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Ladies & Gentlemen, I proudly present to you: The Bucket.

Moebius Models made a great kit, and I was surprised how well it presents itself even without aftermarket parts or decals. Painted with Tamiya acrylics and lightly metalized with Kosutte Powder.

Small mods included neck correction, which was more complicated than I thought, new front antenna and a handful of styrene strips in the hangar pod recesses.

The decals Moebius provided were a pain, and I had to hand-paint (more or less accurate) the colonial crest on the back of the ship
 

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Very nice clean job on the BSG. You sure you didn't just lift the pictures off the web somewhere??? LOL The pics are done great. I did one of these in January using those Acreation decals and that was decal insanity. Your clean look really turned out nice. Out of curiosity what color Tamiya did you use as the primary coat. I believe I used their metallic gray on it.
 

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Truly nice work! Most of the builds I've seen were done with metallics of some kind, which look nice but don't look like the Galactica I saw when I was watching the series. Your color choices and the matte/flat surface finish you achieved are the closest I've seen yet. :thumbsup::thumbsup:
 

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Ok.. now away with the CGI screen caps and show us your Moebius build :D :p

Great work on the paint job!
At first I really thought it was the CGI model.
 

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Right thats it. Its coming out of the stash tonight!!!!!

Blown away by the look of this one - and no aftermarket in sight ! Your photography looks like something that came out of ZOIC. Really nice build.
I too would like to know what colours you used?
 

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Ditto--the Acreation decals are beautifully done but your version actually looks much more convincing and scales better. Glad I got a second kit...
 

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Thank you all for the appreciation.

For the paint job, I used Tamyia acrylic paint, a cheap badger 350 single-action AB on a not-so-cheap compressor.

First, all the recessed areas and places where shadows need to be were sprayed with flat black, followed by a base coat of dark sea grey. I carefully tried not to overspray the black paint where I wanted to emphasize the shadow effect.



The armored parts where then painted with a 1:1 mix of sky grey and white, thinned heavily so that I could work really close to the surface, applied in a cloudy, irregular pattern, occasionally highlighting individual panels.



The metalized effect was achieved with Kosutte metal powder. I also made a half-motivated effort to paint on the colonial crest.



The model also has some windows, applied with a toothpick:



To avoid heavy contrast on the surface, the red paint was dulled down with the addition of grey, and the decals received a light overspray with the white/grey mix.
 

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You know sometimes they say that less is better and this is definitely one of them. The subtle approach you took looks just right. This is one of the best versions of this ship I've seen. Thanks for sharing your painting methods. Very helpful. :thumbsup:

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MattL
 

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Truly nice work! Most of the builds I've seen were done with metallics of some kind, which look nice but don't look like the Galactica I saw when I was watching the series. Your color choices and the matte/flat surface finish you achieved are the closest I've seen yet. :thumbsup::thumbsup:
Agreed. You hit it on the head. This looks most like the screen version.

Beautiful. And the lighting/picture quality helps the illusion. It is the only one that looks scaled-not toy-like.
 

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VERY VERY Nice.

I think this is the best Galactica I've seen.
I did the same uneven paint technique on my Cylon raider with Alclad metalizers and it really adds a sense of scale.

I love the fact that you tried to duplicate the promo pictures of the ship (lighting and angles)
At first glance, I thought the wide shot was the promo shot.

Could you please expound on your version of the neck correction!
 
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