Colonial Landram from Battlestar Galactica

Discussion in 'Science Fiction & Fantasy' started by Revell-Fan, Jul 14, 2010.

  1. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator

    Here is an update. @Revell-Fan has made a box for the Landram. This is a commercial style box.
    Granted, this box is designed for storage, transport, and as a gift box.
    (@cylongirl Please take note. I hope that you like this).
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  2. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator

    I have sent all of the photos to Revell-Fan for final review and approval.
    Once the template is approved, it will be made available in the RESOURCE Section (as an "ADD-ON" kit).
    Here are the rest of the photos of the box.
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  3. Revell-Fan

    Revell-Fan Co-Administrator Administrator

    Thank you very much for testing the parts, RB! :)

    My printer has had it, so I am unable to print and build anything at the moment! :(

    Actually, this box was a request by cylongirl a while ago. The design is based on a boxed cardboard Landram with Japanese text on it. That model was the very first Ram to be made of paper. It was no kit but a pre-assembled and simplified model with a very nice texture. I still don't know whether this was a commercial item or a fan-made product. I found it when I was looking for references to make my version:




    As with all my creations, this is supposed to be a hommage and no infringement. :)

    It was on my todo list but I had no time to do it. Now that my printer has gone all the way up to Stovokor :Computer: I am limited to working on templates only. I'll revise the kit asap and will begin a test of the 1:24 scale version once the new printer has arrived. I think I'll change the texture on the sides a bit so that it follows the front and not the back (as it does now). I will also add the missing piece to close the gap at the back of the inlet. ;)

    Thanks to Joerg from the German SciFi modelling forum Phoxim I will revise the Landram kit soon. He pointed out that the turret joint was wrong and corrected it on his version (he built a GREAT RC Ram using my plans ;) ).
  4. cylongirl

    cylongirl Galactica lives in Germany

    Yes, yes, yes :King::King::King::King::King::King:ClaphandsClaphandsClaphandsClaphandsClaphandsClaphandsClaphandsClaphandsClaphandsClaphands
  5. blake7

    blake7 Member

    Looks great! It looks like a new toy in the box waiting to be opened! This is perfect because it protects as well as looking fantastic! So the question I know you know is coming " what about the Snowram, and Landram Chariot"?:shamefullyembarrased:thumbsup
  6. cylongirl

    cylongirl Galactica lives in Germany

    Do something different background photos.
    Snow, desert , mountains, city
    Spaceship hangar , moon ......:Congrats:
    in the same box

    Mach doch verschiedene Hintergrundfotos.
    Schnee, Wüste, Berge, Stadt
    Raumschiffhangar, Mond......
    bei gleicher Schachtel, ggf ohne die japanische Schrift. (das wirkt dann noch besser)
    Toll endlich fertig. Claphands
    Last edited: Jan 30, 2015
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  7. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator

    Different backdrops would be cool to have and the builder could choose the one that he/she likes and add it to the box.
  8. Danscrew

    Danscrew Danscrew

    That's very cool
    Bravo ! RB
  9. Revell-Fan

    Revell-Fan Co-Administrator Administrator

    :dead: I STILL don't have a new printer... :dead:
  10. blake7

    blake7 Member

    I know how you feel. I was out of ink , and paper, then I got new ink and paper, and what happens the monitor BLEW.:( It took time, but I am back.;):)
  11. zathros

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

    This has "commercial" written all over it, which another way of me saying, "Professional:. and it sure looks it, from box to model! ;)
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  12. Revell-Fan

    Revell-Fan Co-Administrator Administrator

    @zathros : Thank you so much for your kind comment! For a short time I have been thinking of using the Zealot logo on the box... ;)

    BTW, I have finally got a new printer. An HP Officejet 6700. Great machine, capable of duplex printing (very NIIIICE!). I'll see to it that I can start on the (revised) 1:24 box this weekend. :)
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  13. cylongirl

    cylongirl Galactica lives in Germany

  14. cylongirl

    cylongirl Galactica lives in Germany


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  15. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator

    That was my fault. I made a mistake when I made the Landram. I did not catch it until well after it was finished.
    I am planning on rebuilding it (eventually). I am wanting to make a track system that is more realistic (as well as a few other changes).
  16. ASC Mclaren

    ASC Mclaren Member

    Not 1:18? :D
  17. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator

    Ladies and gentlemen,

    There have been a few hints made (here and there) about a (close to) screen accurate set of tracks for this vehicle ( including the "A-TEAM Landram and the Power Sled) possibly being designed and made. Well, I am working on that very thing right now.
    I am doing what I can to make it both easily buildable and screen accurate as possible (I know, it is a very tall bill. Well (at 6' 6" (2 meters) tall) I am a very tall guy. So I think that I can fill this bill).

    Here is the parts sheets.

    I started with the wheel first (starting with the drive wheel).

    I laminated both the front and back faces to 1.5 mm.

    I drilled a hole in the back parts (the same diameter as a bamboo skewer (about

    Both halves are glued together. The hole will help hold the axle in place.

    I have done the same with the main guide wheels.
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    All of the wheels are finished. I have also cut pieces of bamboo skewers to a length of 5 cm.

    Attached Files:

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  18. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator

    I have started on the drive box (engine and drive system).

    Here is the parts sheet for that.

    I have made internal formers for the drive box to help hold the axles and give added strength to the drive box as a whole.

    The formers and the drive box are assebled.
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    The drive box is fully assembled.
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    I have attached the axles.
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    I have attached all of the wheels to the axles.
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    Please stay tuned to your local Colonial Fleet Broadcast channels for further updates as they come in.
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  19. Revell-Fan

    Revell-Fan Co-Administrator Administrator

    This is gonna be very interesting! I'm keeping all fingers crossed! :)
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  20. zathros

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

    Just saw some of the preliminary work. You have a winner on the way!! :)
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