At the height of Realm Of Chaos Madness, converted chaos figures where the in thing, and towering over all of us was one mans work. Colorful, insane and irreverant, Pete Taylor blew my mind. Recently I sculpted a creature inspired by a vague memory I had of a yellow, bug eyed demon he sculpted, and it got me hunting around the internet for pictures of his work. Sadly, that search threw up no results, until his gallery appeared on the Stuff Of Legends gallery.
Pete Taylor Gallery
Now if your new to his stuff, I bet your thinking 'what the f...?' - but back then converting was hard, and scratch building was no where near as easy as it is now. Pete Taylor was knocking out swarms of freaks and painting them super quick. Hordes. And every one fascinating. In a white dwarf article about his conversions (if you know which one lets hear it from you!), he used stuff called blu-strip. Now in those days Green Stuff was something the regular public couldn't get- all we had was milliput (pastey, crumbly) and tamiya putty (seriously expensive in those days). Blu-strip has similar properties to greenstuff- sculpting memory. I lucked into finding some that week and tried it. After three days of poking the monster I made using Kev Adams white dwarf recommended sculpting tool (a sharpened cocktail stick), I figured it didnt work- you see, I was expecting it to set hard- like milliput. Still, twenty years later and I would my hand of kneadatite- so it all worked out in the end.
Oh, and if your reading, you legend Pete.