NEW BSG Raider..

Discussion in 'Studio Scale Models' started by Wolvster1, Mar 20, 2005.

  1. Wolvster1

    Wolvster1 Sr Member Gone but not forgotten.

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    Well, since it look's like the NEW Raider is
    CLOSE to comming out I decided to show off my
    " new " version of the Cylon Raider from BSG .

    This is in 1/24th scale as well so it will look
    right at home with the latest Viper efforts.. ;)

    Some early shots of the fuselage.

    [image]http://www.wackychimp.com/uploads/Image12.jpg[/image]

    [image]http://www.wackychimp.com/uploads/Image9_1.jpg[/image]

    A shot of the two " bat " wings... :)

    [image]http://www.wackychimp.com/uploads/Image23_2.jpg[/image]

    Next up is a detail shot of the sensor array mounted into the
    " elbow " of each wing.

    [image]http://www.wackychimp.com/uploads/Image233_1.jpg[/image]

    [image]http://www.wackychimp.com/uploads/Image7_2.jpg[/image]


    Here's the underwing "Engine Cowling" that I've been
    working on. Thing's a PAIN, full of nasty curves
    hard to get " right" . :confused

    It's hollowed out and will be cast so you can see
    " through " it and the Engine encased inside it.

    Also, you can see the Missle Door Covers { in white }.
    They will be made removable and show the " pod " of
    missles located inside the wing so you can have an option
    to display doors OPEN or CLOSED.

    { Missles INCLUDED of course... ;) }

    [image]http://www.wackychimp.com/uploads/Image133.jpg[/image]



    And lastly some close-ups of a few detail
    pieces.

    [image]http://www.wackychimp.com/uploads/Image153_1.jpg[/image]

    [image]http://www.wackychimp.com/uploads/Image19.jpg[/image]

    I'm further along then when these were snapped, but I felt like
    a preview might be in order... :)

    I'll be posting more detailed goodies soon as there are
    TONS of details to add to this puppy . B)


    And MANY THANKS Wacky Chimp ... :thumbsup
     
  2. BrundelFly

    BrundelFly Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Well Hell....Looks like we wont bother making one.

    We can do the Mark 7 ..
     
  3. SinkTube Jedi

    SinkTube Jedi Well-Known Member

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    Hey I just saw this thread, give us a little time after the MK II, well at least me, I in for one...


    Yes Please....
     
  4. DuneMuadDib

    DuneMuadDib Sr Member

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    I'm dying to get a Mk VII Viper.

    Good looking progress on that raider Wolvster1.
     
  5. Watson

    Watson Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    * Kip where are you finding all this time? I am really impressed.

    JDH
     
  6. Rick Deckard

    Rick Deckard Well-Known Member

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    Hi.

    Great work. :thumbsup

    One question. What type of material are you using to build this model? Plastic?


    Adolfo
     
  7. GraflexLuthor

    GraflexLuthor New Member

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    Just as cool as the Viper ..

    Very very cool ..
     
  8. imaginager

    imaginager Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Oh, yeah. Keep the pics coming. Excellent work...

    Allan
     
  9. SinkTube Jedi

    SinkTube Jedi Well-Known Member

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    Looking forward to the Raider. :)
     
  10. phase pistol

    phase pistol Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Just the head part looks like an "Alien" cylon. :D

    - k
     
  11. staermose

    staermose Sr Member

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    YES... The main body looks like the bastard son of The Predator, an Alien and Robocop. Still. It's really amazing.

    Cheers
    Staermose
     
  12. Wolvster1

    Wolvster1 Sr Member Gone but not forgotten.

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    Welp, update time again..

    Sorry it's been kinda' SPARSE working on this thing
    as I've had other " things " get in the way lately.. :$

    Here's an overview of all the MAJOR parts
    attached together..

    TOP VIEW....

    [image]http://www.wackychimp.com/uploads/Image11111.jpg[/image]


    BOTTOM VIEW.....

    [image]http://www.wackychimp.com/uploads/Image7111.jpg[/image]

    And a few " beauty shots ".... :lol

    [image]http://www.wackychimp.com/uploads/Image311.jpg[/image]

    [image]http://www.wackychimp.com/uploads/Image5111.jpg[/image]

    [image]http://www.wackychimp.com/uploads/Image4222.jpg[/image]


    As you can see there's a LONG ongoing process of adding
    all the " greeblies " to the fuselage and most notably WINGS .
    Lot's and LOT'S of panel lines yet to be added as well as
    odd's n' end's.. ;)

    Only thing I have to really " build " at this point are the missles
    for the missle bays. I'll probably leave those for last as I'm more interested
    in getting the MAJOR body parts DONE and into rubber then I am a
    bunch of little missles... :D
     
  13. imaginager

    imaginager Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Great work.. That looks incredible.

    Allan
     
  14. SinkTube Jedi

    SinkTube Jedi Well-Known Member

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    Wow. That is a fine piece of work.... :thumbsup
     
  15. Dobber

    Dobber Well-Known Member

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    That is BEAUTIFUL. Definitely keep us posted..

