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Polar Lights 1/8 Spiderman Comic Book Scene Kit First Look

By Michael Benolkin

Date of Review April 2011 Manufacturer Polar Lights
Subject Spiderman Comic Book Scene Scale 1/8
Kit Number 855 Primary Media Styrene
Pros Nice detail, easy build Cons Nothing noted
Skill Level Basic MSRP (USD) $28.95

First Look


Over 50 years ago, Aurora released a series of comic book scene kits including one of the Amazing Spiderman pinning down Kraven the Hunter with his web. This kit was originally produced in 1/12 scale and was subsequently reissued in 1974 with some revisions to the scene. Both kits are long ago part of the collector's world and you'd pay a hefty premium to own one of these.

Polar Lights (now part of Round 2 Models) has reissued the revised scene from 1974 and 'super-sized' the kit in the process. This new-tool kit is now 1/8 scale to fall in line with other contemporary figure models in the same scale.

Molded in red styrene, this kit is presented on two parts trees plus display base, two stairway railing parts, one floor insert, and one spider web. The kit also provides the backdrop web in clear styrene plus a card stock backdrop. The instruction book take two pages to describe the assembly, and the rest of the pages are a comic book to describe the scene you're building. You'll be speding most of your time painting this scene and this is where you can apply as much or as little artistic value to the final result.

The Spiderman figure has all of the key details to be painted as scribed or raised surface details to make the job a little easier.

This looks like a fun project for a rainy weekend and will look nice in your display case.

My sincere thanks to Round 2 Models for this review sample!