Little Galactica

Discussion in 'General Modeling' started by cobywan, Apr 8, 2005.

  1. cobywan

    cobywan Sr Member

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    Hey guys. I am new to posting here. I have been lurking for the better part of a year now.

    Here is a little project I have been working on in some form for almost two years now. A model of the New Galactica.

    First some drawings.

    This PDF if 4MB so you are fairly warned;

    http://home.comcast.net/~cobywan/Images/Wh...lactica2003.pdf

    And here is a page with some CG studies I did to get my forms right;

    http://home.comcast.net/~cobywan/Images/Ga...Data/thumbs.htm

    This is a big picture. If your screen is black scroll down and to the side;

    http://home.comcast.net/~cobywan/Images/Ga...2003/Max_A3.jpg

    And here are a couple of shots of my first parts test;

    http://home.comcast.net/~cobywan/Images/Ga...03/Bowtest2.jpg

    http://home.comcast.net/~cobywan/Images/Ga...003/Bowtest.jpg

    The first set of parts were adding up to be too thick. So I remade the laser cut parts bigger to fit proportionally. This Galactica is about the same scale as that little Basestar resin kit that Federation Models sells.
     
  2. phase pistol

    phase pistol Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Welcome aboard. :D

    And WOW that's some fine 3D work. :)

    - Karl
     
  3. Watson

    Watson Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Coby can we slam on your for not sharing your blue prints :lol

    I am just kidding my man, this is excellent work.

    JDH
     
  4. Wolvster1

    Wolvster1 Sr Member Gone but not forgotten.

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    Oh GOOD ONE JDH, get
    started on the
    whole SHARE YOUR wealth THING..

    :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol

    Just kiddin' Man.... ;)

    Hey, are you going to make a " smaller "
    Galactica as well as the nice meaty BIG ONE ??

    { Never did ask ya' THAT one... } :p
     
  5. cobywan

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    The first thing I wanted to do was test out the shapes in a smaller scale. Then I would exploit that work and make copies. I have some interest from a former Zoic employee who wants to get some for gifts. This smaller version won't need the same amount of detail that a 22" one will. It's a nice way to scratch that Galactica itch. And work out any problems.
     
  6. Watson

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    All kidding asside Coby this is phenomenal work so far. I am glad you made it to the RPF.

    Greg
     
  7. Wolvster1

    Wolvster1 Sr Member Gone but not forgotten.

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    Hmm, I never thought of the whole
    " gift " idea... :thumbsup

    That would acutally be pretty cool, as you
    KNOW those lil' suckers would go like
    HOTCAKES...

    Kinda' a sweet treat BEFORE the nice
    BIG MAIN COURSE..... :lol
     
  8. Jestefarean

    Jestefarean Sr Member

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    Great to see the initial test shots Coby. Excellent work.
     
  9. animek

    animek New Member

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    Great Model cobywan. Do you have a web site that show's your work?
     
  10. cobywan

    cobywan Sr Member

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    Yeah. Here it is;

    http://home.comcast.net/~cobywan/mypage.html

    I haven't set up my profile yet. Sorry.
     
  11. cobywan

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  12. 12Rogues

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    * thats impressive.

    Was just browsing your page too. Very nice work.
     
  13. cobywan

    cobywan Sr Member

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    Thank you very much.
     
  14. Darkknight0667

    Darkknight0667 Sr Member

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    I look at those pictures and think that you're doing a great job. Then, I see the shot showing you holding it in the palm of your hand and get a sense of the scale that you're working in, and I'm absolutely blown away. Simply amazing.
     
  15. Betamin

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    Wow. I too was amazed when it was shown in your hand. I thought it was larger than that with all the tiny raised lines in it. Great job. I can't wait to see it finished. :thumbsup
     
  16. cobywan

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  17. Firefoxm31

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    still looking great keep up the efforts..... love them lasers ehh...
    William
     
  18. Darkknight0667

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    It's amazing. I see shots of this and I'm blown away by the detail you've managed to put into it. Then, I see a shot where your finger is shown and I can't believe that you're doing all this on such a small scale. Friggin' astounding.
     
  19. cobywan

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    Uuuuhh thank you. Thankyou verymuch.

    It's great fun too. I find that I really want to start the big one soon.
     
  20. superjedi

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    Man. . . have to agree with everyone else.
    Awesome work in such a small scale.
    Eric
     
  21. Jestefarean

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    man, this baby is looking so good.
     
  22. SinkTube Jedi

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    That is a Very impressive job, wish I had your skills
     
  23. cobywan

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    Here is where I am at right now. I was really hoping to have a casting ready for Wonderfest but I don't know if it will happen at this point. I took today off to work on it and wasn't quite able to get the engine armors to work. I really need to focus on them this weekend.
    http://home.comcast.net/~cobywan/Images/Ga...alactica009.jpg
    http://home.comcast.net/~cobywan/Images/Ga...alactica010.jpg
    http://home.comcast.net/~cobywan/Images/Ga...alactica011.jpg
    http://home.comcast.net/~cobywan/Images/Ga...alactica012.jpg
    http://home.comcast.net/~cobywan/Images/Ga...alactica013.jpg
    http://home.comcast.net/~cobywan/Images/Ga...alactica014.jpg
    http://home.comcast.net/~cobywan/Images/Ga...alactica015.jpg

    I must say that I am not entirely happy with this study. Please consider it a maquette rather than a model. I hope to do better on the Biggie G.
     
