Studio Scale “PYRO” Cylon Raider Replica from 1978 Series…Battlestar Galactica

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Studio Scale “PYRO” Cylon Raider Replica from 1978 Series…Battlestar Galactica

This Version 1 Cylon Raider Studio Scale replica was masterfully built and painted by R.L. Bleecker originally for the Kuhn Global / Modeler Magic Collection. The studio kit itself was mastered off an original pyro model (used in the 1978 series) that we believe may have come from what ICONS Replicas once sold. Artist Mark Dickson, under Jim Key’s banner, made it so. Later on, this would become a kit which would be sold by kit master and pattern maker Mike Salzo (MSLZ22 Models). These are the photos I took of this model during a few trial lighting tests. Unfortunately I never went back to actually photograph it correctly. In using different light filters during this shoot, the model looks bright, and yellowish in some shots. It was actually quite beautiful to look at in it’s grey paint scheme. Artist R.L. Bleecker even added the ‘ghost’ Cylon symbol that was on the original filming model. Can you see it?
This piece was given to my dear friend, and talented modeler, Marc Elkins on December 14, 2011. A few years later, it was taken apart, and rebuilt by Marc, and given a new paint scheme. It resides in his collection today.

 

This piece holds a 2018 Modeler Magic appraised value of $3,500 USD

 

2007-09-29_KG_TOS_CYLON-RAIDER_STUDIO-009B2016Photo of Kurt Kuhn with the 1978 “Pyro” Cylon Raider Replica