A fan run sci-fi convention held at the Crown Plaza Hotel every February in Timonium MD. The Collective sponsors a “Make-it and Take-it” workshop at this convention each year.

This model contest & show is sponsored by Baltimore IPMS and Washington DC IPMS. It is held annually in Towson, MD. The model contest covers over 60 categories including military aircraft, vehicles & ships, cars, figures, dioramas in addition to our favorite space & Sci-fi.

This is a New Jersey IPMS sponsored model contest and show. It is held every spring in Wayne, New Jersey at the PAL Hall. Although largely a military model crowd we sometimes find sci-fi models too.

Shore Leave
A fan run sci-fi convention for over 25 years, Shore Leave is held every August at the Hunt Valley Inn in Hunt Valley MD. The Collective sponsors a “Make-it and Take-it” workshop at this convention each year.

Held in the spring in Louisville, KY every May, Wonderfest is the largest sci-fi modeling convention in the USA. It features movie special effects guests, a large model contest, many dealers, and panels to improve your modeling skills.

Model Kits & Supplies

Steve Iverson’s webpage is dedicated to cult television and movie model building. This site includes images of completed models as well as articles on all aspects of model building.

Federation Models
From this site you can purchase both commercially and independently produced kits as well as after market parts for various Science Fiction models.

Next Generation Hobbies
The new incarnation of the former Hi-Way Hobbyhouse in Ramsey, NJ. Next Generation Hobbies is a Comic Book / Hobby Shop in Sugar Loaf NY that specializes in Science Fiction, Fantasy, Super Hero & Horror model kits and collectibles, Magic The Gathering cards, comic books and memorabilia. They also have supplies and tools to build and paint models.

JT-Graphics Decals
Purchase the best aftermarket sci-fi decals here. Highly detailed and accurate custom decals for your sci-fi models. Customization available. Comes with detailed placement instructions.

Round 2 Models – Polar Lights
Previously Racing Champions, Round 2 produces toys, collectibles, hobby and infant care products for consumers of all ages. In the last several years, RC2 has acquired: AMT/Ertl, Playing Mantis, Johnny Lightning, Polar Lights and other organizations.

Sci.Fi & Fantasy Modeller
A quarterly, all-color, 100-page softcover book title dedicated to genre modelling plus the coverage of traditional modelling FX for TV and the movies.

Starship Modeler
Read reviews, hints and tips on building model spaceships from various Science Fiction film and shows.