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Starship Modeler's Free Desktop Wallpapers

These desktop wallpapers are free for you download and display. The sizes available should fit most montors, laptop/notebook displays and other electronic gizmos. All images are JPG format at 72dpi. If you have suggestions, or want to see how you can add your model to the archive, please drop me a line.

October 2020 screenshot

November 2020 Alternate Kessel Run by Steven Bills, using various Bandai kits. Models, photography and composition © 2020 Steven Bills.

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2020

October 2020 screenshot

October 2020 This is David Hanners' 1/48 card model of X-15A-2 ser.no. 66671. The model was scaled down from Ken L. West's 1/32 card model "kit".

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September 2020 screenshot

September 2020 This is Doug Stewart's build of a resin model of Thunderbird 1 by UNCL in the UK. The model, which is is about 12"/ 30.5cm long, was built out of the box with no major modifications. It was photographed on a blurred base made by Coastal Kits.

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August 2020 screenshot

August 2020 King of the Hill, based on Danny Attree's build of the 1/72 Metal Gear Rex kit from Kotobukiya.

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July 2020 screenshot

July 2020 Interstellar's Ranger, based on Keith Karn Sr's build of the 1/72 kit from Moebius.

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June 2020 screenshot

June 2020 Romulan Warbirds, based on Paul Birza's build of the 1:3200 from Round 2/Polar Lights (2019 reissue). Its basically an out-of-the-box build with lights added (SMF LED lighting strips for both window lighting and the warp engines).

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May 2020 screenshot

May 2020 Somewhere on nameless observation point, Soviet soldiers celebrate news of V-E Day. Rob Norton based his vignette on the MiniArt 1/35 scale 'Sharotank' kit. "Dancing Russians and a Russian "ball" tank seemed too good to pass up."

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April 2020 screenshot

April 2020 Police Viper by Jay Smith. "This is the from the old computer game, Elite. I remember tonnes of these little ships would come pouring out of the space stations if you made even the slightest violation of the law! (though actually firing at the station was an obvious infraction....) The model is pretty small and measures about four inches by three inches (102mm x 76mm).

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March 2020 screenshot

March 2020 USS Pegasus: 1/1000 model using the Polar Lights kit and the PTN resin kit by John Dalco.

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February 2020 screenshot

February 2020 And Now For Something Different: Pick the Parts! by Robb Merrill.

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January 2020 screenshot

January 2020 Escape the Stardestroyer! by Rod Lowe, from the Bandai Star Wars Collection kits.

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2019



 
 

November 2019 screenshot

November 2019 Dan Lee's Quest Labs Dragonfly, from the Moebius kit.

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October 2019 screenshot

October 2019 Jürgen Rath gave his Starfighters 2.0 contest entry a new pilot and a new paint job, and now it's a Formula One Air Racer.

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September 2019 screenshot

September 2019 Scott Scariot went all kinds of nuts and lit up Round 2's reissue AMT's Deep Space 9 - complete with in-scale Defiant. Sheer, unadulterated craziness.

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August 2019 screenshot

August 2019 This is jason "Moff" Eaton's 1/24 scratchbuilt Y-Wing.

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July 2019 screenshot

July 2019 This is Robb Merrill's scratchbuilt Concept Speeder, based on a preliminary design by Joe Johnson, which was part of the Sketchbook Challenge on display at Wonderfest 2019.

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June 2019 screenshot

June 2019 Here is Will Barton's 1/1000 USS Franklin, based on Round2's USS Excelsior with custom decals.

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May 2019 screenshot

May 2019 Here is Will Barton's 1/1000 USS Shenzhou, based on a design from the new Star Trek: Discovery timeline.

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April 2019 screenshot

April 2019 - Michael Walston scratchbuilt this spacedock around the Polar Lights' 1/1000 "Space Seed" kit.

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March 2019 screenshot

March 2019 - This is Round 2/MPC's new-tool 1/72 Hawk from Space:1999, as built and finished by John Dalco.

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February 2019 screenshot

February 2019 - This is "The Shop", a 1/20 diorama by Bill Collier. Several years in the planning and nearly a year in the making, the scene features Industria Mechanika's welding girl, a Ma.K Gustav with nearly 800 additional parts added to the suit, and hundreds of scratchbuilt tools and fixtures. The complete build thread can be found here exclusively.

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January 2019 screenshot

January 2019 - This is Skyhook Models' Luftpanzer resin kit, subtitled "Invaders from the Moon!" as built and finished by John Ovington.

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2018

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December 2018 - 1/35 "Pinkman - Sake Vendor Version" by Luca "Kallamity" Zampriolo. For more of Luca's incredible work, check out his Instagram feed and his website.

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November 2018 screenshot

November 2018 - Scratchbuilt Wasp by Steve Wheeler.

