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Old 25-08-2010, 10:36 PM   #1
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Hi all. this is my first build thread here. I really love this site. I also have a modeling site www.studioscalemodelers.com I committed to sharing all reference I get my hands on for all modelers to use & learn from. im really just a beginner also at the Studio Scale genres but am totally addicted... i am currently building this beautiful Studio Scale kit from Mike Salzo that was mastered by SeanC & Ryan. Great work on all parts. This kit is almost like a scratch build as you have to add all the detail parts yourself. Too kool. Is how I think all these kits should be designed. I am also building a scratch built SS Battlestar. This is where I am currently up to after installing the lighting system. Thanks for looking
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Old 26-08-2010, 01:53 AM   #2
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I always liked the original BSG Colonial Shuttle, great work in progress.
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Old 26-08-2010, 07:55 AM   #3
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Thanks Steve. She is a beautiful design. There are no instructions for this kit. The only way to know what goes where is from the small amount of reference photos that have been shared. Thanks to 'Otist'(Jon Billings) of the RI for these fantastic images.
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Old 26-08-2010, 09:31 AM   #4
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I always liked the original BSG Colonial Shuttle, great work in progress.
Me too Steve. That is what I call a kit, were all the greeblies supplied with the kit Jason? Thanks for sharing.
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Old 26-08-2010, 11:20 AM   #5
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ALWAYS one of my favorite ships, from any movie/TV show.. I just looked so cool in fly-bys..

I'm a big shuttlecraft geek, and this one's one of the best.

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Old 26-08-2010, 08:35 PM   #6
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I agree fellas. All the parts are supplied in the kit. I was going to supplement all the parts for actual kit parts but Mike salzo's castings are top notch & only required minimal attention so would have been a waste. Again there is a 'Kit List' & 'Parts Maps' at my site www.studioscalemodelers.com for anyone that may want to scratch build this. There is also a bit of reference. i hope to have most of this put together by the end of the week. The longest part was sorting out the lights. Have gone for a studio accurate feel using halogen lights for the engines. Just have to hook up the side & rear power sockets using brass tubeing.
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Old 30-08-2010, 07:48 AM   #7
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Worked on the front belly section, sides, head & shoulders this afternoon. She's really starting to come to life now. This is a great kit. Im missing a couple of parts that I have to wait for but Mike Salzo's customer service is the best around. I also have a part that has some broken bits on it that is from the notorious Otaki D51. Minor but Im fussy & want it to look right. Also theres a part that has some extra bits on it thats not on the original model so maybe need to get the actual kit part & scratch that section but will ask Mike if he can do anything before I do. So just that back section, landing gear & a few small details here & there & we're looking good for some primer & paint! Thanks for looking.
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Old 30-08-2010, 12:42 PM   #8
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bloody good stuff mate
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Old 11-09-2010, 09:23 AM   #9
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Cheers fellas. Got a bit more done. Electricals are hooked up for the 4 mount points with copper tubing & just a few parts to go.
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Old 20-09-2010, 01:11 AM   #10
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Small update. Not far to go now. Have had to fix a couple of parts. Got a couple of replacement & missing parts on their way. I can't talk highly enough of Mike Salzo's customer service. It is the best. This kit is nearly assembled. About to paint the cockpit & just get on what I have here until the other parts come. I also realised a part I scratched is too short as I went of measuremnts that were taken from the replica & not the original. So snap! I'll have to fix it to be accurate. Thats the thing with going from the limited ref there is.
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Old 03-10-2010, 10:11 PM   #11
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Little more progress. Getting there slowly. accuracy takes time unfortunately. Have had to replace a part on the roof that sits between the domes. The kit part is cut a little short & just wasn't right. I have replaced it with the 2 parts that make it from the Hasegaw morser Karl kit. I have also replaced the radar pointer pieces as all the legs were brolen. They too are from the Morser Karl. The other side mount parts have been walled off to hide the mount holes as on the original studio model. I am making a base that will simulate the landing deck. The wood will be skinned in 3mm styrene & painted the same colors as the model to blend the whole build in. It will also get an acrylic cover to protect against dust & kids
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Old 08-10-2010, 08:08 AM   #12
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Not far now. A hand full of parts to go. Just finished the piping for the top & sides. First time useing the coated wire. Am happy with the results. Another small light test to make sure their operational. The radars aren't glued on yet. Thanks for looking.
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Old 11-10-2010, 01:03 AM   #13
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Thanks JD your work is outstanding. I had a visit from Jim Millet (Captain Apollo) & Dave McDermott (Does articles for Sci Fi & Fantasy Modeller) yesterday which was awsome.
Jim just won an EMI foir his Art Direction on the 'Pacific' which is a huge achievement & I congratulate him on that. It is a real honor to have Jim visit my home & very humbleing for the obvious reasons aswell as this is only my first year in studio scale replica modelling.
I hope to work with Jim on some private projects in the future. Maybe some Studio Scale Blockade Runners
Its just really exciting for someone like myself to meet & befriend a member of the Industry who is also just a top bloke.
Dave is an awsome photographer that builds primarilly Gerry Anderson replicas & his photographs look just like screen caps from the tv series.
Thanks fellas for your time.

Anyway splashed some primer on again to find any problem areas with scratches, excess glue etc which I will clean up. Just have 4 pieces to go on & the landing gear which Im about to start. Thanks for looking.
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Old 11-10-2010, 01:57 PM   #14
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The shuttle model is coming along very nicely, thanks for taking the time to do all the images for us.
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Old 11-10-2010, 10:43 PM   #15
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No worries & thanks. I love taking pictures. Its what i always want from other builders. I take hundreds of photos.
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Old 21-03-2011, 04:30 AM   #16
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Bump!
Gday everyone. Quick update. Sorry for dropping off. All parts are finally on & just deciding on my light source. Whether to stay Studio Accurate with the Halogens or go with LED's so I can just leave them on for as long as I like. Im stearing more for the LED's so I can enjoy the lighting & not have to worry about MELTDOWN
Will be starting on the paint very soon.
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Old 21-03-2011, 11:54 AM   #17
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Hmmm, the people you run into around the forums... How are you doing, my fellow Aussie Galactica nut?

Good move on the LED engine lights. I'd be worried leaving the halogens on and thn dropping down to the pub for a few beers! Mind you, it mwould be possible to make a plug in adaptor which would allow you to interchange between the two, running both from the same 12V supply. It could work?

Excellent progress BTW. I saw Phil's model on the weekend and it's an impressive thing to behold and damn sharp castings. It looks like a mass produced kit- no, BETTER! I can't wait to get one!

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Old 21-03-2011, 10:16 PM   #18
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Hey what happenned to my photo's?
I will have to upload the 'update' pictures again..

Hey what the?
I looked through all the threads & couldn't find my postings. Then I come back to page 1 & see a 'Battlestar Galactica' forum.
KOOOOL.
Nice stuff Captain & Crew.
I have some updates that I will post over the next couple of days.

Mikey nice to see you on board mate.
Thanks for the feedback.
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Old 07-04-2011, 12:47 AM   #19
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Looking good, Jase.
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Old 28-04-2011, 09:54 PM   #20
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Ok fellas heres the pics of the model with 99% of its parts on. The landing gear was a total pain in the butt! Ive been toying with the idea of using LED's rather than halogens as I would like to display & view the model with the lights left on for more than a few seconds. Just a couple of parts to go once I make my decision & seal here up. The radar will go on last as they are fragile. Looking forward to painting the bucket soon.
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