Think Jays Galactica is lonely, need some help

Discussion in 'Science Fiction & Fantasy' started by jwhawk04, Aug 16, 2007.

  1. theo

    theo Member

    I have roamed the site first, looked for the models and where what is.

    Now I'f got the models, and got a few links in my F.F.
    I have a couple questions.
    - What's the best thickness of paper to use?
    - What's the best (easiest) model of the fleet to start whit?

    What I wonder, is the new galactica that difficult?
    I mean there are ships of the fleet that have a lot of curves, some more than the Galactica but she has really allot of sharp angels.
    Do not shoot me, I'm just wondering.
  2. Master-Bruce

    Master-Bruce Active Member

    Bang!! LOL Just kiddin'. :)

    I'd say the easiest one to start is the Defender. The Mining Ship is also a pretty beginner friendly model too. The current Galactica from the new series is a little sharp in places where as the screen version isn't so much. We'll be doing a new NEW Galactica and Pegasus model later this year hopefully.

    As for thickness of card, for ships, I use 160gsm card. Though for smaller parts or those that are curved alot, I use 120gsm.

    Just had a look at Ragnar Anchorage. Looks pretty cool, I'll have to go back there for a closer look. :)
  3. Coot59

    Coot59 Member

    Hi Guys,

    Jsut wanted to thank everyone who is doing all this great work. As a newbie I'm starting to get the itch to design. But first I now have a fleet to build. Only question is where to display it?

    It's not card, but I started in legos, so I thought I would share this site I found. Hope you all enjoy it.

    Stein des Weisen - Lego Eigenbauten von Carsten Wagner
  4. Master-Bruce

    Master-Bruce Active Member

    Cool, the Valley Forge is quite impressive.

    Thanks for the thanks. LOL. ;) Makes it all the more worthwhile.
  5. sjsquirrel

    sjsquirrel Member

    Welcome aboard!

    Welcome aboard coot! We'll keep you busy building for a good long while. There's no end of subject matter sign1.

    Those lego ships are way cool! I'd never seen those before. I have a six year old son who's totally in to lego and we're always building little stuff (when I'm not too busy paper modeling ;-) ). Now I can look forward to bigger and cooler things as he gets older :mrgreen:

  6. theo

    theo Member

    I'f just started on The Colonial Defender.
    And as allway roaming the internet I found this link, perhaps some of you know them.
    But here they are all.

    There are "cool" images of the TOS and TNS from Battlestar Galactica.
  7. Master-Bruce

    Master-Bruce Active Member

    I knew of those. :) A lot of those are done using the meshes we've used for our models. ;)
  8. sjsquirrel

    sjsquirrel Member


    Hey! Where'd that ASP Interceptor come from? I LIKE IT! We gotta have one of those in our collection! Anybody got the mesh?

  9. Nothing

    Nothing Longtime Member

    id like to see the python also!
  10. theo

    theo Member

    The Berserk

    If a new ship is what you like wy not this one.
    This is for the size of the Berserk
    And in full glory.
  11. Nothing

    Nothing Longtime Member

    holy cow! i like that! where can i get the mesh?
  12. Master-Bruce

    Master-Bruce Active Member

    Damn!! That is nice, gave me some ideas for future designs...
  13. theo

    theo Member

    The Berserk 2

    This is a official ship you can/will see in the Battlestar Galactica series.
    Those who haven't seen it, don't worry, you will.:twisted:

    I have a couple more images so if you wand i can sent/post them.
  14. Nothing

    Nothing Longtime Member

    please do!!!!!
  15. theo

    theo Member

    Berzerk images.

    Oke, Here they are


  16. Nothing

    Nothing Longtime Member

    these are great! thanks for showing!
  17. sjsquirrel

    sjsquirrel Member

    Mesh, Mesh, Mesh!


    Do you have a mesh? That ship looks great and I'd love to add it to the collection.

    As for my original post, it was more to the original series ones. I never realized there were so many variants of the Viper, and I'd like to get some of those modeled.


  18. theo

    theo Member

    Sjsquirrel, no I don't have that only those images..
    But if I got it right whit the trueSpace program, I could make it in a 3d?
    I got the free version, Let's see in the weekend what I make of it.

    The ASP Interceptor, I think they misplaced that on.
    I'll think it belongs to the TOS not in the TNS and are they official ore just ad them.
    Don't know, never seen them before

    One question, how do you got the scale, ore is every ship on his own scale?
    I mean it would be nice wen the fleet is completed that the proportions are the right ones.
  19. Nothing

    Nothing Longtime Member

    withe varing sizes of the ships it would be impractical to have them all the same scale.if you pick the smallest ship and make it at a manageble size,then the bigger ships like galactica wouoldnt fit in your house.
  20. theo

    theo Member

    Oké, not a viper and it hasn't be to the milimeter(inch).
    But kind off like the movers and colonial one I'll think they are the smallest.

    Just thinking out load;
    But wen you make rooms in the Galactica you don't neet a house.:twisted:

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