BSG Snowram

Discussion in 'Science Fiction & Fantasy' started by Rhaven Blaack, Jan 8, 2013.

  1. lehcyfer

    lehcyfer Member

    Going steady, Rhaven!

    Have you considered laminating big surfaces? It would stop them from getting concave.
  2. Revell-Fan

    Revell-Fan Co-Administrator Administrator

    :mrgreen: Cool, indeed! :mrgreen:
  3. ShadowHawk141

    ShadowHawk141 Member

    Wow this looks realy awesome.
    The detail is spot on and your pictures are very nice indeed.

    How long did it take you to make this model ?
    I can imagine a lot of time goes into greeble-ing (lol still have to get used to that word).

  4. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator

    Thank you for the kind words.

    It took me about two weeks to build this model (but I was the initial beta test builder of the Landram series models, so I have a good idea of where everything goes and how everything fits together).

    If you are interested in building this model, here is the detailed thread that I did on the detailed Landrams:

    If you have any questions or need any help or advice, please feel free to send me a PM and I will do waht I can to help you.
  5. ShadowHawk141

    ShadowHawk141 Member

    Thanks for the offer on any help, when I run into things I'll surely ask you, are you sure you know what you're getting yourself into ? :)

    Regarding your model, I'm more into spaceships and I'm allready taking on more than I can handle.
    It's just that I'm amazed by the quality you and so many others come up with.
    Very inspiring to see what's possible, I'm very eager to learn.

  6. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator

    When I offer help to someone, I mean it. I will do what ever I can to help you, if you ask me. Although, if I do not have the answer, I will find it for you (one way or another).

    It really is not that difficult of a model. Just take your your time and you will do fine.
    Here are a few words of advice (and a secrete to my success in building models like this).
    With any model that you are doing for the first time, It is always better to build it "AS-IS" (meaning building it as what the instructions say to do and do not add or change anything) FIRST! Once you have figured out just how everything goes together and "what goes where", then you can (if you want to) build another with the added detail.

    You said that you like space ships, Martin Sanger's Thunder Fighter is another really good model and I have built more then enough of them (Not only that, but Revell-fan and I designed "ADD-ON" kits for it as well).
    The Thunder Fighter (as well as the "ADD-ON" kits) can be found here:

    My (on going) detailed build thread can be found here:
    You can use this thread as a guide for your own builds. You can use what ever technique that you see. If you have any questions about what I did with the thunder Fighters, by all means, please ask.

    With all that being said, I wish you the best of luck and look forward to seeing more of your work.

    GOOD LUCK!!!
  7. ShadowHawk141

    ShadowHawk141 Member

    Thanks Rhaven for your help allready.

    The link to your Thunder Fighter thread is very helpfull.
    One question though, what do you use as a tool for scoring.
    I've tried some different items but just can't get it the way I want it.

    I allready found Martin Sanger's site and have downloaded the Colonial Shuttle among others. When I saw this model, it brought back a lot of memories from the time I watched the old BSG series on tv. The model is fantastic, well all models there are awesome.

    Thank you again for your help.
    I've been a member on other forums before but never realy posted much.
    This forum however feels special, I don't realy know how to describe it, it feels....homey.

    Everyday I come back here once or twice to read other's topics about their projects. So much to learn from them and so great to see their dedication and care for what they make.
    I'm not someone who falls for something at first glance, but papercrafting just nocked me right off my feet, this community has a big part in that.

    Cheers and all the best,

  8. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator

    Thank you for the compliments. I am glad you like the thread. I hope that it will help you (as well as help you improve your skills and abilities).
    The Thunder Fighter was the very first kit that I built (and i have to say that it is my favorite model to build).
    I even scratch build my own (fan based) design of the Thunder Fighter Here is the link:
    This ended up being the inspiration for the MK-III "ADD-ON" kit that was developed.

    The tool that I use for scoring is an old (very dull) scalpel.

    You can use a fine knitting needle or a dried out fine tipped pen.
    I would experiment with a few things and see what works well for you.

    I am glad to hear that you are enjoying yourself here.
    I would have to say that this is the best site that I have ever been a member of. The administrative and moderator staff here are a GREAT bunch of people that are always willing to help out as well.

    We are glad to have you here.

  9. Patron_zero

    Patron_zero Member

    One of my favorite tools for scoring paper is a 'expended' rolling ball pen, generally a Sanford Uniball variety but any like make-manufacturer when used with a straight edge tool will produce such cleanly and clearly.
  10. Rogerio Silva

    Rogerio Silva Active Member


    I use a 20-cm long metal ruler for bigger pieces, and for the small ones, tweezers. Works perfectly for me.
    I like the idea of the dry ball-point pen; still want to try it.:thumb:

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