Battlestar Galactica Raptor

Discussion in 'Science Fiction & Fantasy' started by silveroxide, Jan 28, 2009.

  1. silveroxide

    silveroxide Well-Known Member

    You are welcome. The canopy was a B.... rhymes with witch. Used the plastic wrapping from a light bulb and folded the edges and tried to keep that tell tale bulge.
  2. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator

    As always my friend, this build is nothing less ten TOP NOTCH!!!
    Again, you have done an absolutely AMAZING job on this model.
    I greatly enjoy viewing your build threads. Not only are they very educational, but they are also very inspirational as well.
    I have learned a great deal about this very wonderful hobby from people like yourself.

    On a side note, are you going to design your own version of the Raptor (with the interior of course)?

    Keep up the GREAT work.
  3. istvan700

    istvan700 New Member

    This is really awesome. it could take very long to build it.
  4. Raptor

    Hey Silver, the classics never fade or die out. Every BSG fan love this build.:thumb:

  5. silveroxide

    silveroxide Well-Known Member

    Rhaven Black: Thanks for the comment. as to my own Raptor, I got a heavy table in front of me at the moment. I do not think I will make my raptor version. Even though that attack version is enticing but too many fiddly parts.

    Istvan: If you do it straight from the plans, you can do it in one day. If you decide to upgrade it with interiors and other raised panels, it will take you a while. At least more than a couple of days.

    Adama (Husker): Good to hear from you now and then. Thank you for your comments. See you around in the forums.
  6. wacek80

    wacek80 New Member

    This is really nice Raptor! Keep the good work :)
  7. smoolie671

    smoolie671 New Member

    One of the best models I have seen. Good on ya!
  8. silveroxide

    silveroxide Well-Known Member

    Wacek80 and smoolie671: Thanks for the comments. I am glad that you have enjoyed the build thread. If only one person is satisfied then all the work was worth it. See you around in the forums.
  9. melvin008

    melvin008 New Member

    Nice build...I made the Jaybat model but deff never realized the potential of adding the interior and cockpit.
  10. silveroxide

    silveroxide Well-Known Member


    One of the things about Jaybats models, is that they lend themselves to be enhanced. I did the same with the vipers. The trick is to search for information. The only thing about the Raptor, is that after the interior was made and almost finished, I found the detailed photo of the interior. The same for the vipers, I found more detailed photos after it was finished, but overall I was satisfied with the results.:wave::wave::wave:
  11. smoolie671

    smoolie671 New Member

    Get this! I have one of those high powered industrial type fans. So on a whim yesterday I took my Jaybats raptor and put it in front of the fan. The thing lept out of my hand and appeared to float for a second before the nose came up and flipped over backwards. I think with the correct amount of weight in the nose it could be made to glide. Perhaps one could enlarge the model and use a micro rc setup on it.
  12. silveroxide

    silveroxide Well-Known Member

    Anything can be made to glide or fly. for example look at the gliding brick (Space shuttle). The Ch-47 is not suppose to fly, it just beats the force of gravity until it does. The C-119 Boxcar can barely get off the tarmac but it does and look at the bumble-bee with those tiny wings, like the CH-47 it also beats the air into submission and flies. So why not the Raptor!
  13. silveroxide

    silveroxide Well-Known Member


    Thank you for the comments but if I had some of the later reference pictures, I would have changed some of the interior modifications. But over all, I am satisfied with the end results.
  14. Aerospace

    Aerospace New Member

    Very nice...
  15. silveroxide

    silveroxide Well-Known Member

    Thank you for your comment AEROSPACE.
  16. gremlin19573

    gremlin19573 Member


    i love the paper modles (any models) that has interiors...great build
  17. Grimsteruk

    Grimsteruk New Member

    The extra detailing is great, you must have the patience of a saint.
  18. silveroxide

    silveroxide Well-Known Member

    In my case, it is not the patience of a saint but Obsessive compulsive syndrome.:mrgreen:
  19. marmeus

    marmeus New Member

    a very good model :)
    thanks for informations

  20. sheo15

    sheo15 New Member

    Nice and very detailed model! :thumb:
    I wish I could build my own raptor. :rolleyes:

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