Cylon Raider Battle Damage.

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For this tutorial I wanted to make a nice big blast hall into a cylon raider and show some internal wiring damage. I used a soldering iron and controlled the temperature to create a hole into the outer wing of the cylon raider. After the hole was created and looked decent I then took some grounding braid and cut it with a large pair of metal scissors so the edges were frayed.

Grounding braid is used in some electronic panels can be easily purchased through Amazon.

I then glued that piece from the inside of the cylon raider so the wire stuck out through the battle damage hole created by the soldering iron.

The effect was very real and showed that the damage through the outer shell then created some electric damage.
 

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Looking at the photos, I get the impression you added the battle damage after painting the model?
 

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good attempt buddy,

another way of doing this could be to thin the styrene down from the inside, and then hack at the 'outer' area with a dremel or scalpel, that way the combination of 'thinned' panel and the external damage will give it a more realistic look.
 
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Looking at the photos, I get the impression you added the battle damage after painting the model?
Yes I did do the battle damage after I painted. I used acrylic. I also have a soldering iron that lets me turn the temperature up and down so I control the temperature so as not to burn anything.
 
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good attempt buddy,

another way of doing this could be to thin the styrene down from the inside, and then hack at the 'outer' area with a dremel or scalpel, that way the combination of 'thinned' panel and the external damage will give it a more realistic look.
Thanks it was definitely my first attempt. Other than drilling a few holes for bullet holes I haven’t done much realistic battle damage in the past.
 

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Yes I did do the battle damage after I painted.
That’s what mainly caught my eye — most of the time, people (including me) do battle damage before painting, so this feels sort of the wrong way around :smiling3: But if the result is to your liking, who cares?

I also have a soldering iron that lets me turn the temperature up and down so I control the temperature so as not to burn anything.
That should be a lot better than my attempts at battle damage to tanks in years past, which involved heating bits of a candle flame and bending them :smiling3:
 
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That’s what mainly caught my eye — most of the time, people (including me) do battle damage before painting, so this feels sort of the wrong way around :smiling3: But if the result is to your liking, who cares?


That should be a lot better than my attempts at battle damage to tanks in years past, which involved heating bits of a candle flame and bending them :smiling3:
It’s true I don’t follow any rules… And the way I see it... if true battle damage happens in the field it definitely happens after the paint job LOL!
 
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Seriously though… I really wanted the exposed wiring to be the highlight of my post and not so much the battle damage effect or method.
 
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