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  1. I'd like to introduce my Galactica. Moebius, Paragrafix PE's, a few Shapeways parts, a lot of scratch, additional Greeblies and lights. Normally I build historical ship models out of materials like pear, boxwood or something like that but SciFy was always my 2nd passion and so I took a break from wood and learned to work a little plastic. The Galactica is my first "real" plastic model and my first airbrush, fiberglass, decals, etched parts experience. Thanks for watching, Dirk
  2. Moebius 1/32 BSG raider with a Tyridium Models lighting kit. Painted mostly with Tamiya rattlecans and a bit of artistic license.
  3. I think this is finished now. OOB with additional Eduard seatbelts from their 1/32 BAe Hawk (T Mk53 iirc). airbrushed with a mix of Humbrol, Revell and Tamiya acrylics thanks for looking, hope you like it
  4. TOS Cylon Raider Battlestar Galactica 1:32 Moebius Models Battlestar Galactica first aired in September 1978 and at the time was one of the most spectacular television programmes produced. It was created by Glen A Larson, based on an idea he had in the 60s for a show called Ark, however it was not until the success of Star Wars in 1977 that interest in the show developed. BSG is about the fight between two races, the Humans and the Cylons, the Cylons are robots built by the humans that have rebelled and formed a race in their own right. The humans have split in to 12 colonies having left earth centuries before. After the Cylons attack and destroy the 12 colonies a rag-tag band of Humans survive and in various ships come together to try and find the mythical home planet of Earth. The Cylons follow the Human fleet in Basestar ships with the Raider ship used as the primary fighter craft. The Raider is crewed by three Centurions, two up front at the controls to pilot the craft and the third in a raised chair behind to co-ordinate and command. It is armed with two forward facing laser cannons and can also carry bombs in bays under the wing. Oval in shape the Raider has two sub light engines and is both space and atmosphere capable. Its large size means it is often out outmatched by the Colonial Vipers of the Human fleet which are more manoeuvrable and piloted by the mor skilful Colonial Warriors like Apollo and Starbuck. The original series still has a large fan base and this was added to when the series was re-imagined in 2004 with a 4 season TV run. The Kit Moebius have produced a monster of a kit, 44cm x 33cm, that is not apparent when you first get the box, which is the usual 2 part slide over type and 34cm x 26cm x 14cm in size. This boxing is also a commemorative one celebrating 35 years since the original series aired and comes with a limited edition print. The parts count is fairly low for such large kit, just over 50 including the stand. The moulded detail of the parts however is excellent and the plastic is a light grey in colour. The main body parts, 10 in total are not on sprues but bagged separately. There are 6 sprues for the rest of the parts, 4 in the grey plastic and 2 clear providing engine and stand parts. Construction starts with the two engines which are built up of 4 parts, 3 plastic for the surround and fins and a clear part with two rings moulded in. These are installed into the lower body section along with parts for the intakes before the top section of the main body is fitted. The next 4 stages see engine fairings, housings and cockpit parts added as well as detail parts for these areas. The wings are up next consisting of an upper and lower section and detail parts. These are then fixed to the main body and the wing trench cannons added. The final stage is to add the 2 part stand. There is no cockpit detail as this is behind a blacked out louvered type canopy and Moebius provide a grey plastic part for this. The last 2 pages of the instructions contain the painting guide, the pictures are black and white and the only colours called out are Pale Grey, Cool Grey and Black, no reference numbers are given for any manufacturer and it would pay to do a little bit of research using your favourite Internet search engine. The only decals provided are for the green pentagon markings on the upper surface of each wing. There are 2 large black stripes on each wing and Moebius provide a template for these within the instructions and with the detail parts on each wing this appears to be the best solution as decals would be difficult to get to sit down over all the compound surfaces. Having previously built one of these it is an impressive model when built, the only construction issue is the large joint in each wing trench where the 2 main body sections meet but an ample supply of filler and sanding sticks will soon rectify it. The 2 part stand is another issue, it is of the old Airfix style with a tab and slot connection to the model. Due to the size of the finished model it has insufficient contact area to keep the model steady and it reacts like a bobblehead when touched! Conclusion Overall this is a good kit and goes together well with few issues to produce a large scale replica of the Raider used in the original series. It cries out to be lit and there are several aftermarket lighting kits available as well as a cockpit kit which provides the 3 Centurions that crew it and a PE replacement cockpit louver. If you are a fan of the original Battlestar Galactica series then this is a must have kit. Review sample courtesy of UK distributors for
