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Title: BATTLESTAR GALACTICA
Post by: tahra on June 03, 2013, 09:00:17
(to make sure, this refers to the REAL Galactica not that messed up bloated thing they came up with recently!)

Anyways, here are a couple of pics of the cast...

(http://www.playkingdoms.com/temp/playmoproc/bsg1.jpg)

Left to right: Jolly (Tony Swartz), Boomer (Herbert Jefferson Jr), Sheba (Anne Lockhart), Commander Adama (Lorne Greene), Athena (Maren Jensen), Apollo (Richard Hatch), Cassiopeia (Laurette Spang), Starbuck (Dirk Benedict)


And since Colonel Tigh (Terry Carter) didn't wanna appear there, here he is with Adama.

(http://www.playkingdoms.com/temp/playmoproc/bsg2.jpg)



This is probably my first favorite show. Despite its shortcomings by today's standards, it definetely still holds a place in my heart, and the credits music can uplift me just about anytime (the tech whistling that tune was probably the best moment of the "remake").

We had a colonial warrior in the works for... have no idea. Probably over 10 years. But nothing ever came of it...

I actively started to pursue it again more recently.. And this time, we figured what to do from mostly existent parts...

After figuring which legs to use, we initially decided to do at least Apollo and Starbuck (DUH!) and Boomer.... since those were the legs we had. But when buying the matching torsos (the gardener) we figured it was better to get extras - and a female as well, since there's also Sheba (and, after her, Jolly).

We then decided to add Adama, Tigh and Athena. Those dark blue parts are just the PERFECT shade. And then Cassie. We still plan on adding Serina and Boxey. These are not as specific.

Finding torsos (matching the legs) and arms including a woman and a black guy for each "set" did not make it easy at ALL.

Also, we gave up doing Cassie with skirts :( 


Main problems (besides the parts!) were the guns/holsters. I had initially planned to use the space guns, with zipties to hold them, but besides that part revealing itself more complicated than I expected (there is less room than I thought under the darn vest!), the guns looked ridiculously HUGE on their sides. So, decided to go for simple modern pistols.

As to the belts, Master Cheng provided. Thank you! Makes them a LOT better. They look awesome! I suppose they could be... straighter... especially on the back - but that's not his fault :-[

Bear in mind my "painting/writing" skills are kinda... well... low.


So, first the warriors:

(http://www.playkingdoms.com/temp/playmoproc/customsbsg020.jpg)

Jolly, Starbuck, Apollo, Boomer, and Sheba


And the bridge guys, with Cassie:

(http://www.playkingdoms.com/temp/playmoproc/customsbsg021.jpg)

Athena, Commander Adama, Colonel Tigh and Cassiopeia


More shots...


(http://www.playkingdoms.com/temp/playmoproc/customsbsg022.jpg)

Starbuck and Apollo


(http://www.playkingdoms.com/temp/playmoproc/customsbsg023.jpg)

Adama with his children: Athena, Adama, Apollo



(http://www.playkingdoms.com/temp/playmoproc/customsbsg024.jpg)

Commander Adama and Colonel Tigh



(http://www.playkingdoms.com/temp/playmoproc/customsbsg025.jpg)

Boomer, Starbuck and Jolly


(http://www.playkingdoms.com/temp/playmoproc/customsbsg026.jpg)

Starbuck and Cassiopeia


(http://www.playkingdoms.com/temp/playmoproc/customsbsg027.jpg)

The triangle: Cassiopeia, Starbuck and Athena


(http://www.playkingdoms.com/temp/playmoproc/customsbsg028.jpg)

Sheba and Apollo



And that's it. For now. As mentioned, Serina and Boxey are missing.

Title: Re: BATTLESTAR GALACTICA
Post by: cheng on June 03, 2013, 09:40:12
you've been so meticulously collecting those colours! incredible!
those colours are so correct! :love:
and now I have to ask how you attach those holsters!
...well done well done Tahra....you've left nothing (improvement) for me to suggest :P
...did I spot the colonel wearing that 'ugly' hair?
Title: Re: BATTLESTAR GALACTICA
Post by: tahra on June 03, 2013, 09:44:50
and now I have to ask how you attach those holsters!

Actually, you know ;)

...did I spot the colonel wearing that 'ugly' hair?