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October 2018 screenshot

October 2018 - 1/20th MK 44 Ausf. N. Crusader Knight by Brian Krueger. Brian kitbashed a Hasegawa WhiteKnight because - why not? See more of his work here.

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September 2018 screenshot

September 2018 - 1/100th Rocinante from "The Expanse", by David Hanners. David detailed Michael Grosberg’s excellent card model, including scratchbuilt PDC's Believe it or not - this one is all paper!

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August 2018 screenshot

August 2018 - "They've started bombing Mars!" Alliance Models' 1/72 Babylon 5 Thunderbolt by Brad Guy.

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June 2018 screenshot

July 2018 - Super-detailed 1/35 Briegel with LOX rifle by Robb Merrill. This started as a of a Kallamity master sold by Industria Mechanica.

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June 2018 screenshot

June 2018 - Pirate Ship by Scott Washington. This scratchbuild won the "Best Starship" award at Wonderfest 2018. Photo by Terrence Miesle.

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May 2018 screenshot

May 2018 - AT-AT by Alfred Wong. This is the original 1/48 kit he mastered (long out of production). You can see more of Alfred's prolific work at his website.

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April 2018 screenshot

April 2018 - Whitestar by Dina Arzapalo. This is the original Anubis kit (long out of production). Finish is hand-painted.

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March 2018 screenshot

March 2018 - Hasegawa 1/20 Falke by Lincoln "Lin.K" Wright. You can see more of Linc's fantastic work - and you should! - on his facebook Group: Paint on Plastic.

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February 2018 screenshot

February 2018 - Klingon Battlecruiser kitbash by Eric Longstreet.

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January 2018 screenshot

January 2018 - Kessel Run's 1/72 TIE/ Defender by Christopher Dobinson, using the cockpit "ball" from the Bandai TIE/ Fighter kit.

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2017

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December 2017 - Revell's A-Wing from Star Wars: The Last Jedi by Christopher Dobinson. Chris modified the kit by covering the landing gear wells, filling in the voids on the undersides of the cannons and adding some styrene to the inside of the missile/torpedo tubes so they are not so deep and now have a rounded inner surface. Then he re-painted the model to reflect the original McQuarrie concept art for ANH, and weathered with washes and drybrushing for the used look.

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November 2017 screenshot

November 2017 - Seaview & Flying Sub by Gordon Mitchell. Gordon went all out with this project.

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October 2017 screenshot

October 2017 - Sazabi by Matt Mrozek from the Bandai 1/100 Master Grade Ver-Ka kit. Super-detailed with lots of metal bits.

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September 2017 screenshot

September 2017 - Space Battleship Yamato by Ken Takahashi. Super-detailed with photoetch and lighting.

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August 2017 screenshot

August 2017 - USS Miranda by Dave Lewis. 1/350 scratchbuild based off the Polar Lights TOS Enterprise. Photo & compsite by Bill Krause.

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July 2017 screenshot

July 2017 - USS Repulse by Bill Krause. This award-winning 1.350 scratchbuild was a crowd favorite at Wonderfest 2017.

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June 2017 screenshot

June 2017 - Apollo 27 by Tom Grossman.

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April 2017 screenshot

May 2017 - Colonial Defender by Rich Dula.

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April 2017 screenshot

April 2017 - SpaceDev Dreamchaser by Dave Guertin. Based on the 1/72 HL-20 Lifting Body kit he produces for Blap Models

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March 2017 screenshot

March 2017 - Rebel U-Wing by Robert Schmitt. This is Revell's 1/100 "Build-and-Play" kit detailed and repainted.

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February 2017 screenshot

February 2017 - Type 3 Laser Tank by Doug Stewart. This is UNCL's 1/48 kit of the most recognizable of the three tanks from Space:1999.

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January 2001 screenshot

January 2017 - Colonial Viper by Justin "Bluesman" Miller. Godspeed, Blues-

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2016

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December 2016 - FS-80 Shooting Star Fighter by Matt "M3" Jacobson. You can see more of this model here.

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November 2016 screenshot

November 2016 - Prison ship London from the BBC series "Blake's Seven", by D.S. Attree. The model started life as a resin kit from Titan Find, with lighting added. You can see more of his work at his website www.modelmasteruk.com.

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October 2016 screenshot

October 2016 - Luna Rocket by John Lester. Pegasus' 1/144 kit, which is surprisingly big when done.

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September 2016 screenshot

September 2016 - USS Shickland by John Lester. Polar Lights' 1/1000 TOS Enterprise kitbash.

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August 2016 screenshot

August 2016 - Y-Wing by Thomas Peters.

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July 2016 screenshot

July 2016 - T-16 by Jason Eaton. This a scratchbuilt 1:1 replica of the prop seen briefly in ANH.