    Chris
     
  16. Jestefarean

    Jestefarean Sr Member

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    Can I ask what your making the main body out of?

    Thanks.
     
  17. szarchie

    szarchie New Member

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    This is going to be a kit, right.. Please tell me its going to be a kit... :confused
     
  18. RogueSolo

    RogueSolo Well-Known Member

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    Wow, that looks absolutely incredible. I can't wait to see the finished product, it should be really impressive. Any idea on how you're going to display that?
     
  19. Mycroft Holmes

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    For those of you not familiar with Kip's work, he is a very taleted scuplter. Back when I worked on Babylon 5 he had made a kit of the Shadow ships. His work was so good it looked like the CG model. All the way down to the facets and other raised details. His castings are well done his kits are very nice when assembled.

    I think this kit, if you decide to make a run of these, will go great with our mk 2 Viper. And the mk 7;)

    Kip, I hope you decide to do a kit. I think these people will love it.

    I'm still diging through things for more detail info for you.

    Take care and I'll talk to you soon.


    Mark
     
  20. cobywan

    cobywan Sr Member

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    You need to make a detailed interior. Maybe cast it in urethane rubber. ;)

    Great work Kip.
     
  21. Wolvster1

    Wolvster1 Sr Member Gone but not forgotten.

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    Thanks Mark, appreciate the kind words... :$

    As to the interior thing, I " WAS " going to make
    it a SOLID fuselage. But, I know a number of people
    have asked about the " guts " of the ship so I shifted
    gears and decided to make a two-piece hull...

    These are EARLY shots of the hull. But you get an idea
    of what it will look like...

    [image]http://www.wackychimp.com/uploads/Image10332.jpg[/image]

    [image]http://www.wackychimp.com/uploads/Image22233.jpg[/image]

    Basically, it WILL be " semi-hollow ". I figured that it being
    TWO parts instead of a hunk o' resin one piece would help
    anyone who wanted to TRY and do the gut's of the thing.
    Mind you, you'll still have some dremeling to do to REALLY
    get all the resin out, but it definately will beat hacking it in
    TWO on your own... ;)


    Again, MANY thanks Wacy Chimp... :thumbsup
     
  22. Jestefarean

    Jestefarean Sr Member

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    Thats a great add on.

    (and should provide almost enough room for a small animal. My plans of launching a hamster grow ever more possible. ) :)
     
  23. womo68

    womo68 Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    WOW :confused Big fan of the new series. Nice...very nice indeed.


    Wayne
     
  24. spacenut

    spacenut New Member

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    Oh, my poor bank account :confused any hints on if, when and how much for one of these? (you are going to 'kit' it...please?) Amazing work, just beautiful .
     
  25. Wolvster1

    Wolvster1 Sr Member Gone but not forgotten.

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    Well, I've FINALLY gotten around to another update . :D

    I've had a few setbacks lately, one of which is below...
    I decided I wanted a " nice " stand for this kit instead
    of something OLD and TIRED looking. So, I came up with
    a design I thought would compliment the Raider and here it is... :)

    [image]http://www.wackychimp.com/uploads/Image19ef.jpg[/image]

    [image]http://www.wackychimp.com/uploads/Image20ef.jpg[/image]

    The stand measures 6 inches across and includes a clear acrylic rod
    that is mounted in the center for displaying the Raider on.

    As you can see, I obviously just copied the Cylon inginia to create
    teh stand. But, I wanted somethign a little more " eye catching "
    so I decide to go for a 3-D look to it for some depth.

    The place I took my design too took ALLOT longer to make then
    they claimed it would so it's been a LONG delay in getting this
    kit ready to GO. :$

    As you can see, I've been casting stands lately....

    [image]http://www.wackychimp.com/uploads/Image1errr.jpg[/image]


    Also, here's a slight glimpse of the Raider kit...

    [image]http://www.wackychimp.com/uploads/3443.jpg[/image]


    While I know everyone is getting thier Vipers and I and my lil' kit
    will get lost in the excitement I hope that when this thing is ready
    to go it WILL at the very least be greeted with as much kindness
    as the Viper ?

    GOD KNOW'S those guys raised the bar so high I'm
    straining my BUTT trying to REACH IT .....................




    {{{ Just kiddin' gentelmen... }}}


    Well, not about straining, your kit KICK'S .. :thumbsup
     
  26. cobywan

    cobywan Sr Member

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    Great kit. I'm just waiting for the payment details.

    Also you should have asked me about making the base for you. I could have done that over one lunch break with the shop lasercutter.
     
  27. Wolvster1

    Wolvster1 Sr Member Gone but not forgotten.

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    You know , I had SERIOUSLY considered asking you
    if this was something you could " hammer out " out at work
    or not ?? But, with your work on LITTLE G, BIG G, and the
    Viper I KNOW you got... B)

    Not to mention I figuered you had to get a Refit I thought you would
    have no time at ALL for MORE stuff to do right now... :(
     
  28. cobywan

    cobywan Sr Member

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    You know me too well. The little stuff is easy though. Except for the Mini G. That thing is a pain.

