This is the 1:20 Hasegawa Falke Raider Kit.
I built this a while back and whilst an expensive, all plastic so feels a lot more exoensive, its agreat kit.
I bought it as a way of trying out a few weathering techniques with Ammo Scratching and weathering powders and techniques.
All paints are Vallejo other than the metallics which are Alclad. The scheme is wholly made up, another benefit of these kits as there is no such thing as right
I really enjoyed building this but as usual the painting was my favourite part of the whole thing.
The base is custom, a piece of scrap wood I had flying around painted and stained black with a piece of clear plastic rod to give it that look of flying.
I hope you like and as usual any comments are greatly appreciated. Until next time…
This is the Moebius 1:6 Cylon Centurion kit from the new re-imagining of Battlestar Galactica.
This has since been re-released by Revell and can be found on most good model supplier websites and in a few shops like Forbidden Planet and other Sci-Fi retailers.
Its a really nice kit, was expensive, now not so from Revell. In both cases its plastic and includes the base which I think is a nice touch.
It goes together really well, there isn’t a single touch of filler on this kit and most of the seams are well hidden in construction. Until its all together it is a bit unstable as the joints do all kind of expect the whole kit to be there before its stable enough to self support.
As far as painting well given its look and feel there was only one choice, Alclad’s excellent range of metallics. This went on over a gloss coat of black (again Alclad) and polishes up nicely. I tried to use a few different gunmetal, aluminium and chrome finished to break up what could be a very bland and toy like appearance and I think it came out Ok.
Some have mentioned on other websites that the pose is a bit weird and whilst I mostly agree it’d take a lot of surgery, filler and some serious guts to mess around with it too much.
I have also seen it with the single “eye” animated with an electronic LED installation that looks really good, if a little creepy, but this wasn’t available when I modelled it. I might do that one in a future build, who knows.
Overall I’d recommend this kit to anyone, especially now that its under £20 on some supplier sites in Revell form. Like most kits its the painting that’ll either sell or kill it for you.
Let me know what you think and comments below are always greatly appreciated. Until next time…