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Moebius PEGASUS: The Inside

Started this discussion. Last reply by Cdr. Keith "Leonidas" Ranson May 11, 2013. 22 Replies

 I Just Acquired the Moebius BSG Pegasus Kit, And,It Does Not Disappoint! The Exterior detail is very Nice; And,Has Potential For Lighting The Engines,If One Should Choose. It Is Indeed A Beast!The…Continue

LaFayette Scale Modelers/All-American AMPS Model Show/Contest

Started this discussion. Last reply by Cdr. Keith "Leonidas" Ranson Nov 6, 2012. 2 Replies

  For Anybody Who Might Be In The Fayetteville,NC Area(My Neck Of The Woods) On Nov.10, IPMS/LaFayette Scale Modelers In Conjunction With All-American AMPS(Armor Modeling And Preservation Society)…Continue

Sending Off The Fleet

Started this discussion. Last reply by Cdr. Keith "Leonidas" Ranson Aug 15, 2012. 9 Replies

                       The Scene In The BSG Finale Where The Galactica And the Fleet Fly Into The Sun Was,For Me,Kind of Bittersweet. I Was Actually Kinda Teary-Eyed.                       However, I…Continue

Cylon Raider

Started this discussion. Last reply by Cdr. Keith "Leonidas" Ranson Mar 6, 2012. 2 Replies

The Moebius Cylon Raider Finally Came Out! It Looks Pretty Good; My Friend At The Hobby Shop Noticed That The Skin Wasn't Textured Like The Raiders On The Show. He Has An Idea On How To Replicate…Continue

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STEALTHSTAR THESPIA

Posted on September 16, 2023 at 10:29pm 0 Comments

           Because of the failure of the Valkyrie Mk. 1 as A Special Operations Platform, The Fleet Admiralty came to the Conclusion that A more specialized and efficient Ship Design was needed for that particular mission.

They finally settled upon the Banshee Class Design, A more streamlined and stealthy design perfect for Counterinsurgency…

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Fayetteville Comic Con 2022 (Fall) Debrief

Posted on October 20, 2022 at 10:23pm 0 Comments

People of the Fleet, Another Con in the Sandhills of North Carolina is in the Books.

And, A Good Turnout was Had; As Usual, Gunstar Trireme was there to Represent the BFC and Talk about our Mission.

And, Another Diverse Gathering of Guests: Actress/ Model Bai Ling:…

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Fayetteville Comic Con 2021 (Fall) Debrief

Posted on October 24, 2021 at 8:48pm 0 Comments

 Well, It seems that things are possibly turning the Corner in Terms of 'Normality' , Despite the Covid Pandemic Still Hanging around.

 Even with hardly any Publicity this year, Fayetteville Comic Con has returned to the Sandhills of North Carolina with Fun and Geekdom across the Board.

The Spring Show made it's Debut this past June; I Decided to wait until the Fall Show, when Temperatures would not make Cosplay uncomfortable; And, it was worth the Wait! Noah Hathaway, Known to…

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WARSTAR PLATAEA

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                          "..All Ships prepare to jump to the Colonies.........Generals gather in 

                         their masses........Prepare to transmit Shutdown Signal to all Colonial

                         Fleet Units........Just like Witches at Black Masses.....Prime all Nuclear

                        Weapons and prepare to deploy.......In the Fields the Bodies burning.....

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At 12:24am on September 1, 2023, Tina Walters said…

Thank you I will do that!

At 9:48pm on February 14, 2021, Glendon Franklin Hill said…

I do apologize, I just found the ships information. Many thanks, and thank you for your tolerance, sir......guess you could say I am exploring our ship.

At 8:49pm on February 14, 2021, Glendon Franklin Hill said…

Or is this?

Gunstar Specs and History

The Colonial Gun Star is the pinnacle of combat engineering design. When Colonial engineers started drawing up the blue prints for this military vessel the goal was simple. Develop a ship able to bring the fight literally to the enemy foot steps and knock on the door. After several design developments Cygus Ship Yard (CSY) created a marvel master piece meeting Colonial Military Fleet exact specifications. Every aspect of war was used and incorporated into the Gun Star making it a multi-purpose/role ship. Its redesigned weapons system gives this ship its muscle making it superior in firepower. Enabling this warship to handle various missions its overall design makes this ship fast and highly maneuverable yet long-endurance in combat.

Primary mission of the Cygnus Class Gun Star is as follows intended to escort or give direct support of larger military vessels in the fleet, convoy or battle group and defend them. It's secondary mission to perform as a Command Control and Communications platform.

There are five different types of Classifications for each Gun Star in operation. You are the Chapter leader and as such you can choose the "Classification". For CDF HQ purposes and easier tracking all Gun Star chapters will fall under CYGNUS Class".

CLASSIFICATIONS:
-Defender
-Vanguard
-Strike
-Escort
-Patrol


*GUN STAR DETAILS*

Scale: L: 695m W: 280m H: 93m
Tonnage: Variable
Speed: Variable

Crew Compliment:

Standard Crew: 800
Fleet Officer: 64
Marine Officer: 24
Fleet Enlisted: 600
Marine Enlisted: 112


Passenger Capacity: 50

Small Ship Compliment:
-24 Raptors
-6 Shuttles

The hangar bay can house a few extras ship as backs or storage for visiting ships on long distance missions. Also has 12 maintenance bay for repairs to small ships only.

At 8:34pm on February 14, 2021, Glendon Franklin Hill said…

Is this accurate information?

Cygnus is a small escort designed to work in conjunction with a battlestar group.  The main role of the gunstar is force protection — in this case, to protect the lead battlestar by setting up an extended perimeter.  The gunstar is well-armed, but not designed for protracted fights.  The through-beam landing strip is meant only for standard ferrying and victual activities; she carries no fighters

At 2:49pm on February 14, 2021, Glendon Franklin Hill said…

In the slide show, is a number of pictures of our beloved Gunstar, Trireme,GSR-020, How could I go about getting one like it? Also, two pics of, I presume, our flagship, Raven. I would like one of her as well, if I may. Make no mistake, I was brought into this world loving the original Battlestar Galactica. I went to a drive in theater with my brother to watch the movie, and I have been hooked ever since. I was skeptical with a rewrite, as they usually go terrible. BUT! to my glad heart, it was just as good, if not better than the original. Truly what it was supposed to be as a saga. I want to do this up right, and participate as I can. I live in Southern Ohio (Ohia) to ussens from here LOL. I would like to speak more to you, in private, if I may. You have my email, contact will be appreciated. And I am still looking for a good call sign. Thank you all very much for adding me to our family -- So say we all.

At 12:48pm on February 13, 2021, Glendon Franklin Hill said…

Commander Ranson, thank you. I was wondering if there is a list of "call signs" that I might peruse over so I do not duplicate one?

At 11:40am on January 12, 2020, william Camblin said…
Thank you for having me inboard sir how do I get started
At 9:24pm on August 6, 2019, Jennifer Roberson said…

Thank you sir! :)

At 5:20pm on May 20, 2019, Jeffrey Scott Laubach said…

Thank you!

At 10:18pm on December 20, 2018, Ens. James "Achilles" Lavelle said…

Thank you sir! Look out toasters!!

 
 
 

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