place on the base where a
tree from the swamp can be added.
I remember having this one as a kid. The color of the
plastic really stuck in my mind. I do know that it has a
2 part base.
The 79 Monogram only has one base piece.
The '87 Monogram comes with both bases.
Neither had the clear green parts.
I know at least one of the Revell-Germany issues came
with both base halves. The one with the
glow paint and the black plastic.
Revell 2007 issue only has the one base half.
No idea about the other reissues yet. This is usually a
pretty high priced model. Luckily, I found
an affordable reissue. I already had the other base piece
and the clear green parts.
Unfortunately, the clear green parts I have are more of a
olive color instead of the originals
shown above. They came from the Revell-Germany
Here are some detailed pics of the Monogram second base
It has the Monogram copyright, and is in the brown
The first base half has had the holes closed up, from the
79 reissue without the second base.
But the location for the holes can still be seen on he