Yes... AMAZING, isn't it? As you know, I kept ONE - had to go hunt it from the jazz band...

A shame the afro hairs aren't... smaller. Those would be PERFECT.
Title: Re: BATTLESTAR GALACTICA
Post by: cowabounga on June 03, 2013, 10:53:15
Those are awesome customs Tahra! Great work, and what patience to gather all these parts!  :hatoff:
Title: Re: BATTLESTAR GALACTICA
Post by: skypurr on June 03, 2013, 11:24:15
Excellent customs Tahra  :clap:
I don't really know the characters, but your versions seem very accurate.

Elaine (http://www.anchoredbygrace.com/smileys/mgqueen.gif)
Title: Re: BATTLESTAR GALACTICA
Post by: el jefe on June 03, 2013, 12:04:36
These are awesome.  I loved that show when I was a kid. 
Title: Re: BATTLESTAR GALACTICA
Post by: larryhohoho on June 03, 2013, 13:16:25
Wowowowow! They are fantastic!!!!
That is one of my favourite drama series next to The A-Team.
Love it when their craft launch and the Cyclons!!!
Thank you for this blast from the past!
Title: Re: BATTLESTAR GALACTICA
Post by: hauden_lukas on June 03, 2013, 13:29:05
I was never fond of SciFi but your figures are very very close to the originals!
Title: Re: BATTLESTAR GALACTICA
Post by: cheng on June 03, 2013, 13:45:07
I was never fond of SciFi but your figures are very very close to the originals!

right....even down to their hairstyles ;)
Title: Re: BATTLESTAR GALACTICA
Post by: tahra on June 03, 2013, 14:02:27
I loved that show when I was a kid. 

Most people my age did. They were VERY VERY popular. How many Cylons have you killed?

That is one of my favourite drama series next to The A-Team.

For me, best on the A-Team IS Dirk Benedict! (I love The A-Team series - though things started downhill when Melinda Culea left :(  Then working for that guy killed it)

even down to their hairstyles ;)

LOL - My sister and I refer to those hairpieces as "Apollo's hair" - I mean, if we were able to create his hair in playmobil, we couldn't come up with a more appropriate one! It's so... ON.
Title: Re: BATTLESTAR GALACTICA
Post by: Tiermann on June 03, 2013, 14:27:58
Great looking set of figures Tahra. The colors really are just right. There was a show a couple of years ago at the Science Fiction Museum in Seattle I went to with Battlestar Galactica props and costumes form both series. Was very interesting. There are just a few photos here (http://www.flickr.com/photos/71879015@N00/sets/72157633902297286/)
Title: Re: BATTLESTAR GALACTICA
Post by: tahra on June 03, 2013, 14:32:01
Great looking set of figures Tahra. The colors really are just right. There was a show a couple of years ago at the Science Fiction Museum in Seattle I went to with Battlestar Galactica props and costumes form both series. Was very interesting. There are just a few photos here (http://www.flickr.com/photos/71879015@N00/sets/72157633902297286/)

Awesome - and there's Twiki too!  :love:

Thanks!
Title: Re: BATTLESTAR GALACTICA
Post by: Erik on June 03, 2013, 14:49:55
LOVELY customs-loved the series as a kid!!! :)
Title: Re: BATTLESTAR GALACTICA
Post by: mike1003 on June 03, 2013, 16:41:28
great.. now we want to see a battlestar galactica ship in playmo size :-)
Title: Re: BATTLESTAR GALACTICA
Post by: Kate on June 03, 2013, 17:35:38
Incredible!
Title: Re: BATTLESTAR GALACTICA
Post by: el jefe on June 03, 2013, 18:05:33
Awesome - and there's Twiki too!  :love:

Oooh, Buck Rogers!  LOVED that show too!  "Bdbdbdbdbdbd"  Now some Buck Rogers customs would be cool, especially Wilma  :love:
I also noticed that dog thing from Battlestar Galactica, I still have that toy from the original line. 
Title: Re: BATTLESTAR GALACTICA
Post by: DrDalek6 on June 03, 2013, 21:28:41
I'm afraid I don't know anything about Battlestar Galactica so it's a bit confusing but, your figures certainly look the part liking the uniforms you've done  :)
Title: Re: BATTLESTAR GALACTICA
Post by: Wesley Myers on June 04, 2013, 02:21:10
I remember this series as a child.  Your figures are very good!!!

