The front of the box.
Moebius Models released the new Colonial One model kit from the 2003 Battlestar Galactica TV series.
The back of the box.
This was the ship that Laura Roslin (Mary McDonnell) was riding in when the Cylons launched their devastating attack on the Twelve Colonies. It was just a simple starliner, a spaceship equivalent to an airliner.
A look at the parts on the sprues.
When it was revealed that Laura was the last surviving member of the government, she became the president, and the starliner became her Air Force One (hence the in-series name Colonial One).
More parts on the sprue.
Colonial One was not a large vessel–at least not compared to the Battlestar Galactica. Colonial One could fit inside one of the Galactica’s flight pods.
The stand and a very small piece of the ship–both are in clear plastic, so I’m keeping them bagged so I won’t lose them.
But, unlike the Galactica, the Colonial One could land on a planet. It had landing gear–which the model also has. Moebius has given you the option of building the model with the landing gear up or down.
The main body of the ship, still on the sprue.
The main body measures nine inches in length; it’s 1:350 scale, which actually puts it in the same scale as the 1:350 scale USS Enterprise models (the refit and the original ship) released a few years back.
Original artwork by the ship’s designer.
All in all, this is a nice little model kit that’s a must have for fans of BSG, as well as builders of SF ships. It even comes with a mini-poster by Richard Livingston, who created the ship. I’ll post pictures of the build soon.