It’s amazing the lengths fans will go to when it comes to celebrating or honoring their favorite shows, movies, games, books, and so forth. Just go to Comic-Con any year and you’ll see cosplayers sporting home-built props, costumes, and makeup that rival some Hollywood movies. Fans spend thousands of dollars of fan films, LARPing groups, you name it. We report on a lot of those projects here at GFR, and one of the more insane (in a good way) ones we’ve heard about recently is a chap in Clearwater, Florida who is building a half-scale replica of a Cylon Raider ship from Battlestar Galactica in his backyard. Why, you might ask. But if you have to ask the question, you probably wouldn’t understand the answer.
Eugene Haggerty is creating the replica to be a centerpiece of the upcoming Galacticon 3, and will also be traveling to other conventions, including DragonCon, Shoreleave, Hurricane Who, and more. Here’s a shot of the frame of the Raider replica.