This is a Revell 1997 "re-issue" of the classic Battlestar Galactica model kit.
The model was built and lit by the talented Wayne Hough.
I saw some of Wayne's work from an ebay auction of another Galactica
model and knew I had to commission him to build mine if he would.
He took me up on my offer and I'm very pleased to show photos
of the fine job he did.
The ship windows are lit with a white LED Light source and fiber optics.
The ship engines have their own LED lights.
A weathering "wash" has been applied to the model to bring out the fine details.
Wayne also added back-lit interiors to the landing bays.
The ribbing was actually part of the hull plating support structure - and wouldn't normally be visible on a reimagined universe Battlestar. It was only because Galactica was being decommissioned and some of the hull plating had been removed that most of the ribbing was visible.
Newer Battlestars like the Pegasus had their hull plating intact and displayed little to no ribbing.
Compare Galactica in the 2nd cylon war era vs its configuration whilst relatively new during the first cylon war.