  5. Moebius 1:6 Cylon Centurion, built straight OOB
  6. Batmobile Batman v Superman 1:25 Moebius Models There have been a number of Batman reboots since the original Adam West series of the 1960s. The latest reboot pitches Batman against Superman in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and like all the reboots the caped crusader has a Batmobile! This version has a style of its own but with a slight nod to previous versions, particularly the Tumbler car from the Dark Knight films. The Batmobile is a self-propelled armoured vehicle fitted with an array of weaponry and one or two non-standard extras! BvS Batmobile was designed by Patrick Tatopoulos and Dennis McCarthy and is 20ft long and 12ft wide at the back. Unlike other versions of the Batmobile this one raises and lowers to perform various actions in the film. As with Ben Afflecks Bat suit there are nods to the original cartoon Batmobile and in the film Bruce Wayne builds the Batmobile himself and this too is portrayed in the shape and style of the vehicle. The film studio have given a credible back story to the new Batmobile, it has been built single handed in seclusion by the Batman and has earned its reputation as the main predator around the streets of Gotham City. Powered by an unmatched hybrid of prototype military and civilian performance technologies and having military grade armaments, stealth capability and active protection systems. Some of the basic facts (or should that be fiction) about this new Batmobile include: Twin 0.50 caliber retractable machine gun turret Fully armored Stealth capability Anti-ballistics system 3.2te in weight Estimated top speed of 205mph There are suggestions from the studio that as this incarnation of the Batman develops over a number of films so will the Batmobile develop as Bruce Wayne adapts it with new technologies and gadgets to assist in the fight against crime in Gotham City. The Kit On to the model kit, Moebius present this version of the Batmobile in their usual 2 part box, which is a decent size for a 1:25 car kit. On opening the box it is apparent that there is a lot plastic with this kit, the box is rammed! A picture was taken straight away as I wasnt sure I would be able to get it all back in the box and get the lid on![\size] The kits parts are a grey plastic and arranged on 8 sprues plus a clear sprue and 4 large vinyl tyres. There are no decals with the kit and the instructions are a large format 12 page booklet with the build explained in both pictures and words over 8 stages. The instructions also have a 2 page spread of colour photos of the completed car giving both main and detail paint colours. Construction starts with the engine block which comes in 3 parts and sits in the chassis, this is followed by assembly of the rear axle and gearbox. Detail on these parts is scant but as most of it will be hidden once the body work is fitted this is not a major issue. Next up is the front suspension and uprights. Engine bulkheads and side panels are fitted to the chassis next before the front suspension is added. The wheels and tyres are tackled in stage 3, allegedly the tyres for the film car came from a piece of Iranian farm machinery! Stage 4 adds the wheels and fenders to all four corners of the chassis, as well as headlights and exhausts. The interior of the car is the subject of stage 5 and is open to a bit of extra detailing if you have the reference pictures available as it is quite sparse, being made up of only 6 parts. Stage 6 builds up the canopy, the twin machine gun turret and the front wing, the last two of which are fixed to the upper body panel. Stage 7 deals with the two wings that sit over the rear deck of the Batmobile and their intricate spider like supports. Stage 8 brings all the major sub-assemblies together before adding the canopy as the final part. The canopy is a single piece but in the film it opens in two halves and Moebius have possibly missed a trick here by not giving the builder the option to build it open. That said it would be a fairly easy conversion to make if you wanted too. Conclusion Another great kit from Moebius of the latest Batmobile, detail on the mouldings is crisp and panel lines nice. This will build to be a large model and those tyres!! The only down side for this reviewer is the lack of being able to have the doors open but that should not be a difficult task. Review sample courtesy of UK distributors for
  7. My first plane model. I m a Battlestar galactica fanatic, some kits are waiting in my stock but this is my first try for plane modeling...
