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

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  1. Revell-Fan

    Revell-Fan Co-Administrator Administrator Moderator

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    Thank you! :)

    Naw, it isn't that difficult. At least when compared to the Colonial Blaster :D . No, really, there are only a few tricky spots (mainly due to small glue tabs); the rest is fairly straight forward. Reason for the slow progress is that I am designing a few components on-the-fly, such as the big bomb, the "Sagitarrian Fire Lizard" ( :cool: ! ) and the landing gear. The engine tubes are pretty easy though (but repetitive ;) ).

    In addition, this build has developed a life of its own so-to-speak (because of a very special fan ;) ). To be honest, when I was designing my first paper model (the Landram) I thought of making this concept ship some day, too. In the past few weeks I decided not to make "only" a model of what is shown in the draft but to make a model which is able to show what could have been seen on screen if it had been made for the show. :astronaut::):rolleyes:
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  2. starbuck

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    Oh, great news - as I managed somehow the Colonial Blaster I should also be able to build this ship.
    @ Slow progess: I am (I think I can speak for many of us) happy about the "slow progess", because this gives the model the "extras" which make this build so extraordinary. So, Please take the time you need - it is worth as we all can see on the pictrues already posted.
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  3. Revell-Fan

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    Did I mention that I'm going to finish the Viper Mk. I as soon as this bird is ready? ;)
  4. ASC Mclaren

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    OH BOY!!!!!! Thank you!!!!
  5. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

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    GREAT NEWS!!!
    Now my Pilots will (soon) have something to fly!!!
  6. starbuck

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    No you did not mention. Now I am not sure any more whether you should hurry up, or not;-))
  7. Revell-Fan

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    Not so soon, the "other" version comes first! :D

    Me and my big mouth! ;)

    You are welcome!:)
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    Weeeeeeellllllll, having spent the last three months attaching ALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL the tiny tubes around the engines I continue with this plane. I hope if you build it, you won't need as much time to do that! (Just kidding! :D)

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    Everything attached:

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    Current state:

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    Next will be the landing gear and the weapon's pod. :)

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    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

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    This is looking better and better!!!
    I see a ton of greebling in my future!!!
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  10. starbuck

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    Holy Moly, this is gonna be a real good ship.
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    Unbelievable!!! It looks fantastic!!!
  12. Revell-Fan

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    Thank you! :)

    While looking at the engines I noticed that something didn't look quite right. So I changed the texture from this

    thrusters0.png

    to this (engines off)

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    and this (engines on).

    thrusters.png

    Since there are four thrusters you'll have several display options:

    off - off - off - off
    on - off - off - on
    off - on - on - off
    on - on - on - on

    or any combination inbetween. ;)
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  13. Rhaven Blaack

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    I like the new look of the exhausts. I think that these will work better.
    Not only that, but if someone decides to fit it for lights. They can cut out the black sections and have the yellow LED behind it.
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    Actually, I had the same idea..! ;)
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    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

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    You can also laminate the the grey rings to recess the black (or yellow) exhaust vents as well (to show a little detail).
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  16. Revell-Fan

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    Shall I? :)
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    WHY NOT, GO FOR FOR IT!!!
    Depending on how thick you make it, you may not need the glue tabs for it.
  18. cylongirl

    cylongirl Galactica lives in Germany

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    Can I please have the blueprints in 1/32 as a PDF?
    HGJ
  19. zathros

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

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    This model is so nice, I want to marry it, in a ship to ship kind of way (makes no sense, I know)

    I want a 1/18th scale version!:)
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  20. ASC Mclaren

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    So do I!