Galactica Model with lighting

Discussion in 'General Modeling' started by Borjis, Apr 1, 2012.

  1. Borjis

    Borjis Well-Known Member

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    This is a Revell 1997 "re-issue" of the classic Battlestar Galactica model kit.
    The model was built and lit by Wayne Hough.

    Anyone here know/own some of his works?

    I saw some of Wayne's work from an ebay auction of another Galactica
    model and knew I had to commission him to build mine if he would.

    He took me up on my offer and I'm very pleased to show photos
    of the fine job he did.

    The ship windows are lit with a white LED Light source and fiber optics.
    The ship engines have their own LED lights.

    A weathering "wash" has been applied to the model to bring out the fine details.

    Wayne also added back-lit interiors to the landing bays.

    Enjoy!

    -Chris
     
  2. FuseNova

    FuseNova Well-Known Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Nice looking model - great pics!

    What kind of base is this on?
     
  3. Borjis

    Borjis Well-Known Member

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    thanks FuseN

    In these photos It's mounted on a long drill bit at the model mounting point in the center
    for studio lighting. The drill bit is gaf taped to a 4ft C-stand and black gaffer tape covering up the a/c power cord.

    The models come with a moon like base stand so it's about 4 inches in the air,
    when mounted on it.
     
  4. Knightjar

    Knightjar Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Very nice work!
     
  5. youngwm

    youngwm Active Member

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    He really did a nice job the lighting is well thought out and looks really good..
     
  6. Siebigteroth3

    Siebigteroth3 New Member

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    So pretty! Classic Galactica is always the best. You could shoot special effect shots with that model
     
  7. opal1970

    opal1970 Well-Known Member

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    Hi Chris,
    welcome to the forum. That looks like a very nice job. it is always good to see someone bringing the ol' girl back to life.
    I am still in the beginning phase of my Galactica build, but love every minute that I invest into it.
     
  8. Borjis

    Borjis Well-Known Member

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    thanks guys and opal1970.

    my only regret is that I didn't know about/apply the "accurization" kits available.

    the miniature photography session was really fun.
    we played the galactica soundtrack cd while shooting...really "geeking" it! :)

    Wayne's in the middle of building my Revell re-issue Raider with a "studio model" paint scheme and of course, also with lighting. We're doing something a little different for the lighting so I can't wait to see it when its done.
    I'll be posting photos when it's ready.
     
    Last edited: Apr 2, 2012
  9. Chrisisall

    Chrisisall Sr Member

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    SO nice!!!:thumbsup
     
  10. Captain Han Solo

    Captain Han Solo Sr Member

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  11. Apollo

    Apollo Legendary Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Oh yeah!!

    Beautiful!!!! :thumbsup
     
  12. phase pistol

    phase pistol Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    I know it's only the Monogram but those look like frame grabs. :eek
     
  13. Chrisisall

    Chrisisall Sr Member

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    Oh, I wouldn't go THAT far... Fantastic lighting, but ....
     
  14. Borjis

    Borjis Well-Known Member

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    ya check out Chrisisall's Galactica model, it's much more accurate. but thanks for the compliment!
     
  15. Chrisisall

    Chrisisall Sr Member

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    It's actually not a huge model, so to light it up that effectively is MOST impressive. Gives the model a feeling of size it would otherwise not have.(y)thumbsup
     
  16. Borjis

    Borjis Well-Known Member

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    ya thats why there's no way to cram a 9-volt battery in there. has to be powered externally by an a/c adapter
     
  17. phase pistol

    phase pistol Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Well, granted... you need the bad matte, golf-ball sized stars, focus problems, image blooming... :lol

    [​IMG]
     
  18. Borjis

    Borjis Well-Known Member

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    now you're talkin!
     
  19. bigdean

    bigdean New Member

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    Cool... nicely done! :cool
     
  20. Aryast

    Aryast New Member

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    So beautiful! Love the lights!
     

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