This 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 Glamour with a bust of Ingrid Pitt, an interview with Veronica Carlson and much more! Issue #59 hits the nail on the head as Hammer Horror aficionado Stewart Jackson picks the best of the best for a gathered gallery of over seventy classic Hammer kits, 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 issue #59 heads across the pond, where the accent is on horror- Hammer Horror!
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 COUNTESS: Jeff Camp
Jeff strips down with Titan’s Ingrid Pitt pre-painted bust!
THE REPTILE: Steve Parke
Black Heart Models’ life-sized Reptile bust slithers its way into Steve’s black heart!
THE CURSE OF FRANKENSTEIN: Mike Hill
Sculptor Mike Hill returns to the pages of AFM and brings Christopher Lee’s creature to life with not a stitch to spare!
AFM PROFILE: VERONICA CARLSON
Hammer’s leading lady speaks with Jim Bertges.
IT CAME FROM THE GARAGE: Terry J. Webb
The latest releases on the Garage Kit scene.
ONE MILLION YEARS B.C.: Thad Rhodes
Things get a little hairy when Thad gets his hands on Ray Santoleri’s Raquel Welch cave girl!
HAMMER HORROR GALLERY: Stewart Jackson
Stewart selects some of the best examples of Hammer themed model kits, movie by movie!
THE EVIL OF FRANKENSTEIN: Jason Walker
XO-Facto’s creature lumbers across Jason’s workbench!
CURSE OF THE WERWOLF: Jon Giancola
Jon gives Gillman Production’s Oliver Reed the full on-full moon treatment!
DRACULA: Steve Riojas
Steve goes all “Van Helsing” on Resin Crypt’s Christopher Lee Dracula tribute!
MODELMANIA™ : THE CURSE OF FRANKENSTEIN
David Fisher pieces things together in Forbidden Zone’s Frankenstein laboratory!
Enter the realm of AFM’s “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’ll be highlighting and painting some of the coolest, most original designs to be found on the GK scene. First, we’ll 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 results 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 next, wildly inventive 60th issue of Amazing Figure Modeler Magazine!