Space Opera

Get hooked on a new Space Opera series with all the action and adventure you crave. From kick-ass female heroes to thoughtful androids and amazing military combat, this series has you covered.

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Scratch Built Models

Watch me build the next cover model for the Star Saga novels using the same techniques that Hollywood employed before CGI took over. Incredibly detailed studio scale models made by hand.

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Using Plume Creator

I write all my fiction on Ubuntu Linux and I use a fabulous Open Source writer's program called Plume Creator. It's like an easier version of Scrivener, but with it's own unique features.

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March Kindle Madness

This month, in honor of the US College Basketball playoffs, I’ve scheduled four short story give away’s on Kindle. Each week will feature a different story set in the Star Saga universe.
Up first is Slag, an origin story for the mysterious Silicant, Eighty-eight.
“An android wakes up on a barren world and finds that it now […]

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Trogen Starfighter Build, Part 1

The last Alliance starfighter I will build from the Starforgers Era of the Star Saga is the Turgan Trogen. This is one of my oldest drawn starfighters. It was first realized by my good friend Ed Halbig in 1978. Back then, we called it a Trojan fighter. I later changed the name after learning what […]

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VICKERS SWIFT STARFIGHTER BUILD, PART 4

VICKERS SWIFT STARFIGHTER BUILD, PART 3The model is just about ready for paint. A canopy was framed in with stock styrene strips.

 External details refined. Lots of panels and doodads.  

 Here’s a color test using Gimp.  

Painting begins with light gray on bottom and wing tips. 

 
Dark gray was applied to the top sides. Cotton balls protect the cockpit.

 
This […]

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KIV-5 MODEL BUILD, PART 2

All that remained to do on this model was paint and then weather it. The paint was chosen for the planet where it was first stationed, Kew, a mostly water world where both Alliance and Empire starfighters were painted shades of gray to blend in with clouds and ocean. 

 I went with an old P-40 style […]

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The Stellar Ranger’s Scrambler

When I started writing the Space Western short stories about Devon Ardel and her Stellar Rangers, I had them flying a primitive starfighter called a Gull Scrambler. It later got changed to just Scrambler. When I described the Scrambler I mentioned the gull wings and pretty much had in mind 1950’s jet fighters for details. […]

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The Rising Ebook Complete

 
This morning I’ve worked quite heavily on getting the ebook for The Rising ready for it’s final proofing. This year I’ll be releasing all three of the first Star Saga novels in ebook form and part of this process is ensuring they all have the same format. I’ve developed a method for importing my text […]

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Aircraft In Profile

When I was a kid I loved reading my dad’s airplane books. He had lots of aviation books about specific airplanes and pilots. My favorite was a multi-volume set of picture books about everything from general aviation planes to war planes. It was called Aircraft in Profile. I spend many, many hours looking at those […]

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