A glimpse into my scale modeling hobby

Moebius’ Cylon Centurion

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The first thought I had when I finished this Cylon Centurion kit was, “Crap, if I saw one of these coming at me, I would probably soil myself.” The Cylons are some frightening machines, and this kit captures that intimidating presence well.

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This kit is huge!

I loved the look of this kit, and the quality of Moebius Models was not lacking here. The size was probably the most impressive element of the model, and I am anxious to set it next to some of my 1:6 scale Sideshow Collectibles figures to see just how imposing it is.

For the technical details, I painted the armor parts with Model Master chrome silver enamel and the inner parts with Tamiya gunmetal spray enamel. Once that was done, I was still not pleased with how bright the silver was, so I rummaged through my paint stash and found a dark grey metallizer. After thinning it down quite a bit, I airbrushed a light coat over the whole model, which gave it a more realistic look in my opinion. I then added some small touches of Tamiya soot weathering powder to show that this beast had seen a couple firefights. Finally, I topped it all off with a gloss clearcoat to give it a bit of sheen.

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Added some blaster scorched to his shoulders.

This kit has just the right balance of cool and creepy. The hands alone give me shivers! There was very little difficult or not to like about the kit. I definitely recommend this to any Battlestar Galactica or sci-fi modeling fan!

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This is the only side I would want to encounter!

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2 responses

  1. Michael Wright

    Great work! I especially like that first photo, it looks as though there is blood spatter all over his shoulder. Always like seeing your work!

    May 17, 2014 at 4:59 pm

    • Thanks! Let me know if you built it. Love to hear how it went.

      May 18, 2014 at 8:46 am

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