Cylon Raider Lighting Query

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Cylon Raider Lighting Query

Post by Oxnard Montalvo » Sat Oct 04, 2014 7:26 pm

Have finally gotten around to getting hold of the 1/32 TOS raider from mobeius... so excited waiting for its impending arrival.... One quick question about lighting it though..... I know about the Engines and the two front "Headlights".... but I hope someone can tell me if my memory is cheating me here, but I could swear that theres a third light on the front just between and below the 'headlights' forming a shallow triangle..... am I misremembering this?

Plus in my research I have also read something about some of the filming miniatures having belly searchlights, which I've never heard before.... is anyone able to Confirm/deny this?



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Re: Cylon Raider Lighting Query

Post by Cylon-Knight » Sat Oct 04, 2014 9:19 pm

I only remember the two front lights. And the triangle in the front was a cap for a mounting point... I doubt there was a light toward the middle.

In the below photo link you can see the two lights. I don't see any bit that looks like them in the middle (a third light). But, I think there lights would look sweet.

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Re: Cylon Raider Lighting Query

Post by Red Eye » Sun Oct 05, 2014 3:11 am

There were indeed more lights than just the front- and engine illumination.

Two additional lights were used at the bottom. It's tricky to spot them since they can be seen in a handful of scenes only...

Take a look at the model as built by E. James Small, which also features these lights:

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Please give me some time and I'll take some screencaps of these lights underneath to show you some proof.
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Re: Cylon Raider Lighting Query

Post by Cylon-Knight » Sun Oct 05, 2014 9:00 am

Another amazing job Red Eye!!!!
I never realized those lights are there... Awesome.
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Re: Cylon Raider Lighting Query

Post by Red Eye » Sun Oct 05, 2014 11:17 am

Here are the screencaps as promised.

I know, it's a bit hard to see but trust me the lights are there...

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Re: Cylon Raider Lighting Query

Post by GoldCylon » Sun Oct 05, 2014 6:00 pm

In "Saga" they used lights in the Vipers also. Seen mostly when Starbuck crash lands.

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Re: Cylon Raider Lighting Query

Post by Cylon-Knight » Sun Oct 05, 2014 6:16 pm

Those must be the belly search lights you have heard of Oxnard Montalvo.

Great work Red Eye!
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Re: Cylon Raider Lighting Query

Post by Red Eye » Mon Oct 06, 2014 10:57 am

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