Studio 1/2 Scale TOS BSG - Has it been done?

Discussion in 'General Modeling' started by 137th Gebirg, May 9, 2012.

  1. 137th Gebirg

    137th Gebirg Well-Known Member

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    Has anyone undertaken, or is currently in the process of undertaking, the construction of a 1/2 studio scale TOS Battlestar? I've heard rumors for years but have never seen anything real. Just curious...
     
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  2. IEDBOUNTYHUNTER

    IEDBOUNTYHUNTER Sr Member

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    I think Charles adams has plans for this. If i remember correctly
     
  3. Watson

    Watson Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Mike Salzo made a smaller one but I cannot say for sure if it was half scale.
     
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    Watson Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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  5. star-art

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    Many have attempted it, but few have finished. The main reason is the incredible effort required to make all the details. With a full studio-scale replica, you can use existing kit parts. With a scaled replica, every detail has to be either kitbashed or made from scratch.

    And, yes, my blueprints are printed 1/2 studio scale. Making them full size proved impractical. Just try finding a place to spread out a 3' X 7' sheet of paper. . . :)
     
  6. Gort

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    Hi

    Funnily enough, yes, this project is currently being seriously R&D'd. I'm doing it concurrently with the Falcon ID work here on the RPF. Essentially I have the space to build a half scale Battlestar, but not a full scale Millennium Falcon, so that's now first up on the schedule.

    It is, as Charles has said a big undertaking. I'll update once I have come to a definite verdict on the feasibility of the model.

    Cheers

    Nick
     
  7. 137th Gebirg

    137th Gebirg Well-Known Member

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    ^^^ Very cool. I was hoping that someone out there was making an attempt. Glad to hear it's not a completely dead idea. A half-scale G kit might actually be something I could afford one day. :)
     

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