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Ralph McQuarrie..... Cylon Baseship...Concept MI
About this creation

=== THE FIRST CYLON BASE SHIP CONCEPT ===
=== I THINK ????? ===





A VERY BIG WELCOME again to all who have been following my tribute to Mr. Ralph McQuarrie with his vision of what was his concepts for the Battlestar Galactica Model props design. I thought that I had seen his vision of the first Cylon Baseship but there was another and this is it.






There was only one image that I found and I wondered where were the landing bays situated ?????? So I decided that they will be on the on and in plenty of them in supply, 19 in all with the raiders being elevated up to the launching areas from hangers deep inside the mother ship……..






Huge model for me to get the look right and the detail to enhance the overall effect. This was a fairly fast build to do. Only two weeks from start to finish not including the image editing.






It has a very complex inner frame so it can support itself, except for the lower column which hangs off the main base. With the aid of the inner rod which is only used to keep it off the floor and makes the model look as if it floats.






I wish I could say it is light in weight but I cannot. It is too difficult to lift by myself. So the rolling stand helps with the moving.





Standing 1500mm high and 1020mm diameter, I found now creating the rounded look easier and faster to build. The Baseships that can be said about, not the previous raider.






Following this build I hopefully will get back onto the Galactica but the niggling has already begun to create the Cylon raider that is seen on the war book display in the first episode which I only noticed a few days ago when the original Battlestar Galactica aired on tv again…. Shows how observant I was, and I call myself a fan or fanatic. It could be next. Oh well no one is perfect, thank goodness. Especially me.






I wish I could say and write heaps about this build but it is all very straight forward and all the images says it all.






The Galactica however poses huge structural challenges as there is no under horizontal supports holding the pods in place. MMMMMMM. Let’s see what I will come up with in time.






Saying that I have in my head two large models of the new Cylon new and sleek 2003 designs, posing a slight shift to Cylon superiority. Go Toaster Go.






I am having quite a good time in building Mr McQuarries designs as it distracts me from building other models I have in mind and also allows me to acknowledge that without Mr McQuarrie’s vision These builds of mine would not have been built and that I would not have learnt as much as I have learnt.











HERE ARE THE CONSTRUCTION IMAGES FOR THE HUNGRY EYES....
OR JUST EYE CANDY













































































































































Thank you for taking the time to have a look at this build.






