Brace yourselves for a nonstop Fantasy Art Attack as our newest issue leaps off a flat canvas and onto your waiting workbench with a dazzling array of 3-D model kits based on traditional 2-D paintings. Holy transitional mediums! We did it once and because it turned out so well, we’re doing it again! Illustrated art has never looked better than when combined with AFM’s talented writing staff and their perfectly pigmented palettes. Our Model Gallery Tour of Fine Art begins with a Frazetta classic, Resin in Motion’s “Swamp Demon” and continues with another fantasy favorite, Ken Kelly’s “Delisle and Thandos” as kitted by Resin Realities. Filmy’s Girls blast off with their “pin-up style resin goodness” in tow along with Simon Eckert’s slick space babe, “Stella.” Meanwhile, orbiting in the distance will be Industria Mechanika’s and Sci-Fi artist Derek Stennings’ futuristically bleak “Dystopic” masterpiece. Long time toy, hobby and statue sculptor Tony Cipriano gets to bask in the AFM spotlight where he shares his thoughts, work and experiences in building an amazing 20 plus year career as a free-lance artist. All this and plenty more 3-D modeling madness has arrived in an issue that’s guaranteed to be suitable for framing! So grab your easel Pierre, as well as some paint and get set to brush stroke for the greater glory of the Illustrated Arts with AFM’s Issue #58, Fantasy Art Attack, Part 2!
An editorial from AFM staff writer Ron Sherwood.
Our reviewing team takes on an all new batch of resin and vinyl figures.
DEAD POPE: Phil Sera
Phil does penance with Chet Zar’s Dead Pope!
DELISLE AND THANDUS: Fred DiSanto
Ken Kelly’s barbarian babe brings out the beast in Fred!
SHERIFF TERROR: Ron Sherwood
Watch the fur fly when Ron meets Ray Leung’s werewolf!
GOING MY WAY?: Gordon Oberman
Simon Eckert’s interstellar Stella bums a lift from Gordon!
IT CAME FROM THE GARAGE: Terry J. Webb
The latest releases on the Garage Kit scene.
THE SWAMP DEMON: Julian Johnston
J. Johnston shines a light on Frazetta’s Swamp Demon.
NEW WORLD: Steve Riojas
Steve takes aim at Ken Kelly’s Robot Warrior!
BORN IN CONCRETE: Dave Prosser
Dave Prosser visits Derek Stenning’s Dytopian world!
AFM PROFILE: TONY CIPRIANO
Terry has a conversation with the “King of the Tchotchkes,” Tony Cipriano.
Next issue, we invite you to get “Hammered” along with our writing staff as we take a bite outta the U.K.’s leading exporter of spine-tingling horror by paying tribute to Hammer Studios! Our modeled blood will run red as your blood runs cold with Christopher Lee’s Dracula, Peter Cushing’s Baron Frankenstein, Oliver Reed’s Werewolf and a heaping dose of Hammer Glamor with Ingrid Pitt, Veronica Carlson and many other rogues of resin. Our next issue will hit the nail on the head as Hammer aficionado Stewart Jackson picks the best of the best for a gathered gallery of classic Hammer plastic, and garage kit legend Mike Hill returns to AFM with a life-size Christopher Lee Frankenstein Monster! Board up the castle and pack up your coffin as we head across the pond for issue #59 of AFM, where the accent is on horror- Hammer Horror- we'll see you this spring!