I've been wanting to create tabletop miniatures for a long time, but keep putting it off. I've been following the Miniatures section of Shapeways (especially SciFi) for many years, and have come to admire original-universe designers such as coines23 and others (he's the one that comes most immediately to mind). In the late '80s and early '90s I was designing rudimentary Star Trek ships using the shape of guitar picks for the primary hulls long before anything other than a dish (or elongated dish) were used in Canon (or even FASA)(I like to say that I designed the Voyager before Paramount did. ). I love the "used universe" feel of Original Trilogy and Rogue One Star Wars ships, vehicles, and structures. I have tons of ideas; I just need to refine and then model them (too many locked away in my mind). I'd like to work mostly in starship scales (such as 1/2500, 1/5000, etc.) and scales such as (approx.) 6mm (1/285), (approx.) 15mm (1/120), and (approx.) 25-28mm (1/72). I'll officially work in the fractional model scales, but they'll work with the approximate tabletop gaming scales. It's all speculation right now, but I'm inspired by the models that I see in Shapeways shops every day and I've just invested in a 43" UHD TV to be used for my PC's monitor (OMG, 3ds Max looks BEAUTIFUL on this screen...so little wasted modeling window real estate!). CorelDRAW doesn't like being that large, though, so I use a considerably smaller window for that. Promoting my shop (once it's populated with some models) will be an issue for me. I don't belong to many online communities, and the ones I do belong to I'm relatively unknown (if at all). I always cringe when I see a brand-new member come onto a forum and promote their wares out of nowhere, but that's exactly what I'll need to do. Thankfully, I would think it's a little easier having a trusted manufacturer like Shapeways handle the actual money, manufacturing, and shipping. I'm looking forward to getting involved here (instead of being just a lurker) and sharing my designs, as well as commenting on (complimenting) others' models. Okay, that was more of an introduction rather than just saying--"Hi, I plan on designing for the Tabletop Gaming Community." My bad.