The Collective was formed in the mid 90s for the purpose of creating unique vacu-form kits. Primarily known for our 41″ Excelsior kit, we also created a Stargazer and a Grissom kit. Due to unforeseen circumstances we stopped production in 2002. We hope to be back up and running in the near future. We also lend our talents to sci-fi fans by creating build-ups.

Our work is showcased at the Farpoint & Shoreleave conventions each year. By hosting a “make-it & take-it” workshop at Farpoint & Shoreleave, we strive to encourage others to learn and excel at model building. Please feel free to CONTACT US with any questions or for help with your model building project…

Jim Pugliese

Jim PugliesePresident and founder of The Collective, Jim’s been model building since his youth. He prefers Star Trek models, but also builds: Star Wars, Space:1999 and ships from classic Sci-Fi movies. Jim has experience building resin kits, vacu-form kits, kit-bashing and scratch building.

Eric Longstreet

Eric LongstreetThe Collectives newest member is an Air Force vet who discovered the magic of kit-bashing while browsing the internet. Inspired by what he saw he decided to dive in to the hobby around 1997. Since then he has won several model contest awards with his Star Trek kit-bashes. Recently he has branched out into creating masters for conversion parts soon to be available for purchase from The Collective.

Omar Caal

Omar CaalPushing the kit-bashing envelope, Omar excels at creating ingenious combinations with existing model kits. His Lockheed and Screaming Eagle are frequently requested builds. Omar has experience building resin kits, lighting, kit-bashing, scratch building and he also has built several vinyl figures (godzilla etc).

Mary Ann Pugliese

Mary Ann PuglieseThe chic model builder in the group, Mary Ann has built Space Shuttle models since her youth. She prefers smaller scale Star Trek models, but also builds: Star Wars, Babylon 5, Battlestar Galatica and other sci-fi models. Mary Ann has experience building resin kits, lighting, kit-bashing and scratch building.

Steve Guminski

Steve GuminskiSteve is our photographer and convention slave. We kidnapped Steve to photograph our models, since our camera skills are substandard and he has a strong back to help us setup and break down our dealer tables.

Chris “Wahooky” Winner

Chris WinnerChris has been with The Collective since the beginning and brings his youthful exuberance and creativity to the group. He has a wide range of interests. Chris has experience airbrushing, building resin kits, vacu-form kits, kit-bashing and scratch building.



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