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 [...]
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This beautiful piece started out years ago as a “clean” Enterprise built by Richard Long of his own mastered kit that is now out of production. It was beautiful back then as she was displayed! But then the unthinkable happened… and in tragedy… [...]
Here is the next in a small series I am doing regarding the Battle on Hoth (the first is SEEN HERE). Using the Mega AT-AT Blue Screen Photos (SEEN HERE) I was able to recreate the seen I recall. When I first saw this seen in 1980, I was so impressed! The entire idea for [...]
A few months ago artist Marc Elkins became one of the first owners of the new full sized Terminator T-800 from Side Show. The piece hadn’t even been released at that time! While these photos were provided from the Michael Plante visit, I have personally seen this piece up close and it is amazing! It [...]
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 [...]
Wow… it has been quite a while since I did one of these, and this is a piece I had promised I would do after the Mega AT-AT was built, but found little time to do so. However… I was restless the other night and finally made it happen! LOL. I apologize if it is [...]
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 [...]
Talk about a fantastic job…. that is what Marc did exactly with this ORIGINAL 1980 MPC release of the 1:22 Snowspeeder model from The Empire Strikes Back. I had been saving this model for just this presented occasion… to accompany an AT-AT that is to scale with it! Yes, that is right!… the MSLZ22 MEGA [...]
I cannot help except to quote one of my favorite films when looking at this massive AT-AT…
…from Stand By Me…
LOLOL…. I love that line from that film!!
Finally! I have taken time to get these photos done! Since Michael showed the other of the two that Marc had built for us, I guess now it is [...]
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 [...]
I have the great pleasure of introducing another artist to our Gallery…. Robert Gajic! Utilizing the blue screen photos (SEEN HERE) of the Richard Long patterned 1:650 Enterprise 1701-E that artist Marc Elkins restored, Robert made this terrific composite showing the E in the luminescence of space.
Utilizing the famed 37.5 inch Randy Cooper Star Destroyer kits, artist Marc is in the process of soon completing TWO of these beasts for display at Modeler Magic. The first is obviously what Randy designed the kit after… the Avenger from Empire Strikes Back. The second is one is a design I have been wanting [...]
Once again we try to bring you something a bit unique that may also inspire others. Here are the blue screen photos of the Marc Elkins build of RED 12 (Replicated from the Studio Filming Model SEEN HERE). This beast was built from the 1:24 Poseidon Young Kit (View the actual build HERE). Now… the [...]
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 [...]
I have the pleasure of introducing another fine talent to this gallery… artist Tray Chester! Utilizing the blue screen photographs of the Modeler Magic/Kuhn Global 1:24 B-Wing (SEEN HERE of the Marc Elkins build), Tray placed the model in front of a star field… in it’s full attack position… giving it the realism it deserves! [...]
TIE FIGHTERS ARE BLUE!!! No really… they ARE!! But not this time!
Marc Elkins did a fantastic job on this piece (as is his usual)!
In 1977, when Star Wars came out… everyone believed the TIE Fighter to be grey in color… because that is what the technology made them look like on screen! In fact… the [...]
Larger than it’s studio scale cousin, THIS spectacular (31 inch) piece went through the hands of a few artists. Industry known artist R.L. Bleecker first started on this piece years ago, and upon his retirement from the art form this piece was transferred over to famed artist Marc Elkins. It is a shame, but sadly [...]
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 [...]
This model started as the Alfred Wong patterned studio scale SMT kit. Since it was a little different in detail than the actual studio model used in the 1978 film, and the 1979 series Battlestar Galactica, myself and artist Marc Elkins decided to build this beast as the Presidential shuttle of the Battlestar Atlantia! Marc [...]
2 HUGE Mega Scale (2X Studio Scale) Imperial AT-AT’s by Marc Elkins for the Modeler Magic Collection
We established the term “Super Scale” with the amazing Lasse Henning 1:18 Vader X-1 TIE Fighter. Now we are establishing yet another term in “Mega Scale” with the double studio scale sized AT-AT’s!! They are GIGANTIC!! Now… “Drool!” This is the second word that describes these two amazing builds by Marc Elkins and something I [...]
Marc Elkins has been extremely busy in his shop! Today he is showing this fantastic Studio scale Y-Wing he created for his own collection. This Y-Wing is so fantastic that I could swear it was one of the original filming miniatures…. possible that fourth, illusive Y-wing! His use of weathering and blast patterns, taking the [...]
Built from the former Cory Harvey Studio Scale Tie Fighter Kit, Marc Elkins has again proven his amazing worth to this gallery. Everyone in model industry knows that all TIE Fighters were colored BLUE in all three films of the original Star Wars Trilogy. It wasn’t until the second film was released, the Empire Strikes [...]
Artist Marc Elkins sent me these photos today of the Studio Scale Enterprise Refit Impulse Engine Kit from TimeSlip Creations that is part of an ongoing process to kit the entire Studio Scale 8 foot Enterprise REFIT as it was seen in Star Trek The Motion Picture! George and Crew have done it again with [...]
With the retiring of some of the artists I had been using for the Modeler Magic Gallery pieces, artist Marc Elkins has stepped up to be literally a one man crusader for building these remaining pieces needed. For me, viewing these photo makes me remember some of the ILM photos back in the 1970’s! All [...]
Based off the BLUE 12 X-Wing studio model photos (SEEN HERE), and built from the Poseidon Young Kit (Available HERE), artist Marc Elkins has finished a closed wing version replica of this never seen studio X-Wing! I am completely impressed with Marc’s ‘old school’ technique… which made him perfect to take over these projects from [...]
Professional modeler Marc Elkins never ceases to amaze me with his fantastic works. His attention to detail is among the great model makers of the “Old School” of the past, as well as the greats of today as you can see with this diorama of the Studio Scale Viper in the Launch Tube. This is [...]