All pieces patterned by Mike Reis.
All pieces patterned by Mike Reis.
U.K. artist Ian Lawrence returns with this magnificent build of the amazing MSLZ22 kit….. the mammoth, Mega Scale 1:12 Viper!! And he placed it in a launch tube!! The quality of this piece screams ‘amazing’ as I gaze upon it! The lighting and finish is shear beauty! What fantastic display! Remember…. this is what Modeler [...]
Many in this industry and art form know Michael Reis for his fantastic contributions to the digital realm that is used for creating fantastic kits in today’ technology. Today we get to show you a design he sent of this beautiful VINTAGE Viper… based off the old P-40 fighters of WWII! Very much Caprica-like! Fantastic! [...]
May 18, 2010 UPDATE!
More photos from Mike’s showing at WonderFest 2010 this past weekend!!
May 14, 2010
HUGE! A word that doesn’t come close to what this pattern maker is doing to this known model! Mike Salzo,…professional pattern maker and modeler for MSLZ22 Models, has completely outdone himself with this gigantic AT-AT! Already known for his works [...]
This is an artist I always look forward to viewing more works from…. professional artist Sean Sides of the famous SQUARE MODELS! Building the extremely rare kit from MSLZ22MODELS (SCENE HERE), master modeler Sean Sides simply does not allow for error. His build is about as perfect as I can imagine! And absolutely beautiful with [...]
I have seen many studio Viper builds during my time in this industry and hobby, but this one surely caught my eye with wonderful difference! Master artist Dean Dymerski took this beautiful studio kit and turned it into a masterpiece with his weathering techniques and unique markings for this specific Viper! I love it’s realism… [...]
Another stunning piece from well known Hollywood man Gene Kozicki. Using casts from Jim Key he replicated this Cylon Raider fantastically! This piece was recently shown in Los Angeles at a Battlestar Galactica Film Marathon along with other fantastic pieces!
This piece is no longer available from Jim Key, but a HERO version was created as [...]
Built in one month from a RARE, and REAL studio casting of the TOS Viper, known Hollywood visual effects artist, and professional model maker Gene Kozicki did an amazing job replicating the original studio model used for filming. He even placed the correct studio armature needed for filming inside of it! An extremely beautiful build!
Another great piece from the collection of Jerry Vasilatos is this amazing Cylon Raider! This Raider was built from molds taken direct from an original studio ‘pyro’ model used in the 1978 film and series Battlestar Galactica. Thank you Jerry for allowing this to be shown!
Now… a ‘hero’ version of this studio piece is available [...]
The sleek Colonial Viper… every boy’s dream from watching 1979’s Battlestar Galactica. Since that time, private kit makers (whom grew up during those times) made kits of these beautiful fantasy fighters that exactly matched the originals. In some cases, like this one the kit maker was able to make the kit from a direct casting [...]
Here is all four of the finished Salzo/Reis Studio Vipers together in action that R.L. Bleecker built for the collection. One shot is of Boomer under Starbuck’s Viper inspecting the Damage that he just received in Battle, while others are Apollo, Starbuck, Boomer, and Zack flying together. One is taken on with them lined [...]
When I first viewed this piece, all I could think was “WOW!”. Once again utilizing the blue screen photographs of both the V2 SALZO Cylon Raider (built by R.L. Bleecker) and the Apollo and Zack V2 SALZO/REIS Vipers (also built by R.L. Bleecker), my friend Robert Watson did amazing work to make this incredible scene! [...]
When Salzo and Reis released the latest, hyperaccurate studio scale TOS Vipers, I was completely blown away with their quality. So you can imagine my jaw dropping at the site of their upcoming release… a 31 inch 1:12 scale TOS Viper!!! This will have detail no other model has ever had! With this GIANT offering, [...]
Boomer: “Just keep it up, old buddy, you’re going to get us into real trouble.”
Starbuck: “Ten thousand light years from nowhere, our planet shot to pieces, people starving, and *I’m* gonna get us in trouble?”
Apollo: “Are you sure this is a good idea?”
Starbuck: “No… not really.”
Starbuck: “You have no sense of values beyond your [...]
Apollo: “No way those guys can outfight us without a 10-to-1 margin. ”
Zack: “Apollo, look at your scanner… “
[a solid wall of Cylon ships is chasing them]
Apollo: “No, but 1,000-to-1, that’s not fair.”
And they did anyway! With the guidance of this well trained, level headed, stick jockey named Apollo! Always looking at the [...]
The Colonial President “What was THAT?!!”
Commander Adama “THAT was my son Mr. President!”
Built from the fantastic, HYPER-ACCURATE Mike Salzo and Mike Reis studio scale Viper kit, my friend, and master modeler R.L. Bleecker made this second of four Studio Vipers into Zack’s Viper. He positioned Zack’s head as if he was looking over to [...]
Built from the fantastic, HYPER-ACCURATE Mike Salzo and Mike Reis studio scale Viper kit, my friend, and master modeler R.L. Bleecker made this first of four Studio Vipers into Lt. Boomer’s Viper. He positioned Boomer’s head as if he was looking up to inspect the damage of Starbuck’s Viper (which will be showcased here tomorrow) [...]
Over the years the collectors have had to deal with generational casting ’shrinkage’ for kits that were cast again and again starting with an original ‘PYRO’ model from the movie and television show Battlestar Galactica. Now, for the first time ever, the pattern maker team of Mike Salzo and Mike Reis made the perfect Studio [...]