This issue, we’re trippin’ all the way back to the groovy ‘70s! That’s right Disco Stu, time to open that shirt collar wide and throw on some bell-bottoms with your platform shoes to celebrate the decadent decade of Dyn-o-mite! First we’re going to do you a ‘solid’ and send you down into the lab for some rib splitting laughs with Dr. Frankenstein from “Young Frankenstein.” Next, the “’76 Kong” will be swinging in to crush an aircraft or two! “Scooby-Doo” is off to the races with a custom “Mystery Machine” that puts the ‘burn’ in burnout! Then things will get really ‘far out’ with the “Alien,’ and it’s sure to be a panic in Detroit as David Bowie gets so glam it’s ‘wham, bam, thank you ma’am!’ Next, we’ll ‘keep on truckin’ with a special treat to mellow out all you figure freaks, sculptor Ray Santoleri will be providing a sculpting tutorial on a total ‘fox’, Lynda Carter as TV’s “Wonder Woman.” Hey, Ho, Let's round out the decade with The Ramones, Evel Kinevel, And profiles of Reynolds Advance Materials! Now dig it y’all, AFM’s “That ‘70s Issue” is super ‘outta-sight’ and modeled just right so get set to boogie all you jive ass turkeys! All this and so much more from your figure model buds who always put the ‘Zing’ in Amazing!
An editorial from Terry J. Webb
Our reviewing team takes on an all new batch of resin and vinyl figures.
LOVING THE ALIEN : Jim Lawrence
In his modeling space, no one can hear Jim scream… Jim paints Mr. Sano's Alien bust.
RETURN OF THE DROIDS : Jim Bertges
Jim gives the MPC Star Wars Droids the ‘ol Jedi try!
EVERYTHING COMES FROM A MOLD! : Jim Bertges
Jim profiles Reynolds Advance Materials, distributor of Smooth-On.
WONDER WOMAN : Ray Santoleri
Ray demonstrates his sculpting techniques with everyone’s favorite 1970s TV icon!
SCOOBY FINK : Ron Sherwood
Big Daddy Ron gives Scooby Doo a brand-new treat!
AFM HANDS ON MODELING CLINIC : Dan Holmes
Dan reports on the latest AFM instructional modeling class.
AFM’s MOST AMAZING MODEL WINNER 2016
Tetsu Kaibutsuya takes Best of Show at this year’s Wonderfest with Doctor Lector!
IT CAME FROM THE GARAGE : Terry J. Webb
The latest releases on the Garage Kit scene.
WHO WILL LOVE ALADDIN SANE? : ModelMania™ with David Fisher
David gets a jolt from the bolt that shook the world with David Bowie!
LONG LIVE THE KING!! : Ron Sherwood
Ron goes ape over the ‘76 Kong!
GIVE MY CREATION LIFE! : Dave Prosser
Dave throws the switch on Forbidden Zone’s Gene Wilder Young Frankenstein bust!
THE SIX MILLION DOLLAR MAN : Jason Flink
Jason makes this vintage kit “Better, stronger, faster…”
HEY, HO, LET’S GO!! : Steve Riojas
“Stevie Ramone” gives the “Godfathers of Punk” a rockin’ tribute!
JUST A LITTLE EVEL! : Craig Nakata
Craig scratch-builds the daredevil’s Skycycle!
Coming next issue, it’s all about the “Bots” as AFM ratchets things up by giving you a component-by-component look at your favorite metallic model monstrosities from the silver screen and beyond. First up is an extensive build on everyone’s favorite Nickel-plated Nincompoop, Moebius Models’ B-9 Robot. Next, get ready to make the rounds with Robby the Robot and his custom made ride, The Space Patrol Car. For all you Cowboys, beware of the steely-eyed glare of Creature Features’ Gunslinger from West World! The Mars Attacks gang from Mantic Games is set to invade as a mini-scaled diorama and we’ll also be rolling out the Pegasus T-2 Hunter Killer Tank. Black Heart’s Angelique is scheduled for a metallic makeover and finally we’ve got not one, but two articles on the ‘70s Cult Film Classic, Silent Running. First, it’s a full-on droid diorama with Huey, Louie and Dewey; then as an extra treat, we’ll give you an exclusive interview with Cheryl Sparks, the talented performer who acted as Huey, Drone Number 2. Make no mistake, we are gonna crush, kill and destroy this issue with more models, reviews and stunning photography all laid out in the colorful pages of America’s one and only figure kit magazine, Amazing Figure Modeler!