Colonial One is a civilian starship that serves as the headquarters for the President of the Twelve Colonies. It is a small, FTL-capable ship that is dwarfed by the Battlestar Galactica; the ship can easily dock within one of Galactica’s flight pods. Colonial One can also land on and take off from a planetary surface. Prior to the Cylon attack on the Twelve Colonies, Colonial One is a Caprican civilian starliner known as Colonial Heavy 798. The ship had been chartered by the Colonial government to transport then-Secretary of Education Laura Roslin and her staff to the Battlestar Galactica’s decommissioning ceremony.
Moebius 1/350 scale BSG Colonial One
Following the Cylon attack, along with the elimination of most of the government, Laura Roslin becomes the President of the Twelve Colonies. The ship takes on the call sign Colonial One, and is used to coordinate the collection and organisation of the civilian refugee fleet. After leading the 50,000 survivors to rendezvous with Galactica, which survives the attack, Colonial One becomes the residence and de facto “capitol” of the Fleet government.
[Source: BSG Wiki]
Here is another model kit for the sci-fi model builders community and fans of the modern Battlestar Galactica franchise. This time Moebius Models delight us with the Battlestar Galactica Colonial One in 1/350 scale. As with their recently release 1/72 Viper II, the kit is also very cleanly molded with virtually no signs of flash or heavy molding lines. I’ve done some dry test fit and the pieces fall together like a glove. The model is slightly over 10” long (25.4 cm) with room for scratch build lighting. Since our move to our new location is still an undergoing process, we still have several models to feature in our queue. Meanwhile I will think how will I open those square windows.
Decals are very nicely printed offering markings are for two Colonial One ships.