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X-Mas Present For My Brother

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    X-Mas Present For My Brother

    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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    Re: X-Mas Present For My Brother

    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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    Wow nice work HeadlessHunter ,btw things can only get better ,happy xmas

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    I second Heatshock! Can I be your brother

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    Re: X-Mas Present For My Brother

    Very cool and thoughtful gift Joe...

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    That's gonna be the best gift this year! Excellent work.

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    Very cool man. I like that it's personal, thought out, and well done. Very cool idea.

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    That's a great thing to do!

    If I kick you in the backside, can I get one too?

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    Wish my brothers were like you.

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    formerly old_jedi_mind_trick Bobby Fett UK's Avatar
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    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!

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    Right on! Thats a great gift bud! He will be stoked!

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    Re: X-Mas Present For My Brother

    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.

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    BTW, Killer Viper, bro.

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    Ha ha thanks for the kind words guys, more photos coming soon

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    Re: X-Mas Present For My Brother

    awesome job!!!! BSG 4-EVER!!! I hope he doesn't read this forum though

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    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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    Mounted on the stand and 99% done, final weathering will finish it off nicely
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    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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    Very cool Joe... 8)

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    Thanks buddy, hope he likes it, if not I'm having it for sure!!

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    That thing looks sweet!

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    Re: X-Mas Present For My Brother

    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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    Re: X-Mas Present For My Brother

    Now that Christmas is done and gone...the question is.... did he like it??

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    Re: X-Mas Present For My Brother

    Wow, very cool gift. Great job on the paint-up! As a huge original BSG fan I love it!

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

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