Apollo’s Chariot

I loved the recent revision of Battlestar Galactica. And I loved the ending to the series.

*SPOILERS AHEAD*

I thought having the rag tag fleet settle on a planet that would one day be Earth was a marvelous idea. While building the Viper model kit from Mobeius, I frakked up the landing gear, making the ship sit at an awkward angle. Instead of tossing the model, I decided to save it by using it in a Post Earth Settlement diorama, showing people gathered around this old, run-down Viper. Here, we have a warrior who’s spinning tales about the man who once flew this run-down Viper behind him. His name was Apollo.

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Everyone listens with rapt attention to these amazing stories of a man who must have been a god, because nobody can fly!

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I “rusted up” the Viper by blending red and dark brown. It was actually fun trying to figure out what part of the ship would rust first. The figures were all 1/32 scale blanks from Historex. The ground was a foamcore base that was covered in plaster, then painted to look like the ground. I added sand and “weeds” from Woodland Scenics.

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The Apollo decal on the side of the cockpit is what sells the whole dio for me in the sense that we learn just where the legend of Apollo, the god, came from.

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The clothes and hair were made from Apoxie Putty. The spear and shield were made from plastic rod and sheet.

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Legends begin in the most humble of places, and they sometimes have a grain of truth to them.

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