Battlestar Galactica - Light Bomber "Aurora" - Viper concept by Andrew Probert

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  1. micahrogers

    micahrogers Active Member

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    These look MUCH better RF :cool:
  2. spaceagent-9

    spaceagent-9 Right Hand Man and Confidant

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    completely awesome!!
  3. Marman

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    These
    These are beautiful! They would make for some beautiful builds. To compliment a BSG collection.
  4. Revell-Fan

    Revell-Fan Co-Administrator Administrator

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    It's update time, folks! :)

    The next major component has been assembled and this is how it was done:

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    The bottom cover features three moving hatches.

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    This tiny triangle is a sensor array; however, it simultaneously serves as a handle to move the middle hatch up and down. ;) It is put through the small hole and glued to the back of the bottom piece.

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  5. Revell-Fan

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    This is the flare launcher.

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    The rectangular pieces are laminated to 1.5 mm card.

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    The frame is glued behind the middle hatch.

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    The assembled flare launcher

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    is put through the hole

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    and glued to the hatch. A view from the back side:

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    The landing gear compartments are installed:

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    The bottom radiators:

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  6. Revell-Fan

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    Test of the flare launcher hatch:

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    :)
  7. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator

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    VERY NICE!!!
    I like the flare launcher. I like how it tucks away and is really not seen until it is deployed. It looks GREAT!!!
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  8. bgt01

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    This is frakin' awesome. This thing would look perfect coming out of Galactica's landing bay. You are doing the Lords of Kobol's work, my friend.
  9. Revell-Fan

    Revell-Fan Co-Administrator Administrator

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    Thank you very much (wait till you see this plane "in action")! :)
  10. Maverick65

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    This is to cool!!! What a great project this is turning out to be. More pleeease. ;-)
  11. Revell-Fan

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    As you wish - more is coming! :D:D:D
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  12. Revell-Fan

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    The engine section is next. There are four thrusters

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    and four engine tubes:

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    Revell-Fan Co-Administrator Administrator

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    I was thinking thoroughly about the detailing of the tubes. I could have gone the easy way and made them as straight tubes without any 3D elements, but I felt that wouldn't do justice to the plane. So I decided to go the full route, add a step and attach some small tubes around the front end of the engines just like the ones found on the Viper.

    To make the job easier I chose to use some toothpicks.

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    There are 36 tubes in total.

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    Almost each of them features two small pieces of paper wrapped around.

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    Three ready ...

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    ... 33 STILL TO GOOOOOOO!!!!! :nailbiting::nailbiting::nailbiting::nailbiting::nailbiting:

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  14. Rhaven Blaack

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    The engines looks good so far.
    I am looking forward to seeing how they will turn out!
  15. spaceagent-9

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    very impressive, ..heck I meant HECKYEAH!!!!
  16. micahrogers

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    Looking just plain awesome RF... So Say We All !!
  17. bgt01

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    As someone who built 12 Connie starships in a row, I feel your pain about the repeating tubes.:banghead: But, you are making an awesome ship and those extra touches make it all worth it. May Lorne Green smile on your work.:)
  18. zathros

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    They way you spiraled those tubes is also a great way to make the inside of tires, and preventing them from collapsing, making a greater gluing area, and also, allowing for a center Rim to be made, as the rubber part of the tire would be very strong.

    This model is awesome! :)
  19. Revell-Fan

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    WOW - I haven't thought about that! Very good idea, zathros ! :)
  20. starbuck

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    ;-) Many people listening to Zathros;-) isnĀ“t it true?

    Wonderful build - great ship. Looks rather difficult - nevertheless - hope some time it will be available as a resource.
    Congratulations to your skills Revell-Fan.