The Battlestar Ajax–a reworked Galactica model

It took me the better part of a year to get this one done. It’s the Battlestar Ajax, from the First Cylon War.

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If you’re wondering “the who from the what-now?” This was the Battlestar Galactica model from Moebius Models that was based on the Battlestar from the 2003 TV series (which starred Edward James Olmos) that aired on the SyFy Channel. In that series, the Galactica had a bare, ribbed look, from various armored panels that were no longer on the ship. Here’s a picture of the original Galactica model, which I also built:

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It took me the better part of a year, but I covered these bare sections with thin styrene sheet that were scribed with panel lines.

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The result is a fully armored Battlestar, which I figured would have fought in the First Cylon War some forty years before the events in BSG.

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Along with new armor, and a new name, I figured the ship also needed a new banner, which was that of a Greek warrior’s helmet. I made a decal of this and placed it on the ship’s back.

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I also decided that, instead of the red stripe seen on the Galactica, the Ajax’s identifying color would be green.

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Here’s my Galactica and Ajax models side by side for comparision.

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I would love to tackle this again. Maybe build another Battlestar from the fleet.

The second Julie Burwell book

Just recently completed the second draft of the sequel novel to Awaken. Yes, friends, Julie Burwell returns! It’s looking very good. I figure a final third draft should do the trick, and the book will be done. It will be published on the Amazon Kindle, just like the first book. I’m still working on what to call it.

You can buy Awaken here

The Kindle won’t be the only place where you can get the Julie Burwell books. I’m working on publishing them on other ebook platforms, as well. Watch this space for further news.