In honor of the recent resurgence of Battlestar Galactica on Youtube (if you haven’t seen the new web series Battlestar Galactica: Blood and Chrome, check it out here), I recently started work on Moebius’ 1/32 Cylon Raider. It is scaled to match the other BSG Viper kits I have completed, the nuBSG Viper MK VII and the Viper MKII. From my initial perusal of this kit, there is a lot to like, and I am really excited about the potential of this kit. Here are some highlights:
-The size of the kit is surprisingly big. I never got a great feel for the size of the Cylon Raiders while watching the show, and with the Vipers as comparison, these Raiders would have been a pretty intimidating foe.
-A new addition not in the previous Moebius BSG kits is the use of cut corners on the instructions. If you watch BSG at all, you know that all of the books in the show have cut corners. This is a great touch to add some authenticity.
-The kit looks to be a simple and minimal build. The challenge here will come in differentiating hull colors with the paint.
-Overall, the Moebius Cylon Raider kit looks like a great build with a good amount of detail, and it will make a great addition to my other BSG kits!