August 9, 2011
This incredible piece, named “Muffit”, is one of only two known to exist from the series. This item has gone through some restoration to bring it to its current state by the very talented Battlestar enthusiast Dale Long. The restoration includes work done to the silver and grey piping that adorns the arms and waist, new ear and eye domes, as well as upgraded electronics that remotely control the working ears and mouth. This piece was used by a monkey on set; because of their small bodies they could fit inside of the piece and still retain movement. The Daggit now rests on a foam and metal armature to keep its shape, and can be placed in several different positions. This stunning item, and others like it will be up for auction this Month, on August 27th in our upcoming Battlestar Galactica Auction. Keep an eye out on www.Propworx.com, as well as our Facebook page, www.Facebook.com/Propworx for more information and blog posts!
December 1, 2009
In the upcoming auction we are offering two items of furniture from the BSG series. The first is a memorable table from Galactica and the next is a bench from the Pegasus Brig. Both the items are extremely recognizable as being “Battlestar-esque”. Everything from the heavy metal, the shape, and of course, the classic blue/gray coloring are reminiscent of the series. Mixing these pieces into the décor of your house, will guarantee you are recognized immediately as a Battlestar fan. So go for it! Bid on these items and add some sci-fi charm to your home:
Table and Stunt Leg from “Hero”
This is the table from Season Three, Episode 7 “Hero” Scene 49. A small pentagon table in Novacek’s quarters, oddly askew, missing one of its legs as Adama enters the room. Suddenly Novacek (aka “Bulldog”) blindsides Adama with the missing leg, right to his temple, dropping him to the floor. The table has a hardboard top with four steel legs and one foam stunt leg. The foam table leg is painted metallic blue/gray. Measures 36” x 38” x 29.25”. Leg measures 27.65” x 2.25”.
Bench From the Pegasus Brig
Bench seen in the brig aboard the Battlestar Pegasus during the run of the series. The bench is composed of metal legs with a wood seat. Seat is made from 72″ lengths of wood glued together, routed, and shaped to form the curved bench seat. Legs are flat steel bent into a square bolted to the wood bench. It is painted metallic blue/gray and measures 72″ × 18″ × 17″.
June 30, 2009
Have you ever dreamed of launching a viper from your living room? If you have, then this gem will make your day. This is the actual Viper launch control board from the Hangar Bay set. It is an amazing piece. Set under a large trapezoidal window facing out to the Viper Launch tube this control panel has sent many a Viper barreling out to combat. It has also ejected a few of our favorite and not so favorite characters to their demise.
You might be wondering… “Where has this little gem been hiding?” Well, to be honest we just plain forgot we had it. It’s been stuffed under one of our many shelving racks waiting its turn to be offered to intrepid Battlestar collectors. Now that there is room to see everything in our warehouse we are rediscovering these awesome pieces.
In the following photo Damian is providing a little leg support so I could take a photo of the piece with my iphone.
This piece is heavy! It’s made from hardboard and plywood. So, if you intend to bid on it make sure to ready yourself when you get the shipping charges. All said and done it’s definitely a piece worth displaying in your “Man’s Room” to make your buddies jealous.
March 25, 2009
In this week’s eBay auctions, we are offering the Colonial Raptor and the Mark VII Viper full-size ships up for sale. These full-size pieces were used in filming of the show and are the only two pieces of their kind in existence. Each ship is made of wood, foam, and metal, and the instrumentation on them does work. (Ok, OK… they’ll light up anyway… they won’t fly the ship off the ground and into space, otherwise we’re sure NASA would like to take a look at them.)
Each ship comes with its own kit that allows the ships to be powered from a regular wall outlet and includes VGA hookups so that you can hook your computer to them and play back the DRADIS screens on the built in LCD monitors inside each ship. (The Viper has one LCD screen, the Raptor more than a few.) A disc including the static graphics will be included in each set.
