Please build a model of X
Yeah, as a forum, we're sorely lacking in hobbyist 3D modellers. I used to frequent the Star Trek Bridge Commander forums - that place was crawling with modellers of high calibre in its golden age. Times seem to have changed - the kids don't seem to get their kicks with 3DSmax any more!
Modelers seem to be more focused in GAME games. SE is gorgeous but at the moment is more of a glorified art project. Although i can still easily get lost for hours drooling over scenery instead of blowing things up or building things.
Bridge Commander had some fantastic ships. I love seeing them popup here.
I think at least some of that is because 3DSMax isn't cheap. Blender, alternatively has a steep learning curve and kinda does its own thing in regards to interface. It kinda makes sense once you've been doing it for a while but it kinda feels like different for the sake of being different to me. *shrugs*
It's also worth noting that SE is still a bit obscure. I only learned of it when my friend stumbled on it and showed it to me. Totally and absolutely worth a gig of my HDD.