Battlestar Galactica Viper Mk.II

088001 Battlestar Galactica Viper Mark II (January 23, 2010)
from: Battlestar Galactica re-imagined television series / size: ± 26 cm x 15,5 cm 9 cm

parts (1,57 MB PDF file)
instructions (2,31 MB PDF file)

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Posted on January 23, 2010, in Battlestar Galactica and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 39 Comments.

  1. hi there. I tried 2 printer and cant get it to fit. is this A4 or US letter format. can guide how to print on A4 please.

    • All of my paper models were made for A4 paper, but they can be printed on US letter paper too of course if you let your PDF reader or printer scale the pages to fit the paper size.

      Almost every PDF reader should have a printing dialog box with the option to scale the pages when printing the document, like “Fit to page” or something like that. Or, the separate settings of your printer software will probably also have a similar option.

      Often you can se a preview of what the printed sheets will look like with the chosen print settings, so you can check if no parts will be cut off.

      The main thing you have to look out for if you scale a paper model like that, is that the pages don’t get distorted: if the height needs to be scaled by a certain amount to fit on the paper, the width should also be scaled by that *same amount* of course so the proportions will stay the same.

      Normally, the PDF and printer software will do that automatically depending on what scaling option you use, so the parts will still fit together if you print it on US letter paper, except that the final paper model will be a little bit smaller than originally (about 94% if you go, depending on your printer margins as well of course)

      I hope this explanation helps a bit; if you try the different scaling options your PDF reader and printer might have, I’m sure you will quickly find the right one!

  2. excelente diseño en papercarft, que otros modelos tienes con ese buen diseño curvilíneo

  3. darn the paper i used stars to fray a bit…. well fa trick up my sleeves will fix that hehe… althoughcutting open the fuselage access panels near the nose was challengin.. will scratch build the internal bits… wait and see! c”,)

    • For this model, I do recommend using thicker paper, because of the tab/slit method I used (and just for overall strength, of course ;o)

      I hope you can fix it the way you plan, and that the scratchbuilding will work out too!

      Good luck and have fun!

  4. had fun? more than that!!! i brought it to the office and helped me relax myself on customer calls… i mean really.

    i got another officemate to watch the miniseries DVD even! score one fer ya! and BSG!! got most of the nose done and shaped accurately since the cross section isnt exactly plain oval… a bit dirty but that was exactly my goal! dirt filled, banged bad but still making french toast fresh out of the launch tube!

    • Yeah, the official nose and top engine are a bit more like the classic Colonial Vipers, but it just looked so good a bit curvier… ;o)

      Good luck on your project, I’m guessing you already have experience altering paper kits so I’m sure your Viper will turn out spectacular! (and will maybe even convert more of your colleagues to become Battlestar Galactica fans! ;o)

      Have fun!

      • the curvier the better, after the raider, i expect the 2 versions of the viper mk7 will just as awesome the former.

        so say we all. if ever, would there be a chance of having mk2 brand new textures? for capturing the mk2s of adama or kara’s revived mk 2… not that is much to do for those but simply have the suggested cut lines to avoid cutting elswhere…
        one GF, one coworker.

        that is “The Plan”…

        then on weekends, at least 3-4 episode on the office LCD TV..

        Frak will then be the normal word, the pantry room renamed rec rooms, then pc’s would have cut corners..

        who knows….

  5. i had the slight difficulty when i built the nose without any tabs, the viper was so new that i actually lost track of were to cut!! hopefully a small change can be made where a light gray cutlines can be included so people who wants to build tab free would have some guides..

    anyways this is the most accurate viper, not to diss the other designer and upgrade makers, by far IMHO you have taken great pains in researching the structure of the hull.

    wait when i post photo comparisons of a plastic model and your model….

    • Thank you for the compliments!

      For me, it’s easier because I know exactly how I made it of course, but I can know it can be a bit difficult sometimes to see where the part stops and where the glueing tabs begins, especially on printed versions.

      Sometimes I colour the glueing tabs a light grey to make it clearer, I think I will do that more often on white(ish) models. ;o)

      I hope you still had fun building it, it sounds like you put in a lot of effort to make it look extra good! ;o)

  6. anyways any plans for a mk7 and a raptor plus the missile box attachments and internals?

    • I really like the re-imagened Battlestar Galactica, so I’m definately planning on making more ships and maybe even some characters from the series!

      I can’t promise you when or which ones I’ll do first, I’m afraid… As you can see, I have a lot of other ideas for paper models as well, and since papercraft is just a hobby of mine, I have to make a choice which one I’ll do next… ;o)


    building this hot muthafrakker at work on a serious grave shift. any plans for other pilot plaques? i wish i could have the correct fonts so that i can put my name there as well as make vipers flying from different battlestars. i’ll make mine with cockpit lights and landing gears.

    • Hi! I’m glad you like my paper Viper! ;o) I have been playing with the idea to make a set of different tail numbers and callsigns, but I can’t promise you when I’ll get around to doing so…

      I actually couldn’t find an exact match for the font they used either, so what I did was use one that looked a bit like it, and then edit it in Photoshop. It’s still not 100% accurate, but I’m pretty happy with the result! ;o)

      I hope you can make the additions you want, your ideas sound great! Good luck and have fun!

  8. I love it, but always I’ve been looking for the Battlestar Galactica Ship… That would be crazy!!

    • Of course I plan to make my own “Bucket” in the future, it might be a while before I finally get around to it; if you don’t want to wait that long, Jaybat made his own version here and there’s also an Battlestar Galactica from the original series here for the fans. ;o)

  9. Powerplaygraphix

    I think I’m going to try to scale this up to 1:18 scale and make it out of styrene and add a cockpit big enough for GI Joe figures. What is the scale of it now?

    • Give or take a few mm, I tried to go for a 1/32 scale: I got the original measurements as 8,4m (about 27,7 feet) lengthwise with a wingspan of 4,7m (about 15,5 feet) and for me, printed at 97%, it comes out at a length about 26cm and a wingspan of about 15cm.

      You need to incorporate your printing size I think, but with a bit of math, that shouldn’t be too difficult, I’d love to see the results! ;o)

      Good luck and have fun building!

  10. Ulysses Stockdale

    I love this model so much, I think I’ll scale it up and make it RC.

    • Haha I’d love to see that! I don’t really have any experience with RC though, so I can’t predict whether or not it will ehm… stay in one piece if you use the paper model as a bodyshell… ;o)


    I love make the model

    I waiting the Cylon Raiders!!!!!!

  12. HEY!!! excelent!!!
    Loved the oggie Booggie
    My Daugther loved Kimposible
    Now Loving This Viper …..

  13. Great model!! Thanks for sharing!!

  14. A very nice model indeed. Thanks v. much for sharing!!

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