Battlestar Galactica Finished pics

ShowCraft

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I recently started this commissioned Galactica. The idea with this build is to replicate the studio models exterior detailing part for part while revamping the interior to make the model as light weight, durable and user friendly as possible. The body is skinned entirely in .60 styrene over a bass wood skeleton affixed to an aluminum armature.

Jim C
 
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ShowCraft

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Re: Battlestar Galactica build - studio scale

Here's some pics from the beginning.
The armature is 1/16" thin walled aluminum pipe tacked together with a 'pulse on pulse' welder that doesn't warp thin aluminum. The lighting will be all LED. I'm using an incandescent tinted LED fixture for the fiber optics and much whiter LED spotlights for the engines. These LED fixtures are extremely bright and are tinted to give off the same color temperature as halogen bulbs but without putting out any heat, negating the need for any cooling apparatus.

Jim C
 

darthgoat

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Re: Battlestar Galactica build - studio scale

Wow! Watching this thread with great interest.
 

motivealloy

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Re: Battlestar Galactica build - studio scale

Holy frak, I want your work shop! This will be a very cool build. :thumbsup :thumbsup :thumbsup
 

greenguy

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Re: Battlestar Galactica build - studio scale

What a great idea! can't wait for more updates!
 

bobatrek

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Re: Battlestar Galactica build - studio scale

I'll be watching this thread! I would love to have the problem of "oh where to put this?"
 

FLUKE

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Re: Battlestar Galactica build - studio scale

"Were gonna need a bigger boat!"

What they said! :eek
 
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ShowCraft

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Re: Battlestar Galactica build - studio scale

Last night, I primed one side of the head just to see how the panel lines and other detail would show. (ignore the splatters of overspray) Its amazing how the clutter of bits and parts all come together under a coat of paint.

Jim Creveling



 
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star-art

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Re: Battlestar Galactica build - studio scale

Fantastic! Just the inspiration I needed today. And I thought your first model was amazing. This is the most perfect and beautiful model of the G I have ever seen. It looks better than the original! Thanks for posting this Jim. :D
 

Chronicle

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Re: Battlestar Galactica build - studio scale

Kurt,
This is it indeed! I couldn't be more excited! Jim is doing a fantastic job if I do say so myself. You'd be welcome to see it Kurt. Keep up the great work Mr.Creveling sir!

Clay
 

Flintlock

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Re: Battlestar Galactica build - studio scale

This is Jim Creveling? It's a pleasure to meet you, sir. Well, you know what I mean...

I live not too far from you...
 

feek61

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Re: Battlestar Galactica build - studio scale

Wow, just stunning!!! How long is this beauty?


Will
 
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