Battlestar Galactica and Buck Rogers Props

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  1. Revell-Fan

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    Hello, folks!

    This thread deals with all the various props used in BSG and Buck Rogers television series from 1978 - 1981. The originals were created by Apogee and Universal Hartland's prop department. You may use the props to decorate your own BSG or Buck costume or to enhance your prop collection at home. It is a little "after-work-thread" which I will update from time to time when I need a break from my other projects. I will post the plans here when they are ready. You are free to use them in any non-commercial way, and feel free to adapt them to make them look more authentic (weathering with chalk dust, layering etc.). All I ask you is to show some pictures of your builds here. If you have any trouble or suggestions, please let me know, too. Other builders are cordially invited to join me! :wave:
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    Count Iblis' medal

    The first in the line is Count Iblis' medal as seen in the episode "War Of The Gods", one of the finest shows ever. It is a very easy kit consisting of three parts (front, back, side), so you don't need to be the Devil to assemble it. I estimated the size of the medal by 8,5 cm / 3,3" , so it should be about 1:1 scale (more or less).

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    Colonial Cubits and Orion Checks

    Here comes some paper money (!) for your next gambling party. BTW, I created the texture myself and did not take it from a picture of the original props. You may cut the flaps a bit larger and adapt the kit by making several copies and laminating the front and back sides to cardstock, glue the raised elements on and then put the outer rim on. I wonder how a whole pile o'them would look... :twisted:

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    Solinite Charges

    The common explosives used in the series. Use only to destroy a Cylon gun, garrison or fuel depot. Other usages are not approved, such as tying it to your cat's tail.

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    Adama's microphone

    Used for speeches to the fleet on Unicom and log entries by Commander Adama. And yes, it does look like a converted drinking glass.

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    As always, you have done an OUTSTANDING job. These props look AMAZING!!!

    I am sure, if someone really wanted to, they could make Adama's microphone a working microphone.
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    All we need now are the Pyramid playing cards, then we can have a good poker game :thumb: (just do not let Starbuck know, otherwise, we would all lose everything ;-)).
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    Those look pretty cool, but I can't open them up. I've tried WinRar and 7-Zip and get "Archive Broken" or "Unsupported compression method" messages.
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    Checked it: Please try to download with Firefox, files downloaded with Internet Explorer are corrupt. I hope this helps; if not, PM me and I'll send you the files.
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    You are welcome! And thank you very much for for stickying! :thumb:
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    I love the Colonial Helmet. I definitely want to build one of those.
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    I checked all *.zips I have uploaded here. When I download them with Internet Explorer, the files get corrupt. When I use Mozilla Firefow, they are OK. I really don't know why.
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    Revision of Solinite Charge #2 and Cubits

    Thank you, ekuth.

    New refs show that my Solinite Charge #2 is a bit too big and the Cubits and Checks are a bit too small. Here are the revised versions. Please discard the previous ones. I'm sorry for this, but I think it is better to update things than to keep wrong plans alive. CU!:wave:

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    Pyramid Card Game

    Pyramid cards? Good idea. Here they are, pal. There are three different front sides used in the series (triangles, dots and lines and dots only).

    The different symbols and colours seen in the episodes "Saga of a Star World", "The Lost Warrior", "The Magnificent Warriors" and "The Man With Nine Lives" can be easily explained: You may assume that there were several companies in the Colonies authorized to produce Pyramid card games. Each company used its own individual symbols, colours and designs which resulted in the availability of a large variety of different Pyramid decks. In addition, it is possible that there were different styles of Pyramid Games which required special cards.
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    Applause & Appreciation

    My sincere thanks for the Pyramid card sets, been looking for such for quite some time.
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    Let the poker game begin!!!:thumb:

    The betting starts at 10 cubits.:twisted:
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    Raise by ten! :twisted::twisted::twisted:
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    Ok fine, I raise 10 more cubit! :p:p:p
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    Fold!!! wall1wall1wall1 I am broke!!!! :curse::curse::curse: