Specializing in building & customizing Sci-Fi models!
Visit our dealer tables at the annual Shore Leave and Farpoint conventions

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2012 Shore Leave Convention
This little beauty had a nicely detailed interior and was lighted, inside and out. Fabulous work by Andre S.
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2011 Star Trek Exhibition in Louisville KY
While at Wonderfest we popped over to the Star Trek Exhibition and snagged some "unauthorized" photos of several filming models.
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2010 Farpoint Convention
Twins! This 350 scale Enterprise A built by Jim, sold at the con. Shown here alongside the 350 TOS model from Master Replicas.
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2009 Shore Leave Convention
Matt showing us his work at the Make it & Take it Workshop hosted by The Collective.
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2011 Wonderfest Convention
Giant AT-AT model on display at the Wonderfest convention.
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2012 Shore Leave Convention
Omar & Mary Ann behind our dealer tables at this annual convention near Baltimore. (Photo by EH)
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2010 Hiway Hobby Shop closing
Our favorite hobby shop, Hiway Hobbies in Ramsey NJ, sadly closed it doors in 2010.
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2009 Star Trek Exhibition in Philly
Nebula class filming model on display (and sadly out of our reach) at the Star Trek Exhibition in Philly.
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2012 Shore Leave Convention
A Klingon at the "Make it & Take it Workshop". We told him he could build whatever he wanted!
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2012 Wonderfest Convention
A new collection of models depicting all the vessels to bear the name "Enterprise".
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2009 Shore Leave Convention
Lots of folks young & older learning how to build models at our annual "Make it & Take it Workshop".
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2011 Star Trek Exhibition in Louisville KY
We sneaked a few pics of the gorgeous Vorcha filming model on display at the Star Trek Exhibition in Louisville KY.
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2012 Shore Leave Convention
An apprentice modeler at the "Make-it & Take-it Workshop" hosted by The Collective at Shore Leave.
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2010 Farpoint Convention
Winners of the 2010 Farpoint Model contest sponsored by The Collective.
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2009 Wonderfest Convention
Eric cleaned house, bringing home Silver for his USS Damar and Bronze for his IKV Jurakte.
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Battlestar Galactica TOS Viper model
This fan favorite from the classic series was built by Jim and sold at the Farpoint 2012 convention.
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2009 Star Trek Exhibition in Philly
Ferengi bartender Jim serving up a questionable drink to bar patron Eric.
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2009 Star Trek Exhibition in Philly
The SS Vico filming model used for the TNG episode "Hero Worship".
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2012 Wonderfest Convention
Can't go to Kentucky without running into Imperial forces.
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2009 Star Trek Exhibition in Philly
The super-sized Enterprise D saucer filming model wrecked for the film Star Trek: Generations.
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Shore Leave

Shore Leave Convention – Aug  7-9, 2015

 

The Collective will be sponsoring its annual “Make-it and Take-it” workshop at the Shore Leave convention. We will provide model kits for you to build, with the help of members of the Collective. We are offering a selection of science fiction models at a cost of $20 each. These kits are snap-together, easy to assemble and suitable for modelers of all ages and skill level. Contact us to register in advance or register at our dealer table during the convention.

 

JerseyFest 2015

Jerseyfest Model Kit Fair – Aug 28-30, 2015

 

The Collective will be attending this annual sci-fi model fair & contest. It will be held at the Marriott Hanover Hotel in Whippany NJ. There will be interesting workshops, dealers of all types of models and a model contest. Please stop by if you are in the area and check out this great convention.

 

Models

Wonderfest 2009 Wonderfest 2009

From the Wonderfest 2009 model contest

Modeling News

ABBE partsAvailable now:
ABBE CLASS CONVERSION KIT

1:350 Scale

This is a 15 piece resin conversion kit to modify your 1:350 scale Polar Lights USS Enterprise-A model kit (not included) into an Abbe Class PT Destroyer.

Contains:
Saucer mount deflector dish housing
Deflector dish & backing, clear (2 pieces)
Saucer mount shuttle bay
Abbe class bridge
Split impulse deck
Impulse exhaust vents,clear (2x)
Secondary hull/spine
Warp engine pylons (2x)
Torpedo pod (2 pieces)
Torpedo launchers (front & aft) not shown

Cost: $160.00 plus shipping

If interested in purchasing please email us at emailcollective@earthlink.net

Modeling Tip

primer

Primer: Primer paint is like a dress rehearsal for your model. It allows you to see what the finished paint job would look like with out actually spraying your final paint coat. It makes surface imperfections more visible so you can treat them. Primer also provides a texture for your final paint coat to adhere to.

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