Tiny Galactica models

Discussion in 'Science Fiction & Fantasy' started by stephen.irl, Oct 14, 2009.

  1. stephen.irl

    stephen.irl Member

    [FONT=&quot]Recently I have been test building miniature masterpieces for Gearz which he mentioned here:

    [FONT=&quot]I came across his Mk1 viper in Ekuths TOS galactica built thread and I was hoping to do something the same for a 3foot galactica I built and Gearz has been kind enough to design a few more models from the new series. They really are incredible and I can't say enough about them. Thanks Gearz.

    Enjoy. More pictures to come

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  2. ekuth

    ekuth Active Member


    Your eyes hurting yet? *grin*

    Try building the Cylon Raider... that's an exercise in patience. :mrgreen:
  3. bulldogowner

    bulldogowner Destroyer of Spam Moderator

    Where in the world did you get a ruler that size???? It's HUGE!!!! Honestly though...I don't know how you guys build that small...I've got patience, but.....simply incredible!
  4. Millenniumfalsehood

    Millenniumfalsehood Active Member

    P'shaw. It's obviously photoshopped. How else did he build them that small?


    Just kidding, dude. Those look awesome! I'll have to design a mini-hangar to display them in.
  5. stephen.irl

    stephen.irl Member

    Cheers guys. I think I've found another cool side to paper modelling. Making these tiny guys is great. Really satisfying making something that small and getting it to look right.

    oooo.... Mini hanger bay! That would be cool. Have to make a whole squadron then. Do you think a cockpit edit like commander adamas or silveroxides would be possible for these?
  6. Tirick

    Tirick Member

    Now that is a brilliant exercise in scaling!

    Did you say these were to scale with a 3 ft Galactica?!

    Wow. You could really do some incredible things if you wanted to do the hangers and landing arms; cutaway or view openings.

  7. Gearz

    Gearz Member

    No worries Stephen! excellent builds I think at this scale, designing is definitely the easy part ~ They ARE tiny...
  8. stephen.irl

    stephen.irl Member

    There not quite on the same scale. They're close though, 1:450 ish and the 3 footer is 1:500 ish. I have one sitting on the edge of the side pod runway (I'll have a picture of that uploaded tomorrow) and it looks just a little to big so the good news is I'll probably have to make them again slightly smaller :mrgreen:.

    Brilliant idea though. That would be some model having a cut away into the side pod with a hanger bay. I'll probably leave that up to someone with a little more experiance. I'm still pretty new (3-4 months would still be considered a newbie right):wave:
  9. Tirick

    Tirick Member

    :D I've been doing this for a few years and I still consider myself a newbie at times. I've not tried anything quite so large either; I prefer the 1:50 scale or so, but that is still quite impressive!
  10. stephen.irl

    stephen.irl Member

    As promised, here’s a picture of the mk2 "taking off". I think it's a little on the large side so I'll probably reduce it a little again (please ignore the gaps in my galactica... first model).

    Here's a few pictures of the Mk2. Hope you like em :thumb:. The mk2 was a slightly easier build then the mk7. The mk7 was a bit tricky but manageable. Sort of like TOS raider (pictures of that to come to but nothing you haven’t seen in ekuths thread).

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  11. Retired_for_now

    Retired_for_now New Guy

    Indicators you have finally gone round the bend:

    Constructing models using a microscope,
    Making models with parts that consist of a single paper fiber,
    Growing and shaping your fingernails to provide "an extra pair of tweezers,"
    Creating finely detailed models that fit on top of a piece of small change (you know who you are!).

    So Stephen - you can have any color straightjacket you like so long as it's a dirty white (and then I expect you'd be building these little masterpieces holding the tools in your teeth).

    Yogi (remain calm until help arrives)
  12. stephen.irl

    stephen.irl Member

    Remaining clam... (Insert crazy laugh). I don't think I'm quite up to the level of the list. Getting close though (especially thinking what if I build the 1.5 foot Galactica. How small would the vipers have to be then) :mrgreen:

    Hoping to have a few pictures of some raiders soon (not including the one below). Ran out of ink so so far I've only built the original series one and I'm waiting to print the new series version.

    I've a question for any original series Galactica fans. I'm a big fan of the new series but haven’t really seen any of the original stuff. As you can see I've built a tiny version of the viper and raider and the raider seems to be a good bit bigger the viper. Was the raider really this much biggerr? I vaguely remember seeming three Cylons in a cockpit so I'm thinking it could be. Or else I've just printed at the wrong scale. Anyone know?

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  13. ekuth

    ekuth Active Member

    Actually the scale is pretty much correct. If anything the raider should actually be a tad bit larger...

    There is an episode where Baltar visits the Galactica and his raider is held in the launch bay... which might provide some scale/size comparisons.

    Hmmm... now I have to find that episode and dig through.

    Looking good, though!
  14. stephen.irl

    stephen.irl Member

    Cool. Thanks Ekuth. You were right. The raider was a tricky one. It would have been a lot harder to make it at a smaller scale.
  15. ekuth

    ekuth Active Member

    LOL. I honestly don't think you could build it any smaller... :mrgreen:
  16. bulldogowner

    bulldogowner Destroyer of Spam Moderator

    Uh-Oh!! That sounded like a challenge?!?! :twisted: Is it possible??
  17. theo

    theo Member

    Yes but it's very simple shaped.
    Just be patience.:twisted:
  18. Awesome little ships.
  19. Kjev

    Kjev Member

    Gads. I'm definitely going to have to do some sort of dexterity exercises before I start these. But ooooooh the ideas they give me!
  20. ekuth

    ekuth Active Member

    You see, this is the problem:

    Start small and you end up building bigger and bigger... and then you need small things to make the bigger things look cool.

    Vicious cycle of papermodeling! :twisted:

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