I just realised that there have been quite a few detailed parts done up for the Revell Mark I Colonial Viper (most of which I have already highlighted here), such as for the guns, cockpit, canopy, thrusters, and there's even a kit for her landing gears/bay that's out of production.
But as far as I know, almost none was ever done up for its nemesis, the Cylon Raider .. that is until now. Perhaps it was because the Cylon Raider wasn't as popular as the Mark I Viper, after all it is a given that the good guys sell better than the bad. And furthermore, aren't being Cyborgs of sort, they were suppose to be superior and more efficient than the humans? So why the need for three pilots? Well, story has it that the Raider required a Pilot, a Gunner and a Commander. And judging by the size of the raider if you compare her side by side with the Mark I Viper (on a 1:1 scale), the Raider is probably around the size of a minibus, not very effective as a front line fighter.
Whatever the reason is, we can now represent a detailed cockpit for the Revell Cylon Raider kit, thanks to Just An Illusion. Its Cylon Raider Interior kit was truly something I was looking for, seeing that I was already planning to re-cast the intricate canopy section using clear resins and scratch build the interior with sheet styrene. Even before actually doing it, I was already scratching my head on how to create the canopy's mold alone. Thanks to this detailing kit, I don't need to now.
The Cylon Raider Interior kit comes in a nifty zip lock bag. Check out the images below for more details:
|Parts are clearly neatly laid out inside the zip lock bag|
|Closer look at the white metal cast of the Cylon Pilots. Well, their armour are supposedly metal, right?|