Battlestar Galactica 1.5'

Discussion in 'Science Fiction & Fantasy' started by Rhaven Blaack, Jul 7, 2013.

  1. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator

    Ladies, Gentlemen, Boys & Girls (and Cylons alike), After getting inspired by Danscrews detailed build of the Battlestar Galactica I have decided to build the 1.5 foot version (to match my TOS Galactia of the same size). Yes, I will be adding more detail into this model (as well as a few other surprises).

    This model can be found here: (the model in both 1.5 ft and 3 ft can also be found in Zealot int the DOWNLOAD Section as well:

    Starting with the framework for the top part of the bridge section.
    As you can see I laminated the formers (to 1 mm) to give the section a bit more rigidity.


    The top part of the bridge section is now skinned.


    I added the ribs (which are 1 mm wide) so that I can add the armor plating.

    Here is the middle part of the bridge section.

  2. dnalor

    dnalor Active Member

    this is going to be fun..
    i'm watching :)
  3. Revell-Fan

    Revell-Fan Co-Administrator Administrator


    Way to go, pal! This is a very good start. I'll be watching closely! :cool:
  4. Rogerio Silva

    Rogerio Silva Active Member

    It looks very cool, RB. As usual, subscribed and willing to see more!
  5. DanBKing

    DanBKing Active Member

    This I am not gonna miss.......:thumb:
  6. micahrogers

    micahrogers Active Member

    Off to a great start RB I'll be watching this with an eye toward my build (when I can get around to building again) :thumb:
  7. PaperAir

    PaperAir Active Member

    this is going to be neat I,m watching.
  8. recceboy

    recceboy New Member

    Will be following this one.
  9. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator

    Thank you one and all for your kind words and encouragement.
    So to show my appreciation for your admiration, here are more photos to enjoy!

    I added ribs to the middle bridge part.


    I added the armor plating to the top bridge part. I doubled laminated the regular cardstock (180 gsm.) to get the thickness that I wanted (0.25 mm thick).





    I raised the detail of the front end.

    Close up of the detailed front end.
  10. mcusanelli

    mcusanelli Member

    This looks incredible! I've been working on this one on and off for the last 6 mos. and it wasn't easy,(For me!) especially the framework, I couldn't get it to work, so I can say from experience, you're doing an excellent job, sir!
  11. PaperAir

    PaperAir Active Member

    i love all the detail work.will keep watching this one to the end.
  12. Rogerio Silva

    Rogerio Silva Active Member

    It looks great!!!
  13. F131

    F131 Member

    Looking mean! I like it!
  14. zathros

    zathros -----SENIOR---- Administrator

    That a really nice size. It's coming out great too! :)
  15. johnnyboyirish

    johnnyboyirish New Member

    Holy socks! thats just as detailed as the actual model kit, if not more!!
  16. Maverick65

    Maverick65 Member

    Holy FRAK!!!:eek:
    This looks great and the timing couldn't be better cause I was planning on building this one after I finish with the Colonial Defender that I'm working on.

    Now I have some too cool reference pics to go by-just hope mine comes out half as well as yours is.:twisted:

    Keep those pics coming...:wave:
  17. zathros

    zathros -----SENIOR---- Administrator

    announce1Rhaven's holdin' back on us!!:p:twisted:
  18. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator

    Well, where is the build thread of the Colonial Defender?
    I want to see some photos, I plan on building it soon.
  19. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator

    Actually, I am not holding back. I have a GREAT DEAL of work that I am putting into this model.
    You will see what I am talking about, very soon!!!
  20. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator


    Here is an Update on my progress.
    As you can see, I am adding even more Armor Hull Plating on it.
    Reason for being, is that I am making the BIG "G" from BSG Blood & Chrome.
    (Yes, I am taking some artistic licensing with the Armor Hull Plating and how it is arranged.)





    The Armor Plating on the sides is finished. (I even remade the plate for the Front Reaction Control Thrusters).


    I even added the ship ID logo.


    Now on to the Gun Turrets and the rest of the Armor Hull Plating on top.

    More photos coming soon!!!

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