|First time we got to see her was through the Box Art - no kits inside though|
The Mark II as it was called was of course an upgrade from the original Mark I from the original series. I was told the Mark I could still be seen as a Museum piece in the new Galactica Mini Series (but I couldn't find the scene). The Mark II was destined to share homeage to the first Cylon War as the Galactica herself was to be decommissioned. Due to their age, they were not installed with the latest military defense computer system. thus spared from the Cylon virus that destroyed everyone else.
A trip down memory lane with the Mark I
The Mark II was a dependable workhorse for the military, and has proven itself again in the survival of mankind. Starbuck of course rode her to perfection, and this little ship has been famous ever since then.
I still remembered the sleepness night when we were told US Customs had released the shipment containers. Cultman got their stock first, then followed by Starship Modeller ( I wanted boasting rights to show off the kit first in Malaysia, but a friend who ordered his through Cultman got that honour ... sigh). I also remembered John and Linda Lester of Starship Modeller requiring a vacation after 3 straight days of filling up orders like crazy.
I know of no other kit that had this kind of reception.
Coming soon - some sample work of kits done up so beautifully. Here's a fine example of one done up beautifully by Craig G