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Title: Frakin BSG Reboot Build!
Post by: Plaztek on May 04, 2017, 11:51:00 am
Hey gang,
finally got around to posting again. This time its the Moebius Battlestar Galactica!
I've been really wanting to do this one for a while now. I started binge watching the series and getting some info together like the high res images created by Zoic.
I followed some other amazing builds from a few years ago like Marko Osterholz http://www.rust2rust.com/bsg.php. To get inspired and add lots of detail. Now Moebius makes great kits but at this scale some things are lacking.
The first thing was to cut into the top of the hull body where the "ribs" are to make the plating look more authentic. This took a long time and lots of patience. Its not perfect but it'll do for now. Looks better before I think.


Title: Re: Frakin BSG Reboot Build!
Post by: Plaztek on May 04, 2017, 11:59:04 am
I then started adding detail. This is also time consuming but I find it relaxing and enjoyable. Something about just having the freedom to put things wherever and not following any template. As Bob Ross might say "Just happy little greebles!" here and there. Lots more to do so may be a while before another update, hope you like it.
 
Title: Re: Frakin BSG Reboot Build!
Post by: Tiburon on May 04, 2017, 08:35:02 pm
Great start!
Title: Re: Frakin BSG Reboot Build!
Post by: Plaztek on May 05, 2017, 07:42:12 am
Thanks Phil!
Well not a big update but I kept going with the greebles and finished the top of hull body.

I then decided to move on to the "head". I was going to try to keep the rib details and just do away with the lame armor plating on the sides but why make it easy when I can to get rid of all of the details and redo the it all myself?
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Title: Re: Frakin BSG Reboot Build!
Post by: Madhatter on May 05, 2017, 07:51:38 am
nice start on this kit. I started to do the same thing on one a few years ago but stalled after just doing the head. I should pick it up again one of these days. I also started the Pegasus but this also stalled. Maybe your build will be the catalyst I need to restart mine
Title: Re: Frakin BSG Reboot Build!
Post by: Plaztek on May 05, 2017, 11:54:16 am
Thanks Mad. I hope it does inspire you to pick it up again I'd love to see what you come up with.
Title: Re: Frakin BSG Reboot Build!
Post by: TK Iain on May 05, 2017, 01:08:56 pm
Love this kit.

Looking forward to seeing what you come up with during your build.
Title: Re: Frakin BSG Reboot Build!
Post by: Lewilsons on May 14, 2017, 09:14:40 am
Nice to see another of these started. I've got one in the que  after I finish up the last of my resin kits. Hopefully you'll be starting back up on her again when I get mine rolling.

L.
Title: Re: Frakin BSG Reboot Build!
Post by: Plaztek on May 15, 2017, 11:37:03 am
Nice to see another of these started. I've got one in the que  after I finish up the last of my resin kits. Hopefully you'll be starting back up on her again when I get mine rolling.

L.
Possibly, I put it on hold as I'm waiting for some supplies to come in. In the meantime I started working on the Klingon Vor'cha. I'll get to posting some of what I'm doing with that one soon. Then I'll get back to Galactica.
Title: Re: Frakin BSG Reboot Build!
Post by: Plaztek on November 08, 2018, 10:24:58 am
Dam! Its been over a year since I updated this. Its hard to find time to do modeling and even harder to take the time and post what you've been up to. I suck at both. Anyway here is what I've done since last time I posted.

Well I left off taking off some detail on the "head" and undercutting the plate armor. I liked doing the under cutting so much that I started doing it all over the ship even on the bottom were no one is probably going to see it. Whatever, it was fun actually and starting getting better at it. I've been using some small "grinding" tools I got from Harbor Freight for a few bucks (love that place).


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Title: Re: Frakin BSG Reboot Build!
Post by: Plaztek on November 08, 2018, 10:41:50 am
Starting work on the engine "pods" adding detail, lighting and primed.

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Title: Re: Frakin BSG Reboot Build!
Post by: Plaztek on November 08, 2018, 10:52:21 am
I then went to work on the landing bay pod housing areas? Added more detailing to make it look more interesting.

I then started assembly the engines and the bays to the upper hull
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Then I got bored and made this.

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Love Bandai kits
Title: Re: Frakin BSG Reboot Build!
Post by: Plaztek on November 08, 2018, 11:14:25 am
I went back to work on the "alligator head". As you can see from my earlier posts I like to do detail lots and lots of detailing. I really need help. Anyway, I took off all the kit details from the head and decided that I can do better. Sure why not? So I added some aluminum tubing to the interior for two reasons. 1) I wanted the "thruster tubes" (?) to be actual tubes and 2) the head walls had become so thin I needed to add support or they might break or creck


The I started replacing the "rails" the armor plating goes on with brass bars. Lots of brass bars. Lots and lots ....well you get the picture. How many you ask? Oh only 26. That have to bent and cut to fit the head on both side. Great idea right? heh :o
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Well it dont look too pretty right now but we'll see how things turn out in the end whens she is all painted.

Thats all for now.
Title: Re: Frakin BSG Reboot Build!
Post by: starsiegeplayer on November 08, 2018, 09:04:41 pm
Looking good so far
Title: Re: Frakin BSG Reboot Build!
Post by: modelerdave on November 09, 2018, 09:14:16 am
That is really great work. I only wish this kit were bigger.
Title: Re: Frakin BSG Reboot Build!
Post by: Plaztek on November 09, 2018, 02:02:19 pm
Looking good so far
It ok, but thanks for the compliment! It's still a work in progress.
Title: Re: Frakin BSG Reboot Build!
Post by: Plaztek on November 09, 2018, 02:05:49 pm

That is really great work. I only wish this kit were bigger.
Thanks, me too. It's way to small but I can't afford the Bad Azz resin kit. I actually printed out a large image of the digital model from different angles in the hopes that one day I might do a 1/1400 scale version.
Title: Re: Frakin BSG Reboot Build!
Post by: scottminium on November 10, 2018, 11:16:13 am
This is a great kit, and you have really taken on a lot to add the details in this scale.  Are you planning on lighting the pod recesses?
Title: Re: Frakin BSG Reboot Build!
Post by: Plaztek on November 10, 2018, 03:52:09 pm
This is a great kit, and you have really taken on a lot to add the details in this scale.  Are you planning on lighting the pod recesses?
Yes it is and yes I did. I just didn't post a pic of it yet. I have a bad habit of trying to do too much but it's a for fun, right?
I did some work on the landing bays as well but didn't get a chance to post that yet. Been working a lot lately. I should have some more updates in a couple of days. Thanks for the feed back!