Galactica 80

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Galactica 80

Post by Phil » Thu Nov 02, 2017 4:36 pm

For awhile now I've been considering making a Turbo Cycle/Turbine (I've seen both usages, not sure which is correct) from Galactica 80....I have *some* photos I can use as reference, but, an actual Blueprint or Line Drawing would be great :-)

I would also be wanting to make a Viper as well, and with that, I have some questions....

Was there a specific style of Viper that was used in Galactica 80....Viper, Asp, etc.?

Also....I've seen a variety of different measurements....for example:

Jackill's claim it to be 9.05 Metres Long

Colonial Warriors Technical Manual claim it to be 30 Metrons, which I'm guessing would translate as 30 Feet, which makes it 9.144000 Metres

A picture I found in Pinterest claim it to be 8.92 Metres

A Galactica Wiki claims it to be 8.4 Metres

A page talking about the actual Studio Prop says it is 27 Feet, which makes it 8.229600 Metres

https://www.galactica.tv/battlestar-gal ... ck-up.html

So....which one do I believe?

Both of these will be Scratchbuilt, by the way....hence why I need clarification on the Viper Length, so I know by how much to enlarge the pictures I have :-)



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Re: Galactica 80

Post by Cylon-Knight » Thu Nov 02, 2017 11:13 pm

Wow! I can't wait to see your builds take shape.
Be sure to post up threads and keep us posted... and as I always say:
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Have you seen the info on the Turbo Bike in our Gallery?
http://www.byyourcommand.net/cylongalle ... hp?cat=146

And for the Viper... I'd say to go with the studio blueprints for scale.
I'm sure someone has a set to get you an overall size to work from.
http://www.byyourcommand.net/cylongalle ... p?album=63
There are a couple of full size Vipers being built now. And one done (in the UK).
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Re: Galactica 80

Post by Phil » Thu Nov 02, 2017 11:58 pm

Cylon-Knight wrote:
Thu Nov 02, 2017 11:13 pm
Have you seen the info on the Turbo Bike in our Gallery?
http://www.byyourcommand.net/cylongalle ... hp?cat=146
Thanks for those, they should be more than enough for me to work out my own Working Drawing :-)
Cylon-Knight wrote:
Thu Nov 02, 2017 11:13 pm
And for the Viper... I'd say to go with the studio blueprints for scale.
I'm sure someone has a set to get you an overall size to work from.
http://www.byyourcommand.net/cylongalle ... p?album=63
There are a couple of full size Vipers being built now. And one done (in the UK).
I managed to find these via a query elsewhere, which, while they're not the complete set, will suffice for the Viper at least :-)

Was it a specially modified Viper that was used in Galactica 80?

In the pictures I have, and have seen on-line, it doesn't seem to have much in the way of a Storage Hold, so one wonders how something the size of the Turbo Cycle could fit into such a small space :-/

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Re: Galactica 80

Post by Cylon-Knight » Sun Nov 05, 2017 11:05 am

Glad the bike pics help. Can't wait to see what you create! GoldCylon has the starting of a bike too... such a cool item.

I don't know of G80's vipers were different... I'd guess they'd use the same full size prop and stock footage of them flying.

The bike in the cargo hold is a bit not-to-realistic, but just a necessary plot device I assume. Just gloss over it for the story's sake. :roll:
Or they could be like the Jetsons car ;) and fold up.
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