Battlestar Galactica/Buck Rogers Hover Vehicle

Rhaven Blaack

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Greeting ladies and gentlemen,

I have taken a (albeit slight) break from the BSG (memorial) diorama to bring to you another @Revell-Fan exclusive model (I am slightly surprised that no one else has made a model of this vehicle, since it is a very simple design.).
This vehicle was used in both Battlestar Galactica and Buck Roger in the 25th Century, and had several different paint schemes.

I am building this vehicle in 1:48 scale. There are a total of three parts sheets.
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I am starting with the operator's cabin.
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Here are the parts for the inside of the Operator's cabin.
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Starting with the interior hull and the foot rest.
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Here are a few photos of the foot rest.
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I have attached the foot rest in place.
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Here is the backplate for the interior.
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The backplate is attached to the rest of the cabin interior
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This is the part for the seat bench.
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The seat bench is assembled.
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The seat bench is attached in place.
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This is the steering wheel assembly.
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The steering wheel assembly is attached in place.
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This is the seat bench back.
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The seat bench back is assembled.
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The seat bench back is attached in place.
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I have closed up the cabin interior.
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Great start, buddy! Thank you very much for tackling this one. I'm looking forward to seeing your progress! :)
 
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As mentioned earlier, I am starting this build over, due to changes made to the parts and assembly of the operator's cabin. As before, there are only three parts sheets (I am sorry, that I did not post a photo of the new layout for the template).

Here are all of the parts for the (outer skin) front end.
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Starting off with the outer skin. I have preformed it.
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Here is the headlight assembly.
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The headlight assembly is assembled.
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The headlight assembly is attached to the outer skin.
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Here are the parts for the grill that goes in front of the headlights.
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The grill is assembled.
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The grill is attached in place.
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Here are the parts for the support frame (of the operator's cabin) and control console.
As you can see, I have preshaped the support frame.
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Assembling the support frame.
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Here is the assembled support frame and the control console.
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The control console is greebled out.
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The control console is attached to the support frame.
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The support frame is attached in place.
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Moving on tot he interior cabin and all of the components for the interior.

These are the interior cabin panels.
*NOTE* Dry fit each panel. If necessary, trim where needed in order for the panel to fit snugly.
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The panel for the back overhead section is attached in place.
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The right side panel is attached in place.
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The left side panel is attached in place.
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Jumping to the steering wheel. I used a toothpick (for the steering wheel shaft) and painted it black. i attached the steering wheel to the shaft.
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Here is the the steering wheel mount.
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The steering wheel shaft is attached to the steering wheel mount.
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Here is the operator's seat.
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The seat and steering wheel mount is attached to the interior floor.
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The seat back rest is attached to the seat and the interior back panel is attached.
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The interior seating assembly is attached in place, an sealed up the back place.
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It's really great and the level of detail
Can you tell me the weight of paper you use in gr/m2 and in lb please
Here in the US, I am using 110lb cardstock. It is (roughly) 0.22mm thick. I order it (by the ream) from Walmart.
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Moving on to the back half of the vehicle.

Here are the parts for the back half and the internal formers.
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The internal formers are assembled.
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This is the back compartment.
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The back compartment is assembled.
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The back compartment is attached in place.
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I assembled the back half and inserted the internal formers.
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The back half is closed up.
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I attached both halves. As you can see, there is a (rather) noticeable seam that goes all the way around the vehicle.
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@Revell-Fan made façade pieces that of on the sides and the top.
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The right façade piece is applied.
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The top façade piece is applied.
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The left façade piece is applied.
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I placed it in the hangar bay to see how it would look (thus far).
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Perfect! :) The dent on the side looks exactly like the dent on the side of the real vehicle. We have done something right! :)

BTW, you all are witnessing this build in real time. RB is building, I am providing new parts on-the-fly. Just imagine, a joint venture spanning 8,000 km across the globe! :yesyes:
 

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@Revell-Fan created a (removeable) seat cushion for the back compartment.

Here is the seat cushion.
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The seat cushion is assembled.
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The seat cushion is in place (no, it is not glued in place. It is removeable.)
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Here are the parts for the "energy packs" and the intake system.

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The "energy packs" are assembled.
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There are four for each side.
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The "energy packs" are attached in place.
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I layered the intake louvers.
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The intake system is assembled.
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The intake system is attached in place.
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This is a "step" that will be attached to the back end of the intake system.
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The step is attached in place.
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Both sides are complete.
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