BSG Clyon Basestar

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  1. TD-0488

    TD-0488 Active Member

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    Is anyone kitbashing one? I used to have site where someone was making a Galactica but there has not been any new post in awhile. Anyone with new progress on these two?
     
  2. star-art

    star-art Sr Member

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    I have seen photos of one person's efforts to build a basestar and know of only one other attempt. There is so little reference available to try to recreate this subject. For some reason, this design does not seem to be very popular (but I have always liked it).

    My site is fairly active on the topic of Galactica, then there is the Yahoo Galactica Builder's Group. Most folks who are building these replicas keep their discussions to private e-mail and there is not a lot of posting on the boards anymore. The primary reason for this is competition for kits and parts -- as more people get into building studio-scale replicas the parts/kits get harder and harder to find and more and more expensive. Because of the high cost and limited availability of reference material, very few projects ever get completed.

    Links:

    http://www.StarshipBuilder.com (no membership required to view posts)

    http://groups.yahoo.com/group/galacticabuilders/ (requires free membership to view photos)
     
  3. spcglider@aol.com

    spcglider@aol.com Sr Member

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    "My site is fairly active on the topic of Galactica, then there is the Yahoo Galactica Builder's Group. Most folks who are building these replicas keep their discussions to private e-mail and there is not a lot of posting on the boards anymore. The primary reason for this is competition for kits and parts -- as more people get into building studio-scale replicas the parts/kits get harder and harder to find and more and more expensive. Because of the high cost and limited availability of reference material, very few projects ever get completed."

    Yes... I've been to and signed up on your site. I learned very quickly to watch what I say and how I say it.


    But that having been said, it s a great site.


    And the fact that the kit parts are geting harder to find really leads me to believe that there would be a pretty good cottage-market for resin recast parts. Am I correct?


    -Gordon
     
  4. star-art

    star-art Sr Member

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    Not quite sure what to make of that, but glad you enjoyed it nonetheless. :)

    Absolutely. That is, if people can figure out what parts they need in the first place. Lack of sufficient reference is probably the biggest problem, followed by scarcity of kits and the resulting extreme cost. We're talking thousands of $ in original kits to build most subjects and some cost 5 figures. Then there is the sheer volume of parts for some subjects. You would need a lot of people in the market for all those parts to make them cost effective. There don't seem to be any easy answers. . .
     
  5. cobywan

    cobywan Sr Member

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    Here's a fast answer.

    Scratchbuild.

    (I'm looking for cover to duck under now.)
     
  6. star-art

    star-art Sr Member

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    Smart aleck.. :D

    You still need some decent reference even to scratch the details. . .

    ;)
     
  7. boatbuilder1

    boatbuilder1 Well-Known Member

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    good luck I have been ID ing parts for the tos series for years and have little to show for it sure the regular known kits are posted everywhere but its the oddball kits that are next to impossible to id or find

    hey what if we could get the financial backing from a lottery winner
    ha pipe dream
     
  8. Treadwell

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    The original was on ebay a few months ago. I thought I'd saved the pics but can't find them here at home. I'll check my work computer on Monday.
     
  9. Tordoc

    Tordoc Well-Known Member

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    I think this is it:

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  10. Treadwell

    Treadwell Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    I don't think that's from the auction, as it had some damage/missing pieces. They aren't on my work comp, either...must've forgotten to save 'em. Drat.
     
  11. star-art

    star-art Sr Member

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    That is the model that was auctioned and that is one of the photos from the auction. . . :)
     
  12. Treadwell

    Treadwell Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Cool. :)

    Obviously not as damaged as I remembered--I do notice, now, the missing crossbeam in the recess closest to the camera.
     
  13. star-art

    star-art Sr Member

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    Ah, yes. I once held that piece in my little hand. It's a lot bigger than I imagined, this model must be HUGE in person. 8)
     
  14. KrokoHunter

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    Perhaps it would be possible to take some good screenshots from the "The Hand Of God" episode, where Adama is fiddling with a tactic model of the Basestar (which to my knowledge and logic sense, would be the actual studiomodel).

    I can't do the caps yet. I only have a bad divX-version. The DVD-box should dump into the mailbox somtimes this week.

    Happy modeling
    Niels
     
  15. sleepless

    sleepless Well-Known Member

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  16. Tordoc

    Tordoc Well-Known Member

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    Where did you get those pictures? I've never seen them before..
     
  17. KrokoHunter

    KrokoHunter Sr Member

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    Hey Sleepless.

    WOW, very nice pics.



    There's also a couple of nice pics on the DVD-box (got my DVD-box btw...) Not high res. enough for detailing, but ok for overall measurements.

    Cheers
    Niels
     

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