This issue, AFM invites you to join the “Cult of Originality” as we unlock the vaults of your modeling imagination and hand you the keys to a 3-D world of creativity! Original kit designs are where they belong, front and center, and we highlight and paint some of the coolest, most original designs to be found on the GK scene. First, we get you “geared up” for Garage Kit US’s mechanical marvel, the timeless Lady Clankington. Next, grab a brush to battle Mashaaf, a slug from hell that crawled out of Reaper Miniatures’ line of fantasy themed vinyl kits. Lurking in the murky depths comes an illuminating article on The Abyssal Tyrant, Collapse Industries’ all-new aquatic assassin and Lab Rat Inc. will be checking in with their result of a biomechanical hazard, Ecto-Skeletal Anger. The AFM Artist profile gets the double-barrel treatment with features on the amazing work of Whitworth Sculpture Studio as well as the award-winning silicone character sculptures of designer and multimedia sculptor Thomas Kuebler. So if you’re annoyed with Aliens, bored with Batman, or just dreading another Dracula, fear not modelers! AFM’s “Cult of Originality” special is sure to wash away your character driven blues with a fresh take on what’s new and original in the GK Hobby. All this and a whole lot more await readers in the wildly inventive 60th issue of Amazing Figure Modeler Magazine!
A guest editorial from George Stephenson, owner of Black Heart Models.
Our reviewing team takes on an all new batch of resin and vinyl figures.
THE WONDERFEST MOST AMAZING MODELER AWARD: David Dill
AFM congratulates David Dill on his Wonderfest Best!
CARACOLILLA: Steve Riojas
Steve is lured by the song of Blackheart Models’ sea siren!
THE SHIFLETT BROS. TAKE HOME GOLD!: Brandon and Jarrod Shiflett
AFM spotlights the Shiflett Bros. Spectrum award-winning series of original sculptures.
ECTO SKELETAL ANGER: Jim Lawrence
Todd Rex’s angry alien gets tamed by Jim Lawrence!
MASHAAF: Jason Walker
The worm has turned, and Jason is there to model Reaper Miniatures’ Mashaaf!
IT CAME FROM THE GARAGE: Terry J. Webb
The latest releases on the Garage Kit scene.
A DIORAMA IN RUINS: Phil Sera
Phil creates a dynamic post-apocalyptic diorama with Simon Lee’s creatures.
AFM PROFILE: SCOTT WHITTWORTHbr> Jim Bertges has a conversation with the multi-talented Scott Whittworth.
WARRIOR FROG: Rick Cantu
Rick makes a big splash with Jeremy Monz’s amphibian warrior!
LADY CLANKINGTON: Gordon Oberman
Gordon gets in gear and models a clockwork cutie from Garage Kits U.S.!
AFM PROFILE THOMAS KUEBLER: Terry J. Webb
Step right up boys and ghouls and enter the Kuebler Exhibition of Wonders and Oddities!
OUT OF THE DEPTHS: David Prosser
Dave trolls the deepest of waters and reels in Collapse Industries’ Abyssal Tyrant!
What better way to warm your bones in the DEAD of winter than with a heaping helping of Modern Horror? That’s right modelers, no creaky monsters of yesteryear for you! Next issue, AFM will slash its way into your heart with beloved characters from the ‘80s forward; so hang on to your hockey masks and puzzle boxes as AFM returns from the living dead to haunt your modeling nightmares- and oh yeah, it’s best not to fall asleep…!