Battlestar Galactica 1.5'

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  1. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

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    Gun turrets

    Here are eight (of the forty) Gun Turrets that will be going on this ship.
    The turret is eight sheets of (180gsm) card stock laminated together to get the desired shape.

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    Here are all eight on a scale cube to show the actual size (the scale cube is 5cm X 5cm).
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    Please stay tuned to your local Colonial Broadcast Service channel for further updates and the come in.

    Thank you.
  2. Vger1981

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    :woot1: Need to watch the series, this is badass!
  3. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

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    More, please, more!!!
  5. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

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    Gun turrets placement

    Here are the gun turret placements.

    Base plate
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    Wrapping the edging around the base plate.
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    Base plate with edge.
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    Turret with mounting post.
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    Two turrets mounted on the base plate.
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    Turret placement attached.
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  6. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

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    IMAG2480.jpg

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    Another turret placement attached.
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    Armored Hull Plating is now fully attache to the top part.
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    Third turret placement attached.
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    I am adding more detail to the back end of this component.
    More photos coming soon.
  7. Danscrew

    Danscrew Danscrew

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    Hey Rhaven Blaack........this is a very good surprise buiding the Galactica the Blood and chrome way.

    I will watch this tread closely and RB......it's a GREAT start !

    Keep going my friend. :thumb:
  8. micahrogers

    micahrogers ...And the Wife...

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    just a quick question, are you building up the ribs and making the armor plating to add detail or do the plans include them?
  9. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

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    Well my friend, I thought that you would like it. :thumb: It was your build that inspired me to make the Galactica in the first place. After watching "Blood & Chrome" (as well as talking with Revell-Fan), I decided to go all the way and make this one to test (and improve) my skills.
    If you are wanting to build one for yourself, by all means go ahead and use this thread as your guide. (That goes for anyone else reading this thread).

    The model does come with some gun turrets but the ribs, armor hull plating, gun turret placements, as well as the rest of the greebles, I am adding myself.
    As far as I know (and I could be wrong), there is no model (paper or plastic) of the "BLOOD & CHROME" version of the Galactica. So (for now), this will be the only B&C Galactica that is being built (thus far). Like I said, I am taking a bit of creative artistic licensing while building it.

    ENJOY!!!
  10. zathros

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

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    Ahh, that Cat is out of the Box. Not you run of the mill Battlestar! I didn't tell a soul. :)
  11. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

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    With adding all of the armor, I would have had to announce it sooner or later. I figured it would be better to just get it over with now.
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    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

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    I finished the top part of the Bridge Section.
    I added some detail to the back end by just raising the printed texture.
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    Here is the middle part of the Bridge Section.
    I know that I added a couple of photos that I posted earlier, but I thought that doing so would help with the flow of the thread.
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    I added the ribs for the armor hull plating.
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    Armor Hull Plating added.
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    Next will be the bottom part of the Bridge Section.
  13. Revell-Fan

    Revell-Fan Co-Administrator Administrator Moderator

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    That is definitely correct! :thumb: There is only one fan-build in progress which I know of but your build is more advanced. UNFORTUNATELY there are only three scenes in the show where you can see (only portions of) the armoured Galactica and there is absolutely NO other reference material available at this time. The old lady is fourty years old, so it is quite possible that her armour was changed from time to time. Your interpretation may show her how she might have looked in a certain period of time as the Cylon War progressed, so don't be afraid to greeble the heck out of her!

    The turrets look fantastic! :thumb:
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    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

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    Thank you for the kind words and encouragement. I am planning to cram as much detail as I can put into this model. I really want this model to set the standard that ALL OTHERS are measured against. I know that that is a VERY HIGH AMBITION, but I am going to give it my best.

    As for the turrets, I have 32 more to build.hamrhamrhamr
  15. sjsquirrel

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    Fantastic build RB! I'm looking forward to your updates as it progresses. Keep up the great work and thanks for the post on my site.

    Steve
  16. Danscrew

    Danscrew Danscrew

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    It's a long term project my friend. It took me almost eight months to compled my build so be patient and I'm sure your's will me fantastic !

    I send you all my positive energy for it !

    KEEEEEEP GOOOIIINNNGGGG !:mrgreen:
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    32 MORE???..
    i hate repeating builds...:)
    but when it helps the model...go on...
    untill now it looks great..and all those details mmmmmMmm i like it!
  18. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

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    It is indeed quite a bit of repetitive work, but I intend to make them as I need them. That way it will not seem so bloody tedious.
  19. zathros

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    Have you ever considered making a mold out of two part "Steel Epoxy", then banging these suckers out in a half hour or so? You have the perseverance and patience of a Shaman. :)
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    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

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    Ribs are applied and middle part of the Bridge section is attached.
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    Ribs are painted.
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    Armored hull plating is being attached.
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    Armored Hull plating is fully attached.
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