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Your Two Cents: Battlestar Galactica

The following are reader's opinions of the Battlestar Galactica made by Alliance.

Reviewer   Patrick Riley
Date Reviewed   Jan 18, 2006
Overall Rating       Well worth getting.
Comments With the exception of the missing exhaust detail, this is an amazingly detailed kit for the size. I only had a few minor flash issues to clean up, mostly where the nose and body meet on the main hull piece.

The decals are minimal, but look good(they are TINY, so be careful.

All in all, kit should look great when I finish it

Reviewer   Marco Scheloske
Date Reviewed   Jan 18, 2006
Overall Rating       Well worth getting.
Comments I like the kit too, but let me mention that there are a few more things to do to make it completely accurate:
  • the small manouvering thrusters on the engine nacelles should be drilled out
  • the same for the thrusters on both sides of the bow
  • the antenna on the starboard side of the bow is missing, and this detail really adds a lot to the model. It can perfectly by made from an IC-socket 'feet'!

    You should make sure that you attach the flightpods as high as possible into the square openings of the main hull, when they are to low the pods won`t fit into the recesses when retracted, and although this can`t be done with the kit it will look strange when watched from the side.

    The bend to the left is in the mold, as the creator of the master said, but it seems to be more obvious in some kits as in others - mine seems to be pretty straight, although I´ve been told that this can't be...

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