Nu Galacita in 1/2500th scale

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  1. cobywan

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  2. Hand Solo

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    So Say We All.
     
  3. RedTwoX

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    <div class='quotetop'>(Hand Solo @ Jun 28 2006, 12:25 PM) [snapback]1270060[/snapback]</div>
    So say we all.


    I've been waiting for some more news on this one.
     
  4. knightdriver2001

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    Holy Sh^&$.......I mean.... Ummmm Crap. :eek

    Hot *. That is looking awesome.

    Nice work. I'll be watching this thread for sure.
     
  5. Kuhn Global

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    As my grandpa used to say...

    "That's more gooder." :p
     
  6. Gort

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    That really is an amazing level of detail you've managed. The more you look at it, the more you see. I dread to think the hours you must have invested to reach that level of quality.

    Can I ask how you approached it?
     
  7. Jedi Dade

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    Coby,

    You just let me know where to send the pre-order money :love

    Jedi Dade
     
  8. cobywan

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    <div class='quotetop'>(Gort @ Jun 29 2006, 03:27 PM) [snapback]1270692[/snapback]</div>
    The build time for that bow was about 15 hours or so. (That's not counting the last two years of blueprinting, CG modeling and the buildup on the Mini G.) It took about 10 days of little-bits-of-time to go from cad to primer.

    The whole ship is made out of "bread" slices. There are rib sections made of .030" styrene and .250" slices of urethane foam. The foam is stacked together and the smooth contour is sanded across the parts. Then I make urethane castings of detail strips that I made using a laser cutter for the panels and details with styrene chips, photoetch and plastic greeblies. The strips are wraped around each foam slice and sanded flush with the slice face. Then the ribs and slices are stacked back together.

    Easy. :)

    I have the ribs and slices cut for the whole center cull and bow and engines. I just started the contouring phase last night. (I started watching season 2 Galactica to get me back into the mood.) Hopefuly I will be able to start glueing the detail strips on this weekend.
     
  9. Dymerski

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    just SICK . SICK SICK........ :eek :thumbsup :love
     
  10. Gort

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    Thanks for the info. Very ingenious way to tackle what is at first glance a pretty scary ship to model in the 'real world' as opposed to a computer. If the bow looks that cool then the whole finished Battlestar will be nothing short of awesome.

    Really great work, if you are not already a pro modelmaker...you should be :)
     
  11. KrokoHunter

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    Wow, Coby

    I guess that another to my "Wish List" ;-)

    Keep up feeding us with these great WIP pictures.

    Cheers
    Niels
     
  12. GoldCylon1

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    Very nice work
     
  13. womo68

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    good lord...that's just awesome. Very nice indeed.. :thumbsup


    womo
     
  14. cobywan

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    Thanks guys. The progress I was hoping for is dashed. The inlaws are over and I am working through the weekend. But I do have Monday and Tuesday off. If the wife and parents go down town I may have some time to work on the skinning.

    I am really looking forward to the July 14th. The last huge deadline for getting some huge model jobs out of the shop. It sounds like there isn't anything big lined up yet. I need a break from work.
     
  15. tobiasrichter

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    Incredible detail - looks great.

    How big will the finished ship be? I estimate around 30 inches or even a bit more?
     
  16. cobywan

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    <div class='quotetop'>(tobiasrichter @ Jul 2 2006, 01:36 PM) [snapback]1272442[/snapback]</div>
    22.5"
     
  17. tobiasrichter

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    That´s a bit odd - your 1/9600 version is 6 3/4" (according to the FederationModels site), so shouldn´t a 1/2500 version be around 26"?

    But 22.5 is still a nice size :)
     
  18. cobywan

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    <div class='quotetop'>(tobiasrichter @ Jul 2 2006, 09:22 PM) [snapback]1272627[/snapback]</div>
    1/9600 is a VERY rough scale.

    I am building the pattern for the 1/2500th scale to fairly tight tolerances based off of the actual size of the Galactica as posted by Lee Stringer over at the Starship Builder forum. Also 22.5" is a rounded down number. The actual length for the kit is a little larger. I just can't remember the final length at the moment. That's a nice thing about CAD software. Once you set scale you don't have to worry about it every day.
     
  19. falcondesigns

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    Outstanding work as usual.It was great to talk to you at Wonerfest.Please PM me I have something to show you per our Colani conversation.Alexander
     
  20. REL

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    Fantastic job Coby...is it done yet??
     
  21. cobywan

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    <div class='quotetop'>(REL @ Jul 3 2006, 09:58 AM) [snapback]1272967[/snapback]</div>
    Ha ha ha hahahahahahahahahahahahahha....... :lol :lol :lol





    No. :(
     
  22. hollywoodhardware

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    Just saw the picture.... :eek :eek :eek

    Incredible....

    Thomas
     
  23. Jestefarean

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    man..beauteous.
     
  24. Nexus6

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    <div class='quotetop'>(hollywoodhardware @ Jul 5 2006, 11:22 AM) [snapback]1274444[/snapback]</div>
    ^Quoted for truth x 1000000.^

    I'm floored at the amount of detail you've accomplished.

