So I felt like throwing something together quickly for paint yesterday and pulled out my Moebius 1/32 Cylon Raider. It's not a bad little kit, there was quite a bit of flash around some parts (particularly the "head", some of which was very difficult to remove without damaging anything else) but it cleaned up pretty nicely. Will need some filler on the big underwing joins but for the most part, the seams are 'seamless'...
I plan on doing ti in various metal shades and will probably leave it fairly clean looking, since there isn't a lot of smoke or soot in space.
I was actually watching the first episode last night while I was doing some work on this. G1, I remembered not long after I wrote the original post that both the raiders and the mark2/7's are atmospheric too. So I'll see how I go, I might do a bit of staining etc but will prob try to keep it pretty clean.
Nice!! I put the M114 to one side last night and got out the Original Raider by Mobius. Went to Jay car this morning and got some 5mm blue LED's to light the engine, not a lot of lights on those!! Might do a follow as I build as well... old and the new! Just about finished watching the later series on Lightbox... different but good.... those Cylon 6's drive you nuts!!!
Thanks Steve. At least 6 looks good while she's messing stuff up. I did toy with lighting this up (as I found another good build online had) but don't have the knowhow or wherewithall to sort it out. I could probably learn quick enough but I just feel like a quick build at the moment. I would like to do another one with lighting at some point but I would probably model it as Scar, just for a point of difference. When I get round to getting a Mk2 and a Mk7 I may try and light those too.
If I remember rightly the original raider is really big isn't it? Like dinner plate sized big (or maybe bigger)?