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  1. HeadlessHunter's Avatar
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    Dec 17, 2008, 5:47 AM - X-Mas Present For My Brother #1

    This time last year I was going through one of the worst times of my life, I had just broken up with my girlfriend of 4 years and my job was heading down the toilet, needless to say it was easily one of the worst Christmases I have ever experienced and I was determined that 2008 was going to be better. My older brother Ben has really given me the kick up the backside that I needed and helped me to realise that things can and do get better, so as a small thank you I decided to do something a little different for him for Christmas, he is a HUGE Battlestar Galactica fan and so I go hold of one of the Revell Colonial Viper kits and decided to build and paint it up for him as he is absolutely useless at it Just a small way of saying thanks to him for helping me out, here it is right now from primer to paint, I tossed the decals as they were appalling and painted all the stripes by hand, I will have final pics up in a few days, thank you for reading this
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    Dec 17, 2008, 6:38 AM - Re: X-Mas Present For My Brother #2

    can I be your brother?

    very nice. I am also huge BSG - both current and classic

    hope life's treating u better this year man.
    Merry Xmas to you and urs.

    Nate
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    Dec 17, 2008, 8:52 AM - Re: X-Mas Present For My Brother #3

    Wow nice work HeadlessHunter ,btw things can only get better ,happy xmas
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    Dec 17, 2008, 5:16 PM - Re: X-Mas Present For My Brother #4

    I second Heatshock! Can I be your brother
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    Dec 17, 2008, 5:23 PM - Re: X-Mas Present For My Brother #5

    Very cool and thoughtful gift Joe...
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    Dec 17, 2008, 8:20 PM - Re: X-Mas Present For My Brother #6

    That's gonna be the best gift this year! Excellent work.
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    Dec 17, 2008, 8:38 PM - Re: X-Mas Present For My Brother #7

    Very cool man. I like that it's personal, thought out, and well done. Very cool idea.
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    Dec 18, 2008, 5:07 AM - Re: X-Mas Present For My Brother #8

    That's a great thing to do!

    If I kick you in the backside, can I get one too?
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    Dec 18, 2008, 8:46 AM - Re: X-Mas Present For My Brother #9

    Wish my brothers were like you.
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    Dec 18, 2008, 1:52 PM - Re: X-Mas Present For My Brother #10

    Nice one Joe........life is what you make it bud so have a good Christmas and a great new year too Here's to 2009!
  11. Dec 18, 2008, 3:22 PM - Re: X-Mas Present For My Brother #11

    Right on! Thats a great gift bud! He will be stoked!
  12. Dec 19, 2008, 3:42 PM - Re: X-Mas Present For My Brother #12

    CHEER UP. this is NOT a friendly sugguestion, but a threat. If you don't cheer up, I'll send a small tribe of Ewoks and Furbies to your place (I WILL find you) to cheer you up. Or eat you.


    Probably Eat you.

    and have a merry Christmas.
  13. Dec 19, 2008, 3:43 PM - Re: X-Mas Present For My Brother #13

    BTW, Killer Viper, bro.
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    Dec 20, 2008, 6:03 AM - Re: X-Mas Present For My Brother #14

    Ha ha thanks for the kind words guys, more photos coming soon
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    Dec 20, 2008, 10:08 AM - Re: X-Mas Present For My Brother #15

    awesome job!!!! BSG 4-EVER!!! I hope he doesn't read this forum though
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    Dec 22, 2008, 1:22 PM - Re: X-Mas Present For My Brother #16

    Quote vadr_h8r said: View Post
    awesome job!!!! BSG 4-EVER!!! I hope he doesn't read this forum though
    No he doesn't If he did this thread would not exist
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    Dec 22, 2008, 6:08 PM - Re: X-Mas Present For My Brother #17

    Mounted on the stand and 99% done, final weathering will finish it off nicely
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    Dec 23, 2008, 10:07 AM - Re: X-Mas Present For My Brother #18

    Better, daylight pictures to show the weathering and improvised battle damage, for this I used oil pastels as I did on my old ESB FPH, as well as black and dark grey washes, the base coat of the viper was actually flat white after using a black primer, it gave it a very nice light grey appearance
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    Dec 23, 2008, 10:15 AM - Re: X-Mas Present For My Brother #19

    Very cool Joe... 8)
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    Dec 23, 2008, 1:04 PM - Re: X-Mas Present For My Brother #20

    Thanks buddy, hope he likes it, if not I'm having it for sure!!
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    Dec 23, 2008, 1:24 PM - Re: X-Mas Present For My Brother #21

    That thing looks sweet!
  22. Dec 31, 2008, 5:50 PM - Re: X-Mas Present For My Brother #22

    That is an awesome gift! Well thought out as well. It probably meant alot more to him considering the time and work you put into it. Beats a gift card any day!

    Very Nice work!
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    Dec 31, 2008, 6:07 PM - Re: X-Mas Present For My Brother #23

    Now that Christmas is done and gone...the question is.... did he like it??
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    Dec 31, 2008, 6:08 PM - Re: X-Mas Present For My Brother #24

    Wow, very cool gift. Great job on the paint-up! As a huge original BSG fan I love it!
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    Dec 31, 2008, 8:50 PM - Re: X-Mas Present For My Brother #25

    That totally kicks *****! Nice work. I hope he really enjoys it.

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