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Gaius Baltar and Six (James Callis and Tricia Helfer) from Battlestar Galactica

by HystericalParoxysm Posted 26th Jun 2006 at 2:13 AM - Updated 23rd Jul 2009 at 12:10 AM by HystericalParoxysm
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"I've been thinking. And as far as I'm concerned, you can have any woman you want. But always remember... I have your heart."
"Yes, of course you do."
"I can always rip it out of your chest if I need to."

After weeks of work and custom meshes and recolours galore for both of them, I present you with my finished Number Six and Dr. Gaius Baltar (played by Tricia Helfer and James Callis), my favourite characters from the new Battlestar Galactica. I cannot tell you how much I love that show, and how obsessed I am with it, the characters, and well, mainly these two.

I just love who they both are, how much they adore each other, and the fact that they are, quite literally, crazy for one another. They have such wonderful chemistry. I just couldn't resist trying to sim them. I think I've done pretty darn well... Six has a pretty easy face to do (Tricia being a model-turned-actress) and is pretty darn iconic, but Gaius's face required SO MUCH fiddling with the texturing, and he's got so many lines and stuff, but I think they look very much like themselves - as close as I could get while still keeping them looking like sims which was a deliberate stylistic choice, and extremely important to me.

If anyone's interested, I have a tutorial on facial texturing using Gaius as an example, which I wrote as I made him, so you can see the process I used to make him.


Both sims' skintones are based on SimCribbling's wonderful skintones. Six's has a little bit of facial texturing (she really didn't need much) and Gaius's has pretty much a completely new face, and some chest hair and a little hair added to his arms and such (just because he looked totally weird with SimCribbling's gloss on his chest when he should be furry). His sideburns and eyebrows are painted onto the skintone.

Because they were both the same general shade (a bit tanned) I used the same skintone for both of them. Therefore... I have removed the skintone from the full sims and offered it -separately- here. You must have it for them to look right, but I didn't want to upload a big skintone twice for no reason. Make sure you get it. If you load with it and them both installed, they should show up with it correctly... otherwise, the thumbnail's pretty obvious. I did NOT do texturing on the other ages. I don't see these two breeding much or being made younger, so I didn't bother.

Content Included:

Six -
  • Hair: (Requires Open for Business for Mesh) Platinum recolour by me. Blonde binned, other ages removed.
  • Lipstick, Eyeliner, Eyebrows: by Helaene.
  • Eyeshadow, Eyes: by Barcelonista.
  • Dress: by Miien, using a free SimChic mesh by Crechebaby.
  • Bracelet/Earrings Accessory: Custom mesh and recolour by me! Mesh included in rar file. Not multi-wearable, not waterproof, fairly quick and dirty and doesn't animate beautifully in all poses (kinda clips through the back/side of the hand some), but it's still cute, just don't look too closely at it. Yeah, I forgot the ring. So sue me. 886 polygons, 875 vertices.

Gaius -
  • Hair: Custom mesh and recolour by me (yes, I made the mesh just for him). Mesh needed, available here. Black binned, other ages removed.
  • Eyes: by me.
  • Eyeliner (Lashes): by Helaene.
  • Stubble: by me. Way more natural-looking than Maxis stubble (and removable, so you can have him clean-shaven if you choose). I can't think of many times Gaius has been clean-shaven in the series, so I had to do him stubbly. Tee hee.
  • Clothing: (Requires Open for Business for Mesh) Recolour by me. I was going to do his pinstripe suit but there wasn't a good mesh for it, and I suck at body meshes. He wore this later in the series, in one of the episodes where he's in the cell with Pegasus Six.

Content Not Included:

Six -
  • Dress Requires a MESH! It uses a free SimChic mesh... Click Freebies link at the bottom - TS2 Freebies - Adults/Young Adult - Everyday Outfits - toward the top, black top and lavender pencil skirt outfit.

Gaius -
  • Hair Requires a MESH! You can find the mesh (and more recolours of this hair) and all of its info here

Again, make sure you grab the skintone on this thread too for them!