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June 2016 screenshot

June 2016 - Beat-up 1/72 Y-Wing by Robb Merrill.

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May 2016 screenshot

May 2016 - 1/72 Gunstar by Duncan Scott, from the Black Sun kit.

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April 2016 screenshot

April 2016 - 1/72 T-65 X-Wings by Konrad Horsztynski, from the Bandai kit.

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March 2016 screenshot

March 2016 - Cylon Raider Cylon Raider by Brad Guy. Mobius 1/32 scale kit with scratchbuilt cockpit interior and figures (there really are toasters in there!)


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February 2016 screenshot

February 2016 - Endeavor by Jonathan Billington. This is a scratchbuilt take on the Endeavor from the Arthur C Clarke's novel Rendezvous with Rama.

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January 2016 screenshot

January 2016 - Concept X-Wing by Brad Hair. It's a straightforward build of the 1/72 resin "McQuarrie X-Wing" kit (available most recently from Galactic Resin).

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2015

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December 2015 - Imperial Guard TIE by Doug Scott. This started life as two Fine Molds TIE/Interceptors that were then heavily kitbashed.

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November 2015 screenshot

November 2015 - Breakaway by Terry Miesle. Based on the 1/350 Minotaur craft by Ugh! Models.

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October 2015 screenshot

October 2015 - Christine by Lucio Aloisi. Completely scratchbuilt. You can see more Lucio's amazing work in his deviantART gallery.

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September 2015 screenshot

September 2015 - 1/72 War of the Worlds Tripod by Mike Walston. Pegasus kit, modified, and then he lit it up.

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August 2015 screenshot

August 2015 - 1/24 New Horizons exploration probe by Glenn Johnson. Glenn mastered the kit for RealSpace Models.

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July 2015 screenshot

July 2015 - 1/72 SpaceWolf (well, SpaceWolves), from "Captain Harlock". Hasegawa models built by Neil Prentice (top) and Terry Miesle (bottom).

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June 2015 screenshot

June 2015 - Here's something a bit different: a photomosaic of the contest tables at Wonderfest 2015 (held May 31-June 1, 2015) --- made up of smaller images of every model in the contest, plus quite a few of the guests. Photos & mosaic by Robb Merrill.

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May 2015 screenshot

May 2015 - Kestrel 1/20 scale scratchbuild designed, built and photographed by Steve Wheeler. The Kestrel is featured in Steve's novel series (and upcoming TV project) A Fury of Aces. Background photo (also by Steve) taken at Castlepoint, New Zealand, at dawn.

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April 2015 - FSS Joan d'Arc kitbash by April Welles.

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MArch 2015 screenshot

March 2015 - "Good shooting, Wedge!". Vignette is based on the older AMT/ERTL kits. You can see more of Mike Walston's vignette in the Reader's Gallery.

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February 2015 screenshot

February 2015 - Matt Jacobson's �ther Eagle from Space: 1899. This model was the 1st place scratchbuild entry in our recent Departures contest.

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January 2015 screenshot

January 2015 - Starship Modeler Fast Frigate-class Logo Ship. Here's a blast from the past! Way back in 2001, we had a contest to build a physical model based on the silhouette of the ship in our logo (designed by Rob Caswell even further back in the mists of time). This version of the ship was patterned by Scott Spicer, and was released in kit form in late 2002 (and it's long out of production now). This particular build was done by John Lester (me) and took a Silver award at the 2003 Wonderfest.

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2014

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December 2014 - Mon Calamari MC-80 Liberty-class Cruiser by D. S. Attree. The model was built from a 1/2256 scale kit made by Anigrand. You can see more of his work at his website www.modelmasteruk.com.

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November 2014 screenshot

November 2014 - Battlestar Triton by Jeffrey Griffin. The model is a superdetailed kit from Moebius Models (screenshot on my PC - images do not include all those icons!)

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October 2014 screenshot

October 2014 - 1/1000 Constellation-class USS Osmun by Elvis Algate. The model was kitbashed from two Polar Lihts 1/1000 Enterprise kits, with plenty of sheet styrene added.

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September 2014 - 1/2256 Republic Stardestroyer by Doug Scott. This is the Revell kit, heavily customized.

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August 2014 screenshot

August 2014 - 1/20 Falke by Robb Merrill, from the Hasegawa kit.

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July 2014 screenshot

July 2014 - 1/4105 Terran Alliance Battlecruiser by David Guertin. This is the Black Sun kit built straight from the box.

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June 2014 screenshot

June 2014 - 1/20 Cerberus (from Maschinen Krieger) by Jason Eaton.

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May 2014 screenshot

May 2014 - Leif Ericson Galactic Cruiser by Steve Jurgens.

