I remember years ago when I was doing some shows at Universal, and seeing the original model in props there (they used the same model for Galactica, and Pegasus in the 70s show) and that looks spot on size wise!
Are you aware that back in the '70s, it cost over $2 million (according to properties at least) to build that model? As it was, even though it sat most of it's life at Universal, they were still only renting it (for a while they were using it for one of their tours, from what I'm told... back in the late 70s, early 80s)
Damn... this really does bring back some fond memories... what I'd give to see that beauty in person, eh?
Tell you what... if ever you need some professional shots done of it, I do have macro lenses, and do know a thing or two about forced perspective photography... and I'm only in San Diego...
Appreciate the offer, but I'm sad to say it never got finished. Jim Key of Custom Replicas, who contracted the project to my friend, Mark and I, took it away from us. He Said that we were taking too long to get it done. The client wanted as close to an exact reproduction of the original as possible. We were working off of some very good photos of the G, but we were still trying to ID kit parts for the detailing and finding some of the kits. Some have been out of production for years and fetch premium prices on e-bay.
Mark got paid in advance, but I got stiffed for about $1600.00. However, karma can be a good thing. Jim couldn't start to figure out the detailing. He even found some of the Apogee guys that worked on it and tried to get the info from them. They told him, "Dude, it was a job we did 20 years ago, we were told to make it look good. No one kept notes!". To tell the truth, I think many of them were too drunk or stoned. some of the photos of the G under construction show empty beer bottles, cans, and packs of 'Zig Zag' wrapping papers laying around the workshop. Some bottle caps ended up as detailing on the Colonial Movers Miniature. As far as I know, the Custom Replicas Galactica is still an unfinished WIP.