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Cylon Raider Battlestar Galactica

Moebius Models 1/32 Cylon Raider Battlestar Galactica Kit First Look

by Michael Benolkin

Date of Review May 2014 Manufacturer Moebius Models
Subject Cylon Raider Battlestar Galactica Scale 1/32
Kit Number 941 Primary Media Styrene
Pros New-tool kit Cons Nothing noted
Skill Level Basic MSRP (USD) $49.95

First Look

Cylon Raider Battlestar Galactica
Cylon Raider Battlestar Galactica
Cylon Raider Battlestar Galactica
Cylon Raider Battlestar Galactica
Cylon Raider Battlestar Galactica

Moebius Models continues to produce some really interesting kits and this latest subject is no exception. Over the last few years, Moebius Models has been producing kits out of the new Battlestar Galactica television series including Viper Mk.II, Viper Mk.VII, Cylon Centurion, Cylon Raider, Battlestar Galactica, and Battlestar Pegasus. Needless to say, science fiction fans and modelers alike were fracking stoked when these kits started coming to store shelves while the series was still running. I'm still waiting for a Six kit...

After the conclusion of Battlestar Galactica, we had a number of spin-offs including Razor, Caprica, and 'Blood and Chrome'. It was with Caprica and 'Blood and Chrome' that we looked closer at the edges of the original (classic) Battlestar Galactica series. In that time, Moebius Models has since released the Viper Mk.I, original Battlestar Galactica, and this new gem, the classic Cylon Raider. Interesting timing now that they've announced a new production of the original Battlestar Galactica series - more chrome domes!

I saw a prototype of this kit at the last iHobbyExpo show and it was huge! At 1/32 scale, this kit is just under 18 inches across! You can see by the parts layout how they managed to cram this beast into the box. Molded in light gray styrene, this kit is presented on five parts trees plus upper and lower main hull, seven separate parts, one small tree of clear parts, and one HUGE clear display stand.

Markings on this kit are simple as you can see by the decal image. You consipracy theorists can see the proof that the Pentagon was behind the Cylons all along...

This kit is a very simple build, the basic modeler will have no problems building this beast. The experienced modeler will spend more time painting and weathering this model while the AMS modeler will be lighting the engine exhaust ports, the spot lights, and perhaps even the cannons. Pick your skill level and have a fracking good time!

For a look at this kit built-up, look here.

My sincere thanks to Moebius Models for this review sample!