Battlestar Galactica Cylon Raider
As a kid Star Wars was the biggest movie to effect me and it did. It solidified my love of Sci-Fi as my first genre love and I enjoy it far more than I do fantasy. You can see that on my gaming shelf. I GM and buy into mostly Science Fiction Genres.
The TV movie that grabbed my attention a great deal as a kid was Battlestar Galactica and its follow on one with the Pegasus. The effects were great and overall are still very watchable today. They also had cool characters with great names like Boomer, Starbuck, Apollo (not callsigns) the Cylons were campy but great villains. The Basestars and especially the Raiders.
The Show was campy, over the top but it embraced it and I loved it. So when i had a chance to get a Cylon Raider I jumped at the chance. I have collected Star Trek ships from Eaglemoss but this was my first one that was larger in scale.
It comes in a decent sized box and all held in place by the styrofoam protection.
Within is the model, the stand and a small booklet that gives some information about the Raider and its design process.
The model itself is big and has a lot of weight to it. There is one visible screw which is located underneath and won't be seen. So that was a good place to put it rather than on top.
The Detail overall is excellent. The pieces from the tank model kits are on here as they are on the original model. For 1978 it is a clever design and it has a lot of character. There is a lot of little things when looking at it that I didn't notice when I saw them on the screen. If you love Battlestar Galactica this would look great on your shelf.
Today the ship people seem to think of when they think of Klingon ships are the Birds of Prey. The staple of the fleet though was the D-7's and the K'Tinga. As much as I like the K'Tinga there is something about the old smooth D-7 that speaks to me.
The model of the K'Tinga is really nice. A lot of it is solid metal with the engines being plastic. The stand holds the model in place but with all of the models in this series they are held in place, they are not screwed in or attached. The pro is there is no invasive way to hold it or loss of detail due to holes etc. The con is if bumped it can fall out of the stand. So keep that in mind with where you display it.
The actual ship comes in clkose to 350 meters long with close to 800 crew. They are a powerful ship. Some also have cloaking devices which can be unpleasant for their opponents. For its size the crew have few amenities and is a warship in every way.
Although the Vor'cha would replace the K'Tinga you will still find many in operational service. The first on screen appearance of this ship was The Motion Picture.
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