Quantummechanix has revealed a new Battlestar Galactica scaled replica. The new replica is based on the Blackbird Artisan. Only 40 will be made.
Cylon ingenuity (although no one at the time realized it) and Colonial determination led to the creation of the most advance space superiority interceptor ever: the Colonial “Blackbird” Stealth Viper.
Built by Galactica’s Chief Galen Tyrol literally from a pile of spare parts, the Blackbird is the only fighter to ever successfully penetrate – undetected – to the core of the Cylon fleet. Once there, it played a key role in the destruction of the Cylon resurrection ship, tipping the scales back in favor of the rag-tag fleet and giving the remnants of Humanity a fighting chance.
And now QMx’s Artisan program brings you the only fully licensed and authorized studio-scale replica of this amazing ship: the Blackbird Artisan Replica, House Edition*.
Limited to just 40 units, the House Edition Blackbird, like all our Artisan replicas, will be built to order with the same exacting attention to detail and authenticity you’ve come to expect from the QMx Artisan line. Your handcrafted Blackbird will be 100 percent made in the U.S.A by trained Hollywood model-effects experts. This is not a mass-produced, high-end toy manufactured overseas. This is a professional film-quality miniature, built to the same standards demanded by visual-effects animators.
The Blackbird measures 13″ x 6.75″ x 3.25″ and is comprised of more than 120 resin, acrylic, styrene and brass components. All 40 replicas come with a brass and aluminum numbered plaque signed by actor Aaron Douglas, who played Chief Tyrol on Battlestar Galactica.
In addition, for the first time ever, we are including a laser-etched display case measuring 16.5″ x 9.5″ x 5.25″, complete with a diorama base, an equipment crane and two diagnostic stations.
At a price of $1,195, this is for die hard BSG collectors only. Click the headline of the story for a full gallery of over 20 images.