Battlestar Galactica 1.5'

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  1. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator

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    Ladies, Gentlemen, Boys & Girls (and Cylons alike), After getting inspired by Danscrews detailed build of the Battlestar Galactica I have decided to build the 1.5 foot version (to match my TOS Galactia of the same size). Yes, I will be adding more detail into this model (as well as a few other surprises).

    This model can be found here: http://stevespaper.com (the model in both 1.5 ft and 3 ft can also be found in Zealot int the DOWNLOAD Section as well: http://www.zealot.com/forum/downloads.php?do=cat&id=75).

    Starting with the framework for the top part of the bridge section.
    As you can see I laminated the formers (to 1 mm) to give the section a bit more rigidity.
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    The top part of the bridge section is now skinned.
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    I added the ribs (which are 1 mm wide) so that I can add the armor plating.
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    Here is the middle part of the bridge section.
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  2. dnalor

    dnalor Active Member

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    this is going to be fun..
    i'm watching :)
  3. Revell-Fan

    Revell-Fan Co-Administrator Administrator

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    :thumb::thumb::thumb:

    Way to go, pal! This is a very good start. I'll be watching closely! :cool:
  4. Rogerio Silva

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    It looks very cool, RB. As usual, subscribed and willing to see more!
  5. DanBKing

    DanBKing Dan the Man

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    This I am not gonna miss.......:thumb:
  6. micahrogers

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    Off to a great start RB I'll be watching this with an eye toward my build (when I can get around to building again) :thumb:
  7. PaperAir

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    this is going to be neat I,m watching.
  8. recceboy

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    Will be following this one.
  9. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator

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    Thank you one and all for your kind words and encouragement.
    So to show my appreciation for your admiration, here are more photos to enjoy!

    I added ribs to the middle bridge part.
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    I added the armor plating to the top bridge part. I doubled laminated the regular cardstock (180 gsm.) to get the thickness that I wanted (0.25 mm thick).
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    I raised the detail of the front end.
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    Close up of the detailed front end.
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  10. mcusanelli

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    RB,
    This looks incredible! I've been working on this one on and off for the last 6 mos. and it wasn't easy,(For me!) especially the framework, I couldn't get it to work, so I can say from experience, you're doing an excellent job, sir!
    Mike
  11. PaperAir

    PaperAir Active Member

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    i love all the detail work.will keep watching this one to the end.
  12. Rogerio Silva

    Rogerio Silva Active Member

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    It looks great!!!
  13. F131

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    Looking mean! I like it!
  14. zathros

    zathros -----SENIOR---- Administrator

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    That a really nice size. It's coming out great too! :)
  15. johnnyboyirish

    johnnyboyirish New Member

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    Holy socks! thats just as detailed as the actual model kit, if not more!!
  16. Maverick65

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    Holy FRAK!!!:eek:
    This looks great and the timing couldn't be better cause I was planning on building this one after I finish with the Colonial Defender that I'm working on.

    Now I have some too cool reference pics to go by-just hope mine comes out half as well as yours is.:twisted:

    Keep those pics coming...:wave:
  17. zathros

    zathros -----SENIOR---- Administrator

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    announce1Rhaven's holdin' back on us!!:p:twisted:
  18. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator

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    Well, where is the build thread of the Colonial Defender?
    I want to see some photos, I plan on building it soon.
  19. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator

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    Actually, I am not holding back. I have a GREAT DEAL of work that I am putting into this model.
    You will see what I am talking about, very soon!!!
  20. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator

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    Update!

    Here is an Update on my progress.
    As you can see, I am adding even more Armor Hull Plating on it.
    Reason for being, is that I am making the BIG "G" from BSG Blood & Chrome.
    (Yes, I am taking some artistic licensing with the Armor Hull Plating and how it is arranged.)

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    The Armor Plating on the sides is finished. (I even remade the plate for the Front Reaction Control Thrusters).
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    I even added the ship ID logo.
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    Now on to the Gun Turrets and the rest of the Armor Hull Plating on top.

    More photos coming soon!!!