Cylon Raider’s got it’s eye on you
This is the Moebius 1/32 scale Cylon Raider from the re-imagined Battlestar Galactica TV series.It represents the Raider shown in later seasons of the series, and is so different from the raiders shown in the early seasons, I resisted adding “Star Buck” to the undersides to avoid distressing my fellow BSG purists..lol.
The kit itself consists of 23 parts including the 2 part stand. It went together quickly with no fit problems, and was built straight from the box, except for the FTL drive which I lost and replaced with a rhinestone that added a nice effect.
I spent far more time painting than building. My goal was to replicate the distressed finish shown in the instructions, rather than a smooth metal look.
I used Tamiya TS-38 Gunmetal straight from the rattlecan as the base, then used Alclad white aluminum & magnesium applied in a “mottled” effect as the main colors. Then various shades of Alclad and Testors Metalizers were used to add interest to the finish.
Thanks for looking.
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