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Cylon ingenuity (although no one at the time realized it) and Colonial determination led to the creation of the most advance space superiority interceptor ever: the Colonial "Blackbird" Stealth Viper.
Built by Galactica's Chief Galen Tyrol literally from a pile of spare parts, the Blackbird is the only fighter to ever successfully penetrate – undetected – to the core of the Cylon fleet. Once there, it played a key role in the destruction of the Cylon resurrection ship, tipping the scales back in favor of the rag-tag fleet and giving the remnants of humanity a fighting chance.
Now QMx's Artisan program offers the only fully licensed and authorized studio-scale replica of this amazing ship: the Blackbird Artisan Replica – House Edition.
The House Edition Blackbird, like all our Artisan replicas, will be built to order with the same exacting attention to detail and authenticity you've come to expect from the QMx Artisan line.
Your handcrafted Blackbird will be 100 percent made in the U.S.A by trained Hollywood model-effects experts. This is not a mass-produced, high-end toy manufactured overseas. This is a professional film-quality miniature, built to the same standards demanded by visual-effects animators.
The Blackbird is comprised of more than 120 components. All 40 replicas come with a brass and aluminum numbered plaque signed by actor Aaron Douglas, who played Chief Tyrol on Battlestar Galactica.
As a special bonus, We are including a laser-etched display case, complete with a diorama base, an equipment crane and two diagnostic stations.
Customers purchasing the Colonial Blackbird Artisan Replica are eligible for all the benefits of QMx Concierge Service, including a personal concierge to assist with your order and any customization requests.
We can't promise we can do anything you can imagine, and some modifications may incur an additional fee. But we can promise to make every effort to make your Blackbird uniquely your own.
Although every Artisan replica we make is, in a real sense, an edition of one, we understand having an edition number is very important to collectors. That's why we've set the edition size for the Blackbird Artisan Replica at 40 ships total.
13 in long x 6.75 in wide x 3.25 in high
33.02 cm long x 17.15 cm wide x 8.26 cm high
16.5 in long x 9.5 in wide x 5.25 in high
41.91 cm long x 24.13 cm wide x 13.34 cm high
Polyresin, enamel paints, polystyrene, brass.
MDF, FRP, aluminum plaque.
We love to make cool stuff so much, we sometimes make cool stuff just for ourselves -- never mind how obscure the design is. That's what happens when you have a company full of crazy designer types: Amazing design work happens, sometimes without regard for whether or not there's a market for that design.
We call these exclusive replicas House Editions, because they are generally only available to our in-house staff and VIPs.
Thanks to the build-to-order flexibility of our Artisan program, we can offer these awesomely unique replicas in very limited edition sizes.
House Editions are our rarest of rare replicas, offered in editions of under 100 (and usually in editions of under 50). We won't offer these often, but when we do, you can rest assured they'll be something truly special and unexpected.
The Blackbird comes packed in special protective cushioning foam in a hand-built wooden crate, just like the crates used by the studios for shipping and storing filming props. The crate comes boxed in cardboard for extra protection.
All Artisan replica orders must ship via FedEx Express only.
If you choose any other FedEx Ground service, (i.e., Ground or SmartPost), we will contact you about upgrading the service level to better protect your replica and adjust the shipping charge.
Due to the special nature of Artisan products, the shipping quote generated by our system is an estimate and must be confirmed by your concierge. The actual price might be higher or lower.
After your order is placed, your concierge will reach out to you and confirm the amount. Please note that all Artisan orders must be shipped by FedEx Express Services to ensure proper delivery with full insurance. This will be factored into the final shipping quote. If you have questions or concerns about your final shipping quote, please contact your concierge.
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