A glimpse into my scale modeling hobby

A Visit to a Galaxy Far, Far Away

Life has been rather busy lately, as I moved to my first house after many years of renting. My new modeling space is still in development, and I hope to have a post in the future with some pictures of my new work areas. My models made the move with one very minor casualty I was able to fix with a little glue.

Although I have had very little time to work on any models, I did get the chance to see some other people’s rather iconic models. Over the weekend of July 4th I visited Indianapolis to see my family and to squeeze in a visit to the Indiana State Museum. The museum is hosting a special exhibit this summer called “Star Wars: Where Science Meets Imagination.” As a Star Wars modeler first and foremost, this exhibit was fantastic. Many of the original models and props from the films were on display, so I was able to drool over many of the models that made me interested in building models in the first place! I took a bunch of pictures, and here are a few of the best.

If you are at all into models or Star Wars, this is a worthwhile exhibit. Check it out at the Indiana State Museum through the beginning of September. I believe the exhibit only has one more stop in California before it finishes its run.

One of the highlights of the exhibit. The full size model of Luke's landspeeder. It actually has wheels and a stick shift inside.

One of the highlights of the exhibit. The full size model of Luke’s landspeeder. It actually has wheels and a stick shift inside.

Standard TIE Fighter model. The size of these models is amazing.

Standard TIE Fighter model. The size of these models is amazing.

The detail on this fairly small model was really incredible. You could see all the little bumps and gun turrets and window openings.

The detail on this fairly small model was really incredible. You could see all the little bumps and gun turrets and window openings.

A huge X-Wing model! You can see on the wing that this one is Red 3.

A huge X-Wing model! You can see on the wing that this one is Red 3.

AT-ST model.

AT-ST model.

AT-AT. The weathering on these models makes them feel so real. One of the things that is so cool about the vehicles in Star Wars.

AT-AT. The weathering on these models makes them feel so real. One of the things that is so cool about the vehicles in Star Wars.

My favorite last. The Millenium Falcon from the back. I took several pictures of this for future reference. This model is jaw-dropping in its size, detail, and weathering.

My favorite last. The Millenium Falcon from the back. I took several pictures of this for future reference. This model is jaw-dropping in its size, detail, and weathering.

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    July 30, 2013 at 1:04 pm

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