BSG Stealthstar

Discussion in 'Science Fiction & Fantasy' started by silveroxide, Feb 10, 2010.

  1. silveroxide

    silveroxide Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 23, 2007
    Messages:
    2,153
    Likes Received:
    489
    There are few background photos of this elusive spacecraft but here is what I have been able to come up with. This where I am at the moment. Presently I am working on the cockpit and then finish the bottom part. This model is built different, in that there is a top part and bottom part. The top part is finished and now for the interior details. The cockpit will be inserted from the bottom. So far I have four pages of parts and still adding. Since this is copyrighted, the plans will be in the download section as a freebie.
    As of this time, there are over 40 pictures and more to be added. The build will sequence will start soon.

    Attached Files:

    • 041.jpg
      041.jpg
      File size:
      60.6 KB
      Views:
      93
    • 042.jpg
      042.jpg
      File size:
      56.9 KB
      Views:
      55
    • 043.jpg
      043.jpg
      File size:
      66.9 KB
      Views:
      56
  2. Paragon

    Paragon Active Member

    Joined:
    Apr 22, 2007
    Messages:
    1,185
    Likes Received:
    37
  3. silveroxide

    silveroxide Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 23, 2007
    Messages:
    2,153
    Likes Received:
    489
    I have the limited info on two versions and this one has a bit of both. The coloring is a primary test paint to get an idea of the layout. I reverted to my old days of scratch building with styrene sheets but in this case it is heavy poster-board and 120lb weight paper. and some laminations, but that will be covered in the build sequence. I am glad that you like it. If this one comes out alright, then the next one will be the blackbird. I have more background info on that one than this one.
  4. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

    Joined:
    Jun 12, 2009
    Messages:
    7,514
    Likes Received:
    2,451
    Silveroxide,

    This stealthstar looks great so far. I am looking forward to the wonderful build thread:thumb: and the finished product.:mrgreen:
  5. silveroxide

    silveroxide Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 23, 2007
    Messages:
    2,153
    Likes Received:
    489
    stealthstar

    And so it begins. I was going to put in the preliminary plans but they are way to big at 800kb. I will put them in later in the thread when I resize them. So here are a few refernce pics and the start of the top portion. As you can see, there is a big hole in the center of the upper base. This will come in handy later when I have to build the cockpit. The center guide walls are set off from the edge and placed along the red line. I made a long tab to hold the inner walls in place. That is what those clamps are for.:cool::cool::cool:

    Attached Files:

  6. ThunderChild

    ThunderChild Active Member

    Joined:
    May 17, 2007
    Messages:
    948
    Likes Received:
    38
    Oooooh! Sexy!
  7. silveroxide

    silveroxide Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 23, 2007
    Messages:
    2,153
    Likes Received:
    489
    stealthstar

    More on the build. Started to Skin the top. Folded under the bottom plate and the rear to the top of the wing. I should of made a slight curve on the top from the cockpit to the nose. In this version, the top is flat. As you noticed, I did not score the fold lines but used a flat edge to fold the flaps down and avoid the open cut edge when scored. This way you do not have to worry about coloring some or most of the edges.

    In the photo ther is a scoop on the sides, I got rid of it because I had problems attaching the engines, but that will come up later in the build.:wave::wave::wave:

    Attached Files:

    • 004.jpg
      004.jpg
      File size:
      115.4 KB
      Views:
      27
    • 005.jpg
      005.jpg
      File size:
      119.9 KB
      Views:
      28
    • 006.jpg
      006.jpg
      File size:
      127.8 KB
      Views:
      25
    • 007.jpg
      007.jpg
      File size:
      91.8 KB
      Views:
      28
    • 008.jpg
      008.jpg
      File size:
      87.5 KB
      Views:
      32
    • 013.jpg
      013.jpg
      File size:
      33 KB
      Views:
      36
  8. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

    Joined:
    Jun 12, 2009
    Messages:
    7,514
    Likes Received:
    2,451
    Silveroxide,

    It is looking really good. I am really looking forward to this model.
  9. silveroxide

    silveroxide Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 23, 2007
    Messages:
    2,153
    Likes Received:
    489
    stealthstar

    Doing the rear behind the cockpit. Like I said earlier. I have some reference for two versions of this bird. Here you have the choice of the rear covering.

    I placed a triangle support for the rear to help in the covering later on.

    Started on the lattice work for the engine pods. It is a scratch build out of fine cut thin strip. Another thin strip is used to go around the cockpit opening. This is to help in the placing of the canopy in the future.

    Here is where I removed the inlet covering and I place the center angle to give the wings the center raised section.:wave::wave::wave:

    Attached Files:

    • 014.jpg
      014.jpg
      File size:
      45.2 KB
      Views:
      26
    • 015.jpg
      015.jpg
      File size:
      32.4 KB
      Views:
      25
    • 016.jpg
      016.jpg
      File size:
      51.4 KB
      Views:
      22
    • 017.jpg
      017.jpg
      File size:
      90.1 KB
      Views:
      22
    • 018.jpg
      018.jpg
      File size:
      112.4 KB
      Views:
      21
    • 019.jpg
      019.jpg
      File size:
      92.7 KB
      Views:
      27
  10. kk135

    kk135 Member

    Joined:
    Jul 19, 2004
    Messages:
    72
    Likes Received:
    0
    WOW looks great so far.
    Cant wait for more pics! :)
  11. sean1111

    sean1111 shadow

    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2010
    Messages:
    1
    Likes Received:
    0
    looks sweet......
  12. silveroxide

    silveroxide Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 23, 2007
    Messages:
    2,153
    Likes Received:
    489
    stealthstar

    Thanks for the comments, KK and Sean.

