Battlestar Galactica Original MKI Viper

This is the 1/32 Scale Battlestar Galactica Colonial Viper Plastic Model Kit from Moebius. Suitable for Ages 15 & Older.

Moebius Battlestar Galactica Original MKI Viper Science Fiction Plastic Model Kit 1/32 Scale #940
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Specifications :
  • Scale: 1/32
  • Length: 11-3/4" (298.45mm)
  • Skill level: 3
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Spotlight Review

"Top Notch"
Every since Moebius picked up the license for the original series Galactica ,in addition to already having one for the new series, I've been looking forward to their renditions of TOS ships. Again,this one does not disappoint. I've also recently posted a review of the Moebius TOS Galactica as well if you are interested in the subject. Of course, we all know that Revell originally popped BSG kits in the late 70's and again in the late 90's,and the results were less than stellar by today's standards. The viper and raider were serviceable but the Galactica herself was a blob that lacked any subtle details or inspiration. However, in this case, with the Viper, the differences aren't night and day between the Revell and the Moebius kits. Both kits build up to roughly the same size being 1/32 scale although the new Moebius is a tad bit bigger. Where this kit outshines the Revell is in the subtle details and overall accuracy. The fuselage and engine area have much more added detail that the Revell kit. The guns also have been overhauled to be much more screen accurate. The biggest difference ,and improvement, between kits is the addition of landing gear on the Moebius version which is only something you could buy as aftermarket parts up until now. The only thing about the Moebius kit that is a little lacking are the decals. They are fine but nothing special in the fact that you get the striping and one decal for the cockpit. I was hoping for a little more attention to cockpit details,so this is a bit of a letdown. In addition to the kit,you also get a pre-visual art print of the viper by the great Ralph McQauarrie who did so much work in defining the looks in the 70's and 80's of Star Wars, Star Trek and BSG among others. Summarizing, I would definitely say this is the defining kit for the viper for many years to come. Certainly well worth the current price point.Thanks for reading.

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  • Highly detailed plastic molded in light gray and clear.
  • Pilot included.
  • Optional landing gear.
  • Display stand.
  • Waterslide decals.
  • Illustrated instructions.


  • Scale: 1/32
  • Length: 11-3/4" (298.45mm)
  • Skill level: 3


One plastic model

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BlucherFamily (Overland Park, KS)
I love BSG annd this kit builds into a true representation of the original Colonial Viper. I recommend adding the third party, or custom lighting as others have as the result is impressive and well worth the extra effort and cost. Research the approach that works best for you on the web, and enjoy.

"LED Light Ready"
Chris R. (Jacksonville, Ar)
Easy kit to build with enough room inside the model to install LED lights for the engine and cockpit instrument panel. I sent pictures of the kit I build to Hobbylinc after I completed the model. I installed 3 - 5mm blue LED lights for the engine effect when it is turned on. I also, painted the clear plastic engine part a clear blue, using Tamiya clear blue enamel paint. It give the engine effect a deeper blue color. For the cockpit instrument panel. I cut and pin drilled holes for the main instrument screen and gauges. Then I used clear plastic to cover the gauges and screen from the backside.For the gauges I paint the different gauges each a different color, using Tamiya clear red, yellow, green. For the main screen I applied the decal, from the decal sheet for the main screen. Then I painted around the main screen Tamiya clear green ( to make it brighter and give it a green effect inside the cockpit). Also to make it look more like the BSG original Viper. For the LED lights in the cockpit, I used 2 - 3mm clear LED lights for each side instruments panels. Then I used a clear 5mm LED light for the main screen. Since their was enough room inside the Viper I installed a 9v battery and a dip switch to turn the lights on/off. I left the wires connecting the engine light about 6 inches long to it was easy to open the engine area if I needed to replace the battery or need to access the lights. The back engine exhaust attaches securely onto the model so you don't need to glue it in place (at least it was snug on the model kit Ii have) Hope this helps if your going to install light with an internal battery. Compared to the MK.ll their is not enough room inside the engine compartment for a 9V or 2AA battery. You would have to use wire running down the stand for power. Or you could probably use a watch size battery, but the battery wouldn't last long.

"GREAT kit, highly recommended"
I always thought Battlestar Galactica's Colonial Vipers looked like low-rent versions of Star Wars's starfighters. But I have nothing but praise for this model kit. Everything about the kit is just right - the design of the pieces, the construction options, the size of the final model, the price. I had such a blast making this kit, I actually made three. Moebius really knocked it out of the park with this kit. If you're a sci-fi fan (but not necessarily a BSG fan), you'll enjoy this kit.


Due to small parts that could cause a choking hazard please kee away from children 3 years of age and younger.

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