  24. Darkknight0667

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    I don't see how you could be anything but thrilled with what you've created there. I'm in complete awe of this. But, if you insist on being disappointed with it, finish it up and send it to me so that you won't be haunted by it for all eternity.

    Seriously, you may just be too close to it (and at that scale, how could you not be?). What you may need to do is take a little time off from it so that you can approach it with a clear head.

    Not only can't I wait to see this when you've finished it, but I am eagerly anticipating the large version, as well.
     
  25. cobywan

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    I think you're right about being too close. I think I was frustrated at not having the panels done today. It is really hard for me to NOT work on a bigger one right now. I can see how things will be done nicer on the larger one and want to see that treatment. I really hope to be done by Wonderfest though.
     
  26. BB43MAN

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    :cloneblue :D "Git 'er Done Coby. By the way, loved you in Revenge of the Sith.....wait.....that's your twin brother, right?

    Can't wait for the large GALACTICA.

    "SO SAY WE ALL.........."
     
  27. phase pistol

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  28. Raygun

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    You are too close to it. You're worrying about stuff that you just can't do in that scale. It looks good and I think it'll look better once you get some paint on it. You gotta know by now that you're your own worst critic...we all are to some degree. And yeah, there's probably things you could alter to make it better, but you might as well save that for the big one and just leave this one where it's at. It's already above and beyond what's available as a kit and personally I think it's one of your best efforts. Well, it's my favorite at least. I think I like it better than the Falcon. Can't wait to see this painted. Too bad you don't have time to get dry transfers done for the graphics. Maybe for the big G? Gimmie a call tomorrow if you get time.

    Later :)
    Raygun
     
  29. Dobber

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    Hey Coby, it truely looks fantastic. I agree you might just need to step away from it for a bit though. Question though, I couldn't tell in the pictures...did you take pictures of the flight-pods extended or is it only closed? Looking forward to seeing the big G...

    Chris
     
  30. cobywan

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    Hey guys, Thanks for all the encouragement and support. It has been very motivational. I took a couple of days off from it then put in more time today. I finally got the engine shrouds the right shape. I think I can fix most of what bothers me in a resin casting. Then I may consider doing my mold shrinking trick to get this girl obsenely tiny.


    http://home.comcast.net/~cobywan/Images/Ga...alactica016.jpg
    http://home.comcast.net/~cobywan/Images/Ga...alactica017.jpg
    http://home.comcast.net/~cobywan/Images/Ga...alactica018.jpg
    http://home.comcast.net/~cobywan/Images/Ga...alactica019.jpg
     
  31. cobywan

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    The pods are optionally open or closed.
     
  32. Gary Weaver II

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    You know whats really sad...

    All along I just thought that was a QUARTER for reference.

    I just now realized it was a dime... *...

    Looking good.
     
  33. Darkknight0667

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    You mean you want to make it even smaller than this???.?.?.?.? *.

    Are you going to offer it in both sizes, Small and "Holy Crap That's Tiny"?
     
  34. cobywan

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    I'm thinking of shrinking it a little bit to make it truely in scale with the existing Basestar kit. Then I am going to start on the 22 3/4" Galactica.
     
  35. Sporak

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    Hi Cobywan,

    I had the pleasure of holding that beauty in my hand over the weekend...
    Oh my...the details...the details...there were details there that my eye couldn't even focus on...

    I was VERY impressed.

    The engine grill is fantastic.

    Did I mention details...

    Bravo my friend.
    And Thanks Again. :)
     
  36. Sporak

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    That, will be a treasure...... :)


     
  37. Raygun

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    Hey Bill :)

    It was nice to finally hook up and meet you and your family :) I need you to email me your snail mail address so I can send you a copy of the WF photos.

    Joe
     
  38. Darkknight0667

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    BUMP.

    Just so that this little beauty doesn't get forgotten.

    Any new progress?
     
  39. rhboyd

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    yeah yeah yeah... wanna see the finished piece.. and about that casting... I'd LOVE a tiny little Galactica... and would love to fins out about your "mold shrinking trick"....

    cheers,
    -r.
     
  40. Jestefarean

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    Im very excitied about this beauty.
     
  41. altername

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    smeggin' awesome B) :thumbsup
     
  42. cobywan

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    I need to wrap this up. I got a call from a Zoic guy who needs one in less that two weeks. That is just the fire I needed lit under my... um, you know what.
     
  43. cobywan

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  44. womo68

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    oh my god..

    That is just insane.

    Great job.


    womo
     
  45. knightdriver2001

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    Holy Crap.

    If you go t that much detail in that little kit, I can only wait to see
    how your bigger G is gonna look. AWESOME job.
     
  46. rhboyd

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    That really is a wonderous work of art...

    I just read my earlier post and it comes off as disrespectful and glib... for that I apologise... I am very interested in your mold shrinking trick, though, as well as getting a beautiful tiny galactica to call my own...

    cheers, and congrats on a masterful job.
    -r.
     
  47. Jestefarean

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    Okay...so when can I get one.?.?.?.
     
  48. Dobber

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    In best Scruffy voice "SECOND"... Coby that is too sweet.... Can't wait to hear how to get one..

    Chris
     
  49. Darkknight0667

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    I'll call 'Third'.

    Amazing work, Coby. I've really enjoyed watching this develop.
     
  50. Wolvster1

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    Jestefarean said,

    " Okay...so when can I get one.?.?.?. "


    HEY, BACK IN LINE for us that KNOW the
    guy ...........................................................



    :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol






    Just kiddin' man... ;)


    Well, kinda'.. :p
     

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