Saturday, January 8, 2011
Fantastic Build-ups of the Classic Battlestar Galactica, and some WIP Reports
Here are some updates on some of the build-ups for the classic original series Galactica using the Revellogram kit. Some of these were already highlighted HERE, and two notable build-ups which I am following are those from Cosmos and Robiwon . Their work so far have been very impressive and I can only guess how long its going to take for them to complete their kits, judging by the amount of details they're planning to put into their builds.
Looking at Cosmos' work, I do believe he is going with the 70 - 80% scratch building route as you can see the areas being replaced with styrene sheets and other detailed work done on his kit. His bridge layout so far looks really good, and I like what he's doing with those gaps on the side of the Galactica's head section.
It looks like Robiwon is incorporating the Sub-Level 3 accurate panel sets with his, as well as scratch building the entire bridge section. He will be lighting his kit, something I look forward to seeing.
Also interesting to note are the exchange between these two modelers on their attempt to create an accurate classic Battlestar Galactica.
The resources are of course available on the net if you're looking for accurate parts and reference materials but of course if you feel you don't have the patience nor the skill, you could always opt for Timeslip Creations 1/4105 scale Galactica kit. This is how TC's kit looks like after Scott Spicer worked on her .. fantastic work on an already beautiful kit. Click HERE for more images
And of course where the classic Battlestar is concern, the name Jim Creveling is an established household name, especially when you see his impressive 73" build-up of the Battlestar Atlantia. Click HERE for more images
A real inspiration to others, and intimidation for the rest who plans to up the stake with a better or bigger kit. And knowing us humans, some brave soul did, as seen with these images I had in my archieve. I don't have the link where I got these images, nor do I know who build her, but I do know this beauty was in a Wonderfest event some time ago. I think this build required at least 5 people to carry her into the hall ... and the details .. WOW!!!
So, for those who owns the Revellogram kit but has yet to get started on her, do you feel inspired yet? If you are ready for the challenge, then perhaps I can help you by providing a bunch of images of the actual studio model. I plan to highlight these later in the week and they will be useful, especially when you consider a few sections of the Classic Battlestar were seldom seen on TV.