LONGBOX KIT #426
 
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The Creature from the Black Lagoon

 

"In the beginning of time as the gasses cooled, the planet Earth became covered with oceans. Slowly, life began to evolve in the oceans. As the waters receeded and continents were formed, life moved from the water to the land. From this primeval slime 150 million years ago came a Creature so horrible as to be unbelievable. At least ten feet tall, it was neither fish nor human but a hideous combination of both. Instead of hands and feet it had long webbed claws. It was completely covered with scales. Down the center of its back was a double row of fins. Its head was ghastly to behold. The eyes were without benefit of eyelids. The mouth was a wide slash across the face, constantly pulsating. There was no real nose. Where ears should have been there were gills throbbing like the mouth.

As the earth went through its many upheavals the Creature dropped back into the slime. Millions of years passed and it remained in a suspended state. Then, from the time of the ancient Greeks tales of a dreadful sea monster came down through the centuries. These tales were attributed to the overactive imaginations of superstitious sailors.
A group of oceanographers went to the Black Lagoon in the steaming Amazon jungle in search of rare fish and plantlife. They pulled up their fishing nets only to find them hopelesslyl torn. Donning oxygen tanks, two of the men went into the water to investigate. Suddenly, from the forbidding depths came a hideous being. The Creature of the legends had again risen from the slime. The divers drew their spear-guns but were powerless against its savage attack. With a brutal swipe of its clawed fin the Creature broke the neck of one diver. The other diver barely escaped a similar fate.
Back on the boat the remaining diver related the dreadful experience. The crew rescued the body of the other man and headed out of the lagoon. They began to plan the capture of the Creature. The mouth of the lagoon was barricaded. While they were deciding how to remove the obstacle the Creature climbed onto the boat. Before anyone realized what was happening it kidnapped a woman and dragged her beneath the water. All thought of capture was abandoned. The diver grabbed his spear gun and followed the vanishing figures. A rocky wall appeared before him. He entered a crevasse which opened into a cave, the underwater lair of the Creature. There he found the Creature and its captive. The diver took careful aim with his spear-gun and fired. The spears merely glanced off the Creature's scaly body..
The other members of the group found an alternate entrance to the cave on shore. Armed with pistols and rifles they climbed down into it. As their eyes became accustomed to the gloom the rescue party saw their companions. Disregarding warnings the rescuers scrambled over the slippery rocks. From around a boulder the Creature appeared. The men fired at it. Bullets were far more effective than spears. A vile substance oozed from the wounds. For a time it looked like the Creature would attack. Instead it climbed out of the cave. The men pursued it through the jungle. It was fantastic that anything could have survived but, undaunted, the Creature continued to the sea.
They watched as the Creature swam out and then disappeared beneath the water. Who would believe what they had seen? You may. Someday, as you look at the ocean water and hear a splashing, and see a fish, look closer. Then run for your life."

Promotional Copy from Original Instruction Sheet
©1963 Aurora Model Corp.
 

 

Similar promotional text was used for the Glow Series Kit #483. I don't have a legible copy. If any one out their does, I'd love a copy!

Like the other instruction inserts in the series, the halftone image was a close-up of the retouched Bama Gouaches.

Here's a small pic, I don't have another. Do you?.

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