Colonial Raptor and Viper Mark VII
March 25, 2009 · Print This Article
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.