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

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  1. Revell-Fan

    Revell-Fan Co-Administrator Administrator

    Thank you! :)

    Naw, it isn't that difficult. At least when compared to the Colonial Blaster :D . No, really, there are only a few tricky spots (mainly due to small glue tabs); the rest is fairly straight forward. Reason for the slow progress is that I am designing a few components on-the-fly, such as the big bomb, the "Sagitarrian Fire Lizard" ( :cool: ! ) and the landing gear. The engine tubes are pretty easy though (but repetitive ;) ).

    In addition, this build has developed a life of its own so-to-speak (because of a very special fan ;) ). To be honest, when I was designing my first paper model (the Landram) I thought of making this concept ship some day, too. In the past few weeks I decided not to make "only" a model of what is shown in the draft but to make a model which is able to show what could have been seen on screen if it had been made for the show. :astronaut::):rolleyes:
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  2. starbuck

    starbuck Active Member

    Oh, great news - as I managed somehow the Colonial Blaster I should also be able to build this ship.
    @ Slow progess: I am (I think I can speak for many of us) happy about the "slow progess", because this gives the model the "extras" which make this build so extraordinary. So, Please take the time you need - it is worth as we all can see on the pictrues already posted.
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  3. Revell-Fan

    Revell-Fan Co-Administrator Administrator

    Did I mention that I'm going to finish the Viper Mk. I as soon as this bird is ready? ;)
  4. ASC Mclaren

    ASC Mclaren Member

    OH BOY!!!!!! Thank you!!!!
  5. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator

    Now my Pilots will (soon) have something to fly!!!
  6. starbuck

    starbuck Active Member

    No you did not mention. Now I am not sure any more whether you should hurry up, or not;-))
  7. Revell-Fan

    Revell-Fan Co-Administrator Administrator

    Not so soon, the "other" version comes first! :D

    Me and my big mouth! ;)

    You are welcome!:)
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  8. Revell-Fan

    Revell-Fan Co-Administrator Administrator

    Weeeeeeellllllll, having spent the last three months attaching ALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL the tiny tubes around the engines I continue with this plane. I hope if you build it, you won't need as much time to do that! (Just kidding! :D)





    Everything attached:



    Current state:




    Next will be the landing gear and the weapon's pod. :)

    Attached Files:

  9. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator

    This is looking better and better!!!
    I see a ton of greebling in my future!!!
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  10. starbuck

    starbuck Active Member

    Holy Moly, this is gonna be a real good ship.
  11. mcusanelli

    mcusanelli Member

    Unbelievable!!! It looks fantastic!!!
  12. Revell-Fan

    Revell-Fan Co-Administrator Administrator

    Thank you! :)

    While looking at the engines I noticed that something didn't look quite right. So I changed the texture from this


    to this (engines off)


    and this (engines on).


    Since there are four thrusters you'll have several display options:

    off - off - off - off
    on - off - off - on
    off - on - on - off
    on - on - on - on

    or any combination inbetween. ;)
    Last edited: Dec 17, 2014
  13. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator

    I like the new look of the exhausts. I think that these will work better.
    Not only that, but if someone decides to fit it for lights. They can cut out the black sections and have the yellow LED behind it.
  14. Revell-Fan

    Revell-Fan Co-Administrator Administrator

    Actually, I had the same idea..! ;)
  15. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator

    You can also laminate the the grey rings to recess the black (or yellow) exhaust vents as well (to show a little detail).
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  16. Revell-Fan

    Revell-Fan Co-Administrator Administrator

    Shall I? :)
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  17. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator

    Depending on how thick you make it, you may not need the glue tabs for it.
  18. cylongirl

    cylongirl Galactica lives in Germany

    Can I please have the blueprints in 1/32 as a PDF?
  19. zathros

    zathros SENIOR Administrator

    This model is so nice, I want to marry it, in a ship to ship kind of way (makes no sense, I know)

    I want a 1/18th scale version!:)
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  20. ASC Mclaren

    ASC Mclaren Member

    So do I!

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