Now you will have to make some Cylons and ships. 
Title: Re: BATTLESTAR GALACTICA
Post by: bennain on June 05, 2013, 18:35:42
Yes, that's wonderful.  :love:
Title: Re: BATTLESTAR GALACTICA
Post by: Hadoque on June 06, 2013, 18:11:10
Great, well done, they look superb!!!  :yippee   :)9

Oh, I loved watching BattleStar Galactica !  8-)
As a kid I could even speak like a Cylon, but I somewhat damaged my voice by doing so  ::)

Title: Re: BATTLESTAR GALACTICA
Post by: Giorginetto on June 06, 2013, 20:16:57
Fantastic ! would advice to also custom paint a playmospace singe seater for a galactica viper  ! that would probably suit nicely those fantastico fantastico customs !!!  :love:
Title: Re: BATTLESTAR GALACTICA
Post by: Georgeag1972 on June 08, 2013, 18:48:36
You have done amazing job tahra!!! Excellent custom, congrats!!

George. :)
Title: Re: BATTLESTAR GALACTICA
Post by: grangel on June 11, 2013, 15:09:32
My god how i have missed your thread Tahra!!!!!!
Fabulous !!! Great Customs!!!!!

It was also my first scifi series!! I have managed to see all the episodes couple months before the premiere of the new one.

!!!!!  B   R   A   V  O  ! ! ! ! ! ! !!!!!!!!

Please show us a Cylone of the old series...Please
Title: Re: BATTLESTAR GALACTICA
Post by: Plasticlabs on June 11, 2013, 16:42:45
Awesome work!!! Wooowww http://www.playmofriends.com/forum/Smileys/classic/crazy.gif/bmi_orig_img/crazy.gif
Title: Re: BATTLESTAR GALACTICA
Post by: Basie10 on June 11, 2013, 19:22:41
wow - they really are very good.  Particularly Starbuck and Apollo :)  How about doing the updated version of Galactica as well ;)
Title: Re: BATTLESTAR GALACTICA
Post by: tahra on June 11, 2013, 20:04:15
great.. now we want to see a battlestar galactica ship in playmo size :-)

Fortunately, too impossible to consider...  :-[

Oooh, Buck Rogers!  LOVED that show too!  "Bdbdbdbdbdbd"  Now some Buck Rogers customs would be cool, especially Wilma  :love:

I loved it too (also have the dvds) - though it aged a lot worse than Galactica - especially that second season. Would love to do a Wilma, Buck, Dr Huer and, of course, Princess Ardala :)


Fantastic ! would advice to also custom paint a playmospace singe seater for a galactica viper  !

Unfortunately, they're NOTHING like vipers... I don't think I could look at it and "see" a viper :(  (and, I'd need FIVE  :-[ )

Please show us a Cylone of the old series...Please

That seems way beyond all my ability - it would require a new head or helmet :( 

wow - they really are very good.  Particularly Starbuck and Apollo :)  How about doing the updated version of Galactica as well ;)

I HATED the new series. It should be forbidden to pick a GREAT show, start such a promising series, and then ruin it all with single deities, prophecies, human cylons.... FELGERCARB, I say! So, possibility for customs from that are about.. 0. Sorry  ;)
Title: Re: BATTLESTAR GALACTICA
Post by: bhellman75 on June 11, 2013, 20:47:44
Awesome!
Title: Re: BATTLESTAR GALACTICA
Post by: Redmao on June 23, 2013, 12:03:57
This is such a great project!
Nicely done too.
Title: Re: BATTLESTAR GALACTICA
Post by: National Playmographic on January 15, 2014, 13:17:14
I really love them! Good job
Title: Re: BATTLESTAR GALACTICA
Post by: Skywalker on January 15, 2014, 22:31:11
the force is strong in you


 - great customs !!!
Title: Re: BATTLESTAR GALACTICA
Post by: tahra on January 16, 2014, 08:52:58
I think the Lords of Kobol held their hands over this child of the lost 13th tribe...  :P
Title: Re: BATTLESTAR GALACTICA
Post by: Manson on January 16, 2014, 13:26:50
 I love your customs battlestar Galactica

 :love: :love:


Perhaps you can make "TIKIWIKI"   :P :P


Manson
Title: Re: BATTLESTAR GALACTICA
Post by: tahra on January 16, 2014, 13:34:13
Would love to do Buck Rogers (and Wilma, Dr. Huer, and of course Ardala ;) ), but I'm afraid I have no idea how to go about Twiki...

