Think Jays Galactica is lonely, need some help

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

  1. Gearz

    Gearz Member

    Maybe Sj ~ But i still recon the 'clean up' can be harder than creating them. Max points regardless..

    Developers / Mesh Modders lament ~

    Hokey Pokey ~ You put your left Tex IN, and you put your left Tex OUT, then you put your left Tex IN and you churn it all about.!!!

  2. sjsquirrel

    sjsquirrel Member

    Next up?

    Thanks Gearz. I really gotta get over the whole humility thing sign1.

    As for what's next, here are the votes so far:

    • nothing: gemini transport
    • Elliot: Gemini Transport, Refinery ship and Agricultural ship - in that order.
    • skupilkinson: Refinery ship for me. then Pegasus gets the Galactica treatment. (You're right, I'm not ready for another big one, but we gotta do that one!)
    • CJTK1701: Pegasus in scale with a three foot G.
    • theo: surprise us.
    • paulhbell: Colonial one designed in scale with the new big G.
      (While neither the Pegasus nor Colonial one were listed in the three options above, this is a very interesting idea.
      How big is Jaybats Colonial one?
      How big is C1 compared to Galactica?
      In scale with a 3 foot Galactica, wouldn't this be a tiny model? Maybe I could do a quick, simple C1 in scale.
    • doc_harvey: I'd like to see the Viper! Especially in a larger scale.
      (Well, the vipers are available elsewhere, and we do want to finish up the ships that aren't out there yet)
    • jaffro: Colonial One in scale with the Big G seems like a good choice. Other than that, as a huge fan of the original series, I would KILL for a large scale original Viper with all the trimmings.
    • ekuth: I'll second that. We definitely need a LARGE scale TOS viper.

    Hmmmmmm. Seems to be a pattern developing here. I kind of remember someone on the forum working on a large scale Viper - does anyone else?
    Anyway, here's what I'm thinking:
    1. Gemini Transport
    2. Refinery Ship
    3. Agro ship
    4. I need help finishing my 57' Belvedere project and Seaview submarine. Volunteers?
    5. Depending on the state of Jaybats tutorials, and any other tutorials that come out between now and then, I may take a break and build models and write tutorials. We need more developers!
    6. Large scale Viper with lot's of detail (this will be a separate thread, and you will all have to help me find the materials)
    7. Pegasus

    All of this may change of course if someone is willing to become an apprentice and start mastering Meta. With technologies like Crossloop, MS Messenger, audio and video chat etc. we could do live learning sessions. Think about it.....

  3. Master-Bruce

    Master-Bruce Active Member

    Sounds like a plan SJ. ;)

    I'm up for learning more of Meta. I've been using it more lately but still have along way to go. Lessons sound cool for me.

    I think if a large scale Viper is going to get done though, that should be a project where each Viper type gets the same treatment?? MkI, MkII, MkVII, Blackbird. Even the Scarlet Viper? All in same large scales? Would make a great thread and display when they're all done?

    As for Colonial One. It can enter the flight pods of the Galactica to land so it's tiny in comparrison.
  4. Nothing

    Nothing Longtime Member

    what kinda help do you need? im willing if i can do what you need.

    im still debating wheather i whant to purchase meta or not. i think ya kinda need to to do the textures in it.

    iwas working on a large mkII but dropped it awhile ago when you said you might be doing one.

    ive got 2 WWII designs going. when i finish those ill jump back to sci fi.
    (that doesnt mean im off this project! still eagerly awaiting the next one!)
  5. sjsquirrel

    sjsquirrel Member

    Vipers and Lessons

    Okay then. You nothing and CJTK1701 want to master Meta. Since my last post I wandered over to see how far along Jaybats is with his tutorials, and the stuff there is great (as one would expect from Master Jaybats), and very close to what I would have done.

    So, step one is to wander over there yourselves and work through his lessons.
    Step two, is to get the registered version of Meta ($45 US) if you don't already have it.

    Skupilkinson, since you're in England, one-on-one's on the phone will be problematic, but if you want to set up times we can use MSN or something like that. We just need to coordinate times - I'm at GMT-7 (GMT-6 in a couple weeks when DST starts).

