Battlestar Galactica - Light Bomber "Aurora" - Viper concept by Andrew Probert

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  1. micahrogers

    micahrogers Active Member

    These look MUCH better RF :cool:
  2. spaceagent-9

    spaceagent-9 Right Hand Man and Confidant

    completely awesome!!
  3. Marman

    Marman Member

    These are beautiful! They would make for some beautiful builds. To compliment a BSG collection.
  4. Revell-Fan

    Revell-Fan Co-Administrator Administrator

    It's update time, folks! :)

    The next major component has been assembled and this is how it was done:


    The bottom cover features three moving hatches.



    This tiny triangle is a sensor array; however, it simultaneously serves as a handle to move the middle hatch up and down. ;) It is put through the small hole and glued to the back of the bottom piece.


    Last edited: Jun 26, 2014
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  5. Revell-Fan

    Revell-Fan Co-Administrator Administrator

    This is the flare launcher.


    The rectangular pieces are laminated to 1.5 mm card.


    The frame is glued behind the middle hatch.



    The assembled flare launcher


    is put through the hole


    and glued to the hatch. A view from the back side:


    The landing gear compartments are installed:



    The bottom radiators:

  6. Revell-Fan

    Revell-Fan Co-Administrator Administrator


    Test of the flare launcher hatch:



  7. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator

    VERY NICE!!!
    I like the flare launcher. I like how it tucks away and is really not seen until it is deployed. It looks GREAT!!!
    Last edited: Jun 26, 2014
  8. bgt01

    bgt01 Exemplary Confidant

    This is frakin' awesome. This thing would look perfect coming out of Galactica's landing bay. You are doing the Lords of Kobol's work, my friend.
  9. Revell-Fan

    Revell-Fan Co-Administrator Administrator

    Thank you very much (wait till you see this plane "in action")! :)
  10. Maverick65

    Maverick65 Member

    This is to cool!!! What a great project this is turning out to be. More pleeease. ;-)
  11. Revell-Fan

    Revell-Fan Co-Administrator Administrator

    As you wish - more is coming! :D:D:D
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  12. Revell-Fan

    Revell-Fan Co-Administrator Administrator

    The engine section is next. There are four thrusters




    and four engine tubes:


  13. Revell-Fan

    Revell-Fan Co-Administrator Administrator

    I was thinking thoroughly about the detailing of the tubes. I could have gone the easy way and made them as straight tubes without any 3D elements, but I felt that wouldn't do justice to the plane. So I decided to go the full route, add a step and attach some small tubes around the front end of the engines just like the ones found on the Viper.

    To make the job easier I chose to use some toothpicks.


    There are 36 tubes in total.


    Almost each of them features two small pieces of paper wrapped around.






    Three ready ...


    ... 33 STILL TO GOOOOOOO!!!!! :nailbiting::nailbiting::nailbiting::nailbiting::nailbiting:

    ( :D:D:D )

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  14. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator

    The engines looks good so far.
    I am looking forward to seeing how they will turn out!
  15. spaceagent-9

    spaceagent-9 Right Hand Man and Confidant

    very impressive, ..heck I meant HECKYEAH!!!!
  16. micahrogers

    micahrogers Active Member

    Looking just plain awesome RF... So Say We All !!
  17. bgt01

    bgt01 Exemplary Confidant

    As someone who built 12 Connie starships in a row, I feel your pain about the repeating tubes.:banghead: But, you are making an awesome ship and those extra touches make it all worth it. May Lorne Green smile on your work.:)
  18. zathros

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

    They way you spiraled those tubes is also a great way to make the inside of tires, and preventing them from collapsing, making a greater gluing area, and also, allowing for a center Rim to be made, as the rubber part of the tire would be very strong.

    This model is awesome! :)
  19. Revell-Fan

    Revell-Fan Co-Administrator Administrator

    WOW - I haven't thought about that! Very good idea, zathros ! :)
  20. starbuck

    starbuck Active Member

    ;-) Many people listening to Zathros;-) isn´t it true?

    Wonderful build - great ship. Looks rather difficult - nevertheless - hope some time it will be available as a resource.
    Congratulations to your skills Revell-Fan.

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