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Thursday, May 29, 2014

Cylon Raider

Here are some images of Moebius Models 1/32 scale (Studio Scale) Cylon Raider from Battlestar Galactica from the original 1970's television series.

From Wikipedia"
The Raider in the original series is an exceptionally powerful fighter/attack craft employed by the Cylon Empire and carries much more formidable armament than the weapons on Colonial Viper fighters (two directed energy weapons and provisions for internal bombs). A Cylon Raider carries a crew of three centurions (commander, pilot and co-pilot). The commander sits on a slightly elevated seat between the two pilots and issues orders. Raiders frequently make suicide attacks on enemy capital ships, typically attacking the fighter launch bays. Although a typical Basestar holds far more Raiders than a Battlestar has Vipers, this advantage is often negated by the human ability to improvise and adapt to changing combat situations. In the episode "The Living Legend", Baltar commissioned a personal fighter to take part in a battle. It is used to transport him (not unlike Colonial shuttles).
The original series' Raider made an appearance in the reimagined series vignette Battlestar Galactica: Razor, though slightly altered in appearance, and piloted by centurions very reminiscent of the originals.

4 comments:

FourEyedMonster said...

Wow that looks great!

Warren Zoell said...

Thanks!!

Manchu said...

Another use of led strips ?
Looks nice !

Warren Zoell said...

Yes indeed. I have a whole pile of the stuff, I might as well use it. LOL!!