    Any chance of you posting some 'in-progress' shots, so we can SEE how that "bread-slice" technique works? I read your (very thorough) explanation, but I can't quite wrap my brain around it. :confused
     
  25. cobywan

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    <div class='quotetop'>(Nexus6 @ Jul 6 2006, 08:19 PM) [snapback]1275342[/snapback]</div>
    ^Quoted for truth x 1000000.^

    I'm floored at the amount of detail you've accomplished.

    Any chance of you posting some 'in-progress' shots, so we can SEE how that "bread-slice" technique works? I read your (very thorough) explanation, but I can't quite wrap my brain around it. :confused
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    I'll be able to focus my attention to the Galactica after the 12th of July. I have two huge deadlines for then and once they are gone I will have more free time than I will know what to do with.

    Actually I need to find some wook to knock right now. :confused
     
  26. Jedi Dade

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    So its almost a week past July 12th ... Is it done yet :confused

    Jedi Dade
     
  27. cobywan

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    Evil.

    You got me. I ended up putting in a 55 hour week in two shifts. I spent a four day weekend in recovery mode and am now back to work. (I actually get more done on personal projact at work than I do at home. :( )

    I did some prep work last night for skinning the hull. I really want to start glueing the skins on the main hull tonight. I could take some more pictures of the process while I do that.
     
  28. RedTwoX

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    <div class='quotetop'>(cobywan @ Jul 17 2006, 12:17 PM) [snapback]1282469[/snapback]</div>
    I'd certainly love to see it.
     
  29. Jedi Dade

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    <div class='quotetop'>(cobywan @ Jul 17 2006, 05:17 PM) [snapback]1282469[/snapback]</div>

    I didn't really expect you to have it done... ;) I've had jobs where I had to work crazy hours like that - it can eat you up quickly. Make sure your supervisors know the effort you're putting in so when you tell them you need some decompression time they aren't all snitty. I've been down that road and that way leads to a bad place B)

    Meanstwhile I'm looking forward to seeing that big G so get back to work. :D

    Jedi Dade
     
  30. Kuhn Global

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    I am absolutely sure this will be worth the wait. ;)
     
  31. cobywan

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  32. Hand Solo

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    Dayum. :thumbsup
     
  33. Jedi Dade

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    "There he goes, There goes Coo-beee, He's a demon with Styrene.."
     
  34. cobywan

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  35. Hand Solo

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    'Progress', you say?

    I'd say.


    Looking great.
     
  36. falcondesigns

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    Ahhhhh the smell of something burning.. Can we say....Hollow Cast.Keep it going. :lol Alexander
     
  37. knightdriver2001

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    OH MY GOD.

    I am so in for one of these.

    AWESOME progress. Thanks for posting those.......
     
  38. cobywan

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    Thanks guys. I did a lot of sanding today. It's off to do some CAD work now.
     
  39. nwjedidave

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    inFRACKINGcredible ....
     
  40. KrokoHunter

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    I'm speechless

    This kit is going to kick some serious Fracking Cylon Shiny Metal Buttocks :p

    Coby, your work is way beyound awesome. This is by all means a "MUST HAVE" kit. I better start saving some dimes for it.


    The "sandwich" approach to building this master is fascinating.


    Looking forward for more WIP shots of this beauty

    Cheers
    Niels
     
  41. Watson

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    Coby I was amazed when I saw the work you did for the Klingon BOP but this blows that away big time. hard to gauge scale on the ribs what is the thickness on the styrene ribs?

    Greg
     
  42. cobywan

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    Awesomeness
     
  44. Blackbirdcd

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    <div class='quotetop'>(cobywan @ Aug 3 2006, 04:46 PM) [snapback]1293095[/snapback]</div>
    [+] This is good. . . "for the quarter"
     
  45. KrokoHunter

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    hmmmmm

    how big is a quarter :lol

    Cheers
    Niels
     
  46. jedichef

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    while trying to wrap my head around this project, i think my brain just melted. holy cow, i want more pics.
     
  47. cobywan

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  48. KrokoHunter

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    Coby ----- YOU RULE


    I can't praise this model enough. It's way beyound awesome


    I love to see WIP pics, so keep feeding us.

    I'll look forward to the day when this kit will arrive at my door


    Cheers
    Niels
     
  49. BlindSquirrel

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    Brilliant as always. Thanks for showing the WIP photos.

    I'm really interested in how you created the texture strips. Does it start out as a big sheet with a "random" texture on it or is each line and greeblie designated for a certain area and strip? Do you have any photos of this early stage?
     
  50. cobywan

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    I'll have to take some photos of that later. I haven't got the shop's camera here. The truth is that there are only 5 types of detail strips that I am using over the whole ship. The strips are 12" long and they are trimmed at random spots to give the whole hull an overall "random" detailing. I concede that I did "invent" detail but I couldn't really make it just like the one in the show. So technically this is an interpretaion of the Galactica mesh. I think it works.

    There's some things that I wish were better but it isn't finnished and I haven't even started to "clean" it up. Hell there's a ton of stuff I haven't even drafted out yet.
     

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