  8. I decided to drag out of my stash this old kit that I had for 15 years, I thought it was about time to give it its sea trials. I've used fibre optics to light the rear fins and sail and some smds for the bow lighting and 1 red led for the interior lighting. I added a floor for the decking and some old photo etch on the walls that is just about visible through the tiny windows. I tried to build the diorama as close to the screen capture from the original 17 foot model. I hope you enjoy the Voyage.
  9. This diorama was based on the first action that the tumbler was seen in from the first movie of the trilogy Batman Begins where the tumbler is driven over the Gotham police car with commissioner Gordon gasping "I gotta get me one of those!". I started this 3 kit diorama last August but stopped working on it over the winter mainly because I had to work out how to pass all of the wires from the tumbler through the back window of the police car into the base to be powered up for lighting. I eventually got round to finishing it two months ago, you can see the clip from the movie at the bottom of the post.
  10. Model: Moebius Models Iron Man Mk. VI (0922) Scale: 1:8 Hey guys! Finished this earlier in the year but only now getting around to posting it. I enjoyed the build over all but the seams were a killer!! I'm happy with the result after all the pain though Any questions just fire away! Thanks for looking! Vinny
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  12. I bought this a couple of years ago and have wanted an excuse to dig it out of the stash for a while. I'm going to be building it as an operational combat variant in camouflage with lighting. There's some nice detail on the base. The main torso parts came in a poly bag already off the sprue, I popped them together to give a better idea of the size.
  13. Hi folks, Our club is running its annual Build-the-Same-Kit competition and one of the nominated models was the BSG Viper. Luckily we got enough votes and there are now four of us building them. I was going to do the new Mk. 1, but I found a cheap Mk. 2 so I thought I might try and build both. So far I've washed the sprues (long soak in warm soapy water, then clean with a toothbrush and rinse) since they felt greasy. They still feel not quite right, so I think I might give the sub-assemblies another wash before priming. I've done a tape-assisted dry-fit of both kits, and the difference is not quite night and day, but certainly pronounced. From my limited experience with Moebius their CAD is quite good, but the tool making and moulding quality control is so-so. So once you get the parts cleaned up they fit, but cleaning up can be a pain. The Mk. 2 engineering is a bit wacky too - too many interlocking bits. The Mk. 1 however is really good - great fit, much less clean-up required, and the way it slots together in paintable sub-assemblies is fantastic. It's also got a bit more presence than the Mk. 2 and better surface detail. I'll take some pictures tomorrow, then I need to start cleaning things up properly. I'm going to do the Mk. 2 in flight, and be brave and deal with the split-down-the-middle gear on the Mk. 1. I also have the Paragrafix sets (not really essential but I wanted to try them) and a very nice resin Starbuck/Apollo figure from the original series. The aim is to rig up some nice interactive lighting using cheap microcontroller boards, will see how that turns out. Cheers, Will
  14. Is there any inbox reviews of these knocking about? I have a set inbound just wondering how they are vs the 1/32 kit.
