Gearz' Galactica Build...

Discussion in 'Science Fiction & Fantasy' started by doc_harvey, Nov 5, 2006.

  1. doc_harvey

    doc_harvey Member

    Day One (of what appears will be MANY)...jus' kiddin...

    20 pages!

    Printed out on an Epson Stylus 320 Deskjet onto 110 lb. "Heavy Card Stock, Smooth Finish" manufactured by Wausau Paper.

    First impression is "WOW!" The texturing is nothing short of amazing. If there is an award for applying textures, Gearz NEEDS to win it!

    Most of the major sections appear to be pretty straight forward. The engine "ducting", however, looks daunting and has me fearing for my sanity.:)

    I sincerely hope to have time to start cutting and folding tomorrow and will post pics as the sections are built.

    Adama: "Whaddya know, whadda ya hear, Starbuck?"

    Starbuck: "Nuthing but the rain, sir."

    (or something to that effect)
  2. Stev0

    Stev0 Active Member

    20 pages????????!!!!!!!
  3. Gearz

    Gearz Member

    Woohooo... Now the truth comes out, I hope there's not to many " I told you so" 's. I won't be surprised if the ducting turns to worms. I've got all the master files standing by for on the spot (quick) editing ~ if they need simplifying..

    Textures award! = The hammer and chisel award ( For Mature Audiences, category)

    20 pages + 12 pages of instructions! She ain't guna be cheap on the ink unfortunately..

    Btw DOC. Watch out for the spectators ~ one of em's got a whip!..
  4. nikischutt

    nikischutt New Member


    Galactica model!? Where can I get it?

  5. ekuth

    ekuth Active Member

    And I know how to use it too... mwhahahahhaha!
  6. doc_harvey

    doc_harvey Member

    Bridge section...

    Here are all of the bridge parts, scored, folded and with edges colored. Added "teeth" to the forward bridge part (see pic)...

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  7. Gearz

    Gearz Member

    Dooooh... Just out of the barriers to..~ TEETH fixed!
    Lookin good!!:-D

    Niki ~ This is sort of final test build to pick up any ..nits! The model will be released as soon as Doc_harvey and sjsquirrel have proven / refined its ? 'build-ability'
  8. doc_harvey

    doc_harvey Member

    day 2...

    Here's the build so far...

    DEFINITELY follow the directions for parts 8, 9, 8b & 9b...I remebered to try the fit of 9b, and trimed the edges of the starboard bulkhead, but attached the port side before I fitted 8b. It worked out, but was still a big "DOH".

    The only problem so far is the forward section of part 10. (see pic) I have only dry fitted it, but it appears that the "nose" isn't quite wide enough. I'll see what it looks like after gluing.

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  9. doc_harvey

    doc_harvey Member

    part 10

    "nose" pic...

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  10. doc_harvey

    doc_harvey Member

    bridge section with "neck" (part 7)

    part 7 attached...

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  11. doc_harvey

    doc_harvey Member

    completed bridge section

    Looks pretty good....I have a few uneven seams across the top, but that's due to my technique, not design...everything else lined up GREAT and all of the textures line up too!

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  12. doc_harvey

    doc_harvey Member

    more views...

    completed bridge section...BTW the "nose came out pretty okay....just a smidge "gappy" but okay...

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  13. sdk2knbk

    sdk2knbk Guest

    That looks GREAT! I hope Gearz has lots of bandwidth, when "The Swarm" sees this one finished, they'll knock his site down in no time!

    Scott K.
  14. ekuth

    ekuth Active Member

    WOW! Looking very nice. :-D
  15. sjsquirrel

    sjsquirrel Member

    Lookin good...

    Looks great Doc. I started cuttin and pastin the other day also, but you're well ahead of me. I haven't been gettin a lot of model time lately. Your notes will come in handy.
  16. Gearz

    Gearz Member

    wow! good to see her in public with her clothes on. Great build Doc!

    The nose panel issue is still a bit of a worry. It doesn't look like its going to give builders much leeway for positioning part 10. That little bugger has been an annoyance from the start.

    Steve ~ I think that's going to be the first of several 'I told you so's..' yeah yeah yeah were right!.. If you find it the same, I'll reposition the flaps (again) and maybe add a check step to the AG ~ part 10 to nose etc...

    Yep.. There will be two DL locations until the novelty has worn off..

    Apart from the hiccups,
    I'm excited!:-D
  17. the fuzzy hulk

    the fuzzy hulk New Member

    I'm very excited about this model, can hardly wait to get my "good scissors" out.
  18. doc_harvey

    doc_harvey Member

    Landing bays done...

    more build pics...

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  19. doc_harvey

    doc_harvey Member

    The landing bays went together beautifully! Those internal braces were a stroke of genius. The external parts of the landing bays slid onto them like a glove. I had to trim the tabs on the recessed parts (parts 20 & 24), but that was a very easy fix. Lovin' the build so far!
  20. dhanners

    dhanners Member

    That is one fine-looking build so far....

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