Thanks to:
  • Tiggerypum, for being my brilliant meshing friend.
  • Miien, for making the lovely recolour for Six's dress for me.
  • Crechebaby and SimChic, for the mesh used for the dress.
  • Barcelonista and Helaene, for their content used in this upload.
  • Louis at SimCribbling, for the skintone Six and Gaius's skins are edited from.
  • Dark Thoughts, an amazing resource for BSG pics and screenshots, the only place I needed to go for all the pics I needed for these two.
  • Wes_h, for the Unimesh plugins for Milkshape, used in the creation of all my meshes.
  • Dr Pixel, for all kinds of various bits of useful meshing info that have helped me along the way.
  • LyricLee, for being patient... You shall have your perfect pixel boy.
  • MTS2, the rest of the staff, and Delphy, for creating a such a fantastic place to learn and share information, so I could figure out how to do cool stuff like this.

If you do not have EPs/Open for Business

Install these sims with Clean Installer. If you do not have Open For Business, do not install Six's hair or Gaius's clothes (both use Open for Business meshes). Everything else will work fine without EPs: you can install all sims without EPs and they will work, just a couple pieces of their content might not.

You must have the expansion or stuff packs listed below installed to use this custom content. Please see the post text for any exceptions.

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Meshes needed! This download requires one or more meshes to work properly. Please check the Description tab for information about the meshes needed, then download them below:
Basic Download and Install Instructions:

1. Download: Click the download link to save the .rar or .zip file(s) to your computer.

2. Extract the zip, rar, or 7z file.

3. Install: Double-click on the .sims2pack file to install its contents to your game. The files will automatically be installed to the proper location(s).
  • You may want to use the Sims2Pack Clean Installer instead of the game's installer, which will let you install sims and pets which may otherwise give errors about needing expansion packs. It also lets you choose what included content to install. Do NOT use Clean Installer to get around this error with lots and houses as that can cause your game to crash when attempting to use that lot. Get S2PCI here: Clean Installer Official Site.
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  • If you get an error that says "This content requires expansion pack data that is not installed", please use either Clean Installer to install this sim.
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Test Subject
#51 Old 18th Oct 2006 at 9:46 PM
I love them ..... so real.... I was planning on making some of the cast of BSG when i saw this post! Now theres no need.... :P

"I will wait for you," she said, "endlessly..."
Test Subject
#52 Old 18th Oct 2006 at 11:10 PM
OMG OMG OMG!! I will have to show my husband this when he gets home. We're both immense fans - never missed an episode. You did a wonderful job - they look incredibly like the character, but you did manage to keep the simmy look to them. Just wonderful :-) Thanks!

PS: If you have a hankering I'd sure love to see some of the other characters like the Old Man and whatnot :-) Not that I'm begging - I'm incredibly grateful. Thanks again!
world renowned whogivesafuckologist
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#53 Old 19th Oct 2006 at 6:41 AM
Arkali - I've got my eye on doing much more of the cast... Just recently made hair for Helo, and I've already started on Starbuck (you can see a post about her in the Creator Feedback Forum here - she's being difficult... of course... she WOULD be, after all, hehe). Sadly, I think Roslin, Tigh, and the old man are gonna be impossible - they're far too heavily textured in the face (especially Adama, zomg) and I think any attempt at capturing that on a sim skin is going to look... well, bad. However, the younger cast members (Apollo, Starbuck, Boomer, Helo, Dee, Gaeta, etc.) I have my eye on... working on uniforms for everyone. Getting Pets soon so there'll probably be a slowdown on my progress as I play with the puppies and the kitties but I'll be back to it soon, and post them here when complete.

I may also have to wrangle someone who doesn't suck at objects to make me a stack of cut-corner paper. Just because it'd make me happy. :D

my simblr (sometimes nsfw)

“Dude, suckin’ at something is the first step to being sorta good at something.”
Panquecas, panquecas e mais panquecas.
#54 Old 24th Oct 2006 at 4:32 AM
Are there any tutorials for replacing the Social Bunny? I think it would be funny to have #6 pop up where only Gaius could see her and everyone else thinks he's nuts.

