We all recognize this amazing 6 foot Star Destroyer AVENGER being the one that famed artist Marc Elkins scratch built a few years ago. That Avenger ended up in the Michael Plante collection this past year and is now being upgraded to have the appropriate lighting that was originally planned. This beastie upgrade reminds me [...]
Everyone who is anyone in this art form has been aware of the Marc Elkins 6 foot Avenger for a few years. Last summer Collector Michael Plante began negotiation with artist Marc Elkins to bring it into his already fantastic collection. Michael is the Collector whom owns the very first studio Battlestar Galactica replica built [...]
When everyone heard that former ILMer John Elban and Crew at QMX was doing the 1701-D, excitement began to stir! Let me state that this model is completely impressive! They engineered it to be quite beautiful in all it’s glory! I wish to thank Michael Plante and QMX for allowing me to show this beast [...]
When Marc Elkins built the two Mega Scale AT-AT’s (SEEN HERE) for both the Kuhn Global/Modeler Magic Collection, and the Michael Plante Collection, he deliberately made them different from each other so that each stood out with it’s own presence! This is the battle damage that Michael’s build has on it! Brilliant! (View more of [...]
Soon after bringing his Mega AT-AT home to his collection, collector Michael Plante also brought home from Marc Elkins shop this fantastic Hasbro AT-ST conversion! Not only does this have customized parts to make it more like the studio model, but it is to scale with the Mega AT-AT. What is funny to see this [...]
Originally one of two built by Marc Elkins for Modeler Magic/Kuhn Global and Marc himself… this second build went into the major collection Michael Plante after he visited Marc! He did what we all do when viewing something in person like this…. first drooled, then made an offer that the artist will accept to make [...]
Finished with Lighting!!
Now in the Mark Haberer Collection!!
Here are some pictures of my 1:350 Polar Lights 1701-A Refit I am putting up for sale.
There are a few minor issues with it like the seams on the rear nacelle fins are starting to separate just a little (easily fixed) and the electronics are a [...]
Collector Michael Plante is on fire on his mission to complete his studio scale Rag Tag fleet display! After three years of investigation and finding the correct parts to piece this beast together, artist Jerry Stipp finished this fantastic piece for that fleet! Jerry’s work here is top notch!
And finally with the first Studio Galactica [...]
When artist John Elban came aboard as VP in charge of production for QMX… everyone was excited! His fame stemmed from his former ILM works and his own company’s success… The FX Company! Collector’s Michael Plante and Albert Siow bot just received their orders from John Eblan’s shops… Albert’s 1701-A being from the FX Company [...]
This piece sold within minutes of being offered!!!
The Richard Long patterned 1:350 K’Tinga is one of those kits that everyone looks for! If one comes on the market, you can be certain someone will grab it within minutes of it being offered! Such was the same for the Elkins build of the Start Trek TMP [...]
On October 21, in the Las Vegas area was a local modeling competition. Artist Marc Elkins went ahead and entered the massive build he did for the Michael Plante collection and won overall! Nicely done among some very beautiful builds displayed there!
A few weeks ago, and one week apart, Collector’s Michael Plante and myself managed to swing by artist and collector Marc Elkins home! What an experience! Michael ended up going home owning Marc’s 6 foot Star Destroyer AVENGER, as well as the Salzo made, Elkins built MEGA SCALE AT-AT! Being that Michael was there one [...]
Collector Michael Plante recently sent me photos of the full sized CYLON Centurion he acquired from KOPRSERKEL! What an amazing piece!
Here are a few pictures of my recently acquired Cylon Centurion from Kropserkel complete with sound, sword and laser rifle. I had it specifically made as a display to fit a 6’ manikin and the [...]
As work on the eight Ron Moore Battlestar’s continue, artist Robert LePine is finding the this model has ton of greeble parts just as the original series Battlestar. For scale, Robert placed the exact part from the Moebius kit onto the actual scaled drawings for thes 52 inch marvels!
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Working diligently on shaping this complicated piece, artist Robert LePine continues to impress all involved with this project. I am looking forward to getting this piece in front of the Blue Screen for photos! Enjoy the update photos below…
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Hasbro just keeps getting better and better with their toys being more and more like the Studio Models! This one is studio scale! Famed artist Richard Long made this to look fantastic and it very well could be used in filming today! The best part is that it is totally positionable! This fantastic piece [...]
Famed artist Jim Creveling…. his name screams BATTLESTAR GALACTICA! Why? Because he is considered to be the first person to replicate the amazing studio model from the 1978 film and original series! This model is one of the most complex built of it’s time, and it’s secrets were kept for a few decades other [...]
NOW in the Michael Plante Collection!!
Nearly three years ago I went to Las Vegas to meet a fantastic young artist named Marc Elkins. I had been viewing his work with great admiration…after all… he had, years before, completed one of the only studio scale Battlestar’s ever built at that time and his pieces [...]