Pardon our dust … we are simply remodeling.
Shore Leave Convention – Aug 1-3, 2014
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.
Wonderfest Convention – May 31-Jun 1
The Collective made its annual trek to attend Wonderfest in Louisville KY. This year’s model contest was recording breaking, again. We took hundreds of pictures which we will be posting shortly. We also attended Sci-Fi U and learned more tips and tricks from other experienced modelers. We attended workshops, panels and more, there was too much to do and not enough hours. We look forward to next year’s convention!
From the Wonderfest 2009 model contest
This brand new collection of model Star Trek starships includes all the most significant vessels from all five Star Trek TV series, including dozens of ships that have never been produced before. Each ship has been painstakingly recreated in die-cast metal and high quality ABS and then painted by hand. Each model also comes with a special collector’s magazine.
Wet Sanding: Some sandpaper can be used wet or dry. These are particularly useful after you apply your primer coat. You will not want to dry sand after the primer coat is applied because it will remove the primer paint. By wetting the sandpaper or surface before sanding, it is possible to get smoother results without removing the paint. This method also reduces the amount of dust kicked up into your face.