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12/02 Guess what? There are more contest entries posted! (Betcha' didn't see that coming)
11/30 Still more contest entries have been posted - and yes, there are more in the queue. Keep those entries coming - remember, the deadline has been extended to 15 December!. As ever, there are also plenty of new and restocked products in the Store.
11/17 More contest entries have been posted - and more are in the hopper. Keep those entries coming - remember, the deadline has been extended to 15 December!. As ever, there are also plenty of new and restocked products in the Store.
11/01 November's free, downloadable wallpaper is a based on Alternate Kessel Run by Steven Bills, using various Bandai kits.
10/18 Four more contest entries have been posted. Also, a s**t-ton of new and restocked products in the Store. Finally, due to repeated requests, the deadline for the contest is now 15 December 2020.
10/08 The contest entry page and first two entries are posted now.
10/07 AGHHHH! I got so involved in setting up contest pages that I forgot to upload the calendar! Sorry about that - October's free, downloadable wallpaper is a based on David Hanners' 1/48 card model of X-15A-2 ser.no. 66671.
Speaking of contest pages --- I have a number of entries already (and keep 'em coming!). The first is posted today - the "Entries" page is not yet done, but I'm working on it.
Forgot also to update the "New in the Store" page --- Lots of new stuff I should post there - including new Cryusher joe kits, detail sets for the Discoprise, a nifty set of lighted magnifiers, and lots more. Have a look!
09/01 September's free, downloadable wallpaper is a based on Doug Stewart's build of a resin model of Thunderbird 1 by UNCL in the UK.
08/13 Thursday the Thirteenth seems like a good day to launch our 24th Online Model Contest - especially since the IRL versions are being cancelled right and left.
08/03 August's free, downloadable wallpaper is a based on Danny Attree's build of the 1/72 Metal Gear Rex kit from Kotobukiya.
07/03 July's free, downloadable wallpaper is a based on Keith Karn Sr's build of the 1/72 (Interstellar) Ranger kit from Moebius.
Happy Independence Day to my countrymen - stay safe this weekend and, for everybody's sake, #wearthedamnmask!
06/30 I think I finally have the new format down. You tell me - take a look at Scott Scariot's feature on how he lighted and built the AMT/ERTL Deep Space 9 kit. It's a saga, really - filled with ups and downs, heartache and having to start over - a project only a madman would take on. (Well, OK, that's hyperbole. Scott's pretty level-headed.... just a glutton for punishment).
06/22 It is with great sadness that I learned this morning of the passing of my friend and mentor, Mark Yungblut. I first met Mark at Wonderfest ... so long ago I don't remember which year that was. 200? 2001? '99? At least 20 years ago, anyway. Mark was a lot of things, but first and foremost - a teacher. Nothing better exemplifies this than the aricle he wrote for us back in 2002 (in the wild and wooly early days after newsgroups but before Reddit, when folks who scratchbuilt models attempted to lord it over mere "kit assemblers" like they were practitioners of some esoteric art Up with that Mark would not put).
Also: Fuck. Cancer.
See ya on the flip side, old man.
06/18 There are 6 new Readers' Gallery entries posted tonight. Also, there's a bunch of new stuff and retocks in the Store this week. Have a look!
06/04 Got bogged down on new Gallery entries and forgot to post the wallpaper. It's up now - Romulan Warbirds, based on Paul Birza's build of the 1:3200 from Round 2/Polar Lights (2019 reissue). More new stuff and resocks in the Store, too. I should have another Gallery update this weekend.
05/24 I've been working on a new format for the Reader's Gallery, one that works equally well on a phone as on a desktop. There are 5 new entries posted tonight. Also, there's a bunch of new Space:1999 goodies (and more) in the Store. Have a look!
05/04 Somewhere on nameless observation point, Soviet soldiers celebrate news of V-E Day in Rob Norton's vignette featured in May's free, downloadable wallpaper. Took me longer than I thought it would, but that page should now workfine on all platforms, including a phone.
04/03 April's free, downloadable wallpaper is another something different - based on Jay Smith's scratchbuilt Police Viperfrom the old computer game, Elite.