  15. A new kit for BSG fans: 1/72 Battlestar Galactica Viper Mark II (2pcs) by Moebius released last month dual-combo and not cheap: http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10303793 http://www.hlj.com/product/MOE957/Sci i finally found sprue pictures here: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.790136324395866.1073742146.374587389284097&type=3 edit: preorders: 1/72 BSG Cylon Raider (2 pack) 1/72 BSG Viper MKVII (2 pack) BSG SD Viper MKII - super deformed EGG version
  16. Recently completed Moebius Cylon Raider. It has been at various shows with me on my trade stand taped together so I decided it really should get a coat of paint to show the kit and lighting off to better effect. Painted using Alclad grey primer followed by Alclad Aluminium and Gun Metal, weathered slightly with Mig powders. I have a video showing the scanning optical sensor in its full glory, will post later as its on a different PC. Comments always welcome. Cheers, Warren
  17. Hi Everyone, Here is one of my next projects : Moebius Models Iron Man Mark III I will be painting this kit with Tamiya Acrylic paints : Clear Red, Titanium Silver, Gold and Metallic Grey for the display stand Anyway here are the photos of the sprues. As you can see this kit has been primed already with Humbrol primer. I did this a few months ago when I was working on my Redbull RB8 kit. Progress photos once I have done some work on the kit. Cheers, Rick
  18. Hi Everyone, Here is my most recent finished model. I have painted this kit in Tamiya acrylic paints : Clear Red for the main colour, Chrome Silver for the suit's base colour, arc reactor and repulsors, and Metallic Grey for the display stand. Anyway here are the photos: I hope to be able to work on the Iron Patriot kit as soon as I get some repairs made to the display stand. Comments welcome. Rick
  19. Hi folks, Here's the Moebius Viper I've been building for our club's Build-the-Same-Kit competition. It was a bit of a rush at the last minute since I spent half the last month painting my treeman when I should really have been working on the Viper Not a bad kit to build - some fit issues and quite a few sink marks, but it cleans up quite well and there's some nice detail. I added the Paragrafix etched set for the cockpit and engines, plus my own lighting rig using an ATTiny85 microcontroller and some RGB and plain LEDs. The battery power is on-board - 4 AAA cells should give enough runtime for a whole show, but they were a fiddle to squeeze into the space. Paint is Alclad and Tamiya with some Citadel paints for details. I used hairspray and masking fluid chipping for the first time and definitely want to do that again! I also masked and painted the stripes, which meant that since I didn't have to apply any decals I was able to avoid the varnish step and preserve all the metallics. I used MIG and AK enamels to weather which didn't cause any problems over the hairspray. It was predictably a lot of fun writing the code for the lights - here's an edit of the complete sequence, which takes about a minute and a half. There are also more/bigger images on Flickr: https://flic.kr/s/aHsjYSotM5 Thanks for the suggestions and encouragement on the WIP thread - it always helps to get other opinions - and thanks for looking, I hope you like it! Cheers, Will
  20. Here is my finished Christmas present that my fantastic boyfriend bought for me. I love the novel and have studied it at A Level and now I teach it to my GCSE students. I enjoyed this kit, it was VERY easy to build and went together easily. My favourite thing is figure painting so the building part is necessary but not my favourite pastime. I am pleased with the finished result and, if I was to do it again, I would consider doing a black and white version which would be tricky but interesting.