    But seriously. Anybody who has something like this just let me know if I can help.
     
  29. Jestefarean

    Jestefarean Sr Member

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    Man oh man...looks like a thing of beauty. Where do I sign up.?.?.? Please... :)
     
  30. moffeaton

    moffeaton Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    I'm behind Jesse.

    :-D

    LOVE that stand, too...
     
  31. cobywan

    cobywan Sr Member

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    Yes. Yes. I forgot to say so. I love the classic motif and the depth makes it seem more aggresive somehow.
     
  32. swpropmaker

    swpropmaker Sr Member

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    Im behind Jason.. Got to have... power... to strong.... * Cylons. Please add me to your list.

    Steve
     
  33. szarchie

    szarchie New Member

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    I'm in for one of these too. How do I sign up? Awesome job. When and how much is it going to be??

    Cheers

    Archie
     
  34. BrundelFly

    BrundelFly Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Sign me up to..
    THis Kit rocks.

    :)
     
  35. Wolvster1

    Wolvster1 Sr Member Gone but not forgotten.

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    Hey, thanks guys. I do appreciate all the
    feedback on this. Also, I think I'm pretty well
    " there " as far as this thing goes for being finished . :D

    So, any that are interested can email me here

    khart2@woh.rr.com


    and we can take it from there.... ;)


    Thanks again for the support and I will
    be making more update here soon... B)
     
  36. Wolvster1

    Wolvster1 Sr Member Gone but not forgotten.

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    Oh, I forgot to add one other thing...
    I had started a Thread in the OT 2 weeks
    ago but no one responded to it... :(

    IF anyone here is going to WONDERFEST
    this month I will be thre WITH my Raider
    and " other " goodies... :D

    So, you can get a good look up close and personal...

    Not to mention see MORE GOODIES then GOD
    ever put into one building .. B)
     
  37. Dobber

    Dobber Well-Known Member

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    Many of us were only able to join recently and still don't have access to the OT threads.

    Chris
     
  38. Dobber

    Dobber Well-Known Member

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    Oh yeah, Your Raider look fantastic...

    Chris
     
  39. Smiling Demon

    Smiling Demon Sr Member

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    That looks great.

    There is something about the new Raider. I like it..

    Kenny
     
  40. Gundamhead

    Gundamhead New Member

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    I've bought several of Kip's models in the past. All of them were excellent. This looks fantastic. I can't wait to build it.
     
  41. Wolvster1

    Wolvster1 Sr Member Gone but not forgotten.

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    Ok, short update here with more to follow later..

    WHEN I TAKE BETTER PICTURES . :p

    But these came out OK so I'll post them... :D

    [image]http://www.wackychimp.com/uploads/Try4.jpg[/image]

    [image]http://www.wackychimp.com/uploads/TRY25.jpg[/image]


    Since you can't see the underside to owell I flipped it over
    for this shot.. Gives you a glimpse of all the busy work
    under there....

    [image]http://www.wackychimp.com/uploads/try34.jpg[/image]


    Oh, adn I have to figure out WHY I keep getting a GREEN
    tint to the pic's ??? The ship is painted in various shades of
    DARK BLUES . :confused
     
  42. Watson

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    :eek * Kip that is * nice bro. I am really impressed.

    JDH
     
  43. Wolvster1

    Wolvster1 Sr Member Gone but not forgotten.

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    Thanks... :$

    Don't think I forgot about YOU either... ;)

    I have a whole SLEW of build pics
    that I will be adding to your site..

    Mabye see about ruining your bandwidth ...

    :lol :lol :lol
     
  44. imaginager

    imaginager Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Awesome work. Looking very, very Cylon. I kinda like the green tint, myself... :D
     
  45. Betamin

    Betamin Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Impressive.. Very, very impressive. Fantastic job.. :thumbsup
     
  46. Watson

    Watson Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Unlimited bro :thumbsup The only way to go :p

    Greg
     
  47. t2sides

    t2sides Sr Member

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    Great Work Kip... B) Your paint job is awesome, looks very nice.. Look forward to seeing it at WF.


    BTW, what are the dimensions on it?? Curious how it sizes up w/ Frank n' Moe's Viper.
     
  48. Wolvster1

    Wolvster1 Sr Member Gone but not forgotten.

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    Thanks guys, I appreciate the kind words...

    I still dunno what happened to the paint as
    I used 4 shades of DARK BLUE ?????

    Oh well, I put on my first coat of DULLCOAT
    and it helped to " even out " the greenish tint
    to it a wee-bit.. :confused

    [image]http://www.wackychimp.com/uploads/closein.jpg[/image]

    Still, I have ot admit, even though it's SUPPOSED to be an
    extremly DARK BLUE I think the green is slightly growing
    on me... :lol


    BTW, wing tip to tail it's 15 1/2 inchs long....
     
  49. Jestefarean

    Jestefarean Sr Member

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    man its beautiful.
     
  50. Watson

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    Good God man that is a beautiful paint job. Cant wait to see one with a chaser on the eye of the ship :)

    Greg
     

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