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Old April 7th, 2010, 09:29 AM   #1
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Arguably the only "good" thing to come out of Galactica:1980, this is the Cylon A/B Fighter. I was never quite sure what the "A/B" stood for, but I'm thinking probably "Advanced Bomber", or some such...

I had to take a couple liberties on some of the "open" areas around the rear of the ship, particularly around the engine compartment and upper carapace, plus using some conventional studio-scale detailing for the area under the nose. Overall, though, I think it's a pretty faithful rendering of one of the more obscure Apogee/Hartland miniatures.

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Old April 7th, 2010, 10:48 AM   #2
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awesome ..... there is one or 2 other cgi site that would like to see you work
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Old April 7th, 2010, 01:08 PM   #3
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Fantastic work!

That's one of my favourites.
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Old April 7th, 2010, 01:53 PM   #4
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awesome ..... there is one or 2 other cgi site that would like to see you work
I did post over at Sci-Fi Meshes earlier today. Which other ones were you thinking of?

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Fantastic work!

That's one of my favourites.
Thanks very much!
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Old April 7th, 2010, 01:58 PM   #5
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I did post over at Sci-Fi Meshes earlier today. Which other ones were you thinking of?



Thanks very much!
http://www.foundation3d.com/
is where I mean . its where I spend time for my cgi work and information
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Old April 7th, 2010, 07:15 PM   #6
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Cool site. Never been there before. The refit Enterprise in drydock on the main page made my jaw drop. I wish I had the talent to move into the 3D world in the same way I build 2D works. Alas, methinks the learning curve would be too steep. That, plus the software to make such amazing things is a bit out of my budget.

Thanks for the link in any case. I'll make a note of it and try to start posting when I get the chance.
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yes that Enterprise refit model is bmckain the founder of the site .. it been a 5 year build for him, what with running the site and real life .. I suppose it was his 5 year mission

its a good site and a lot of talent.
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For posterity and amusement's sake, here's a screen cap of the original "schematic" used in the show when the Colonials first went toe-to-toe with one of these new Raiders. It seems that they actually had the budget to upgrade from their old vector "warbooks" to newer (at the time) 8-bit raster graphics; "hi-res" using artifacting to produce "fake" colors on the screen. Probably an Apple or Atari. Ironically, I think the original vector graphics they used in the original series would have done a better job showing orthos like these. In any case, here it is, in all its glory.

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Old April 25th, 2010, 09:27 AM   #9
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Thanks for the schematic
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Another terrific job with the schematic. Hope to see more from you at some time.
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