1:4000 Battlestar Galactica

Discussion in 'Science Fiction & Fantasy' started by scyeige, Jul 12, 2012.

  1. scyeige

    scyeige Member

    Hi, I've printed out Gearz's Battlestar Galactica template at 66.9% to get 1:4000 scale (he did mention in one of the threads here that his original template is 1:2676 scale).

    Anyway, managed to fit 2 pages into 1 page A4 size print out.
    When scaling, I noticed the pages were set to US Letter size... in any case, I resized and rescaled it (see pic)...

    When I have clear coated it, I'll start the build...:twisted:

    Watch this space! :)

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  2. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator

  3. dratomgas

    dratomgas New Member

    This is fantastic. Yes, I will be watching here!
  4. scyeige

    scyeige Member

    OK, initial thoughts -> seems easy enough... :oops:BUT NO, the side walls and top flap are kinda fiddly!!!:curse:

    DID NOT like the way it turned out; but since it's my first attempt at this model, I reckon it's not too bad.wall1

    If I were to build another Battlestar, I would, however, change the steps (at least for myself) and make the joining of the side walls and top easier.

    Anyhoo... as they say, a pic is worth a thousand words :cool:

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  5. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator

    You are off to a GREAT start on this model.
    You are doing a REALLY GOOD job.
  6. DanBKing

    DanBKing Active Member

    Looking great, so far... :thumb:

    I started (and didn't finish) this model, in its original template size, as a 'warm-up' for my current project.

    What stopped me going further was that I ended up with a twisted nose section.... wall1
    Yeah, the side walls and top sections are rather frustrating!
    As I found out; Everything has to be kept really true and to form and shape, when gluing up........ Otherwise, you end up with a warp, that would not be welcome in a Star Trek episode!! :mrgreen:

    Plus, I had a few other bad 'More Thumb than Fingers Syndrome' disasters. :oops:

    I will give it a go again one day. Might even it try at your scaling....... :thumb:

    Keep it up! I will be watching this closely :cool:

  7. lehcyfer

    lehcyfer Member

    Will watch with interest :)
  8. myrmedon

    myrmedon Member

    Very nice so far. It must be hard to get all the pieces symetrical...
  9. scyeige

    scyeige Member

    Rhaven Blaack, fokawe, lehcyfer and myrmedon... thanks for your kind words! :mrgreen:

    More building was done and here are the pics...

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  10. scyeige

    scyeige Member

    Some more pics... this time, the main body.

    I have attached the Landing Bays to the main body, will post more pics when the rig is dry :wave:

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  11. micahrogers

    micahrogers Active Member

    I need a link to that one so I can try it. yours looks incredible.
  12. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator

  13. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator

    This is turning out REALLY GOOD.
  14. scyeige

    scyeige Member

    Landing bays attached, and the mid-section is done! :mrgreen:

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  15. F131

    F131 Member

    Looking great.....but be aware, the engine greebles are a bit of a pickle. Consider crazy glue.
  16. DanBKing

    DanBKing Active Member

    Looking great!!! :thumb:

    When I rebuild this model, I am gonna definatly build it at this scale!
    It will fit in my glass display case, which the original template won't!

    Nice work!
  17. scyeige

    scyeige Member

    Thanks F131 and fokawe... as for crazy glue, we don't have that here... will try to see if I can get it to work with the PVA glue I'm using... :thumb:

    Rear section done, ready for greebling... :wave:

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  18. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator

    You are doing a FANTASTIC job on this.
    I have noticed one thing though, is your printer running out of ink? Reason why I ask, is because I noticed that there is quite a bit of red in some of the parts.
  19. scyeige

    scyeige Member

    Thanks RB... nah, it's just the lighting and the phone camera. The actual model is not reddish at all, in fact it's abit greenish due to the clear coat!:curse:

    I had some old clear coat leftover (a few years old) and I thot I'd finish it... :cry: bad mistake!!! wall1 It came out a little greenish... but it's not that bad (I keep trying to convince myself)...:rolleyes::twisted:
  20. scyeige

    scyeige Member

    Some greebling done... the PVA glue works fine! :mrgreen:

    I form the parts fist then paste it on... see pics

    1st pic - top centre greebling done

    2nd pic - some of the parts formed, and edge-glued, once dry, will paste on

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