Think Jays Galactica is lonely, need some help

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

  1. Revell-Fan

    Revell-Fan Co-Administrator Administrator

    A funny thing occured during the shooting. A retired photo lab owner (whose son sold me the camera I'm using) came by and was very amused. He hadn't seen a Raptor before and thought I was photographing a flying roaster with its legs up!

    The assembly instructions and parts pages for the regular version and a grey version are ready. I am now working on the other recolours, a red medEVAC version and a green version from "The Plan". Once these are finished, the files will be available in the BSG downloads section for everyone to enjoy. And as you know me I have revised the texture and details from bow to stern. The basic kits will feature more (and authentic) "decals" and a complete landing gear including the front foot (with original ZOIC texture) which was sorely missed on the original CG model. Stay tuned! :wave:
  2. ThunderChild

    ThunderChild Active Member

    That's one sturdy model to have withstood all those "toss-into-air-take-photo-pick-up-repeat" shots!!! :p
    Nice Raptor RF!
  3. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator

    These are FAN(FRAKKING)TASTIC!!! The prospective shots are GREAT!!! You are an AMAZING photographer.
    I am looking forward to seeing all of the different variants.
  4. sjsquirrel

    sjsquirrel Member

    Fantastic work, and fantastic shots RF. I especially love the ones with the helicopter. What camera do you have that lets you do all this? I want to buy a new camera one of these days.

  5. Zathros

    Zathros Guest

    Yeah, I would like to be let in on he does this too. I'll make the thread a "Sticky". This is great stuff! :)
  6. Revell-Fan

    Revell-Fan Co-Administrator Administrator

    Thank you all! 'm glad you like it (even though it is the standard version without cockpit interior :p ).

    To Zathros: Thanks a lot! Credits and kudos go to the ones who have started this thread (sjsquirrel, nothing, skupilkinson and and and ....) and to the creators of the BSG ship pack (without them we wouldn't have got these beautiful models!). :thumb:

    To Steve: I'm using a Fuji FinePix S2950 with 18x zoom. It is a superb little digital camera which serves me very well. It stands right between a pocket camery and an SLR. The macro function is better than many of the SLRs I tried lately (I have beautiful flower and insects shots). Of course you have to ensure that the scenery is appropriately lit (light is everything). Shots inside the house are sometimes a bit grainy and dark (even with flash), but that's a problem all digital cameras have (okay, I often take pics for my instructions when I have time for it, which means VEEERY LATE in the evening when everything else is dark, too..! :mrgreen:). I don't want to miss this camera; it was worth any Cent. (BTW, it is great, too, when you are on vacation!) I mainly use Windows Live Photo Gallery for lightening up the dark spots.

    As for SLRs I can recommend the Canon EOS 1000D. It is the best camera I have tried so far. It came with a tele (30mm) which makes terrific close-ups of birds.

    To RB: Thanks a lot! Such comments encourage me to make more pics like them.

    To TC: Yeah, that was quite a challenge! Sometimes I had to be careful not to fling the camera through the air instead of the Raptor..!

    TO ALL: The Raptor files are ready! I have sent everything to RB for adding them to the BSG downloads section so that all of you can enjoy them. Stay tuned! :wave:
  7. Zathros

    Zathros Guest

    Raptor Ready!!

    Thanks Revell-fan, all approved and ready for download! :thumb:
  8. Revell-Fan

    Revell-Fan Co-Administrator Administrator

    THANK YOU!!! :wave::wave::wave:

    And enjoy!!! :mrgreen:
  9. grifco2000

    grifco2000 Member

    Thanks Revell-fan, much appreciated by those of us who are 'design challenged'!!
  10. vipers7

    vipers7 Member

    This model is outstanding: Seeing the detailed instructions you can really see the very hard work that went into it. Excellent work:thumb::thumb::thumb::thumb:
  11. arkon

    arkon Member

    arrrrgghhh!!! RAR files! my computer hates them!
  12. Zathros

    Zathros Guest

    Try 7-Zip, it's FREE and works great! :)
  13. Revell-Fan

    Revell-Fan Co-Administrator Administrator

    Or try Universal Extractor:

    There is a portable version available, too. (And it is capable to even make programs portable!)
  14. mcusanelli

    mcusanelli Member

    I just downloaded the Raptor...It's absolutely fantastic! Thank you very much. I can't wait to build it :)
  15. Revell-Fan

    Revell-Fan Co-Administrator Administrator

    You are welcome!
  16. Revell-Fan

    Revell-Fan Co-Administrator Administrator

    Raptor news

    Hello, my friends!

    Here are the first news on the ongoing Raptor project.

    A small mishap occured while preparing the plans: Parts 12 & 13 have too many glue tabs. The four tabs where 12 & 13 are attached to part 11 are obsolete and can be cut off. Many thanks to Rhaven Blaack for spotting this! I have added a special note to the assembly instructions and ask you to download them again so that you have the latest version in your archive. (pic #1)

    Add-on #1 is coming: A flight display stand for the Raptor. So you'll be able to display your model in flight mode. (pic #2)

    RB made an excellent build of the medEVAC Raptor which can be found here:

    This variant looks even better than the standard version. However, I noticed that the red part of the fins is a bit too short. I've prepared a patch which you can grab from the BSG download section. Just use the new parts on that sheet or glue the revised faces over the existing structure if you have already built this bird.

    Bye! :wave:

    Attached Files:

  17. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator

    I also uploaded the formers for the engines for the Raptor as well.
  18. Revell-Fan

    Revell-Fan Co-Administrator Administrator

    Thanks! But be aware, they are not tested and could be a bit too big. Juts roll it together and cut them to shape if necessary.
  19. Revell-Fan

    Revell-Fan Co-Administrator Administrator

    Raptor news #2

    The stand for the Raptor is ready. It will be available in three different colours, gold, black and starry sky. I'll submit it when the instructions are ready. In the attachments you see the golden stand. Enjoy! :wave:

    Attached Files:

  20. Kjev

    Kjev Member

    Very nice looking. From the photos, I'd never guess it was paper.

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