Moebius New Galactica with lighting, Acreation decals, Paragrafix PE & Admiralty turrets finished...

wmcheng

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Finally finished the Nu-Galactica - not the greatest of kits (I've been spoiled with Japanese kits that just goes together!). Lots of huge gaps, internal sprue gates to cut off and shaved an entire deck off the nose and ground away so much plastic just to the head to align correctly with the body. The Admiralty turret guns were a highlight to use, but the string of dollar store LED lights were too dim to see in the daylight (you get what you paid for) afterwards. The Acreation Models decal set were great and added a lot of depth to the ribbed areas, however there was a variation in darkness between the 3 sheets and lots of areas were left missing without decals - I had to scrounge up and not use decal that where in hard to see places to piece up missing decals in more hero areas. There were hundreds of ribs to cut out individually that my neck is so sore now from the days/weeks I spent hunched over in my magnifying glasses cutting and applying the decal strips. Funny, I always had this deep metallic finish in mind when I first watched the show, and the model turned out similar to what I had in mind, but upon reviewing the references now afterwards, its much more matte and bluish grey. I did do an overall dry-brushing of bluish grey filter and hand painted matte clearcoat between the ribs over the decals and spot matte/flat coated the paneling to create more variation in the sheen especially when viewed from certain angles.
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I've had this kit, a lighting kit, the decals, & photoetch set sitting in storage for several years now. I've tried to sell them as a set here with no takers, but your build ALMOST makes me want to dig it out & give it a go...


... almost.

LOL

Incredible job.
 
Beautiful job on this one! You really made this one into a stunner!
I do wish Mobius had gone for a larger scale.
I’d have loved to build this kit, but they go for silly money now! Even the Vipers and Raptors are so much!
 
Finally finished the Nu-Galactica - not the greatest of kits (I've been spoiled with Japanese kits that just goes together!). Lots of huge gaps, internal sprue gates to cut off and shaved an entire deck off the nose and ground away so much plastic just to the head to align correctly with the body. The Admiralty turret guns were a highlight to use, but the string of dollar store LED lights were too dim to see in the daylight (you get what you paid for) afterwards. The Acreation Models decal set were great and added a lot of depth to the ribbed areas, however there was a variation in darkness between the 3 sheets and lots of areas were left missing without decals - I had to scrounge up and not use decal that where in hard to see places to piece up missing decals in more hero areas. There were hundreds of ribs to cut out individually that my neck is so sore now from the days/weeks I spent hunched over in my magnifying glasses cutting and applying the decal strips. Funny, I always had this deep metallic finish in mind when I first watched the show, and the model turned out similar to what I had in mind, but upon reviewing the references now afterwards, its much more matte and bluish grey. I did do an overall dry-brushing of bluish grey filter and hand painted matte clearcoat between the ribs over the decals and spot matte/flat coated the paneling to create more variation in the sheen especially when viewed from certain angles. View attachment 1720703View attachment 1720704View attachment 1720705View attachment 1720706View attachment 1720707View attachment 1720708View attachment 1720709View attachment 1720710View attachment 1720711View attachment 1720712View attachment 1720713View attachment 1720714View attachment 1720715View attachment 1720716View attachment 1720717View attachment 1720718View attachment 1720719View attachment 1720720View attachment 1720721View attachment 1720722View attachment 1720723View attachment 1720724View attachment 1720725View attachment 1720726
It looks really great! I love all the subtle detailing on the surface and the finish is just right. Great result!
 
Beautiful job on this one! You really made this one into a stunner!
I do wish Mobius had gone for a larger scale.
I’d have loved to build this kit, but they go for silly money now! Even the Vipers and Raptors are so much!
I had the salzo half studio scale version of the old school galactica I lost it and 200 other models in a celing colapse at a storage faclity. I have well over a thousand models not ever opened 200 plus this studio models was not able to be saved can't get another one I have tryed with no luck it was long ago retired this fellows build is super niceI do like bigger kits you are rite on we need a bigger scale of this I do have the old school mobius kit both I think just need all the goodys to go with
 
Love your build I need to start collecting all those goodys that gives it that kick and you myt Friend have kicked it out of the park just love it
 

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