Battlestar Galactica (1978)

Lot # 135 - Entertainment Memorabilia Live Auction - Croad's (Ted Gehring) Modified Colonial Viper Model Miniature

Stock #111314

A model miniature of Croad's (Ted Gehring) modified Colonial Viper from Glen A. Larson's sci-fi television show Battlestar Galactica. This model miniature featured in the first-season episode "The Long Patrol". Modified Colonial Vipers, also known as sixth-millennium starfighters, were used by enforcers to protect a prison planetoid called Proteus. Starbuck (Dirk Benedict) discovered Croad's starfighter while in pursuit of a Bootlegger shuttle ship.

The majority of the show's model miniatures were originally created by Apogee Productions Inc., a company headed by renowned special effects pioneer John Dykstra. When visual effects duties were handed over to Universal Hartland and the model shops moved, the original model for the modified Viper was lost. This model was created by the Universal Hartland team as a replacement. Universal Hartland also created visual effects for Buck Rogers in the 25th Century and Airport '79.

Fabricated from styrene plastic and resin, the ship features a long nose, cut-out windows and intricate exterior model-kit components. The model is finished in shades of grey, dark green and orange, and motion-control mounting points are present on the nose tip and at the rear of the model. The rear mounting point can be hidden by a small removable section which allowed the model to be filmed from the back when secured to a rig at the front. The lot exhibits minor paint wear and scuffs from production use, while dust has built up over time. Dimensions: 38 cm x 27 cm x 11 cm (15" x 10 1/2" x 4 1/4")

£10,000 - 15,000 M

Item size - 14.96" x 10.63" x 4.33" (38cm x 27cm x 11cm)

Certificate of Authenticity This item comes with a Prop Store Certificate of Authenticity.

This item is on consignment and is sold under the margin scheme for collector's items; no VAT is due.
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