I just received some great news!
There is going to be another of the never-were
As you can see from the photo above, this is
another one of Dave Cockrum's designs for Aurora
that never saw the light of day.
Well, now it will.
Thanks to Action Hobbies.
Larry is hoping it will be ready by WF 2005
If you want to
see more pics, and find out more about it,
Everyone please check this out
It is a page for a benefit book for Dave Cockrum.
Go to the page, it is self explanitory.
If anyone is wondering why this is here, Dave was
one of the designers of some of the PS kits.
As well as a comic book artist, and an all around
If you have the slightest interest in this book,
and have the means to do so, please order
yourself a copy.
The tale of the Steg
that never was
NOW AVAILABLE !
See this page for details
posted with Dave Cockrum's permission.
If you haven't checked his site yet,
check it out on my links page
To learn more
about this kit, and the history behind
check this page
and pictures of my kit
that never hit the shelves.
The following information
comes from Modeler's Resource #13 (October 1996)
The information is from an interview with Dave
Cockrum who was a kit designer and artist that
worked for Aurora.
His work on the prehistoric scenes line includes,
designing the Trex. Illustrating the instruction
sheets for the Trex and the Sailback Reptile.
Dave also designed and illustrated the
Stegosaurus that got as far as being sculpted (by
Bill Lemon), but never produced.
There were a few other dinosaurs that were
considered, but nothing ever came from them.
There was a billed dino with a horn on the back
of it's head (Parasaurolophus), which Dave had
done design sketches of.
The first feathered bird (Archeaopteryx), which
would have been life-sized, but was shot down
because the poor sales of the Giant Bird
And another one that was similar to the
There was even an idea of doing a series of space
heroes Vs a legless cyborg that would come with a
1:12 time machine that would link the series to
the prehistoric scenes. Aurora was trying make
their models more toy-like to compete with action
figures. Unfortunately things never got past the
Found these auction pics with some of Dave's
concept stuff for the above mentioned line to go
with the PS kits.
parts that were never used.
Here are some interesting prototype parts that
Aurora considered for the models, but ultimately
decided to go in a different direction.
On the top of the pic, is the
prototype for the Cromagnon Woman. It is slightly
different the the production version. It is a
little chestier, and the skirt is a little more
revealing. It was toned down to keep from
The other 3 pieces are for the mammoth. Alternate
front legs and trunk.
Probably not used due to cost. The mammoth is a
very large kit. So the additional pieces would
have probably pushed the price up too high.
To see more pictures,
check this page