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The Great Viper Debate (or, at least, the one I'm starting now...)

POSTED BY: CHRISISALL
UPDATED: Wednesday, October 27, 2010 23:38
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Wednesday, October 27, 2010 11:37 AM

CHRISISALL


Which is a better design? Which do you have/want a model of?
Which gives you that warm, fuzzy engineering feeling when you look at it?

Bottom line; which is cooler? Original, or New Series?






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Wednesday, October 27, 2010 11:41 AM

ZEEK




winner!

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Wednesday, October 27, 2010 11:46 AM

CHRISISALL


HEY! LAND-RESTRICTED VEHICLES NOT ALLOWED!!!!

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Wednesday, October 27, 2010 11:47 AM

ZEEK


Bah! I bet they could make one fly if they really wanted to.

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Wednesday, October 27, 2010 11:50 AM

CHRISISALL


Dodge & what army?

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Wednesday, October 27, 2010 12:10 PM

AURAPTOR

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The 'new' Viper looks stealthier, with a lower profile and all.

As much as I love the original design, my love for the functionality and feel for the newer version...I'd go w/ the update.

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Wednesday, October 27, 2010 1:12 PM

LWAVES


As I said in the other thread it's a close call but my heart goes with the original. The newer one is sleeker and looks fantastic but there is just something about the original that looks tough. It looks like it can take a battering and still keep going at a fast speed and get you safely home.
And just to state the obvious point in that we wouldn't have the newer one without the original.

Plus, to keep going on the original vs. new deabate which of the others do you prefer in these categories?

Cylon Raiders - New (just).
Cylon Basestar - New from an exterior POV.
Galactica - Old except for when the new one jumps, especially the jump into New Capricas atmosphere.
Colonial Warrior uniforms - New. They seem more appropriate, more functional, especially the helmets.
Cylon Centurions - New again as they were more of a threat and less cumbersome. Plus they obvoiusly weren't men dressed in gear.



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Wednesday, October 27, 2010 2:35 PM

MOOSE


Quote:

Originally posted by chrisisall:
HEY! LAND-RESTRICTED VEHICLES NOT ALLOWED!!!!



In that case, I've always been partial to:


Yes, I know that the official name for the F-16 is "Fighting Falcon", but the unofficial nickname is the "Viper"...inspired in part by a certain '70s SciFi show.


http://www.f-16.net/articles_article10.html


And where is the Mk VII love?




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Wednesday, October 27, 2010 2:53 PM

CHRISISALL


Quote:

Originally posted by lwaves:

Galactica - Old

My model of it is still tops, and so collectible as to be tantalizing!
I can only find this:
http://www.starshipmodeler.com/other/tsbsg.htm
as a replacement.




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Wednesday, October 27, 2010 11:38 PM

LWAVES


Quote:

Originally posted by chrisisall:
Quote:

Originally posted by lwaves:

Galactica - Old

My model of it is still tops, and so collectible as to be tantalizing!
I can only find this:
http://www.starshipmodeler.com/other/tsbsg.htm
as a replacement.




The laughing Chrisisall




When I was younger I always wanted the Galactica model (and other BSG ones) but could never find it. I did collect some of the figures though (Star Wars size) and built myself a couple of the sets out of Lego, which I know you're a fan of. I had a basic looking Viper, Raider, the Galatica bridge and a small hangar/launch tube that the Viper could fit into. All sized for the figures.
In my mind they were great but probably highly innacurate in reality and by what could be achieved today.



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