Let me take you back in the past. Waaaaay back, relatively speaking, nearly 20 years into the past, to show you some photos of a model I built a long time ago whose photos I just found in a stack of old 4×6’s. Yes, photos. REAL photos, the kind you took with a physical camera […]Read more "Blast From The Past: Macro Trek Nebula Class Re-build"
The “B” class way station is a design that was first seen in the background of an illustration done for the 2006 Star Trek: Ships of the Line calendar by an artist known as Meni. This conjectural space station is similar in design aesthetic to the “K” class stations seen in the Original Series, although […]Read more "Kit Review! MMI B-Class Way Station Resin Model"
After posting about the companion build that will accompany her, I thought it was only fair to give you an honest accounting of a model I’ve been meaning to build for a really long time: the Don’s Light and Magic version of the 1/1400 scale Nebula. This model has been rattling around in my closet […]Read more "“Retro-Review”Kit Review: DLM Lightable 1/1400 Scale Nebula Class"
So there I was, surveying the stash, deciding on what models I wanted to pull out and finish this season. I have a fair number of half-finished kits (DON’T WE ALL!) and a plan for the next couple models on the bench. I knew I was going to be pulling out the Don’s Light & […]Read more "“Retro-Review” Kit Review: Starcrafts’ AGT Dreadnought Conversion Kit!"
The Archer-class starship made its debut appearance in the Vanguard series of novels, and went on to develop some backstory in the Seeker book series further down the road. Small and scrappy, the Archer class starship is only big enough for a dozen or so crew members (and that includes hotswapping bunks!), a ground-effect vehicle […]Read more "UGH! Models Archer Class Kit Review"
After making the decision to pick up the resin USS Ares model, I started thinking about how the kit should be lit. Sure, the model can be built (and will look beautiful!) as a static non-lit display, but something about the design just screamed out to me and begged to be lit up from the […]Read more "Aftermarket Review! Tenacontrols 1000 Scale Lighting"
When the Ares first made its debut apearance in the Axanar Prelude film, I was impressed. Here was a starship design that checked all the boxes. As a “crossover” ship, it brought elements from the reimagined Trek back to the Prime universe and backdated them to look believable. Its design was familiar, with a few […]Read more "Kit Review! Starcrafts’ 1/1000 Scale U.S.S. Ares"