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Moebius 1/32 scale BSG TOS Viper
« on: July 30, 2017, 04:42:27 pm »
Just thought I would post some pics of my finished Battlestar Galactica 1/32 scale Viper I did for the Model Shop Spring Group Build I just finished last week. A little past the June 2nd 'deadline', but it was a soft deadline. The kit is a great kit, and the Paragrafix photoetch cockpit add ons make all the difference if you're lighting it, as well as the engine baffles inserts. I used the Aztek Dummy paint masks for the canopy and the red markings. The canopy worked really well, but I had some issues with the wing masks sticking and paint bleed. But at the end I like how it came out. To light the cockpit I used 3-SMD 0805 warm white tape strip for each side of the cockpit and one strip mounted on a triangle shaped frame just in front of the cockpit tub for the front instruments. For the engines I used three 5mm flashing blue LEDs. Both the LEDs and tape strip were purchased from Jerry at HDA Modelworx.Thanks Jerry! So, enough of me prattling on. Hope you like the photos. Forgive the amateur nature, I don't have a proper 'studio' setup.
Dan

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Re: Moebius 1/32 scale BSG TOS Viper
« Reply #1 on: July 30, 2017, 04:48:13 pm »
Drat! Didn't even see that huge light leak behind the cockpit along the intake housing until posting this. Where's my Vallejo putty and a Q-tip?!
Dan

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Re: Moebius 1/32 scale BSG TOS Viper
« Reply #2 on: July 31, 2017, 09:52:50 am »
Dan, this is just BEAUTIFUL!

Love the light job, weathering and the detail on the Engines!

I hope to add this one to my stash assuming it doesn't go out of production before I can get it!

Again, very well done! You have set the standard, Sir!

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Re: Moebius 1/32 scale BSG TOS Viper
« Reply #3 on: July 31, 2017, 05:34:26 pm »
Dan, this is just BEAUTIFUL!

Love the light job, weathering and the detail on the Engines!

I hope to add this one to my stash assuming it doesn't go out of production before I can get it!

Again, very well done! You have set the standard, Sir!

So Say We All!

Steve

Most kind, Steve. Thank you very much. It was a fun build and I got to try out a couple of new things.
Dan

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Re: Moebius 1/32 scale BSG TOS Viper
« Reply #4 on: July 31, 2017, 10:14:38 pm »
Captain Richard Hatch
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Very nice.

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Re: Moebius 1/32 scale BSG TOS Viper
« Reply #5 on: August 01, 2017, 10:32:18 am »
Thanks starsiege! I wanted to pay a small homage to the late actor who was the original Apollo. And Jerry at HDA did a fantastic job with the decals.
Dan

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Re: Moebius 1/32 scale BSG TOS Viper
« Reply #6 on: August 13, 2017, 05:38:03 am »
Man that looks great Dan!
  I absolutely love the weathering ...wow!
Kevin

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Re: Moebius 1/32 scale BSG TOS Viper
« Reply #7 on: August 13, 2017, 09:53:51 am »
Thanks Kevin!
Dan

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Re: Moebius 1/32 scale BSG TOS Viper
« Reply #8 on: August 13, 2017, 10:30:45 am »
Very nice work on this one all around Dan....  I always preferred this Viper over the newer MKVII and you did great work representing her!
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Re: Moebius 1/32 scale BSG TOS Viper
« Reply #9 on: August 13, 2017, 10:39:29 am »
Very nice work on this one all around Dan....  I always preferred this Viper over the newer MKVII and you did great work representing her!

Thanks Wolf! I agree, I prefer the old version to the re-boot one too. That actually goes for all the original craft. Moebius did a nice job of updating the kit and enhancing the detail on it. And getting rid of that comical javelin projectile shooting out from the nose cone. ::)
Dan

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