"Studio Scale" BSG Assault Raptor

Discussion in 'Studio Scale Models' started by moffeaton, Oct 29, 2011.

  1. moffeaton

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    Here's another thing I'm looking forward to in 2012. I'm fulfilling a dream accompaniment to the 1/24th Miniseries Raptor from a couple of years ago, and am bringing the "Assault" or "Heavy" Raptor to life! This vehicle was completely redesigned as the show progressed, so it is a very different animal from the Miniseries version that a lot of you guys have (including myself!). The build will will feature all of the weaponry, full interior, pilots, and is being constructed to be VERY light-friendly. The best part? It's being made from the original meshes, so it is DEAD accurate. Here's a preview - I'm so excited!!!

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  2. Apophis

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    Cool! 2012 may be the best year for me in years! I forsee my wallet getting lighter! lol!
     
  3. moffeaton

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    I'm pretty excited, and yeah, I will certainly be a lot poorer when I get this one under the belt. Still no where near the Blimp, in terms of expense, though!

    But hey - you and I can consider ourselves richer in experience, right? That means something, right? RIGHT?!?! (starts crying, runs out of room)
     
  4. Jediguy

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    can't wait
     
  5. crackerjazz

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    Hi Jason, this is amazing. is your prototype going to be 3D-printed? Was wondering - what software are you using to draw the model? Thanks in advance.
     
  6. Durrett

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    Totally rad, I can't wait to see it finished. After reading the thread title I was a little disappointed to see that you aren't building a full size raptor though. The only one that was actually built was 1:1.
     
  7. moffeaton

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    Sorry to disappoint ;)
     
  8. moffeaton

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    Yep. And I'm not using anything - I have subcontracted that out to someone who does this for a living!
     
  9. kyuman

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    Is this going to be a kit, then?
     
  10. moffeaton

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    Let me get something in my hands before answering. Why, you want one?
     
  11. dbhs

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    This will be very cool. Those renders look great.
     
  12. Jediguy

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    id be very interested in a kit. though i will definitely need guidance when it comes to lighting
     
  13. Apophis

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    Remember blue thunder? Remember the scene where the helicopter rises up from the rear of the building? Now picture the same scene with the assault raptor, rising up to do some damage to the cylons lol!
     
  14. kyuman

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    Sure, I'd be interested. The version looks great with the weapons pods and missles.

    I got a 1/24 scale Raptor a while back, and I was curious whether anyone had made the modification parts for the assault version. But you're saying there were more modifications than add-on parts, yes?
     
  15. silverskyes402

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    Cant wait to see what you get done, this is my all time favorite ship!
     
  16. KUROK

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    Cool! I'm interested
     
  17. moffeaton

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  19. Talisen

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    If there's no Boomer, I'm not interested! :p
     
  20. moffeaton

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    That's the Boomer/Sharon skin... the Helo figure won't even fit in the front, according to the files!
     
  21. Treadwell

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    Yeah! :D
    Or the title screen of the 1984 laserdisc video game, Cobra Command:
    Cobra Command Ingame video footage (Part 1 of 3) - YouTube

    Neat project...I didn't even know the model had evolved over the series.
     
  22. JMChladek

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    Is it just me, or does the Raptor have something of an "Airwolf" vibe to it? I didn't really think about it before until seeing the rear station with all its command, weapon and system displays and the two pilot seats in front (with the crew wearing helmets). Weird.

    Well, if this is going to be a one off, the parts certainly look like they are being designed for kit production (right down to the large alignment tabs in the wings). It is almost looking like a styrene kit.
     
  23. moffeaton

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    I'm making allll the versions - the Recon, Assault, and Medical, baby!
     
  24. Blackbirdcd

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    Battlestar Galactigasm
     
  25. gopherslayer

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    I want one.

    Are there 1/24 scale Viper kits out there?
     
  26. Watson

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    Do search for F&M Viper
     
  27. Kris Lyssara

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    This looks amazing, though I do have one concern; the faces of the pilots. Even in the farther-off CG shots, you can still clearly see them through their visors; will there be an accommodation made for this?
     
  28. moffeaton

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    I'll probably graft faces onto the grown part. I'd imagine the faces were skins?
     
  29. gopherslayer

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    Grafted faces?

    So instead of Boomer and Helo, it would be like John Travolta and Nicolas Cage? :confused
     
  30. gopherslayer

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    You know...like "Face Off"...cause they changed faces....

    Sometimes the jokes work, and sometimes they don't.
     
  31. MML

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  32. gopherslayer

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    :rolleyes
     
  33. gopherslayer

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    Oh, very cool. Thanks for the pointer.
     
  34. Watson

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    Jason you should get your face scanned for the pilot. :)
     
  35. Pro Mod

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  36. Pro Mod

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    I definitely want one!
    Can't wait to see some more.
     
  37. moffeaton

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    I don't want to give you guys the wrong impressions, so let me burst some bubbles and say this is not going to be kitted... this is part of a larger commission display, and there is not any interest in going into the kit business from the people in this project. I don't have a license for this, don't want to get recast, don't want to fund a run that might not even sell, don't want to do instructions and make it "easy" to build, etc etc.

    But I think there is a 1/32nd offering in the works, so there WILL be Raptor models in that scale...
     
  38. gopherslayer

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    I hope all that doesn't stop you from posting pictures.

    As far as the 1/32 Raptor you mentioned, are you talking about the Bad Azz Raptor(s)? I've been watching for news (and pictures) on that one.
     
  39. silverskyes402

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    I've been looking for a Raptor model for a long time, my favorite ship from the fleet, your doing a helluv a job with the renderings, cant wait to see the actual build!
     
  40. jtwaclawski

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    I hope to start posting info on that soon. Some of the parts are in rubber now. At least 1 version will be available BEFORE Wonderfest. Maybe all 3. Just depends on how much each change.


    Jason, I'm working on a idea for the 32 scale pilots that may work for you as well. I'll tell you more when I'm further along.
     
  41. gopherslayer

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    Can't wait to see them. Any chance of 'sneak peek' pics of the prototype parts?
     
  42. moffeaton

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    When it rains it pours! 2013 is going to be a bonanza. Look at what our talented fellow members can do!
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  43. gopherslayer

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    Beautiful!
     
  44. timeslip

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    WOW!! I so want one. :love
     
  45. Talisen

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    Just when we'd give up all hope...
     
  46. Devin

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    Impressive!
     
  47. ecl

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    Wooooowzas. Beautiful!
     
  48. EvanW

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    Nice start Jason. Will she be lit?

    To Timeslip and silverskyes402,

    http://www.therpf.com/f13/1-24-scale-nu-bsg-jm-raptor-158015/

    It's not the assault version but check with Mike on the off chance he still has one available. I picked mine up in 2006 with the rest of the guys here. Just been too afraid to touch it. Think I'll take it off the shelf and look at it again for a while!
     
  49. moffeaton

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    I'm building three initially. Regular "Recon", Assault, and Medical. Lit out the wazoo :)

    Wings are engineered to be lit - hollow halves. A talented member here broke down the files for me :)
     
  50. EvanW

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    That'll save a ton of work in trenching. Extra space too for the circuit board.
     
    Last edited: Dec 14, 2012

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