Moebius Models 1/32 Cylon Raider BSG Prefinished Model First Look
|Date of Review||July 2013||Manufacturer||Moebius Models|
|Subject||Cylon Raider BSG||Scale||1/32|
|Kit Number||2926||Pros||Pre-finished version of recent kit|
|Cons||Nothing noted||MSRP (USD)||$44.99|
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 the Cylon Raider 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. The finish looks every bit metallic as the kit's instructions called for where I half-expected to feel the mass of a metal casting when I first picked it up. The fit and finish is flawless on this release and comes with a simple display base to allow the model to be displayed in flight position.
The packaging is also well done. The image in the title is the outer sleeve which, when removed reveals the model seated inside a display carrier which doubples as a protective tray so it will arrive on your desk in mint condition.
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!