As anyone who has bought the Moebius' Cylon Raider has discovered, the box art is a season 1-3 Raider and the kit itself is a season 4 Raider.
Being more of a fan of the earlier design, I decided to backdate the kit and light it.
For season 4 the Raider was revamped to look closer to the centurion, its face was leaned out and its scanner was changed to a V shape.
The first thing I did was to widen the "mouth" and to make a new grille by shingling strips of styrene. Once this was done the new grille was inserted and the rest of the S.4 details were covered over in Aves
You can still see hints of the original shape lurking under the surface;
Here you can see that the forehead was built up to be rounder,
A little bit of Aves later, and our boy now has a viewport!
Another change that was made was that the two wing bumps (the kit instructions call them the engines) have scalloped details. These were filled in. I' not sure if it's cannon or not, but I kinda like the outline of where the vents are located, so I may engrave the contour
My plan from here is to make a rubber mold of the front of the Raider's face, that way I can drill out the viewport, put the face back in the mold and restore the visor in clear resin (similar technique I used on the Serenity build)