Comments

 I made it 
  December 27, 2012
Quoting Steven McLeod Wowee I get to be the 100th person to "like" this beauty of awesomeness. Love the construction photos and greebling, your expertise is unquestioned. A privilege to view as always!
Thank you Steven for being the 100th person who liked this build. A special thanks for your encouraging comment. Cheers.
 I like it 
  December 18, 2012
Wowee I get to be the 100th person to "like" this beauty of awesomeness. Love the construction photos and greebling, your expertise is unquestioned. A privilege to view as always!
 I made it 
  December 17, 2012
Quoting Tom D That's massive! You put so much detail into it. Well done!
Thank you Tom for your comment. Glad you liked it. Cheers
 I made it 
  December 17, 2012
Quoting Oran Cruzen Oooh! I like it!
Thank you Oran for your comment. Glad you liked it
 I like it 
  October 13, 2012
That's massive! You put so much detail into it. Well done!
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  October 13, 2012
Oooh! I like it!
 I made it 
  October 12, 2012
Quoting droid hunter It's a masterpiece. Pure art in lego form.
Thank you Droid hunter for your very welcome comment. Glad you liked it. Cheers
 I made it 
  October 12, 2012
Quoting Marc dZ That is outstanding!! To come up with this impressive structure. I don't know what impressed me most: the details or the global effect. This is hugely awesome!!
Thank you very much Marc for your comment, makes it all worth the effort and glad you liked it. Cheers
 I made it 
  October 12, 2012
Quoting Daniel Calleri My son and I are totally impressed. Thanks for including pictures of the internal frame as it makes conceptualizing the whole piece easier. An excellent build!
Thank you Daniel and son for your comment. Hope you will both give this build a go. Cheers
 I made it 
  October 12, 2012
Quoting M&M S Outstanding piece of work and incredible good detailing
Thank you M&M for your comment. Glad you like it. Cheers
 I made it 
  October 12, 2012
Quoting Stephan Schumann Breaththaking good work! I think the inside and outside designe are top. Most i like the your excellent photos, they are always great.
Thank you Stephan for your comment I am pleased that you like the images to. Keep up your fantastic creations. Cheers
 I made it 
  October 12, 2012
Quoting M McCooey The scale, the fact that it is radial and still stable, is incredibly impressive. And the little details and creation journal put this over the top, top notch work!
Thank you M McCooey for your comment I welcome them greatly. Glad you liked it
 I made it 
  October 12, 2012
Quoting Marc "Edge" R.unde Not much to say here, this is outstanding! But the main and evo pic is what gives this a special touch! ~Marc
Thank you for Marc your comment. I welcome them greatly. I rather like spacey backgrounds more than just the black but the black shows more detail. Cheers and keep up the tremendous builds of yours.
 I made it 
  October 12, 2012
Quoting Aidan Flynn Impressive! Blogged on BrickEnd: http://brickend.blogspot.com/2012/10/ralph-mcquarrie-cylon-baseshipconcept.html
Thank you Aidan for your comment I welcome them greatly. A very huge thank you for the posting as well
 I made it 
  October 12, 2012
Quoting Daniel Mayhew Absolutely incredible. You have an amazing talent. Thank you.
Thank you Daniel for your comment I welcome them greatly
 I like it 
  October 11, 2012
It's a masterpiece. Pure art in lego form.
 I like it 
  October 9, 2012
That is outstanding!! To come up with this impressive structure. I don't know what impressed me most: the details or the global effect. This is hugely awesome!!
 I like it 
  October 8, 2012
My son and I are totally impressed. Thanks for including pictures of the internal frame as it makes conceptualizing the whole piece easier. An excellent build!
 I like it 
  October 8, 2012
Outstanding piece of work and incredible good detailing
 I like it 
  October 8, 2012
Breaththaking good work! I think the inside and outside designe are top. Most i like the your excellent photos, they are always great.
 I like it 
  October 7, 2012
The scale, the fact that it is radial and still stable, is incredibly impressive. And the little details and creation journal put this over the top, top notch work!
 I like it 
  October 7, 2012
Not much to say here, this is outstanding! But the main and evo pic is what gives this a special touch! ~Marc
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  October 5, 2012
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  October 5, 2012
Absolutely incredible. You have an amazing talent. Thank you.
 I made it 
  October 3, 2012
Quoting Toe Jam Really amazing build. Well done.
Thank you Toe Jam for your praise. Glad you liked it. Cheers.
 I like it 
  October 3, 2012
Really amazing build. Well done.
 I made it 
  October 3, 2012
Quoting Adam Tg Sorry, I forgot one thing. It's good to see the BSG re-runs on Sydney 7mate even though they are on really late it got me to buy the box set finally. I finally finished looking at all you BSG creations and I am freaking out, even my boy (5) had a look and asked if we could go to Fiji in the Valk for a holiday. I'll be honest, I laughed so much I had tears. You have a little life follower and I'll tag along for the ride. How much are the tickets to Fiji:) Cheers.
Great to hear from a fellow Australian. Yes B.S.G. on for the young and old and those who can record it, or watch it at 11am on 7mate. Glad you are a convert and welcome to the fold. HAHA.. Tickets to Fiji well that is if you choose Pan Pacific Colonial airways or not... Hop on board the nearest shuttle heading for the Valk. Sweet Kid and is a honor to have you both as on-lookers or followers watching and waiting for the next build. Cheers and thank you both.
 I made it 
  October 3, 2012
Quoting Cubeduder Dude Wow, looks great. Make it into the coolest coffee table of all time! Just kidding, it is spectacular as is. Does it get displayed to the public anytime? It should.
