Category Archives: Battlestar Galactica
This is a model by Novastar from the Star Ranger forum.
I recently started watching this series on DVD, and surprisingly I like it a lot, including the new ships!!!
This one is from the Excellent Ravenstar, as the TOS version.
Late last year I joined an excellent forum called Starship Combat News
Lots of very interesting stuff for anyone who likes Sci fi ships. ….there is also a trading post/orbital shipyards section where you can get in touch with people who make their own ships to sell, one such person is Scouls502 you’ll need to join the forum to speak to him and all the other guys who make stuff.
I was able to pick up quite a few ships to fill the holes in my space fleets, Scouls502 also very kindly made me a little proxy for Starbug……pictures will follow!
Amazing detail on all his ships, and a nice guy to boot….highly recommended!
This Original Series Battlestar is from Ravenstar and is made from resin.
I also Purchased the Ravenstar Mk1 Vipers…but i have to say was a bit disappointed by these, they were cast onto a resin hex base in threes and sixes and were missing various parts like tail fins. I prefer my fighters to be mounted onflight stands in threes….and cast individually so won’t be using the Resin ones. It has to be said the Battlestar is Superb!
I replaced the Vipers with the rather fantastic Bergstrom fleet scale fighters which are cast in metal.
I now have a token Colonial fleet!
The other week I decided to get out my table and battlemat and place all the ships on it…..the main reason being, my brother was visiting and we were going to chat about the rules and see what we could come up with.
The rule writing went very well, although we did not complete this!
We did however get a chance to test our ship to ship combat, movement and boarding party rules. It did take a few simulations to get this workable.
Still quite a bit to work on including. mining operations/resource gathering, Empire building, colonisation etc. We have Playable races and ones managed largely by the drawing of a card! Rules on diplomacy and making alliances are also under consideration…this is going to be epic.
at the moment work is being done on tokens, stats cards for each ship and i intend to put some decals on the bases with basic ship info.
Not sure how soon the game will be playable but…..we are getting closer to that day!
Been meaning to post these for a while….!
This was the remaing part of my 1st Studio Bergstrom order. The Fighters!!!!
Being fleet scale, they are very small. They come with a flight base designed by Bergstrom to enable 6 fighters to be mounted. 2 issues with that, one, all my flight bases are the same type so these would look a bit odd, but my main problem was i coud not get super glue to fix the little fighters to the pin heads and just gave up with them.
I decided the answer was to use my normal flight stand and create something for the fighters to be placed on. I had a sheet of clear plastic and decided to make a triangular clear base…it needs to be fine tuned, but I’m happy with it, and 3 Fighters to a stand is enough.
These little Fighters are a Development of the Viper model from B.S.G. it would seem…..I decided to paint them a light Blue colour, just to make them stand out….it isn’t easy painting something this small, so it was a basic job, a bit of dry brushing works wonders!!!
I was lucky enough to get an extra fighter in my order…so decided to paint that one Red…perhaps an indipendant hero type…have to give that some thought. Any way as normal, as an idea of scale I normally use the Liberator to give an impression of size…so likely a shot of that in there too!