New Snowram with options

SnowRam With Luggage

SnowRam With Optional Luggage

Just added to the Battlestar Galactica page is the Snowram version of Revell-Fan’s Landram. Along with the new version comes an optional luggage rack, and enhanced headlights that can be used on any of the Landram versions. The enhanced headlights are intended to be glued over top of the original lights so you could even apply them to a model you have already built.

Enjoy!

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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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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!

Steve

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