My 3foot Galactica attempt

Discussion in 'Science Fiction & Fantasy' started by stephen.irl, Aug 28, 2009.

  1. radar*293

    radar*293 New Member

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    where can i find this? i got one but its the small one
  2. stephen.irl

    stephen.irl Member

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    It's available in the downloads section:

    http://www.zealot.com/forum/downloads.php?do=cat&id=37

    Halfway down (above the 1:200 viper mk2) called "Galactica 3 foot version". Don't forget to download the 3 patch files with the corrections. Hope to see your pictures posted soon.
  3. Darth Windius

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    Fantastic build, Stephen

    This model is on my I-have-to-do-this-one file, even if I prefer the lines of the TOS Galactica. But the texture rendering seems very good, and the discussions will help me. I think you don't make pics during the build of the model?

    Nevertheles, many congratulations :thumb::thumb::thumb::thumb:
  4. stephen.irl

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    Thanks Darth. It's a great model and looks even better in real life. Hope to see your pictures soon too. No, I'm afraid I don't make production pictures yet. I'm still kinda new and I started a good few models that I just destroyed or couldn't finish. Now I sorta have the basics under my belt and I'm finishing most of the models I start I might start taking pictures during my builds. There are a few threads on this particular model out there with build photos though if you're having difficulty but the instructions are pretty good.
  5. Darth Windius

    Darth Windius Member

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    Battlestar Galactica (TOS) Dimensions

    Hello Steven,

    We can start from detailed values founder in Battlestar Wiki site:

    http://en.battlestarwiki.org/wiki/Portal:Ships

    and specially on the file for Battlestar Galactica:

    http://en.battlestarwiki.org/wiki/Galactica_(TOS)

    The length of the Galactica is "appromatively 4,143-4,166ft (1,263-1,255m)"; thus, the 3' Galactica model is approx. 1/1381 to 1/1389:thumb:

    Nevertheless, your building is GREAT, and convinced me to put this model on the highest levels of my "have-to-do-this-one" (too long:mrgreen::mrgreen::mrgreen:) list:cool:

    Hope it helps:wave:

    Take care
  6. Ghengis Ska

    Ghengis Ska New Member

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    Wow that is nice!
  7. gmss43

    gmss43 New Member

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    Awesome. It is tempting to try to do it. I doubt between this or the 1.5
  8. istvan700

    istvan700 New Member

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    Great work.I'll definitely build this.
  9. melvin008

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    Wow the model is crazy...so want to make a 3 foot version. Up until now I've only seen the smaller one from JayBat with well not nearly as much detailing as the 3foot version. If only I had access to download page....
  10. Chesso2001

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    I wonder if anyone ever said a length for Galactica? If not guaging the scale may be impossible.
    I supose It may be possible to guess it.
    Carl
  11. Savion

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    Wow. That's a nice build and it sure does makes a big model!
  12. Aerospace

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    Great work...
    I will try too... :)
  13. Revell-Fan

    Revell-Fan Co-Administrator Administrator

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    I love Galactica (old and new), and that model is awesome. Thanks to sjsquirrel for the design and to stephen.irl for the build and the threat. :thumb:
  14. Kovic

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    I thing that new design of BSG is better one.
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    To Kovic: I like the new Classic Cylons very much. In 1998 I wrote a complete Galactica season (fan-fiction, 24 episodes) and started to illustrate some of them as comics. When I saw the Razor Cylons, I seriously thought about replacing the old Cylon design by the new one. I turned down the idea when I saw the end of the new series. Now I am thinking of a new story-arc which links TNS and TOS.
  16. stephen.irl

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    I agree with kovic. TOS Galactica was pretty cool looking but the new series Galactica looks much better. Vipers too!!! They're one of the coolest thing about the series (Sorry TOS fans) :wave:
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    Hmmm... Mini vipers. Maybe start with some toothpicks?
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  19. Savion

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    I just re-reviewed the build up pics. The model looks pretty sturdy. Not being able to download the file yet, does the model need to have any sort of "core" (such as a length of doweling or a plastic or metal tube) to support the structure along it's length?

    At the scale of the model, Vipers would be tiny as well as any support craft such as Raptors, shuttles, etc.
  20. stephen.irl

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    Savion: Yes. The model has a really good substructure. You sort of build the model from the inside out and it is broken into three sections, the nose, the main body and the rear + engines. I used the same thickness card for the internal structure as the skin and it turned out really strong alright. No need for anything extra. It's all in the file (when you can download).

    Chameleon: I have a thread on tiny galactica models here:

    http://www.zealot.com/forum/showthread.php?t=167063

    I tried one of the tiny vipers but there still not small enough. Must see if it's possible to scale down even further :eek:

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