  21. Iron Man - War Machine Moebius 1:8 Iron Man what can you say, if you have not heard of him where have you been for the last few years? Iron Man is the latest in a line of Superheroes to get the Hollywood treatment. Starting in 2008 with Robert Downey Junior playing the lead role of Tony Stark a.k.a Iron Man there has now been three blockbuster films which have grossed over $2.4 Billion. Iron man was originally conceived by Stan Lee at Marvel Comics and made his first appearance in Tales of Suspense #39 in march 1963. The basic story is that after billionaire playboy / industrialist / engineer Tony Stark suffers a severe injury during a kidnapping he creates a powered suit of armour to escape. He then uses this as the superhero Iron man to protect the world. War Machine (real name James Rupert Rhodes was a Lt in the US marine Corps who served as a combat pilot in Southeast Asia. After being shot down by The Viet Cong he helps Iron Man who is at the times escaping in his original suit of armour. After escaping Tony Stark thanks Rhodes for helping to save his life by offering him a job as his personal pilot. Rhodes was to don the Iron man armour when Stark was unable to. Rhodes had problems with Starks armour and was forced to stop using it. Later on Stark designed the Variable Threat Response Battle Suit nicknamed War machine, this was a more heavily armed version of the Iron Man suit designed for all out warfare. After Starks apparent death he left a suit specially designed for Rhodes to carry on the Iron Man legacy. Even after the revelation that Stark was alive and the friendship between the two ended Stark asked Rhodes to keep the War machine suit as it was his. The Kit The kit arrives in a standard opening lid box resplendent with the figure in the pose the final model will take. There are six sprues of dark plastic in three bags, and a further bag of loose parts in the same dark grey plastic. There is also one small sprue of white plastic which has the parts for the ARC reactor lens, eye insert & repulsor lenses. A separate bag contains the base, again in white plastic. The parts appear to be well moulded with no problems or flash evident. Construction starts with the head. The white eye insert is glued in and then the head and neck are assembled. Next the white reactor insert is added to the chest plate. The upper torso is assembled and the lower torso parts attached. The chest plate is then attached to the front of this sub-assembly. The next subassemblies to make up are the arms. Each arm consists of two side parts. The hands are made up and the repulsor lenses added. Then the gun mounts are added. Elbow plates are added along with the hand back armour. The instructions have you add the guns at this point though they can be left off until later. Once the arms are made up its time for the leg sub-assemblies. The feet are three part affairs which are made up first. Then the upper leg parts are assembled. Once this is done the lower leg parts are added, these sandwich mountings on the upper leg and the feet at the same time. Knee parts are added along with rockets and their mounting plates on the lower legs. Next its time to make up the Gatling gun and its mount. The four part mount is made up first, then the 3 part gun is assembled. You then have make the ammo feed belt for the gun which is comprised of 8 parts due to its complex shape. Once all of these sub-assemblies are completed its time to add the head, arms and legs onto the main body. Final touches are to add the shoulder mounted rocket launchers, the Gatling gun and its feed belt. The figure can then be placed on the supplied base or one of the modellers own choosing. There are some 3 views of the completed model which will help in construction but the instructions are a bit vague on where the ammunition belt attached to the figure. On the whole they are good though. Base Its a good touch that this kit provides a base on which to place your completed figure. The base is pretty generic in that it is just a piece of cracked ground. However with some correct painting it should look the part. The base contains some large locating pins to slot the figure onto so there should be no problems of it falling off. Conclusion This figure is a more complex construction than the Iron Man figure from Moebius but should prove no problems to even a novice modeller. This will look great when made up next to the Iron Man kit or on its own. Recommended. Review sample courtesy of UK distributors for
  22. Iron Man Mark III Moebius 1:8 [ Iron Man what can you say, if you have not heard of him where have you been for the last few years? Iron Man is the latest in a line of Superheroes to get the Hollywood treatment. Starting in 2008 with Robert Downey Junior playing the lead role of Tony Stark a.k.a Iron Man there has now been three blockbuster films which have grossed over $2.4 Billion. Iron man was originally conceived by Stan Lee at Marvel Comics and made his first appearance in Tales of Suspense #39 in march 1963. The basic story is that after billionaire playboy / industrialist / engineer Tony Stark suffers a severe injury during a kidnapping he creates a powered suit of armour to escape. He then uses this as the superhero Iron man to protect the world. The Iron Man Mark III armour was as the name suggest the third suit created and also the main suit used in the movie. The mark III was the first suit to feature gold as a colour, with the colour scheme being based on a hot rod car owned by Tony Stark. This suit featured an anti-icing system stopped