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Issue 17


"Groovy" kit builder circa mid 60's

To fulfill a dream, to be allowed to sweat over lonely labor, to be given a chance to create, is the meat and potatoes of life. The money is the gravy.

- Bette Davis,
The Lonely Life (Putnam)

I need more gravy!

- Gordy Dutt

Hello lovers of inanimate objects, and welcome to issue #17 of KitBuilders Magazine. In this issue we praise the female form. (Those made of plastic, vinyl and resin.) In doing an issue like this one we have come to the conclusion that this is definitely a male dominated hobby. What we mean is that the amount of kits and figures based on our "better half's" is quite extensive. So much so that we will continue this female figure kit accolade in our next issue. Meanwhile check out Jean Elliott's piece titled "Where have all the women gone?"

You say that you have not yet found the perfect female kit for your collection! Well, try sculpting your own. Mike James gives you step by step instructions on how to do just that.

You finally got that Bride kit and now you want to put some background behind her. John Tucky can help you out with his article on building the Brides table.

Along with his popular kit reviews this issue, Rich Larson takes the time to answer some of your building and painting questions. Paul Gill and associates introduce you to a sculptor that you might not recognize the name, but we guarantee that you will recognize his work.

Also KitBuilders would like to welcome back Joe Jobe to the magazine. (Horizon's SIL article & Vinyl Vignette.) Now we know that some readers have conflicting views with Joe and visa versa, but we can all agree that Joe does outstanding work and it would be a shame not to see it. ENJOY!!

PS: Way in the back see this issues "Recreating Movie Memories" by Ron McPherson.

PSS: Contrary to a rumor we heard, Gordy Dutt WAS NOT the drunk guy that was carried out of the hotel bar at the last Chiller Theatre show.

SPECIAL NOTE: It was not mentioned in issue #15 that Louis Vasquez sculpted the "Deadman" kit that was pictured on the cover. Our apologies.


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