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April 2014 screenshot

April 2014 - 1/72 Bower-class Explorer by Mike Walston. Mike explains: "This scratchbuild is a tribute to one of my favorite FX model builders, Martin Bower. "

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March 2014 screenshot

March 2014 - 1/72 Millennium Falcon by Peter Segers. You can see more of this model in the Reader's Gallery.

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February 2014 screenshot

February 2014 - 1/72 White Swan C-13S USN Shuttle, a kitbash by Al Petrie. You can see more of this model in the Reader's Gallery.

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January 2014 - USS Enterprise NCC-1701, as built by Danny Attree. You can see more of his work at his website www.modelmasteruk.com.

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2013

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December 2013 - USS Cygnus. Model built and lighted by Mike Walston.


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November 2013 screenshot


November 2013 - Viper & Raptor. Models by Bobby Wong. These are the 1/72 kits from Black Sun.


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October 2013 screenshot

October 2013 - Near Miss by Michael Walston. This is Round 2's reissued USS Reliant kit. To spice things up, Michael used the saucer section of the old AMT/Ertl Enterprise model to recreate the near miss scene from "Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan" .

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September 2013 screenshot

September 2013 - Terran Alliance Cruiser by Dave Guertin. This is the Black Sun kit built straight from the box.

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August 2013 screenshot

August 2013 - Earthforce Mutt by Paul Mather. This was a scratchbuilt entry to SSM's 2009 'To The Moon' contest. You can see more images, and read about the build, in the Reader's Gallery.

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July 2013 screenshot

July 2013 - Imperial Aeronef Haifeng by Steve Hilby. You can see more images, and read about the build, in the Reader's Gallery.

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June 2013 screenshot

June 2013 - U.S.S. Sulaco by Marco Scheloske. Marco's model is featured in SciFi & Fantasy Modeler Vol. 31. Original image © 2013 Marco Scheloske.

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May 2013 screenshot

May 2013 - Starstrikers by Ken McConnell. Scratchbuilt model depicting a vessel from Ken's The Galaxy Collision Series novel Starstrikers

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April 2013 screenshot

April 2013 - Cargo Barge 'Regina' by Nigel Rostance. Winner of the 'Scratchbuilds' category in our Dream Rides On-Line Contest. Based on concept art by Ian McQue.

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March 2013 screenshot

March 2013 - Cookie in the Maxwell Gap by Rob Caswell. Illustration of two concept vessels: UN Colony Ship James Cook and one of her small transports. You can see more of Rob's art at his deviantArt blog.

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February 2013 screenshot

February 2013 - Yoda's S-Wing by Thomas Kowaliski. Scratchbuilt. Details may be found in the Readers' Gallery.

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January 2013  screenshot

January 2013 - EICS Merrill by Brad Guy. Scratchbuilt. Details may be found in the Readers' Gallery.

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2012

December 2012 screenshot

December 2012 - USS Enterprise-D in Spacedock by Mike Walston. 1/2500 AMT kit in scratchbuilt spacedock.

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November 2012 screenshot

November 2012 - USS Alpha Centauri by Robert Stimpson. Kitbash using the AMT/Round 2 1/1400 Enterprise-E. More images here.

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October 2012 screenshot

October 2012 - Dirt Eater by Robb Merrill. Hasegawa's 1/35 PKH 103 Nutrocker from Maschinen Krieger (Mak).

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September 2012 screenshot

September 2012 - Viper Crash by Rod Lowe. Vignette based on the Monogram BSG original series Colonial Viper kit, and second place finisher in the Starfighters 2.0 Contest - Dioramas category.

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August 2012 screenshot

August 2012 - SHADO Lunar Interceptor, Mk. II by Matt Jacobson. Kitbash based on Pegasus Hobbies' Apollo 27 kit and winner of the 2012 Seeds contest.

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July 2012 screenshot

July 2012 - Starbase 45 by Michael Putman. Kitbash using Perry Rhodan and Babylon 5 parts as the base.

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[June 2012 - 1/48 B-Wing by John Lester]

June 2012 - 1/48 B-Wing by John Lester. Resin model kit with custom markings.

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[May 2012 - VF-4 Lightning III by Terry Miesle]

May 2012 - 1/72 VF-4 Lightning III by Terry Miesle from a resin model kit, with custom markings.

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[April 2012 - Werner Von Braun's Fokker Mk 2 Rocket-Plane by Don Hoffmann]

April 2012 - Werner Von Braun's Fokker Mk 2 Rocket-Plane by Don Hoffmann

Kitbash of Pegasus' Apollo 27 and Revell's Red Baron models, featured in the Seeds Contest.

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March 2012 - USS Themistocles by John Payne

March 2012 - USS Themistocles by John Payne

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