Gremlins in the Garage!


Airbrush Action

Airbrush Action has a lot of good airbrusing info with an occasional article on painting models. They also have an "Airbrush Getaway Workshop" that is held in multiple locations across the US. One of the workshops is on model building and painting and is instructed by David Fisher.

Airbrush Action
P.O. Box 2052
Lakewood, NJ 08701-8052
$21.95 for one year (6 issues)


Amazing Figure Modeler

Sex and content can both be found in this magazine. There are some amazing pictures on the cover pages. The articles are very interesting and have a lot of figure model content. In my opinion, this is the cream of the crop.

Amazing Figure Modeler
PO BOX 30885
Columbus, OH 43230
Tel. 614/882-2125
Fax. 614/882-6012
$28.00 for yearly subscription (domestic)


Chiller Theatre

Chiller is a magazine for fans of the early Horror movies. Each issue has a full color cover and contains movie related articles, interviews, kit reviews, and more. Four issues are published each year. Back issues are available.

Chiller Theatre, Inc.
P.O. Box 23
Rutherford, NJ 07070
$19.00 / 4 issues; $5.00 / sample copy



This is a magazine devoted entirely to the SFX industry. Each issue covers at least two movies. Issue 19 covers Gremlins. It can't be beat as a painting reference for movie monsters. It has full color photos of props, scenes from movies and other goodies. Highly recommended.

P.O. Box 20027
Riverside, CA 92516
Phone: 909-781-1917


HFX Magazine

The new HFX Magazine is entirely dedicated to the Horror, Sci/Fi and Fantasy genres. Everything from model kits to toys and from movies to books. Four issues are published per year.

Lisa Johnson
C/O Weir Dass, Inc.
201 N. Presidential Blvd.
Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004
Tel. 610.660.9287
Fax. 610.660.9261
Internet mail:
$25 / 4 issues - USA; $28.60 / 4 issues - Canada
$45 / 8 issues - USA



Glue sniffers everywhere should get this magazine. It really concentrates on figures and often covers some of the older kits like the Aurora monster series. The content is good and the production keeps getting better. I think this was the first magazine to cover figure modeling exclusively.

KitBuilders Magazine
ATTN/ Larry Burbridge
3373 B Beacon #6
North Chicago IL 60064
Phone/Fax: (847) 473-1821
Internet mail:


Model and Toy Collector

Magazine focusing on toys and kits of the baby boom era.

Model and Toy Collector
P.O. Box 347240
Cleveland OH, 44134-9998
Phone: (216) 843-9522
Fax: (216) 843-9523
$20.00 / 4 issues; $5.00 / sample copy


Model Masters

Model Masters - The guide to model kit building. Issues #1 and #2 focused on vinyl model painting and building. Issues #3 and #4 cover resin model painting and building. These mags are packed with lots of photos and how to tips.

Dark Dimensions Publications / Sam Gifford
53 Anawamscutt Dr.
Bristol, RI 02809
Phone: (401) 253-2467
$24.00 / 6 issues; $4.95 / sample copy


The Modeler's Resource

This international, quarterly, full-color cover magazine caters to vehicular and figure kit builders. They publish promptly, the first week of January, April, July and October and are full of all kinds of information that is certain to meet your model building needs. There are kit reviews (In the Arena, The Resource Review & The Closet Hobbyist) and Beyond the Bare Bones with Tom Gilliland (building/painting techniques); DRONE publisher Andrew Hall highlights kits from the U.K. Garage kit industry; The Sci-Fi Zone; Men in Uniform; interviews with sculptors and tons more. Each issue now contains at least 4 pages of color photos, beginning with January '96 Issue #10!

The Modeler's Resource
Fred DeRuvo - Founder & Executive Publisher
1141 Holly Avenue
Clovis, CA 93611-6210
Tel. 209/322-9854
Fax. 209/322-9053
Internet mail:
AOL mail: ModRes
$30.00/yr U.S.A. -or- $42.00/yr Can\Mex -or- $58.00/yr Foreign
Sample Issue for $6.00 U.S.A -or- $8.00 Can\Mex -or- $10.00 Foreign


The Prehistoric Times

For the dinosaur collector and enthusiast, The Prehistoric times covers dinosaur models, toys, figures, and more. If you like dinosaurs then you should check out this magazine. Six issues per year, sample and back issues are available.

The Prehistoric Times
Mike Fredericks - Editor
145 Bayline Circle
Folsom, CA 95630-8077
Phone: (916) 985-7986 (Before 8 PM PST Please)
$28.00/yr US\Can. -or- $36/yr Foreign
Sample Issue for $7.00


Sci-Fi & Fantasy Models

Sci-Fi & Fantasy Models covers crafts, figures, TV & Film models, as well as creature & computer FX. Seven issues per year, sample and back issues are available.

The editorial team at Sci-Fi & Fantasy Models consists of Co-Publisher / Editor Mike Reccia and Co-Publisher / Art and Production Dave Openshaw ( The editors can be reached at:

Sci-Fi & Fantasy Models
57 Lynwood Avenue
Clayton-Le-Moors, Near Accrington
Lancashire, BB5 5RR, England
Tel: 01254 236632
Fax: 01706 210569

For US subscriptions e-mail for subscription and back issue availability information.


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