As for the other characters, at very least D'Anna/#3 should be easy to do. Just find a Xena sim and put blonde hair on her.

I may try making a house full of servos and then give them sim surgery to look like multiple copies of 3 and 6 and then maybe put Gaius in there just for fun.

Anyhow, thanks for these sims, I love the show.
world renowned whogivesafuckologist
retired moderator
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#55 Old 24th Oct 2006 at 10:06 AM
Motoki, that is possibly the coolest idea I have ever heard, and you nearly made me spray coffee out my nose upon reading that. I -think- the ugly townie/npc makeover might work for the social bunny. If so, that would be freaking awesome, although it suddenly strikes me that Six bunny-hopping around the house would be extremely disturbing.

I'm not sure how many more toasters I plan on doing... My role as a cylon (and Gaius) sympathizer is diminishing the more abhorrent they get. Not normally one to be all "yay humans!" but... damn, man, they almost killed Cally.

I could ramble about this show all day, but I'll shut up now. I'm glad you like my little pixel dollies. :D

my simblr (sometimes nsfw)

“Dude, suckin’ at something is the first step to being sorta good at something.”
Panquecas, panquecas e mais panquecas.
Test Subject
#56 Old 8th Nov 2006 at 3:11 AM
LOL I, too, almost doused my monitor. That is an AWESOME idea. Either the bunny or the shrink, one :-) And Hysterical, I laughed, too, at your ZOMG regarding Adama. I know - he's got a very "textured" face. Yikes!

As for the show. Grrr. I am SO on the fence. I bounce back and forth @ Starbuck. I like her, then she's being a royal witch, and I hate her. Which is where I was until last week's episode. Now I'm back pulling for her again. *sigh* I think that's why I love the show so much. None of the characters are 100% good or evil. Maybe the priest skinjob/toaster. He's pretty evil.

And I'm really looking forward to the uniforms - thank you SOOO much :-)
Test Subject
#57 Old 12th Nov 2006 at 7:01 AM
Wow, these look awesome. I was searching for some Battletstar skins, specifically Baltar and Six. I had hoped to find someone that had made sims that were okay and had some resembelence to them, but these are awesome. It's so exciting to find the sim I was looking for from a quality creator. I can really tell you worked hard on these.

One favor, I must be an idiot, but I can't find the mesh to her dress on the link given. When I click on TS2 freebies there are options for meshes and options for skins. I looked in the adult female for both, but could not find anything like what you described in your link nor anything that looked like Six's dress. Could you provide more detailed click by click instructions or maybe given the number it is listed at there? I really want that dress.

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#58 Old 12th Nov 2006 at 10:10 AM
robinschatz, that's okay, it's a little confusing finding things on their site. Make sure you're clicking the freebies link at the -bottom- of the page on SimChic - there's one on the left and that's not the right thing. Then TS2 Freebies, Female Adult/Young Adult, Everyday Outfits, and then you'll see a bunch of pics of clothing. With my resolution, the outfit you need to get the mesh from is in the top row (there are four across) on the far right. The top is black, low-cut, and very shiny, and the bottom part is a lavender sort of sparkly skirt. This should take you right to that page:

my simblr (sometimes nsfw)

“Dude, suckin’ at something is the first step to being sorta good at something.”
Panquecas, panquecas e mais panquecas.
Test Subject
#59 Old 13th Nov 2006 at 3:44 AM
Wow, that site for the mesh is confusing. Thanks so much for the link. I can't wait to go see them in the game.
Lab Assistant
17th Nov 2006 at 7:56 AM Last edited by atavera : 17th Nov 2006 at 8:10 AM.
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Test Subject
#60 Old 16th Feb 2007 at 8:10 PM
i love that show great job!