the icing at altitude problems the mark II suit suffered from. The suit also had shoulder mounted mini guns, wrist mounted rockets and flares. The Kit The kit arrives in a standard opening lid box resplendent with the figure in the pose the final model will take. There are four sprues of red plastic in two bags which form the main figure, and a separate bag containing the base. The parts appear to be well moulded with no problems or flash evident. Construction starts with attaching the head to the front body. The connector is placed in, and both sides of the head are attached. The face plate is then added. Following this both of the arms are constructed. The arms are made up of lower and upper parts. Both lower parts are constructed first and these are then added to the upper parts. he hands are then added. Following the arms it is the turn of the legs. The feet are constructed first and these are added to the lower legs. The lower legs are added to the inside parts of the upper legs, but it is important the outside of the upper legs are not added at this point. The arm and leg sub assemblies can now be added to the front part of the body. The attachment points for the legs are then added. It is important these are positioned correctly, as show in the instructions. Once the leg attachments and arms are in place the rear of the body is added. The leg sub assemblies are then added. Once these are in place the out parts of the upper legs are added, following the knees. The figure can then be added to the supplied base of one the modeller might have made themselves. Base Its a good touch that this kit provides a base on which to place your completed figure. The base is pretty generic in that it is a pair of large cogs. However with some correct painting it should look the part. The base contains some large locating pins to slot the figure onto so there should be no problems of it falling off. Conclusion This is a great looking kit, given the size and some nice paint it should make into a great looking model. Recommended for those Iron Man fans, and super hero modellers. Review sample courtesy of UK distributors for
  23. Got home tonight, at the end of a pretty crappy week at work, to find a parcel from the lovely peeps at SSM, which contained the new Moebius Battlestar Pegasus (plus the Paragrafix P.E. sets). Yay!. After diving into the box, I soon had the major components clicked together for a dry fit... and fit, they do. Very well indeed. This is all unsupported (no tape holding it together) and it's sitting quite happily, resting on the flight pods. Couldn't resist doing a size comparison with Galactica. She's definitely a big chunk o' plastic. I've been patiently awaiting this release, before starting on my Galactica. The plan is to have both Bucket and Beast, displayed together, in formation on the same base. Just thought I'd share some pics. It certainly brightened my day up.
  24. Fantastic kit -- I can't recommend it highly enough. The engineering is brilliantly thought through, the fit is exemplary, and the detail is great. Finished in Tamiya TS-8 Italian Red straight out of the can. Vallejo acrylics for the inside. bestest, M.
  25. A bit of a departure from my normal European exotics, but I heard so many good things about this kit that I had to give it a try. I don't generally like chrome-laden barges, but this is a genuinely cool car, IMHO... The parts, detail and engineering in this kit are superb, as many have mentioned before me. I had the body painted in Tamiya Italian Red already, just waiting a final polish. The rest makes speedy progress easy. No clear coat, just polished paint. I think it gives a nicely realistic sheen. Lots of work to do on BMFing the chrome, and then some more clean-up to get rid of the glue residue that always seems to be left behind! When people say in reviews "The engine is almost a kit in itself", I usually say "yeah, right..." to myself. But in this case it really is. I'm not sure why it was necessary to add detailed valve rockers inside the heads, but I'm not complaining. There are a few areas where the fit is not entirely clear (why ARE there eight holes in the joining surface of the two parts of the carburettor?), and the instructions would really benefit from a couple more angles on the pictures of the engine... The seats benefit from a gentle wash and drybrush -- they really are benches! The dash with some detail painting, BMF and decals. Looks OK, even at this range. Nicely moulded wheels, with a wash to pop the wires out. The printed whitewalls on mine were off centre and shiny, so I matt varnished them and filled them out with some Vallejo Off White. Maybe the white shouldn't go all the way to the raised lip, but at least two of the tyres had the printing nearly touching it at one side, so absent a way of removing the paint, I just chose the easy way out and filled the whole sunken section. The completed cabin. The steering wheel is a little chunky (and seems a bit over-large. I can't believe any 1/24th scale guy could get his legs under it... and it's way back in his belly, too...) But it does have nice, and accurate detail, which responds well to painting. The interior is probably a bit over-contrasty in this light, but once its all in side, I think it'll look nicely complex. By the way, if anyone knows what that thing on the rear "parcel shelf" is, and whether it should be silver or not, or have something in the recesses, I'd really love to know. Now on to building the chassis. bestest, M.
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