    CJ - where are you located? I mentioned to nothing that my long-distance plan let's me call anywhere in North America for cheap, so I'm willing to hook up and do lessons by phone, and using Crossloop , MSN, or something similar. Send me a PM with your email address and we'll connect.

    To everyone else:

    Nothing and Skupilkinson are already getting feedback to me on the unfolding so we're moving along pretty quickly. I'll probably be the one holding up things (again).

    More to come soon,

  6. sjsquirrel

    sjsquirrel Member

    Help needed.

    Just so we don't take this thread off track, let's continue this discussion by email, but specifically I could use some help with test building (which you excel at) and with refining the design of the Belvedere, which would probably best be done through test builds as well. When the time comes I'll start another thread in the appropriate forum and we can have at it if you're up for it.

  7. Nothing

    Nothing Longtime Member

    4for some reason im not getting the email notifications for this thread...missed the last couple of post. just an update on the G, i got the rear section today and should have it to sjs by the weekend.
  8. sjsquirrel

    sjsquirrel Member


    I've finally got the better of my perfectionist nature and am calling the layout for the small version of the Galactica finished. Now I have to do up some assembly instructions and the layout for the 3 foot version. The layout for the mid section, in the 1.5 foot version comes in at 10 pages. The bridge is 6 pages, and the rear section 4, for a total of 20 pages :cry: And that's the small version :twisted:. I estimate that the three foot version will be approximately huge.

  9. paulhbell

    paulhbell Guest

    I just wanted to 'bump' this thread, and ask how everythings going with the fleet. I'm another one who's stopped getting email notifications from this thread, been over a month now.

    Thanks for the links to Jays tutorials SJSQUIRREL. I missed those as well.
  10. Jaybats

    Jaybats Member the last episode...

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  11. theo

    theo Member

    It was a rainy day over here, so finally I have finished the Defender (yippee).
    And now up to the next one.
  12. doc_harvey

    doc_harvey Member

    that's Col. Tigh...with one eye...I mean "i"....
  13. sjsquirrel

    sjsquirrel Member


    Sorry for the lack of activity everyone. I seem to be having a life. It's kind of weird :oops: I'm not really used to it.

    Jaybats, that picture is hilarious - thanks for the laugh.

    The layout for the 3 foot version is done (only 63 pages) and I have been working on the assembly instructions. I decided to go for one set of instructions that covers both the large and small version of the model. So far the assembly instructions are 13 pages for the front and rear sections. Probably a comparable amount for the mid section.

    Not getting Email Updates
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    Bye for now, SJ

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  14. ekuth

    ekuth Active Member

    LOL. "Technically", I'm not the moderator for this subforum... TheWebdude is...

    Who I haven't seen around lately, come to think of it. :confused:

    Originally, I shared mod duties with Ashrunner over in the Real Space subforum, but I spend most of my time here anyhow, so I may as well be.

    *looks to cgutzmer*

    How about it, Chris? :mrgreen:

    Anyhow, regardless of the semantics, I'm happy to help anyway I can.

    Jaybats, my monitor has coffee-stains on it thanks to you... :thumb:

    Sj: Looks damn good mate! And btw, you bear more than a passing resemblance to a guy I met when I worked at Grand Canyon National Park. (Minus the green hair) Your name wouldn't happen to be Ben, would it?
  15. paulhbell

    paulhbell Guest

    Heads up guys. Season 4 starts in the US on 4th April and in the UK on 15th April. Sci-Fi Channel in the US and Sky 1 in the UK. Razor is on Sky 1 8th April, I'm not sure when Razor is on in the US.

    Last series?
  16. Nothing

    Nothing Longtime Member

    razor has been out in US for quite a while. ive had the dvd for awhile also.
  17. paulhbell

    paulhbell Guest

    Yeah, I've had the dvd for a while as well. Quite a good episode/film.
  18. ekuth

    ekuth Active Member

    eh, I'm mixed on Razor myself, but it was good to see the old school Cylons.

    Looking forward to the final season of BSG!
  19. paulhbell

    paulhbell Guest

    I didn't think season 3 was all that good, I hope season 4 is better.
  20. MaxMadDog

    MaxMadDog New Member

    And me in Germany, must wait still another eternity for the fourth Season. Whether Razor runs with us, is still located in the stars. :cry::cry:

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