    I like to make my models sturdy. Even when I made J-Leslie and Paragons vipers, I built up the interior with formers and bulkheads and used 60lb to 120lb weight paper.

    Here I placed the engine mounts on the wing section. The engine pod has some parts that you will have to make out of scrap paper. They would look better if they are colored in silver or gun metal. The louvers at the exhaust are also scrap. I used poster board strips and space them even . The cover is the piece from the top plate which I trimmed off and then lowered it onto the top rear of the exhaust.:wave::wave::wave:

    Attached Files:

    • 020.jpg
      020.jpg
      File size:
      109.5 KB
      Views:
      29
    • 021.jpg
      021.jpg
      File size:
      24.9 KB
      Views:
      406
    • 022.jpg
      022.jpg
      File size:
      97.1 KB
      Views:
      26
    • 023.jpg
      023.jpg
      File size:
      99.3 KB
      Views:
      25
    • 024.jpg
      024.jpg
      File size:
      100.6 KB
      Views:
      33
  13. Commander Adama

    Commander Adama Member

    Joined:
    Feb 16, 2008
    Messages:
    162
    Likes Received:
    0
    Stealth Viper

    I knew it was just a matter of time before someone had done. Silver you are one talented builder. Hope you plan to release it soon because I really want one to for launch pad 1.

    Husker
  14. silveroxide

    silveroxide Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 23, 2007
    Messages:
    2,153
    Likes Received:
    489
    stealthstar

    Hello Adama: The plans are coming along nicely. Still working with this beta build. If you want it for your bay, keep in mind that this ship was assigned to the BSG Valkarie.

    Worked on the Engine pod lattice system. Cut a thin strip of heavy paper for an inner ring around the canopy and cockpit connector. This raised ring will help in positioning the canopy later on. I used a round object to help form the ring at the front. Built up the front radome and placed markers for the nose vents. This markers will define the exhaust ports in the nose of the ship. It is coming along nicely and it is almost finished. There is a bit more to do on the landing gears and a display platform.:wave::wave::wave:

    Attached Files:

    • 026.jpg
      026.jpg
      File size:
      86.5 KB
      Views:
      30
    • 027.jpg
      027.jpg
      File size:
      120.3 KB
      Views:
      29
    • 028.jpg
      028.jpg
      File size:
      115 KB
      Views:
      26
    • 029.jpg
      029.jpg
      File size:
      112.2 KB
      Views:
      25
    • 030.jpg
      030.jpg
      File size:
      100.3 KB
      Views:
      23
    • 031.jpg
      031.jpg
      File size:
      31.2 KB
      Views:
      383
  15. jgderuvo

    jgderuvo Member

    Joined:
    Dec 3, 2007
    Messages:
    203
    Likes Received:
    0
  16. silveroxide

    silveroxide Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 23, 2007
    Messages:
    2,153
    Likes Received:
    489
    stealthstar

    Thanks for the comment jgderuvo.


    Well here are some more pics and one of the stealthstar at the moment of being almost finished. Finished with the inner canopy ring. Now to work on the lower portion of the ship.:wave::wave::wave:

    Attached Files:

    • 064.jpg
      064.jpg
      File size:
      68.8 KB
      Views:
      46
    • 032.jpg
      032.jpg
      File size:
      86.1 KB
      Views:
      30
    • 033.jpg
      033.jpg
      File size:
      116.3 KB
      Views:
      24
    • 034.jpg
      034.jpg
      File size:
      81.5 KB
      Views:
      25
    • 035.jpg
      035.jpg
      File size:
      67.2 KB
      Views:
      34
    • 036.jpg
      036.jpg
      File size:
      66 KB
      Views:
      31
  17. Commander Adama

    Commander Adama Member

    Joined:
    Feb 16, 2008
    Messages:
    162
    Likes Received:
    0
    Stealth Technology

    Silveroxide,

    Two words my man, Holy S&!t. That is the most beautiful sight a Hardcore BSG fan could behold. Almost speechless. You are still the Jedi Master and I but the student.

    Husker
  18. alexvladi

    alexvladi New Member

    Joined:
    Feb 14, 2010
    Messages:
    2
    Likes Received:
    0
    great model congratulations,
    how do you do the cockpit glass
  19. vulcan8630

    vulcan8630 Member

    Joined:
    Jul 28, 2009
    Messages:
    134
    Likes Received:
    5
    Outstanding build and a beautiful model! Keep up the excellent work!
  20. Kjev

    Kjev Member

    Joined:
    Dec 16, 2006
    Messages:
    762
    Likes Received:
    50
    I want to know how you cut the teardrop bulb for the canopy!

    And it looks AWESOME!