Tuesday, November 19, 2019

AMAZING FIGURE MODELER NO. 68: SPOTLIGHT ON H.P. LOVECRAFT


If you haven't yet tried the fun hobby of scale model building, it's never too late. The folks at AMAZING FIGURE MODELER help make it easier for you to build kits out of the box, as well as offer hints and tricks to inspire. Their latest issue (#68) is a special on H.P. Lovecraft and can be purchased HERE.



From the publisher:
The stars are right and everything is in alignment for our H.P. Lovecraft special issue of Amazing Figure Modeler magazine! It's time to put the dusty books down, pick up the glue and get set for grotesquely misshapen behemoths, destroyers of worlds, and freakishly warped beings that your feeble, model-minded psyche simply cannot comprehend! Our swirling Kosmic Kit-fest salute to H. P. Lovecraft's horrific nightmares kicks off with a story that'll feature the top Lovecraftian kits as well as the back history regarding one of the most significant 20th-century authors of weird horror fiction, H.P. Lovecraft.  Also slated are instructional articles on kits from the likes of the Gecco Corp, Reaper Miniatures, and Black Heart Models. Texas' favorite sons, The Shiflett Bros. will also be on hand with an inspiring and detailed sculpting article on the Great Old One himself, Cthulhu. Here’s a question for you- what if H.P. Lovecraft fell into a rabbit hole and landed in Lewis Carroll’s Wonderland? David Fisher discovers the answer with Absolem and the Sultan…(you’ll just have to see for yourself!)  Dagon it! This is the issue you’ve been waiting for, so pack your bags and set sail for Innsmouth and issue #68! It’s sure to be a tantalizingly tentacled treat! Won’t you join us in the face of unspeakable cosmic horrors that apparently exist "outside" of the normal model kit continuum? Trust us, there's madness between the pages and you won't want to miss it!

Contents of issue #68:

Issue #68
THE SUMMONING OF CTHULHU
Mike Wallace

Mike creates an amazing Cult of Cthulhu diorama. Cthulhu produced by Hiroto Tsubouchi and sculpted by Gabriel Marquez.

THE CALL OF LOVECRAFT
Hunter Mattison

A brief introduction to H.P. Lovecraft and some of the many sculptures and kits his work has inspired!

ABSOLEM AND THE SULTAN
ModelMania™ With David Fisher

A “curiouser and curiouser” Cthulhu/Caterpillar mash-up from the dark side of Wonderland!

NYARLATHOTEP
Jason Walker

Jason models Lovecraft’s Crawling Chaos from Gecco Models.

THE RISE OF THE MACHINES 4
Larry Brackney

Larry summons Lovecraft’s King in Yellow from his 3D Printer!

WELCOME TO INNSMOUTH!
Steve Riojas

Something’s fishy in the town of Innsmouth! Steve Riojas reels in the latest kit produced by Hiroto Tsubouchi, and sculpted by Julia Ambrose.

THE GREAT CTHULHU
Brandon and Jarrod Shiflett

In his house at R’lyeh, Cthulhu lies dead but dreaming...until The Shiflett Brothers awaken the old one from mere clay….

TALES FROM ATLANTIS
Peter Vetri

In a new column, Atlantis Models unearths classic plastic from the past!

FATHER DAGON
Dave Prosser

Dave pledges Esoteric Order of Dagon with a kit from Reaper Miniatures!

HOW TO MAKE A NAMEPLATE
Phil Kupka

Handy modeling tips for creating your own model nameplate from Phil Kupka!

YITH
Jon Giancola

Another tentacled Lovecraftian terror from Shadow Out of Time, produced by Gecco Models.

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