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Old June 23rd, 2008, 07:24 PM   #1
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Beautiful. This is going to be spectacular. I still wish they'd thought about the Celestial Dome before they started filming the models (instead of just for the last episode) I really wish it could be integrated into the model, but I fear the tall dome shape would look too odd on the vastly horizontal lines & lower relief forms of the topside of the engines.
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Old June 26th, 2008, 01:39 PM   #3
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Old June 28th, 2008, 05:56 PM   #5
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Hmmmm, not sure if i want to show you quite yet. I don't want you going all gooey on me? Is that how you spell gooey???



I'm quite prepared to become a gibbering wreck.

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Old June 29th, 2008, 12:20 PM   #8
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Soon soon. Just want the next update to be rather fun!
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Old June 29th, 2008, 01:46 PM   #9
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Ya big tease.

I humbly submit that any stage of your various is worth looking at.
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Beautiful!!

I can't wait to see it finished. i think it will be better than mine.
You are more precise and smoother on the greeble construction than I was at several stages.

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Old July 22nd, 2008, 03:46 AM   #11
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Thanks Folkrm.

I have a bit of advantage with that being said. I have a lot of the original model pieces that were used in constructing her. That's why it's taking me forever to build it. Piece by piece measurement to the original filming miniature.

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Old August 8th, 2008, 10:40 AM   #13
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tappity tap tap.....

Possibly a fresh set of renders by Sunday....but ya never know....

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Possibly a fresh set of renders by Sunday....but ya never know....

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Ok, small update.

Enjoy.

Click on the thumbnails you'll get a better picture. For some reason the pop up feature when you hover your mouse over each render kind of gives it the jaggy's.

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Missed one.

This one is interesting since trying to fit the landing bay to what was seen in the series isn't the easiest.

The landing bay floor (according to the filming miniature) would sit actually below the landing bay launch tubes. Soooooooooo trying to get everything to fit isn't going to be easy. But we press forward.
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Absolutely love it! I know we're "old schoolers", but no matter what anyone says, nothing of the new series will ever match the beautiful design of the original. They can rib whatever they like, but they will never achieve the design and character that the model builders brought to the Galactica. This is the design that will always be the Galactica.
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This one is interesting since trying to fit the landing bay to what was seen in the series isn't the easiest.

The landing bay floor (according to the filming miniature) would sit actually below the landing bay launch tubes. Soooooooooo trying to get everything to fit isn't going to be easy. But we press forward.
Also, the landing bay set doesn't fit with the miniature. The Vipers all appear to be square on and not on an angle like the launch tune openings.

Great work Titon (as usual). Once again the threat of 'the list' is withdrawn!
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Steller Don
This and the one posted earlier are far and away the best that have been done. I agree with Dave, The new one will never have the class and charm of the old gal. Looks like I will have to go and bring the rest of my fleet up to snuff LOL
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Also, the landing bay set doesn't fit with the miniature. The Vipers all appear to be square on and not on an angle like the launch tune openings.
That's the bugger in all of this. I've spent hours trying to figure out a way to make it all fit and it just doesn't equate. Even the painting that was made for the series doesn't fit the bay as designed correctly for what we've seen from the show.

Oh well. it will be fun trying to make it all work.
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Don -

You've done a stellar job on this. It looks fantastic! It's a shame about the landing bay problems you're having, but it still looks pretty good anyways. I guess that's one of the tricks of taking a filming model and getting it to make sense in a practical fashion. I for one, woulnd't mind a bit if you took a bit of license and made it all work - even if it wasn't 100 percent like the original filming model.

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Thanks Bryan.

In all honesty i'll have to take some license on it because it just doesnt function the way they had it in the show. But that's the fun part.

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In all honesty i'll have to take some license on it because it just doesnt function the way they had it in the show. But that's the fun part.


Sounds like they used 2 different scales of measurement -- one for the landing bay scenes and one for the scenes of the ship as a whole.

Does that make sense?
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That's the bugger in all of this. I've spent hours trying to figure out a way to make it all fit and it just doesn't equate. Even the painting that was made for the series doesn't fit the bay as designed correctly for what we've seen from the show.

Oh well. it will be fun trying to make it all work.
I'm thinking the tube could curve because you never see it get right to the end and out. Sure it starts out straight when you see it going down the rails from the rear and towards the camera but it could start to curve slightly depending on how long the actual tube is.
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I'll figure it out somehow but all feedback is greatly appreciated....

Just for fun though....

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