Remember the opening scene of Babylon 5 (not the pilot, the actual series), where Narn fleet attacks a Centauri space station in Ragesh III I was sold the moment I saw that, as it made an immediate connection to my favourite PC game intro - Master of Orion 2.
Most frequent question I get asked on gaming sites is about how I have created fire and smoke. Now I'm releasing a tutoral about this topic - while it's actually about creating starship wrecks, it will teach you how to model fire. Another page (coming soon) will show you applications of this technique.
Professors Keane and Scanlan from Southampton University have printed out an airplane that flies; This is far more advanced than printing out miniatures. So, when shall we have 3D-files having miniatures we can print out? That requires affordable 3d printers.