1:4000 Battlestar Galactica

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  1. scyeige

    scyeige Member

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    Hi, I've printed out Gearz's Battlestar Galactica template at 66.9% to get 1:4000 scale (he did mention in one of the threads here that his original template is 1:2676 scale).

    Anyway, managed to fit 2 pages into 1 page A4 size print out.
    When scaling, I noticed the pages were set to US Letter size... in any case, I resized and rescaled it (see pic)...

    When I have clear coated it, I'll start the build...:twisted:

    Watch this space! :)

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  2. Rhaven Blaack

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    This is fantastic. Yes, I will be watching here!
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    OK, initial thoughts -> seems easy enough... :oops:BUT NO, the side walls and top flap are kinda fiddly!!!:curse:

    DID NOT like the way it turned out; but since it's my first attempt at this model, I reckon it's not too bad.wall1

    If I were to build another Battlestar, I would, however, change the steps (at least for myself) and make the joining of the side walls and top easier.

    Anyhoo... as they say, a pic is worth a thousand words :cool:

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    You are off to a GREAT start on this model.
    You are doing a REALLY GOOD job.
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    DanBKing Dan the Man

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    Looking great, so far... :thumb:

    I started (and didn't finish) this model, in its original template size, as a 'warm-up' for my current project.

    What stopped me going further was that I ended up with a twisted nose section.... wall1
    Yeah, the side walls and top sections are rather frustrating!
    As I found out; Everything has to be kept really true and to form and shape, when gluing up........ Otherwise, you end up with a warp, that would not be welcome in a Star Trek episode!! :mrgreen:

    Plus, I had a few other bad 'More Thumb than Fingers Syndrome' disasters. :oops:

    I will give it a go again one day. Might even it try at your scaling....... :thumb:

    Keep it up! I will be watching this closely :cool:

    :wave:
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    Will watch with interest :)
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    Very nice so far. It must be hard to get all the pieces symetrical...
  9. scyeige

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    Rhaven Blaack, fokawe, lehcyfer and myrmedon... thanks for your kind words! :mrgreen:

    More building was done and here are the pics...

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    Some more pics... this time, the main body.

    I have attached the Landing Bays to the main body, will post more pics when the rig is dry :wave:

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    micahrogers ...And the Wife...

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    I need a link to that one so I can try it. yours looks incredible.
    Micah
  12. Rhaven Blaack

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    This is turning out REALLY GOOD.
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    Landing bays attached, and the mid-section is done! :mrgreen:

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    Looking great.....but be aware, the engine greebles are a bit of a pickle. Consider crazy glue.
  16. DanBKing

    DanBKing Dan the Man

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    Looking great!!! :thumb:

    When I rebuild this model, I am gonna definatly build it at this scale!
    It will fit in my glass display case, which the original template won't!

    Nice work!
  17. scyeige

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    Thanks F131 and fokawe... as for crazy glue, we don't have that here... will try to see if I can get it to work with the PVA glue I'm using... :thumb:

    Rear section done, ready for greebling... :wave:

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    You are doing a FANTASTIC job on this.
    I have noticed one thing though, is your printer running out of ink? Reason why I ask, is because I noticed that there is quite a bit of red in some of the parts.
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    Thanks RB... nah, it's just the lighting and the phone camera. The actual model is not reddish at all, in fact it's abit greenish due to the clear coat!:curse:

    I had some old clear coat leftover (a few years old) and I thot I'd finish it... :cry: bad mistake!!! wall1 It came out a little greenish... but it's not that bad (I keep trying to convince myself)...:rolleyes::twisted:
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    Some greebling done... the PVA glue works fine! :mrgreen:

    I form the parts fist then paste it on... see pics

    1st pic - top centre greebling done

    2nd pic - some of the parts formed, and edge-glued, once dry, will paste on

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