A few pieces of technical information on each ship:
- The Mark VII Viper has a wingspan of 14′, measuring 30′ long by 13’6″ tall, with an approximate weight of 2,200 to 2,500 pounds. The wings on both the side and top are removable for easy transportation and storage, and the Viper’s main body is on casters allowing for easy movement.
- The Raptor is a considerably larger ship, measuring 10.8″ tall by 22’6″ wide by 30′ long, and weighing approximately 6,000 pounds. The pontoons and the wings on top are removable for easy storage. The Raptor itself is on casters that allow it to be moved relatively easily.
Each of these wonderful pieces of science fiction history include a full assembly manual for these ships with photographs.
Storage can be arranged for several months if needed through the NBC/Universal storage supplier, at the rate of $ 400 per ship per month.
Transportation needs to be by Tractor/Trailer and a 10’3” Air-Ride equipped version is needed.
Anyone who is interested should contact Alec Peters, Propworx CEO at 404-918-1701.
November 13, 2008
As part of the first auction, we will be selling off one of the venerable consoles from Pegasus‘s CIC. This console is one of the one-manned standing stations in front of the tactical plots, and consoles of its kind have been manned by Colonel Jack Fisk in “Razor“, Mei “Freaker” Firelli in “Pegasus” and “Resurrection Ship“, and even by Lieutenant Hoshi in Season 2′s “The Captain’s Hand“.
Later, this console makes a fleeting appearance in Valkyrie‘s CIC in Season 3′s “Hero” during the flashback sequences when Commander William Adama (wearing Admiral’s pins, nonetheless!) is on his secret mission to the Armistice Line a year before the Fall of the Twelve Colonies.
In fact, since the appearance was so fleeting, you can see an exclusive never-before-seen photo of Valkyrie‘s CIC.
The console consists of four pieces: a wireless multimedia keyboard, an LCD screen, a non-functioning dummy telephone, and a gimmicky speaker panel made from a severely economical phone answering machine. The console includes the VGA and power cable for the monitor, but not the wireless receiver for the keyboard.
Here’s a peek at some of the low-res digitized sketches and construction plans for this console. Note that these sketches will not be included in the first auction.
October 19, 2008
As you can see, there are five squadrons listed on the board: Primus, Vigilantes, Demons, Prowlers and Raptors. The first four are Viper squadrons on Galactica, while the last squadron—as would be expected—are Raptors. Under each squadron, you will see the tail number of the craft assigned to the squadron in question, as well as its pilot. Raptors, on the other hand, list both the Raptor’s pilot and ECO.
October 18, 2008
In the war room during the Battle for the Tylium Asteroid in Season 1‘s “The Hand of God“, the large light box contains a star map for System J23R7. Not only does it sport a mandala-like item—which, coincidentally has no bearing on Starbuck‘s whole “destiny” thing, since that was essentially concocted for “The Eye of Jupiter“, “Rapture” and “Maelstrom“—but it’s also big: 54″ by 48″.
Here’s the actual artwork for this item in crisp, clear detail.
September 10, 2008
As I promised, here are the photos that I’ve taken two of the days that they’ve been striking the CIC set. As you can see, most of the set pieces that are going into the auction from this set were removed, with exception of the navigation plot (at least on the first day they were dismantling the set).
September 10, 2008
Yes, it’s true. CIC has been struck. Fortunately, our premier photographer, Josef Philipp, took great pictures of the CIC before it was struck. Many of the consoles featured here, such as the helms, the tables, and even Gaeta‘s and Dee‘s stations, will be available for the future auction (and will be featured as blog posts in the future).
Tomorrow, we will show you some behind-the-scenes photos from the strike. Stay tuned.
August 12, 2008
These designs show a more complicated model of Raptor, however it is very close to the final product that we get to see on screen both in CGI and the physical, full-scale models used on the show.
These are pencil drawn and shaded designs by Ken Rahebl (familiar with that name yet, folks?) on vellum, and said originals will be available in the auction.
And the final product, that you get to see in every episode…