Building the Galactica Part 1


With the Holidays over, and the kids going back to school (finally), I have time in the mornings to start my first project of the year… Building Revell’s 1:4105 scale Battlestar Galactica.

I had a day off work yesterday, so I got to work on the Galactica. It was time to take the old girl out of mothballs. 
First up, I had to wash the model parts in Luke warm soapy water to get rid of any release agent on the model. Then the boring part, I had to leave them to air dry.

Once dry, I began to cut them from their runners, dry fit a few parts, and start to plan out the build.
I’m starting with the Galactica’s alligator head. First up I’m going to be working on her armour panels.

She has some nice, very nice, panel lines between her armour sections, but they are a bit too shallow for my liking. I want them to have a bit more depth and feel of giant slabs of armour bolted on to her, so I’m going to panel scribe the armour sections a bit more. 

My hoping for doing this is firstly that once painted they’ll stand out even more and secondly have a more worn/ battle damaged look.

Using my home made panel scriber (no expense spared), I got to work. This is going to take a while, so be sure to check back every once in a while, to see how she’s coming along.
Until next time, I’ll see you at the table.
– from The Man Cave

Revell’s Battlestar Galactica¬†

The Man Cave treated himself, and picked up a little pressie for himself…

Revell’s Battlestar Galactica, based on the 2004 re- interpreted TV show of the same name.
Incase you’ve never seen the original series, or the rebooted tv series, here’s a quick blurp from the side of the box.
A Battlestar is a Colonial super battleship that combines the capabilities of an aircraft carrier with those of a warship. The Galactica is one of the first twelve of these Battlestars, which were built at the beginning of the first Cylon War, each one represented one of the twelve colonies. The Galactica which is about 50 years old and over 1400m long, as the last of her type in service with the colonial fleet is about to be decommissioned when the Cylons launch another attack 40 years after the first attack on the twelve colonies. Before the attack the Galactica was a member of Battlestar Group 75 – BSG-75, but after that undertook the protection of the last survivors of the Twelve Colonies during their flight to the distant legendary 13th colony.
I personally loved the reimagined looks of the Galactica, and when I saw this kit on sale, I grabbed it. I’ve popped open the box and have done up a quick ‘what’s in the box’ video… No expense spared.

It really is a very nicely detailed model, and big too. I have plans on blinging the sh#t out of this kit. I’m getting (once I have the money together) the photoetch upgrade kit and a lighting system for the Galactica. They’re not the cheapest but ‘The Bucket’ is going to be amazballs once I’m finished with the old girl.
Until next time, I’ll see you at the table.
– from The Man Cave 

Christmas Haul

Christmas 2016, has come and gone, and ive gotten a nice little stash of goodies.

I got some new Gundams (a couple as early gifts)…

… paints, glue, deodarants, aftershave, and socks (plenty of socks, so many socks im thinking of building a fort out of them).

I also got a gift voucher, so I’ve bought myself a little sneaky gift.

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Revell’s model version of Battlestar Galactica, from the 2005 tv series. I really loved the look of the new Galactica, so i couldnt resist.
I’ve seen there are a couple of 3rd party upgrade kits available for the kit, so I’m Gona have to save up (They’re not cheap). Cause I plan on blinging the sh@t out of this kit.
Until next time, I’ll see you at the table.
– from The Man Cave