Thank you Cubeduder for your praise and comment. Glad that you like this build. A bit too wabbly for a coffee table and a little lumpy for the mugs to sit, however it makes for a great spinning top while on the stand. As far as Displays, My builds never last that long or ther is no exhibition near by to display. I guess the best way is to keep looking for the next installment. Cheers
 I made it 
  October 3, 2012
Quoting Lego Obsessionist That's some insane geometry! Well done!
Thank you Lego Obsessionist for your praise and comment. Glad that you like this build.Cheers
 I made it 
  October 3, 2012
Quoting Adam Tg Hi Garry, Fantastic inferstructure and outer design. Like most, I am in awe of your creations. I agree with Mark on the Galactica pending. All the best, Adam Tg
Thank you Adam for your praise and comment. Glad that you like this build. Yes the Battlewagon will be another challenging beast for sure. Cheers
 I made it 
  October 3, 2012
Quoting A M ...Two... two... weeks?? *faints* I couldn't do that in two years!! Fantastic job.
Thank you A.M. for your praise and comment. Glad that you like this build. Over a two week period with work and sleep inbetween. or just little sleep. Cheers
 I made it 
  October 3, 2012
Quoting Senator Chinchilla . Simply stunning. This isn't a MOC, its art. Greebles everywhere, but yet not to many. Everything about this thing is just perfectly balanced.
Thank you Senator Chinchilla for your praise and comment. Glad that you like this build. Most Lego creationists anr definately artists in varying degrees. Cheers
 I made it 
  October 3, 2012
Quoting The Timinater ! intensly amazingly epic!
Thank you The Timinater for your praise and comment. Glad that you like this build.Cheers
 I made it 
  October 3, 2012
Quoting --R.K. Blast-- Wow! You make it look so easy... Rather jealous. Brilliant work, as always. A superb build. --Blast--
Thank you R.K.Blast for your praise and comment. Glad that you like this build. They get easier with time then I change my technique. Hopefully for the better. Cheers
 I made it 
  October 3, 2012
Quoting David Alexander Smith Thank you for the sneaky inside peek at the technic structure. It's really fascinating to see how you make something this good.
Thank you David for your praise and comment. Glad that you like this build. Always a pleasure to brag a bit more with my photos. Cheers
 I made it 
  October 3, 2012
Quoting geoffrey boulton epic build garry your attention to detail is outstanding at first it did not look like a lego build but having seen all your photos i bow down before you sir excellent work look forward to your next one
Thank you geoffrey for your praise and comment. Glad that you like this build. No point bowing down to me just get better than me so I can retire. Cheers
 I made it 
  October 3, 2012
Quoting Carlos Mendez Very nice Garry, incredible all the details you add.
Thank you Carlos for your praise and comment. Glad that you like this build. I was designing a poster of all the ships but unfortunately it is out of date all to quickly. Cheers
 I like it 
  October 3, 2012
Wow, looks great. Make it into the coolest coffee table of all time! Just kidding, it is spectacular as is. Does it get displayed to the public anytime? It should.
 I made it 
  October 3, 2012
Quoting christophe corthay WICKED WICKED WICKED !!!!! as always !!! I hate you !!!
Thank you christophe for your praise and comment. Glad that you like this build. I LOVE YOU TO. Cheers
 I made it 
  October 3, 2012
Quoting Andy C Holy bleeping bleep bleep awesome build
Thank you Andy for your praise and comment. Glad that you like this build. Cheers
 I made it 
  October 3, 2012
Quoting Allan Hall fantastic work, the scale and detail are like the ship out of this world.
Thank you Allan for your praise and comment. Glad that you like this build. Cheers
 I made it 
  October 3, 2012
Quoting Mark Kelso Always a treat to see your work, Gary - some of the finest ship building in the Lego community! I have to admit to being envious of your prolific building - I can barely find an hour or two in a full week these days. *sigh* Thanks for another brilliant creation. Looking forward to that Galactica with bated breath!
Thank you very much Mark for an overwhelming amount of praise especially coming from an incredible builder as yourself. I strive to make these builds look as real as I can. When I have some spare time I get to sleep. Thank you and look forward also seeing more of your creations when you get a few extra hours to continue. Cheers.
 I made it 
  October 3, 2012
Quoting Deus Otiosus I can not say anyhing about accuracy, but I can say it is impressive...
Thank you Deus for your praise and comment. Glad that you like this build.Cheers
 I made it 
  October 3, 2012
Quoting El Barto ! Another outstanding achievement! The Evolution shot is awesome!!! Mind-numbing details all over the place--Congrats!!
Thank you El Barto the great for your praise and comment. Glad that you like this build. Certainly fun to put together. Cheers
 I made it 
  October 3, 2012
Quoting LukeClarenceVan The Revanchist This took two weeks? That's incredible! Awesome work on this, another amazing tribute.
Thank you Luke for your praise and comment. Glad that you like this build. Yes over a two week period. Cheers
 I made it 
  October 3, 2012
Quoting JS Can Another stunning creation. Thanks for sharing- especially the innards.
Thank you JS for your praise and comment. Glad that you like this build and you are welcome. Cheers
 I made it 
  October 3, 2012
Quoting Parrington Levens This is madness. THIS IS GARRY KING!!! lol, man you are the beast of this hobby. I feel as though I should just stop now. Anyway, outrageous build mate, especially for a distraction as you put it...
If you stop now I will not have your creations to eventually comment on. Glad you liked it. Cheers
 I made it 
  October 3, 2012
Quoting Paul Yperman Fantastic build. Perfect round Question ; How is it possible to make it fit with 19 sections; (not 16 or 24)You got lucky or did you do that on purpose? I like to see you move it:) Anyway, it's amazing and as always with lots of details.
