Wow - that is stunning.
Wow - that is stunning.
WOW Sorry for shouting... but I had to. This is superb. I love the detail without paint, but it looks so awesome with primer as well. Top notch build, but then that is expected from Mr. Creveling.
Its a few weeks later and the top and sides of the head are just about complete. Only a couple of small bits on the bridge and main-aft island await placement.
Last edited by ShowCraft; Sep 24, 2008 at 6:42 PM.
I'm in freakin awe over this! Great job!
Sweet jumpin' grandma.
Seriously that is unbelievably cool. I would be building stuff like that if my wife would let me.
Wish I had the patience and steady hand for that.
Where ya been??? Nice to see ya!
Wow!!!!!! Amazing work!
OMG! Freakin' awesome!
This is just crazy stuff, you are one talented bloke.
By all that's holy....
Wow! It always makes my heart skip a beat when I see one of the babies underway!
Just how many Studio Scale BattleStars are "out there" now anyway?
seems to me there's a lot more than the original 12 now....
I say the hole fleet should "Sortie" and have a "Meeting of the BattleStars" at say, something like the next Wonderfest!
What a photo op that would make!
How much money do you have to spend on kits for one of those?
To get all the original parts in styrene, at today's prices, more than $10,000.
For that kind of money, my wife would demand that it actually was space worthy.
Seriously though, that is an amazing build, and as a kid growing up, I had three Sci-Fi Faves. Star Trek, Star Wars, and of course Battlestar Galactica.
Except for BSG 1980, which I still haven't forgiven them for.
Well, you can get a big set of cast parts from Custom Replicas for $2500+. I don't know how much more you'd have to fill in after that. It's a big investment, no matter how you swing it.
Even if you plan to mold/cast everything, you still need all the original parts to mold!
Thanks. I will check the site out.
Completed the top neck plate. Looked simple enough until I got to stringing all the miniscule wires.
I took care to give the suspended wires some slack so they match the "sagging telephone line" look of the studio model.
Last edited by ShowCraft; Oct 15, 2008 at 4:21 PM.
Simply AMAZING! Jim. You are the man!
The detail work you are doing is amazing, cant wait to see it completed
At no time in any "canonical" information (argue over the definition of that, but I take it to mean the original show, the show scripts, the director's notes, and the novelizations) has it ever been stated that there were only 12 Battlestars. That is a popular concept that started in fan circles and somehow has continued to be perpetuated.
Glen Larson himself stated in an interview that he had never laid that out as part of the mythos of Galactica. Fans have just thought it was a neat idea that every planet would have one Battlestar.
In the original telemovie, a total of five battlestars are seen at the "Peace Conference" (also called the Battle Of Cimtar, or alternately The Destruction). Background dialogue indicates that those were The Galactica, The Atlantia, The Pacifica, The Triton and The Acropolis.
The Pegasus appeared later in "Living Legend".
The Solaria, The Cerberus, and the Prometheus are all potential Battlestars that appear in the costumer's notes, but were never written into the show.
But there was never a cap on the number of Battlestars.
I know... I'm a geek with a capital "G". Spreadin' the good word.
P.S. That model work is so beautiful... I may cry.
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This build is so Nice. WOW!
keep up the good work!
Well, regardless of how many Battlestars there were/are ...
I still think it would really be cool to "Sortie the fleet" so to speak
and have all those privately-made Studio scale BattleStars all in the same room together