Galactica Maximus Fan Art

  • September 10, 2017
  • Blender 2.7x
  • Render: Cycles
  • Creator: ChrisKuhn
  • License: CC-BY-NC
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A high-poly model of the Galactica from the 2003 TV series.

I know it's a big model... but to be fair, it could have been a lot bigger.

The model they used on the show was supposedly about 20 million polygons. My version is just under 1 million (or about 5% of the original). It's still huge, obviously, but I didn't want to go any smaller. Low poly models of this ship are already out there, and building another one didn't interest me. If I was going to do this, I wanted to go all the way :)

I'm pretty happy with the modeling here, but I'd describe the texturing as "adequate". It looks okay, but there's plenty of room for improvement. If any of you texturing gurus want to tackle that (massive) project, I'd love to see it!

For those who are curious, I've got a ton of pictures from the build on my Facebook Page

Please note that all texture files are packed and must be unpacked before use.

As with all my "Fan Art" models, I've issued a disclaimer below. Personally, I don't care what you do with this model, but the people who own the rights probably feel differently. Be careful with that stuff :)

Other than that, enjoy the model!


Please note that this model may NOT be used commercially. "Battlestar Galactica" and all related marks, logos, and designs are owned by the NBC/Universal. This model is not endorsed, sponsored, or affiliated with NBC/Universal or the "Battlestar Galactica" franchise.


  • dmetz profile picture

    Beautiful work Chris, thank you!

    Written September 10, 2017
  • androgenius23 profile picture

    Amazing work, as always, so say we all!

    And the level of details is just mind blowing, this thing is just huge!

    Edited September 10, 2017
  • farcodev profile picture

    Impressive! o.O

    Written September 10, 2017
  • Mikel007 profile picture

    A wonderful work. Thanks for sharing it with us. By the way, do you know fractalsponge ? He is an artist, who designs star wars ships. You can see his works on

    Edited September 10, 2017
  • TomHuber profile picture

    Once again Chris blows em away with some hard surfaceization:)Thanx Bro!

    Written September 11, 2017
  • BillA profile picture

    Hard surface god strikes again!

    Written September 13, 2017
  • trekki1701 profile picture

    Very nice , thanks for sharing!

    Written September 15, 2017
  • FlyinJynn profile picture

    Amazing work mate

    Written January 27, 2019
  • theoldmaneric profile picture

    Chris! What! Under a million polygons - I say go for 20 million!

    I love you attention to detail and the work you have put in. Great download.

    Written April 02, 2019
  • herby3d profile picture

    A wonderful work. Thanks for sharing it with us. you are the best!

    Written February 06, 2020
  • Warrchild profile picture

    This model is absolutely AMAZING. Thanks so much for sharing it.

    Written October 20, 2020
  • Millennius Rex profile picture
    Millennius Rex

    I'm blown away that this model is free. Thankyou so much for You truly have the talent!

    Written February 13, 2021
  • Pixla profile picture

    Hi Chris! Thanks for all your great models and generosity.

    I read elsewhere that you had a Viper MkII on here as well. Has that been removed? Would go nicely with this model.

    Also, I know (and have watched) your contribution to the rigging course on CG Cookie. Having seen your models here, and many more on your Facebook page, I'm very curious about your modelling techniques and how you approach your hard surface models with lots of intricate detail. I get there are many ways to skin a cat, but you seem to have found a way to keep pushing excellent models out without losing your mind. I'd be equally interesting in paid courses if you have any of those. Thanks!

    EDIT: By studying the Millennium Falcon model I found the info I needed.

    Written February 14, 2021
  • vajrablue profile picture

    I say go 20 million polygons! Really love the attention to detail on this one - something you just cant achieve with low poly stuff.

    Written February 19, 2021