Another photo-documentation of an epic build. This time I'm upping the game and going for the 2003 reimagined version of the MK II Colonial Viper from Battlestar Galactica TV series.
The Viper is a magnificent single man space fighter at 8.4 metres in length. I'm making it modular so it can be quickly assembled on location, disassembled and transported.
There's lots of work to do, especially identifying and sourcing the cockpit instruments, which were sourced for the studio model from real-world avionics, computer parts and odds and sods from around the world's junk yards. I've identified a lot already, plus some aviators keen to help have sent me some real instruments that, while they failed their calibration, they are real enough. I just have to keep at it, exercise patience and resistance and gather every item I can to make it screen-accurate.
I have limited photographs from the internet, but I've been doing a lot of detective work and put together a big page and site to fill the gaps and finish what others have started.
There are two or three other life sized vipers completed or under construction in the world, but mine is the only one of the latest model.
Here's my new site, documenting the build, along with records of past projects you all know well.