USS SULACO by SKODA/ Jan Rükr / 1:320 Tuning

Discussion in 'Science Fiction & Fantasy' started by skoda, May 8, 2011.

  1. skoda

    skoda Genius Designer Master Builder

  2. Revell-Fan

    Revell-Fan Co-Administrator Administrator

    Somehow I feel like watching "Lord of the Rings: Return of the King" again. I was completeyl blown away and pressed into my seat so tight that I was barely able to breath. Epic and overwhelming.
  3. skoda

    skoda Genius Designer Master Builder

    thanks I like it
  4. the_colonel

    the_colonel New Member

    As others said before: This piece of work unbelievable! I wish I had the space for that model ...

    And what comes next? A change of the universe and a 5 meter model of an Imperial Star Destroyer?
  5. Rogerio Silva

    Rogerio Silva Active Member

    Building in the future?

    I have seen this model before, but I thought it was as large as my fear to build it (once again, I am new to this hobby). But seeing what you are accomplishing gives me the courage to keep going on and maybe someday, when I feel more confident, build a SULACO, surely inspired by your work.
    You are making real what I have only seen in files and some sparse pictures.
  6. Revell-Fan

    Revell-Fan Co-Administrator Administrator

    The world needs a studio-scale BATTLESTAR. So say we all. (I hope :cool: !)
  7. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator

    SO SAY WE ALL!!!:thumb:
  8. Half studio scale would be cool and still as large as the SULACO. :cool:
  9. skoda

    skoda Genius Designer Master Builder

    Next time around Betty of aliens

  10. skoda

    skoda Genius Designer Master Builder

  11. lemonade

    lemonade New Member

    Hi there. I'm from Rio city, Brazil. Nice to meet you guys at this forum.

    First of all, congratulations for the Sulaco you've been assembling. It is an awesome model.

    I wanted to ask about you mentioning the Betty ship... is there some model of it available on the net? or is this going to be a scratch model you will make?

  12. Revell-Fan

    Revell-Fan Co-Administrator Administrator

  13. Zathros

    Zathros Guest

    I am going to see if I can get that. I just registered. If they want money for it, I'll look someplace else! Lots of neat stuff, but everything had a high price. You could get actual R/C planes for the price of some of that stuff! Lots of time and effort though. I guess people buy this stuff? Man am I out of touch! :)
  14. DenTommes

    DenTommes New Member

    Boy.... If I had the place for such a model.... Just watched the movie... How could you get that much detail from it? My mind is blown!

    I guess, the only part I will ever build of this monster is the drop ship...
  15. the_colonel

    the_colonel New Member

    @Revell-Fan: But a Battlestar of the original Series ... That one looks much cooler than the new one. And I think it is easier to build.

    BTW: Greetings from Nuremberg, Bavaria ;-)
  16. Revell-Fan

    Revell-Fan Co-Administrator Administrator

    We have already a BIG 3' new BSG from skupilkinson, Nothing, Steve & co. So naturally I was referring to the TOS ship..! :twisted:

    Greetz back from sunny (but cold) Vreden (near NL)! :mrgreen:
  17. lemonade

    lemonade New Member

    Thanks for the link. I registered but was unable to get it... no download button. Anyway, I was more interested in an already unfolded model. PS: Noticing your nick, I could not help but mentioning that I had dozens of Revell plastic models - loved them. In fact, I still have some in their boxes waiting to be assembled one day when I have the availability. Here at the country I live (Brazil) they were injected under license for many years... a quarter of a century ago.
  18. Revell-Fan

    Revell-Fan Co-Administrator Administrator

    Hi, lemonade! Welcome to the forum. Don't worry about the pile of unassembled kits, you are not alone :mrgreen: ! I made the experience that especially sci-fi kits may have a very limited run and will become extremely rare and expensive soon after their release. So it is always better to get them when they are still available at reasonable prices.

    One of the main reasons why I joined zealot were the BSG kits which are available in the downloads section. They are top-notch, they are free and they make excellent display pieces. In many cases papercrafting gives you more freedom and you may get models which have not been available yet or which may be impossible to afford such as many of the rag-tag fleet ships and Jan's Sulaco (which has already set a new standard for model building as a whole).

    And yes, my nick was highly influenced by the Revell company because they were the first to release BSG models (which I had been hunting down for almost 18 years; times were different in the 1980s here in Germany; we even had only TWO magazines informing us about new movies - "BRAVO" and "CINEMA" - and NO STARLOG :cry: ..!).
  19. skoda

    skoda Genius Designer Master Builder


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    l-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ast parts

    betty'll stick around to be created from paper
  20. lemonade

    lemonade New Member

    Well, I do have the original TV series' Viper and Cylon Raider kits, from Monogram... but looks like Revell had similar models. I've just seen a bunch of Galactica's Revell kits on eBay. You may wanna take a look.

    Long time ago there was a guy in America that published a paper list of rare model kits and one could buy directly from him. I got many rarities. If I recall it right it was something like Greenmodels or JF Green... dunno, I think there was a "green" in the name. Good times. Now everything is digital :mrgreen:

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