Colonial Viper Mk.IIA

Battlestar Galactica Online


It’s been a while since I last posted and I find myself with less time than I would like doing the things that I enjoy. Time spent at the bench is at a premium these days! In fact I keep meaning to write a post about that…….When I get the time!

Moving swiftly on here we have my latest completed build. This is my imaginary Colonial Viper Mk.IIA. Based on the standard Battlestar Galactica Mk.II Viper I have modified the 1/32 Moebius kit to resemble what I thought an upgraded Viper Mk.II might actually look like.

To this end, I found three 1/48 F-16 Afterburner cans in my spares box that looked quite similar to those found on the Viper Mk.III as seen in “Blood and Chrome”.  You can compare these Vipers by checking out my WIP post here:

WIP: Battlestar Galactica Viper Mk.IIA

With the basic airframe sorted, it was time to think about a paint scheme and markings. I had decided early on that I really wanted to emulate the low vis grey scheme found on the Mk.III Vipers so I went for a two tone grey livery with low vis markings found in the spares box. I ended up with this Viper in Battlestar Pegasus markings, the Pegasus did not carry Mk.II’s in the TV series so I have used a healthy dose of artistic license here!

I was pleased with how this build was coming together so I made a display base from MDF and painted it to match a battlestar hangar bay and I added a couple of fuel barrels and a scratch built boarding ladder to set the scene. A 1/32 female pilot figure donated by my good friend Eric was used to portray hotshot pilot Kara “Starbuck” Thrace inspecting her new Mk.IIA turned out the  Pegasus deck gang. This was a hugely enjoyable “just for fun” build that I not have to take seriously.

I hope you like my Viper MK.IIA.  Take care and Happy Modelling!








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