3' galactica (new séries) project

Discussion in 'Science Fiction & Fantasy' started by Danscrew, Dec 6, 2011.

  1. Danscrew

    Danscrew Danscrew

    I everyone,

    So..........my fist thread............

    I want to share with you my build of the galactica from the new series. I took the model from Squirrel web site (http://stevespaper.com/) and I will add some details to get it the more "realistic" as possible.

    The parts that I did for now is the "top and middle front" of the ship. I will start the "bottom front" in the next few days. This one gonna be really tricky. I try twice in the past and no result.:curse:

    For the middle and rear section, I will had son LED lights for inside the landing bays, the "GALACTICA" outside of the landing bays, the engine.....

    I think it will be a long project due to the "no mutch" spare time that a got. So be patient.:rolleyes:

    You can look at Ekuth post who make an incredible model of the classic galactica (http://www.zealot.com/forum/showthread.php?t=155567)

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  2. Zathros

    Zathros Guest

    WOW! The texture you did is excellent! Definitely worth keeping an eye on! Fantastic! :)
  3. ThunderChild

    ThunderChild Active Member

    Very interesting idea for the ribs. Nice work so far!
  4. F131

    F131 Member

    Super cool. I will be watching with great interest.
  5. Millenniumfalsehood

    Millenniumfalsehood Active Member

    Clever use of yarn for the ribs!

    You say this will be 3 feet? I look forward to the completion of this monster. :thumb:
  6. wulf111

    wulf111 Member

    i have an idea, i dont know how well it would work though. saturate the yarn with glue and press it between 2 book lined with wax paper to get the rib look to them once dry you should be able to use a hair dryer to bend them to the shape of the hull.
  7. F131

    F131 Member

    When I used to build (plastic) model ships, the rigging lines would be dipped in melted wax, then lightly pulled till cooled for nice straight rigging.
  8. Shin_kazama

    Shin_kazama Member

    aaaaargh!!! someone made a better idea already!!! frak me.

    just get myself a little more time then i would build my competing Big G, or P
  9. Danscrew

    Danscrew Danscrew

    I Folks,

    Thank's for your interest for my model. It's my first time I do this and I think it's great ! :twisted:

    So, I completed the front of the ship. I will now attack, after Xmas, the centre with the two bays. I'm just exciting about it. For this part I will ad some LED lights and I think it's gona be great.

    Some comments for the structural ribs : I search a lot for the perfect material but I find nothing. I wanted something square, easy to work with and have the perfect size. And one day....."EUREKA !"....I find a bundle of gray wool. It's not perfect but it's ok......

    To make the fibre look's more "perfect", I pass on the material with a fire starter (not matches). The flame burn the filaments and the wool will shrink. The ribs look then more smooth and compact.

    Warning ! don't pass to close and don't burn yourself. :cry: You have just to make small passes at about ½ inch of the piece.

    Note: If you wear neckties, you can do the same to eliminate the filaments.

    See you after Xmas !

    Have a good life
    "So say we all"

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  10. luciencarroll

    luciencarroll Grand Poobah

    fantastic job i love big and detailed. inspiring idea with the yarn.

    that is brilliant i am going to have to try that when i finally get around to the 3 footer
  11. Danscrew

    Danscrew Danscrew

    I guys !.................I'm back !

    I've just finish the left bay with LED lights. I had some minor difficulties but for the right bay it will be more easier.

    Thanks for your comments.

    Have a nice life
    "So say we all"

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  12. arkon

    arkon Member

    super nice, good tips too!
  13. Zathros

    Zathros Guest

    That looks like you could beat someone over the head with and give one nasty bump!! Very nice! :)
  14. inky

    inky Member

    This is looking good, love the LED effects.
  15. F131

    F131 Member

    Agreed, the lights are a nice touch.
  16. ted181

    ted181 New Member

    like the led effects
  17. Danscrew

    Danscrew Danscrew

    I guy's,

    Some update....

    I've finish the right landing bay. In the few day's I will start the center of the ship..

    Se you soon...

    Have a nice life
    "So say we all"

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  18. F131

    F131 Member

    That really looks cool.
  19. Zathros

    Zathros Guest

    Wow!! That is really awesome. The LED's take it to another level!! :)
  20. Jeffrey1773

    Jeffrey1773 New Member

    I'm loving it!

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