Battlestar Galactica models?

Discussion in 'Science Fiction & Fantasy' started by doc_harvey, Apr 10, 2005.

  1. doc_harvey

    doc_harvey Member

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    I'm about three fourths of the way done with the Viper model from LHVCC's site, but I'm left with an empty and hollow feeling inside...this poor, lone VIper needs a Battlestar to go with it! Are there any model designers here at cardmodels.net who have plans to draw up a Battlestar or the new versions of the Viper and Raptor?
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    On Jan Rukr's site The guy that does the Aliens models, there is a bonus model of some starship. This thing looks exceptionally close to the Galactica, and if I remember right has a Czech name similar to it. The site is neat, has a bunch of great models, pay attention to the download instructions, they have the password you will need to open the files
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  4. doc_harvey

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    Battlestar pics!!!

    I Found these on starshipmodeler.com...anyone know if I can use these to make a paper model? (he asked with a hopeful smile)
  5. Stormeagle

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    These seem to be a first trial for a model. If they are 3d files, they can be textured and unfolded into a papermodel. The model seems doable enough (not many faces) and can be handled by Pepacura.

    Do you happen to have the 3d files or just these photos?
    Best Regards.
  6. GEEDUBBYA

    GEEDUBBYA Active Member

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    Hello Stormeagle,

    I just wanted to welcome you to the forum and tell ya we are all glad you found us. We hope to see more of you now that you are here. If you have any questions be sure to ask, with over 1900 members someone can probably help ya out.
    Again, welcome,



    Greg aka GEEDUBBYA
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    Hello Stormeagle,

    I just wanted to welcome you to the forum and tell ya we are all glad you found us. We hope to see more of you now that you are here. If you have any questions be sure to ask, with over 1900 members someone can probably help ya out.
    Again, welcome,



    Greg aka GEEDUBBYA
  8. murphyaa

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    I do have plans to design the Battlestar Galactica in the future. Currently I'm working on a diorama of the launch bay using vipers about 1/4 the size of the current model, and much simpler.
  9. murphyaa

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    I do have plans to design the Battlestar Galactica in the future. Currently I'm working on a diorama of the launch bay using vipers about 1/4 the size of the current model, and much simpler.
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    Can I help?

    Hey Murphyaa,

    Would really like to help in any aspect of desinging or making the Galactica model...please let me know if there is anything I can do!

    Pete
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    Can I help?

    Hey Murphyaa,

    Would really like to help in any aspect of desinging or making the Galactica model...please let me know if there is anything I can do!

    Pete
  12. angevine

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    Will this help?


    [​IMG]


    Would love to see the hanger model when finished.
  13. darksidemonkey

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    Is there any list of available BSG kits available anywhere? I am interested in both the original and new series.
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    The ONLY one's that I know of are Aaron Murphy's at the LHVCC website. He has a Viper, Scarlet Viper, Cylon Raider, and the Landram (one grey version and one Snoram in white). He has stated that he is currently working on a landing bay diorama, and that he has plans to design a Galactica (TOS, I think).
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    Thanks Doc, where is the LHVCC website? I am not familiar with that one.
  16. GEEDUBBYA

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    Howdy Monkey,

    That is the abbreviation for the Lower hudson valley challenger center and here is the link to the models offered there....all free. However they do accept donations and it is a worthwhile cause.

    http://lhvcc.rustproductions.com/egiftshop/gallery_models.html

    Enjoy!

    have a good day,

    Greg aka GW
  17. Gearz

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    Hi doc_harvey Still interested in a Battle Star Model? I came across this thread while doing a spot of BSG research, which also yielded a workable Galactica mesh. I guess like most of us, hobby time is in short supply and I have the unfortunate habit of developing a lot models concurrently (bit of a jack rabbit), so my subjects tend to jump the que as reference material and time permits. In retrospect the Galactica is a perfect subject for a card model, I'm surprised there's not several already developed.

    Anyway to the crunch, as I said "Time is the fire..... " One of the other members has it slated as well but if that turns to worms, I can dev the model if you'd be willing to write/photo/compile the assembly instructions, and get it out there? It'd be a slow project from my end, but its better than nothing, I just have to finish a current project.

    Sitrep

    First hurdle, the mesh I have although suitable for development requires a bit of errr.... hammering!
    This is not the best of caps, but here's the mesh and the parts that are of concern, In reference to some net pix the LB arms look slightly out of scale from the front elevationon? Any chance of posting some cannon schematics?
    [​IMG]

    Just out of interest what size did you have in mind, also just realised the perennial problem, I dev in A4 which creates some problems for the 'Letter' guys that have to rescale etc... Actually while I'm on the bike, the two different paper sizes has made life difficult for me before, can anyone tell me if there's a silver bullet solution / rule of thumb for A4 developers?
  18. shrike

    shrike Guest

    Silver Bullet Solution:

    Leave an extra centimeter margin at the bottom (portrait) of the page. Letter is 279.4 mm in the long dimension - minus whatever printer margins are required.
    Letter guys should subtract a 1/4 inch from width (portrait again) as A4 is 8.29 inches wide
  19. doc_harvey

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    Great mesh! I tried working with meshes myself, but have neither the computer skills to do it, nor the money for the software. But I am really looking forward to seeing your results!
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