Thank you Paul for your praise and comment. Glad that you like this build. Lego was the dictator for how many sections are in my builds. Tried other designs but this works for me. The build is on rollers and easy to move but heavy to lift. Cheers
 I made it 
  October 3, 2012
Quoting TX-008 1998 Nice ship! I like all of your creations!
Thank you TX-008 for your praise and comment. Glad that you like this build and all the others. Cheers
 I made it 
  October 3, 2012
Quoting Steve L Outstanding work!
Thank you Steve for your praise and comment. Glad that you like this build.Cheers
 I made it 
  October 3, 2012
Quoting Tim C Very much a reminder of your last baseship concept, but certainly plenty of difference. Again, you showcase that amazing greebling talent of yours. The shape is seamless and the size definitely leaves me slack-jawed. You never cease to amaze me with your talents. Do you do any sketches or LDD or anything to plan these simply impossible MOCs, or do you just look at Mr. McQuarrie's concepts and get going? Ehh...It doesn't really matter, does it? More stunning work, Garry. You keep me aspiring to be a better builder.
Thank you Tim for your overwhelming praise and comment. I just find an image on the NET and often print it off so I can refer to it as I need to. No Plans or sketches mainly eyeball and wing it to get it to look as real as I can. Glad that you like this build.Cheers
 I made it 
  October 3, 2012
Quoting Daniel Brilliant Holy cow Garry, I don't know how you do it, but you do it well. Incredible!
Thank you Daniel for your praise and comment. Glad that you like this build.Cheers
  October 3, 2012
That's some insane geometry! Well done!
  October 3, 2012
Sorry, I forgot one thing. It's good to see the BSG re-runs on Sydney 7mate even though they are on really late it got me to buy the box set finally. I finally finished looking at all you BSG creations and I am freaking out, even my boy (5) had a look and asked if we could go to Fiji in the Valk for a holiday. I'll be honest, I laughed so much I had tears. You have a little life follower and I'll tag along for the ride. How much are the tickets to Fiji:) Cheers.
 I like it 
  October 2, 2012
Hi Garry, Fantastic inferstructure and outer design. Like most, I am in awe of your creations. I agree with Mark on the Galactica pending. All the best, Adam Tg
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  October 2, 2012
...Two... two... weeks?? *faints* I couldn't do that in two years!! Fantastic job.
 I like it 
  October 2, 2012
Simply stunning. This isn't a MOC, its art. Greebles everywhere, but yet not to many. Everything about this thing is just perfectly balanced.
 I like it 
  October 2, 2012
intensly amazingly epic!
 I like it 
  October 2, 2012
Wow! You make it look so easy... Rather jealous. Brilliant work, as always. A superb build. --Blast--
 I like it 
  October 2, 2012
Thank you for the sneaky inside peek at the technic structure. It's really fascinating to see how you make something this good.
 I like it 
  October 2, 2012
WICKED WICKED WICKED !!!!! as always !!! I hate you !!!
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  October 2, 2012
epic build garry your attention to detail is outstanding at first it did not look like a lego build but having seen all your photos i bow down before you sir excellent work look forward to your next one
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  October 2, 2012
Very nice Garry, incredible all the details you add.
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  October 2, 2012
fantastic work, the scale and detail are like the ship out of this world.
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  October 2, 2012
Holy bleeping bleep bleep awesome build
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  October 2, 2012
Always a treat to see your work, Gary - some of the finest ship building in the Lego community! I have to admit to being envious of your prolific building - I can barely find an hour or two in a full week these days. *sigh* Thanks for another brilliant creation. Looking forward to that Galactica with bated breath!
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  October 2, 2012
I can not say anyhing about accuracy, but I can say it is impressive...
 I like it 
  October 2, 2012
Another outstanding achievement! The Evolution shot is awesome!!! Mind-numbing details all over the place--Congrats!!
 I like it 
  October 2, 2012
This took two weeks? That's incredible! Awesome work on this, another amazing tribute.
 I like it 
  October 2, 2012
Another stunning creation. Thanks for sharing- especially the innards.
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  October 2, 2012
This is madness. THIS IS GARRY KING!!! lol, man you are the beast of this hobby. I feel as though I should just stop now. Anyway, outrageous build mate, especially for a distraction as you put it...
 I like it 
  October 2, 2012
Fantastic build. Perfect round Question ; How is it possible to make it fit with 19 sections; (not 16 or 24)You got lucky or did you do that on purpose? I like to see you move it:) Anyway, it's amazing and as always with lots of details.
 I like it 
  October 2, 2012
Nice ship! I like all of your creations!
 I like it 
  October 2, 2012
Outstanding work!
 I like it 
  October 1, 2012
Very much a reminder of your last baseship concept, but certainly plenty of difference. Again, you showcase that amazing greebling talent of yours. The shape is seamless and the size definitely leaves me slack-jawed. You never cease to amaze me with your talents. Do you do any sketches or LDD or anything to plan these simply impossible MOCs, or do you just look at Mr. McQuarrie's concepts and get going? Ehh...It doesn't really matter, does it? More stunning work, Garry. You keep me aspiring to be a better builder.
 I like it 
  October 1, 2012
Holy cow Garry, I don't know how you do it, but you do it well. Incredible!
 
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