Moebius Models 1/4105 Battlestar Galactica Prefinished Model First Look
|Date of Review||November 2013||Manufacturer||Moebius Models|
|Kit Number||2915||Pros||Excellent finish|
|Cons||Nothing noted||MSRP (USD)||$84.99|
Moebius Models has been producing a great range of automotive and science fiction kit subjects for several years now and each new subject is exciting! One of the new subjects is this pre-finished Battlestar Galactica spacecraft from the new Battlestar Galactica series. This initially came out in kit form and has been as popular as the TV series. As with a number of selected subjects, Moebius Models is releasing these same subjects as pre-built/pre-finished models. Let's take a look:
This display model is in fact the styrene kit assembled and finished. It is one of the nicest pre-finished models released by Moebius Models to date and includes the 'Aztecing' surface painting detail to add significantly more visual detail. If you look closer at the images, the starboard launch bay has nice museum windows on either end of the bay leaving only the port side operational.
The packaging is also well done. The image in the title is the outer sleeve which, when removed reveals the model seated inside a Battlestar launch tube. The model itself is mounted onto a protective tray so it will arrive on your desk in mint condition.
This is the nicest of the pre-finished models I've seen so far from Moebius and the color scheme is really interesting. If you're a fan of the BSG series, you probably have one or more of the BSG-series kits from Moebius, but if your time-constrained like many of us, you won't have time to get one on the bench anytime soon. Here is some instant gratification that will give you some distinctive color on your desk or shelf and one day inspire you to render the battle-weary finish on your own model.
My sincere thanks to Moebius Models for this review sample!