The world is a dangerous place, not because of those who do evil, but because of those who look on and do nothing -Albert Einstein
#61 Old 17th Feb 2007 at 11:08 AM
Ahh gotta love that show! I especially like Six, you did a sweet job :D
Lab Assistant
#62 Old 23rd Feb 2007 at 5:51 PM
Dear God! Head Six and Baltar! She's even wearing Head Six's red dress!

I, too, am passionately addicted to BSG. Passionately! I didn't discover this gem until the new season started in October.

Very nice job. Honest feedback - Baltar is missing something, but I honestly cannot see what. Comparing the pictures, I honestly don't think a better job could be done reproducing features and the like, so I am at a loss as to what's missing. I can certainly see why he would have been a holy pain to do - he seems like he would be very hard to pinpoint an identifying feature (outside of the nose).

Extremely awesome job on these, and I look forward to seeing more (if they havent already been done)!

LOL on the Adama face texture "ZOMG" and the idea to replace the social bunny with Head Six. AWESOME!
Test Subject
#63 Old 6th Mar 2007 at 6:34 AM
"No more Mr. Nice Gaius!" -- all time fav line of his ... nearly p'd myself from laughing so hard! LOL

They both look awesome!
Thanks ever so much for your talent and your generosity in sharing them with us.
Top Secret Researcher
#64 Old 11th Mar 2007 at 7:15 AM
Wow, this is awesome. You did such a great job with these two characters.
Test Subject
#65 Old 26th Mar 2007 at 8:38 AM
These are gorgeous! Thank you thank you thank you! I think I know what Alektra was referring to - Gaius has a sag line under his eyes that bisects his cheek - but then, he's got lines everywhere! This an ambitious job, and fabulously accomplished!
Lab Assistant
#66 Old 25th Apr 2007 at 4:37 PM
Ohh I figured it out! Just need to change his expression!

Though the pictures don't show it, Baltar is that he spends most of his time looking perpetually worried/agonized - and that is seen in his eyebrows. I tweaked the eyebrows on mine to slant them upwards in the middle just a little bit, and voila! With HP's extraordinary work texturing and modelling, it's a ringer!

I am sooo bummed it is going to be til Jan to get more BSG. At least Baltar stopped acting all crazy and seems to have got back at bit to being his old self.

I wonder if someone could ever make a Romo Lampkin sim. That blue jacket just kicked!

Oh and PS, I am slowly making windows so that I can build Baltar's house. I can let you guys know when its done.
Test Subject
#67 Old 26th Apr 2007 at 3:30 PM
Thanks So Much! I love this show, My uncle works in film, and has worked on the show, so next time there filming in canada im going to see if i can get on set :D!
Lab Assistant
#68 Old 15th Oct 2007 at 2:31 PM
woouww !!
these are wonderful
Mad Poster
#69 Old 16th Feb 2009 at 9:07 AM
Absolutely fantastic ! Thank you so much for sharing
Test Subject
#70 Old 5th Mar 2009 at 6:55 PM
Oh I really like Tricia! I think she's a very beautiful woman! Thank you for sharing her!!!
Test Subject
#71 Old 21st Mar 2009 at 12:32 PM
awesome, i love that show too! unfortunately it just finished! grrr..... people should get together and make a sims series to it... lol that would be cool
Test Subject
#72 Old 21st Mar 2009 at 12:46 PM
Side note - I talked to Jamie Bamber about this (I got to meet him!!), and he said that the cast loves this sort of thing. I'm sure the two actors would appreciate your hard work on making them into devine Sims. : )[/QUOTE]

I don't remember but..... this sounds silly for a BSG fan.... but who does Jamie Bamber play again?

the series keeps getting booted off in australia
Test Subject
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Test Subject
#73 Old 7th Jan 2013 at 3:21 AM
Hello, it is apparent that the Simchic page has changed, and ive tried to figure out where the mesh is located for Six dress, but i simply cant find it, so can you please let me know where i can find the mesh? ty.
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