More Battlestar Galactica Greatness

This week brings some fantastic new additions to the Battlestar Galactica collection, courtesy of Marcell von dem Berge (Revell-Fan). The number of models Marcell is putting out is astounding, and the quality is always excellent. The most exciting addition is the Colonial Warrior Survival Pack. This is a must have collection that includes

Colonial Warrior Blaster by Revell-Fan

Colonial Blaster – A warriors best friend

  • Colonial Warrior Blaster
  • Radiatron
  • Languatron
  • Legboard-Computron
  • Solinite Charges
  • Colonial Cubits
  • Pyramid Card Game

Colonial Warrior Survival Pack

DrZ's Ship by Revell-Fan

DrZ’s Ship by Revell-Fan

Landram Chariot by ASC McLaren

Landram Chariot built by ASC McLaren

Not satisfied with that Marcell also adds the Landram Chariot in three sizes, and Dr Z’s Antigravity Ship.

Grab yours now from the BSG page


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Concorde Build

Recently some people I know commissioned me to build a model of the Concorde as a birthday gift for a friend of theirs. The picture below shows the completed model pasted into a nice sky background. The kit was designed by Ralph Currell and Erik Te Groen, and is available on Ralphs website.

The kit is designed so that it can be built in the flight configuration as I did, or with the nose down as it appeared for take off and landing, or even with landing gear for a ground display version. I had the patterns printed at Staples. The laser printing was perfect for this kit, giving the model a very nice finish.

The finished model now resides in England. Click the image below to see a couple more shots of the finished model, and check out these assembly images for an overview of the assembly process.

The finished Concorde now resides in England

The finished Concorde now resides in England


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European Robin

I recently finished this build of a model designed by Johan Scherft,  an artist who makes incredibly life-like models of birds by creating the shape in paper, then hand painting them. This particular model is available as a free download at along with another of Johann’s earlier models, the Crested Tit.

Johan has a few other models you can download from his website, others that are available for purchase and the files are emailed to you, others as printed kits, and his completed models are offered for sale as well. I quite enjoyed building this one, and will definitely build others.

Below is a shot of the finished bird on a custom wood stand I made from scraps I had in the shop. It’s not the best build in the world, but from a distance it still looks great and I’m quite pleased with it.

European Robin

Completed European Robin Model

The entire model is layed out on a single A4 page, which I just printed to fit on letter sized. The only instructions are in the form of brief notes and a couple diagrams on the page, but at sixteen parts total, eight of which are toes, I found these to be sufficient.

For assembly I used joining strips rather than the tabs to get a smoother body. I’d like to go back and build it again, but next time I would edit the pattern to lighten the black cut lines. I didn’t worry about getting all of the line cut off, and in some areas the cuts are so fine it’s almost impossible, but the black of the lines show in the finished project. On the wings I did use the supplied glue tabs (with a little coloring along the borders) as this adds depth to the wing.

If you want a little more detail on the build I posted a longer version of this post in my favourite forum. Meanwhile click the image below for more pictures of the build process. Hope you enjoy the pictures, and I strongly urge you to check out the designers web site. You’ll be amazed at the work he does.

Parts Page

This is the parts page with the main body already cut out.


Hidden div for more pictures.

Main body under construction

This is the main body under construction, I used joining strips instead of the tabs.

One of the wings

This is one of the wings

Adding the toes

Adding the toes

European Robin

Completed European Robin Model

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BSG Landram & BSG 75 Emblem

Greetings everyone!

Landram built by Revell-Fan

Landram built by Revell-Fan

New from our friend Revell-Fan is the Landram, a troop transport/tank from the original Battlestar Galactica series. Available in three sizes, and in an alternate A-Team color scheme this model is sure to please all Battlestar Galactica fans.

Now available in the BSG Downloads.

Finished BSG 75 Emblem

Finished BSG 75 Emblem

Also new in the BSG Downloads is the Battlestar Galactica BSG 75 emblem. A must-have trinket for all BSG fans. Go get yours now.







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New BSG Fleet additions

A number of new ships have been added to the Battlestar Galactica Fleet pack. forum member Scott Warner ran across my request for missing files and sent me copies he had.  Trent Henry also graciously granted me permission to host copies of his Cloud 9 and Berserk models here: The full list of additions is:

Cloud 9 by Trent Henry.
Cylon Heavy Raider
The Platform ship small version
Berserk Battlestar by Trent Henry and Jaybats
The Colonial Defender

Head over to the Fleet Pack page and download yours now. And by all means send me build pics. I’d love to hear from anyone that has built any of these models. If I get pictures I’ll even start a guest gallery of builds people have done.

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Enhanced Geminon Transport Available

Geminon Transport

Now available in the Battlestar Galactica fleet downloads is the enhanced Geminon Transport. I like to think I did a good job on the original model and package, but Marcell von Dem Berge (Revell-Fan on has taken the original material, combined it with his own enhancements and corrections to the model,  and then greatly enhanced the instructions and packaging to turn it into a superior  product.

If you want a model of this ship, this is the one to get.


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New Additions to BSG Fleet

A number of new models have been added to the Battlestar Galactica Fleet.

  • Large version of the Tube ship by Revell-Fan
  • The Colonial Movers kit by Revell-Fan
  • The Platform ship
  • The Intersun Luxury Liner
  • The Cylon Base Star from Revell-Fan
  • The Pylon vessel from Revell-Fan

Big thanks to Revell-Fan for many of these additions.

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Colonial One Download

Colonial One Paper Model

Colonial One by Revell-Fan

Revell-Fan, a fellow member of the Card Models forum at developed this excellent paper model kit of Colonial One from Battlestar Galactica and has kindly given me permission to host it here with the rest of the fleet.

The kit features beautiful textures and excellent instructions, and as you can see it builds into a wonderful display model.

Grab it now from the BSG page.

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Yasu Tanaka F1 Jaguar

Finished F1 Jaguar

Recently I finished building the Jaguar Formula 1 car by Yasu Tanaka. I’d wanted to build one for some time, and I needed a picture for my menus, so it seemed like time to do it.

This build was my first attempt at clear-coating the parts sheets before assembly. I’m very pleased with the end result, but I did find that the clear coat interfered with gluing in a number of places, and I had to carefully scrape the clear coat off to allow the glue to adhere better.

Overall the kit is excellent and I would recommend it, but read further for a few cautions. The present instructions consist of a series of photos with (very) brief text but use small, low resolution images. There is also a numbered schematic that identifies all the parts and where they go. The schematic is actual size so you can easily compare pieces with the schematic. Higher resolution images would help immensely, and familiarity with Formula 1 cars would help too. It took me some extra time to figure out where some parts went and how to fold them since I know next to nothing about the subject other than they look cool and go very fast. I’ve included some pictures from my build below. Perhaps they will be helpful to someone.

The finished model is 13.5 cm long (5.25 inches). If I were to build another one of Tanaka’s kits I think I would enlarge it 25 to 50%. Some of the parts were very small, and I don’t generally mind small parts, so that’s saying something. In the end I’m very happy with the finished model and am eager to build another F1 car in a larger scale and with more detail.

Enjoy the pictures!


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Tube Ship online

Image of Tube Ship

Colonial Tube Ship

I have added the tube ship to the downloads for the Battlestar Galactica fleet pack.  I’m now working on re-doing the layout for the Celestra. The original release had lots of extra lines on the pattern and I felt it no longer meets my standards, so I’m updating it, and making a few adjustments as I go along.


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