by: Darren Baker [ ]
Battle Star Galactica has a bit of a cult following and now Revell of Germany has released a Cylon Centurion, this Cylon being the robot that makes up the backbone of Cylon troops. This release from Revell of Germany is the previously available Moebius Model kit and I believe the Cylon itself is the figure from the later series.
It is a little difficult to decide how to tackle this review, so forgive me if I do not cover something that interests you. (You can of course ask your question in the discussion thread and I will do my best to answer any questions). First impressions of this model are very good as there is no flash or obvious molding issues to contend with. Some of the moldings are quite bulky, and this gave me concerns about possible sink marks being present, but a search of the parts found none.
Under Moebius, this model was described as being 1/6th scale, but Revell of Germany did not state a scale. The Cylon Centurion is described as being six feet tall, and that makes this model one foot tall depending on the stance.
One thing which did surprise me about this offering is the number of parts that make up this model. I was expecting a head, torso, two arms and two legs, but no, there is a great number of parts with even the fingers being separate pieces. The approach taken has allowed and resulted in a great level of detail being present in the model. Another nice inclusion with this model is a fairly substantial base for displaying the model. This base will also allow me to hide the wiring that will be present as I intend to add lights to this model, and I have an unusual choice of material for finishing the model. (Yes, a blog will appear on this site, or at the very least a build feature).
I did encounter one issue with this model, and that is that after being taken out of the box, it is like a Chinese puzzle to get it all back in again; hours of fun for all the family! Until I get to the build it, I cannot work out how many choices you have as regards to display it---the knee and elbow joints do look as if they can be positioned as wished---but not so with the hip and shoulder.
This is a nice inclusion in Revell of Germanyís range, and I feel will be a sought after model by science fiction fans generally, and Battlestar Galactica fans specifically. The finished model should be impressive as a replica of a "film baddy" that does appear to me to be accurate.
Revell model kits are available from all good toy and model retailers. For details visit www.revell.de/en, @RevellGermany or facebook.com/Revell