Battlestar Galactica MK1 Colonial Viper (White)




Here is my attempt at another MK1 Colonial Viper. Several great creators have contributed to this, and after looking at many designs and build styles I settled on this one which I think has the closest overall dimensions to the original show model.

With all of my MOC's, I have optimized for price and parts availability. I want my MOC's to be affordable for people to purchase, so I reduce the different parts and optimize colors when available.

NOTE: for potential builders!!

LDD does not have the 2x2 Curved Slope so I had to use the 1x2 instead. When ordering parts, I replace 66 of the 24201 with 33 of the 32803 to bring the cost down. (so you have 33 32803 and 6 24201)

In addition, for some reason LDD does not import the decal on the Canopy. So replace 30372 with 30372p79 (the X-Wing canopy)

Finally, 4150 in Light Bluish Gray is the 2x2 round cover, you want 4150ps4 which has the venting decal. 

Good luck!

Update 5/7/19
Probably the last update for a while - spending more time refining the model, and comparing to blueprints found online, I've made some adjustments to the nosecone dimensions, canopy location and the upper vertical wing. This makes the overall shape more inline with the actual ship. I've also since refined the build to remove some parts (making it cheaper!) and have updated the partslist and instructions! Please post pics if you do real builds!

UPDATE 4/8/19

I finally assembled this model for real, and the actual build exposed some structural problems which I have gone back and fixed. I also cleaned up the model a tad, and spent time in Blueprint to make a much better set of instructions. I'm super pleased how this turned out. 

Parts List and instructions have been updated, I'll do some new renders soon.

Regarding the Minifigure. This guy can be assembled using a Han Solo Torso (from the SOLO movie), tan pants from Luke Bespin, and the headpiece from one of the Mummy figures and clip the lower parts to look more like a helmet. I bought some KO minfigures to mess with and I think he came out good!
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Name Battlestar Galactica MK1 Colonial Viper (White)
Designer apenello
Designed 2019
Inventory 561 parts
Theme Space
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