Latest Edition Updates
01/08. Had a bit of a health scare this week. Still catching up. I actually had this ready to go .... and then, well. Never mind. All better now.This month's wallpaper is based on Justin Seitz's 1989 Batmobile.
11/02. Shawn Weiler's 1/350 'USS Constellation' is the subject of this month's free, downloadable wallpapers. This the 1/350 scale Polar Lights USS Enterprise modified to NCC-1017 USS Constellation as protrayed in the classic episode "The Doomsday machine".
09/11 The Tips, Tricks & Techniques library is available once again, as is the site search function (click on the magnifying glass icon on the page or the search box at the top for that one, depending on which version of the site you see).
09/02 August's free, downloadable wallpaper is based on Mike Walton's 'Ultra Hawk' from "Space: 1999". It's a conversion of the 1/72 MPC 'Hawk' kit.
Long time visitors will notice some changes in the site over the past weeks. It's all part of of bringing SSM into the modern age - I task I fell behind in over the years as work, family & life took up all my attention. Now that Linda and I are on the cusp of becoming 'empty-nesters', I'm hoping to be able to devote more focus here. It starts with the most heavily-accessed pages but eventually will encompass all the thousands of articles, features and Gallery posts.
Wish me luck!
08/05 August's free, downloadable wallpaper is something a bit different, inspired by too much spicy food, or possibly lack of sleep. Kudos to Robb Merrill for making it happen!
07/04 Apparently, I forgot to upload all of last month's files (though I did manage to get the wallpaper page online, so there's that....). Now they're up. Also, July's free, downloadable wallpaper is based on BP Taylor's scratchbuilt Almagest, which was awarded "Best Starship" at this past Wonderfest.
06/06 June's free, downloadable wallpaper is late because of Wonderfest, from which I've just returned. It's based on Jonathon Marshall's 1/537 USS Enterprise from the original "smoothie" kit, lovingly detailed and lit.
05/02 Wow. Ten years of Wallpapers! May's free, downloadable wallpaper is based on Terry Miesle's 1/1000 EFCF Fast Combat Support Tender DAOE-01 Asuka from Space Battleship Yamato: 2202.
04/18 For those going to Wonderfest in just over a month, the Iron Modeler sign-up link is here.
04/02 April's free, downloadable wallpaper is based on Steven Jochum's Aries 1B - in a different setting. This is from the 1/144 Stargazer Models resin kit. While I was at it, I updated his feature article on building and lighting it.
There's plenty of new kits and restocks in the Store, so have a look! We also have a shipment departing Japan this week - which may be the last until these insane freight prices start coming down again.
03/08 Apparently I messed somthing up and the last update didn't actually make it online. Sorry about that!
03/02 March's free, downloadable wallpaper is based on Gerhard Kreutzer's "Fast Support and Maintenance Vessel" FSMV-1 Dodonna. This is his 1/2500 kitbash entered into the Trek-Wars Contest, a design I really like.
02/03 February's free, downloadable wallpaper is based on science vessel/training ship SS A. Ekerstedt, from the 1/1000 SSM conversion from a number of years back.
01/02 January's free, downloadable wallpaper is based on Nathan Kelley's 1/48 (Fine Molds) Blue Leader's X-wing from Rogue One.
Good riddance, 2021 - don't let the door hit you where the Good Lord split ya. The good news is: I tested negative (again) for the 'rona. The bad news is .... I really should have got that flu shot. Ah, well. It's always something. I've been building - you guys should as well. It's thereputic.
I've also been working on a bunch of stuff behind the scenes which I hope to debut soon - so stay tuned (or catch up later, your choice). Also, there's a bunch of new stuff in the Store - some kewl reissues and experimental/conceptual subjects for the most part (I've already started this beast). Fun stuff to while away the long winter hours whilst we wait for the spaceships coming from Round2, Moebius, Pegasus, et al. to doggie-paddle their way across the Pacific.