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Updated: Mar 17

King Kong (1933) Stop-Motion-Armature from StannArts
King Kong (1933) Stop-Motion-Armature WIP

Our next kit release will be a replica of the stop-motion armature used in King Kong (1933). This will be based on the larger 22-inch (55.8 cm) tall armature used for the film. It's often referred to as the 24-inch armature - so we will just call it that to keep it less confusing.

The image above is a work-in-progress screen cap. He will definitely evolve as I continue to work on him. This is NOT THE FINAL PRODUCT. He has yet to be posed or have details added. I've just blocked in some of his parts at this stage.

Several folks have asked us if Kong will be articulated. We may make this at least somewhat articulated, but if we decide not to - then he will come in a classic Kong pose. I am leaning towards the latter.

We're hoping to have this ready for release towards the end of April, 2024. We'll be posting more progress pics in the upcoming weeks. Stay tuned!

SPECIAL THANKS to Les Walker for recently providing me with some great pics of his time spent with Bob Burns and the actual 18-inch armature from the original King Kong. VERY COOL!!

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Wow! What a great idea! I may have to come back and grab one of these guys also! Having held the actual real mechanical Kong, in person, at Bob Burn's home in 2006, this means a lot to me. It was a very personal experience, and Kong fans everywhere should grab one of these kits! I assume, it may be posable? Maybe. Even if not, it should be on everyone's radar! Great looking so far! I'll be watching!

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Thank you, sir! We're very excited about this kit as well. Kong might be at least somewhat posable. I will do a proof of concept soon and determined my options based on the results. I am really trying NOT to over complicate this. If nothing else, he will come in a classic Kong pose - he won't be as stiff as he is shown in the WIP pic above. Thank you for your comment!!

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