TOS Galactica - Intercolony Bus Replica

Discussion in 'Studio Scale Models' started by t2sides, Apr 13, 2015.

  1. t2sides

    t2sides Sr Member

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    Updates on Post #14, finished with struts

    Hi All,
    Here is the next Original Series, Battlestar Galactica Rag Tag replica build I just finished.

    This is the "Intercolony Bus". Very little references are out there that I could find, so I just basically went from the comparison picture below and one of the Apogee construction pics. I made a few minor changes for my own purposes, but for the most part it's a fairly faithful replica of the original miniature. This ship was an absolute pleasure and fun project to build. It's got a very unique characteristic that I've wanted to build for many years. The main item I noticed to get this done was realizing the round halves were from the Texaco Tanker kit, a common one used on Galactica miniatures. From there, it was pretty easy to figure out most of the other parts. I still have to add the landing gear "struts", so I'll post a few more once those are on (railgun parts).
    Huge Thanks to "Dr. Theo's Skinjobs" for their help on part loans!!
    Thanks for looking!
    Sean
     

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    SofaKing01, Lee S, struschie and 3 others like this.
  2. belleauwood

    belleauwood Well-Known Member

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    Looks good!
     
  3. GKvfx

    GKvfx Sr Member

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    no, it doesn't - but that's not Sean's fault..... The Galactica Laser Turret is waaaay cooler....

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    no, it doesn't - but that's not Sean's fault..... The Galactica Laser Turret is waaaay cooler....
     
  4. moffeaton

    moffeaton Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    It looks better than the original, that's for sure!
     
  5. LastBattlestar

    LastBattlestar Well-Known Member

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    Hey Sean, I just LOVE this build! Always been a favourite ship of mine too, but way too many expensive kit parts for me :)

    We have to catch up again mate, been too long!

    Mike
     
  6. Apollo

    Apollo Legendary Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Great job!!!
     
  7. Imperious

    Imperious New Member

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    Nice job, Sean!

    The pic of the S/B side looks like a render! Very nice!
     
  8. ShowCraft

    ShowCraft Well-Known Member

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    Oh wow! Great build Sean. It's a decently designed model too. Lots of fun parts. Expensive front end for sure!
     
  9. emojo5

    emojo5 Well-Known Member

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    Looking good Mr Sides, as usual. Love your paint job.

    -emojo5
     
  10. struschie

    struschie Active Member

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    Amazing model - great job!
     
  11. Lee S

    Lee S Sr Member

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    There's an expression involving a sow's ear that comes to mind....!
     
  12. EE89

    EE89 New Member

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    This is GREAT Sean! I'm really impressed with your re-creations of the rag-tag fleet ships.

    Will you also build the "Time Capsule" satellite from Buck? It was on eBay a few years ago. I have the pictures from the listing if you need them.

    -Marc

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  13. FordPrefect

    FordPrefect Well-Known Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Great to see thanks for sharing
     
  14. t2sides

    t2sides Sr Member

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    Thanks very much guys, the encouragement just keeps me building!!

    Here's an update, it's now complete. Notice it now has "Struts" on the landing gear structure. These are Leopold parts cut down per the original. It really helps finish it off and look complete and solid. I love the absolute ingenuity the original miniature builders did, and how well they made these ships seem to have a very realistic quality.
    Thanks again! Marc - No Buck replicas on my plate.... Yet :)
    Sean
     

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  15. edge10

    edge10 Sr Member

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    Really beautiful work! Your dedication is awesome.
     
  16. t2sides

    t2sides Sr Member

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    Hey Marc, HOLY CRAP, I can't believe I missed that the first time around. They totally chopped up and reused it for Buck, eh?? Wow.
    Too funny the rework those guys did back then!
    Sean
     
  17. EE89

    EE89 New Member

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    Yeah, they sure made good use of those rag-tag miniatures!

    -Marc
     
  18. GKvfx

    GKvfx Sr Member

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    See? THAT would be using those parts for good. Not evil....... :)

    Gene

    PS - This one need not be kitted. Ever......

    PPS - Really like the paint job . It is better than the original. That I mean.
     
  19. cirecskul

    cirecskul New Member

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    Nice work. Inspirational.
     

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