The Building of the Galactic Fleet

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  1. Chadepotts1273

    Chadepotts1273 New Member

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    I don't quite have any new build pics to post yet, but here is a pic of my Gearz Galactica with a few mini models. :) IMG_0981.JPG
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    Great Pic!!!!
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    zathros -----SENIOR---- Administrator Moderator

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    Whoah!! That blew my mind man! That is beautiful!! The Galactica's greeblin' does not look added on, it looks like it should, as part of the ship! Fantastic!! :)
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    Thanks! This Galactica was one of my first builds. I got into to big of a hurry in my excitement to see it finished & made many mistakes. At this angle though, they're not so visible. I'm working on a space backdrop for taking future 'beauty shots' (as DanBKing put it). "The camera loves you baby,yeah!"-in my best Austin Powers voice. ;)
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    Excellent! It looks like a VFX shot. :)
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    that is very good!
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    image.jpg image.jpg image.jpg image.jpg Ok, I just finished my Babylon5 station build this evening (one of Jaybat's designs), the clear coat just finished drying & I just had to share a few pics. :)
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    Chad,

    The B5 station looks great! :Bravo: Like the nice touch of the clear coat. It gives it a glossy finish that's really neat! Does it also act as a preserver?

    Thanks for sharing the pics and nice job!:):tank:

    Also like your Gearz model of the Galactica with the mini models. Looks sharp and gives a good perspective!Claphands

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    Thanks! :) I really like this particular clear coat. I've tried several & I think I've settled on this one. It spreads very evenly & has a glassy gloss look. I think it will preserve the models very well, but only time will truly tell. I don't know if it's really made for paper, but it's worked great for me so far. Here's a pic of it.

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

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    I am a devout Bab5 fan. The show was so far ahead of it's time. It used Newtonian physics. You really saw a ship flies through ship. Star Wars and Star Trek forever screwed that up.

    There was a great game called "Babylong 5: Danger and Opportunity", kind of hard to find no, but if you can, download it. You will find yourself flying a Starfury with Newtonian physics, traveling through Hyperspace, and engaging in babbles that will really test your skill, docking with Nova Class ships, Space Stations, quite incredible. I found it hard to believe this game was free. I still have not found a game that compares to this. ;)
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    I like that model, and you did a great job on it!!!
  12. Chadepotts1273

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    You're right about the physics on the B5 series, guess I never paid much attention to it before. I couldn't find an available download for the game you mentioned, but I did see some YouTube video of some of the gameplay & it looks like it would be really fun to play. I'll keep looking. :)
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    Thank you Spaceagent-9, it was a lot of fun to build! :)
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    Thank you, I appreciate that! :)
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    image.jpg image.jpg image.jpg Ok, I'm finally getting serious about resuming work on the 3 foot Galactica. I've held off because I've had a lot to learn on better paper modeling techniques. But now, ( thanks to some good tips from Zathros & a few others), I think I feel very confident proceeding with this model build. Here are a few pics of the upper bridge section. I've done some more greebling on the port side this evening with some panels & a piece on the very front. It may not look like much now, but I'm hoping that every little bit of greebling texture I can add will add to the overall beauty of this model. ( this one's my baby :)
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    image.jpg image.jpg View attachment 147861 View attachment 147861 Here are some pics of the mid & lower bridge section. For the mid section I used foamboard instead of the supports provided in the template ( may I be forgiven) It is pretty sturdy though. I'm almost through buttoning up the lower bridge section. Then I only need to install the guns, on both the mid & lower sections.
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    image.jpg image.jpg image.jpg This is the beginning of the lower center section of this model. Very clear instructions are provided with this model, & they say do not glue the 3 bridge sections ( upper, mid, & lower) until the center section & engine section are completed. I haven't posted many build pics of the bridge section, but starting with this center section, I am really trying ( bear with me please), to post more step by step progress pics.
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    image.jpg Here is a diagram (provided in the instructions), of how the various sections fit together.
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    image.jpg This is a pic of the finished 3 foot Galactica. ( this build was done by Stephen Irl ) I look at it regularly for reference & for inspiration. I only hope that my build turns out half as good . :robot2::robot1::tank:
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