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11/07 I've had problems with our ISP all weekend, trying to figure out why none of the new material I posted has shown up. I think it's fixed now.
11/03 November's free, downloadable wallpaper is based on Danny Attree's lighted Prison ship London (from the BBC series "Blake's 7").
10/27 Had some troubles with the upload, but finally was able to post another dozen vintage Gallery entries today.
10/05 October's free, downloadable wallpaper is up.
There have been updates since mid-September, but I keep posting them on the Facebook, etc. and falling asleep before I get them here. So.... just FYI, I guess.
09/15 Posted a dozen vintage Gallery entries today.
09/09 Tyler Robbins has a look at Revell Snap-Max Poe Dameron's X-Wing kit in today's update.
09/08 Fifty years of Star Trek, 20 years of Starship Modeler .... coincidence? Well, yes. But build a model and celebrate anyway! Meanwhile, there's 15 new Gallery entries from the dawn of SSM back on the site - and some hobby news as well.
09/01 September's free, downloadable wallpaper is based on my mobile dock USS Shickland, which was kitbashed from the PL 1/1000 TOS Enterrpise.
08/16 I resurrected 15 Gallery entries from the early days - they are back online for the first time in 15 years. Look for them under "New Last Week" -- because I don't yet have a "Blast From the Past" option. Also, there's some Hobby News posted.
08/11 There are a dozen new entries in the Reader's Gallery today.
08/03 Keeping with the Star Wars theme, August's free, downloadable wallpaper is based on Thomas Peters' 1/72 Bandai Y-Wing.
07/28 It may look like not much is going on here, but attentive readers will note changes creeping throughout the site. We're coming up on our 20th anniversary, so I thought it might be a good idea to drag SSM fully into the latter part of the second decade of this millennium. There's only like 2000 or so pages to do - how hard can it be, right?
07/02 July's free, downloadable wallpaper is based on Jason Eaton's scratchbuilt T-16 Skyhopper.
I know I updated the Gallery a couple of times during June, but it looks like I forgot to mention that.
It was with great sadness that I learned last week of Kip Hart's passing. Kip was an extraordinarily talented modeler with an outsize personality, and he'll be sorely missed. Here are a couple of the pieces he did for the site: Scratchbuilding a Shadow Battlecrab and Shadow Fighters.
Many thanks to Dec Sibley for his generous donation to the Starship Modeler Operating Fund.
Boxes have been piling up on the loading dock - there's a bunch of new stuff (and restocks) in the Store, too.
06/01 June's free, downloadable wallpaper is based on Robb Merrill's 1/72 Y-Wing.
05/27 Jeff Semprebon shows us how he made his unique kit-bashed Iron Mule in tonight's update.
05/26 Urg. Been a tough week - Windows insisted on "upgrading" to 10, and so I gave in and let it. And - surprise - it was pretty much painless - except I had my printer turned off when it upgraded so it took some time to convince the system that the LaserJet was my default printer, not the label maker.
Pretty much painless - except for my postage printing program. It's kind of mission-critical for that to print correctly, and it doesn't. Still working on that.
Meanwhile, I did manage a #tbt: from 1998, Mark Vezina's Takara's 1/48th VOTOMS Watchdog (Conversion).
05/13 This was supposed to go up yesterday as a #tbt --- but "the best laid plans of mice and men.... ", and all that. Anyway, I guess the dozen or so vintage Reager Gallery entries I just posted are now "Flashback Friday" entries.
It's been a busy wek in the Store - and it's not over yet, so stay tuned for more new stuff and restock announcements.
05/03 I've been working on this update for a week (You guys know how that goes - get started on something, mama want you to do this, kid needs help with the homework, cat pukes up all the houseplants she ate 5 minutes ago and you're the only one who can clean up the mess... the list goes on, doesn't it?) So it's more than one update, actually --- and that doesn't count all the updates I've been doing under the #TBT (See Facebook, Google+, Twitter, Tumblr - you get the drift).
Anywho - I did a review of Atlantis Model's Sighting Over Monument Valley UFO kit - mostly to do a youtube video review, but also - and I can't stress this enough - because it's a fun kit.
I've got a huge pile of model kits clogging the entry way - Monday was a big day for restocks - so stay tuned for those going in the Store.
04/01 April's free, downloadable wallpaper is based on Konrad Horsztynski's 1/72 T-65 X-Wing built from the Bandai kit.
03/30 Our scale modeling events calendar has been broken for a while - another victim of the last server move. I've finally gotten a chance to fix it - and started populating show dates again (starting with April 2016).
Blast From The Past: Way back in 1999, long before the there was a big, shiny, very accurate mass-production Space:1999 Eagle kit available, Jack Wendt super-detailed and accurized the old 1/72 MPC Eagle - and he did it on a budget.
03/24 Twelve "classic" entries have been posted to the Reader's Gallery this week. These are models from 1998 or so that I originally had to take down because we ran out of room on the server at the time. since that's no longer an issue, I'm bringing everything back (slowly, of course).
03/11 Twelve new entries added to the Reader's Gallery this week.
There have been some discussions online about how frequently the Reader's Gallery is updated. Here's the deal: with Facebook, tumblr, Instagram, etc. available, people just aren't sending as many entries in to Starship Modeler. Want to see more entries here? You gotta send them in!
03/02 March's free, downloadable wallpaper is based on Brad Guy's 1/32 scale old-school Cylon Raider built from the Moebius kit.
I'm told that Sci-Fi & Fantasy Modeller have sold out the entire print run of their Modelling the Eagle book. Another run is being done right now, but it will be two-three weeks before we have another batch of books.
02/05 Today I take a look at the debut resin model kit offering from Ugh! MOdels, a 1/350 Shi-Tzu class Light Attack Craft (LAC). There's a bunch of new stuff and restocks in the Store as well.
02/02 February's free, downloadable wallpaper is based on a scratchbuilt Endeavor from "Rendezvous with Rama" built by Jonathan Billington.