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Old February 16th, 2011, 12:01 PM   #1
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Well, here I am at work on my newest Viper, and I'm taking great pains to get it absolutely perfect....



My question is: I'm lookin' to put in a diorama, and it's being made so the canopy can be either in the open or closed positions, and I'm also prepared to make the landing gear as well, so, what scene should I put it in?
I was playing with the idea of having it parked in front of the destroyed Adama household on Caprica from the opening episode... but I thought I'd ask the Warriors here first to see if anyone had a better idea- something really cool. I also had a notion that having it parked on a futuristic White House lawn might be interesting.

Lay some input on me guys!
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Old February 16th, 2011, 12:22 PM   #2
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Old February 16th, 2011, 12:27 PM   #3
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you could park it in my driveway after you add the turbos :-)

That is looking really good. When you ask what scene--?

Film it in green screen and apply it to anything :-) Say you could use a Digital cam and just go to your local freeway- film a little of passing cars- then add your viper cruising along with the other cars- that would be a trip!

I do not have a camera- :-(
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Old February 16th, 2011, 12:32 PM   #4
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Film it in green screen and apply it to anything :-) Say you could use a Digital cam and just go to your local freeway- film a little of passing cars- then add your viper cruising along with the other cars- that would be a trip!
LOL, yeah...
Nah, this is an art piece. The Viper will, however, be removable.
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Old February 16th, 2011, 12:48 PM   #5
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I like the ruins of Adama's house a lot for this.
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Old February 16th, 2011, 03:20 PM   #6
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I like the ruins of Adama's house a lot for this.
Me too, I just wanted to see if anyone had a better idea.
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Old February 16th, 2011, 07:12 PM   #7
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I understand I was being a bit silly and humorous.

I actually cannot think of a scene tbh.
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Old February 16th, 2011, 07:19 PM   #8
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I think the ruins is a great idea. While the traditional Viper on launch rails would be a given, the Viper landed with the Adama house in ruins actually tells a story in a single scene. And a very important moment from the original story... actually a turning point.

I would love to see that scene in a physical diorama!
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Old February 16th, 2011, 07:22 PM   #9
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I actually cannot think of a scene tbh.
How about on the landing deck of the Celestra?
I could make plywood-looking stuff under the nose...
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Old February 16th, 2011, 07:28 PM   #10
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I think the ruins is a great idea. While the traditional Viper on launch rails would be a given,
Ahhhh, but it's been done.
http://www.modelermagic.com/?p=26049
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the Viper landed with the Adama house in ruins actually tells a story in a single scene. And a very important moment from the original story... actually a turning point.

I would love to see that scene in a physical diorama!
It looks like that's the one I'm doing.


Thanks everyone for the input!
Now gimme a week or two...
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Old February 17th, 2011, 08:02 AM   #11
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You know, before I even read the bottom of your first post, I was thinking the landing at Adama's house!! That seems to be the consensus...
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Old February 17th, 2011, 09:15 AM   #12
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Yeah, one of the most powerful moments in the series.
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Old February 17th, 2011, 10:33 AM   #13
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Just making the landing gear now... did you ever notice that there are 13 sets of wheels, representing the thirteen tribes of man?

....or am just reading too much into this?
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Old February 17th, 2011, 03:33 PM   #14
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Wow. Viper landing gear from scratch isn't as easy as cake.
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It will be interesting to see how you build the house, we only see a small part of the ruins in the pilot.
That landing gear is looking good, glad to see you using those blueprints. Do you also have the photographs for reference?
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Old February 18th, 2011, 02:56 AM   #16
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That landing gear is looking good, glad to see you using those blueprints. Do you also have the photographs for reference?
Yeah, including one where the nose gear has bent a little, and that showed up on the Joyride toy, if memory serves, heh heh.

And yeah, more of the flattened home will be seen, I think. It depends on how big I want to make the diorama, and if I want to force the perspective or not.
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Old February 18th, 2011, 03:24 PM   #17
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Man, this is slow going. If I had better tools...
I do a little, and WAIT for glue to dry. It's like, well, watching glue dry.
Progress so far:

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Looks great!
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Old February 19th, 2011, 09:41 AM   #19
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Crude test-fit:

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that looks great ..

might ask you to do a few shots sometime.

front side top etc .... with a scale person

would that be possible
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that looks great ..

might ask you to do a few shots sometime.

front side top etc .... with a scale person

would that be possible
Ask me again when it's finished. I'll take as many pics as you want!
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that's great and all I need to know .... I get back to you...

it will help the Techmanual
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Old February 20th, 2011, 04:06 PM   #23
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Okay, unfortunately on the Adama household project, I find that forcing the perspective will suck, and doing it in scale will make it waaaaay bigger than I'm prepared to have the room for.
Sorry folks, I must default to my latest landing bay idea. It'll still rock, just wait a bit.
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See how it looks in The Void (before they reach Kobol).
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See how it looks in The Void (before they reach Kobol).
Ummmm, I'm not sure I get it...
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Complete darkness.
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Complete darkness.
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Old February 22nd, 2011, 03:58 PM   #28
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Landing Bay diorama is coming nicely, 22" x 22" is working well, that'd be way too small for the Adama Household thing I had in mind. Should be done in two weeks, weather permitting (crazy wind & cold here; not the friend of peeps who need to spray paint & have no garage...).

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looking forward to seen what you create
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I needed a female flight crew figure, but there aren't any, so this:

got turned into this:


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