(there are still a couple of customs missing from Galactica - Serena and Boxey)
Title: Re: BATTLESTAR GALACTICA
Post by: gaspodfreud on January 16, 2014, 17:00:38
hello Tarha , nice idea perfect custom . I also like the color , difficult to do better with 100 % playmo part .  :wave:
Title: Re: BATTLESTAR GALACTICA
Post by: Rasputin on January 18, 2014, 16:10:40
Wow, I never watched the series but just the tans and brown colore are so beautiful to me.

If only geobra would make more of them we would have so many nice parts for all themes. Brown is such a neutral timeless color.
Title: Re: BATTLESTAR GALACTICA
Post by: playmovictorian on January 19, 2014, 08:04:24
Oh my God ! You really bring back wonderful memories as I was a fan of the original show  :)

Your customs are fantastic  :love: :love: :love:

Karim
Title: Re: BATTLESTAR GALACTICA
Post by: Birdie on January 20, 2014, 12:07:31
I never saw any of the episodes or anything, but just so you know, your customs look like they should have their own tv show.  :love:
Title: Re: BATTLESTAR GALACTICA
Post by: tahra on December 08, 2017, 17:24:08
This has been updated (and slightly expanded)
(http://www.playkingdoms.com/pk2/museum/one/bsg/fbbsg.jpg) (http://www.playkingdoms.com/pk2/museum/one/bsg/bsg1.aspx)

direct link on playkingdoms (http://www.playkingdoms.com/pk2/museum/one/bsg/bsg1.aspx)
Title: Re: BATTLESTAR GALACTICA
Post by: Klickteryx on December 08, 2017, 20:33:16
Great customs there. They need another show like this. Firefly was sort of similar and now there's Dark Matter but something closer to the aircraft carrier motif of Battlestar is needed.

Yes, Cylons would be hard to do as I think part of their appeal was that they were super shiny with the red eye - "by your command".
They'd need to be chrome to fully do them justice but a custom head would be needed too.

Did you get Blake's 7 back then?
Title: Re: BATTLESTAR GALACTICA
Post by: tahra on December 08, 2017, 21:08:59
Great customs there. They need another show like this. Firefly was sort of similar and now there's Dark Matter but something closer to the aircraft carrier motif of Battlestar is needed.

Personally, I don't think Firefly was anything like Galactica, though  :love: :love: - the series was amazing. Stupid is an understatement for the movie (in my defense, I didn't know Whedon is also a sadist).

Yes, Cylons would be hard to do as I think part of their appeal was that they were super shiny with the red eye - "by your command".
They'd need to be chrome to fully do them justice but a custom head would be needed too.

I could live with plain metal playmocylons... But the heads are a must, so...


Did you get Blake's 7 back then?

Nope. Know the name, and I know Glynis Barber (Makepeace!) was in it.. But never watched it.

Rewatched some Galactica eps - I needed  to do a screenshot for Boxey and Muffy..
Title: Re: BATTLESTAR GALACTICA
Post by: Basie10 on February 05, 2018, 22:20:07
Great work!! Starbuck and Apollo live again (although I have to admit, I actually prefer the reboot from a few years back ;))
Title: Re: BATTLESTAR GALACTICA
Post by: baden-wurttemberg on February 06, 2018, 01:20:06
Wow I'm now only seeing these, but they're lovely!  :clap: :clap:

Great work!
Title: Re: BATTLESTAR GALACTICA
Post by: tahra on February 06, 2018, 08:51:04
Thank you :)

Hope you saw the updated version on playkingdoms, with Serina and Boxey (and Muffit)

(http://www.playkingdoms.com/pk2/museum/one/bsg/fbbsg.jpg) (http://www.playkingdoms.com/pk2/museum/one/bsg/bsg1.aspx)

direct link on playkingdoms (http://www.playkingdoms.com/pk2/museum/one/bsg/bsg1.aspx)