Sideshow Collectibles is proud to present the first Artisan ship replica by Quantum Mechanix Inc. - a screen-accurate, scale recreation of the Cylon Raider tactical fighter. Each Battlestar Galactica Artisan Raider will be handmade by the special-effects professionals at The FX Company, whose commissioned pieces sell for as much as $50,000. Thanks to its partnership with The FX Co., QMx is able to deliver this elite ship model, complete with seven-layer prismatic paint and lighting effects.
By special arrangement, each Artisan Raider will come with a numbered brass and lucite plaque signed by one of the cast members/producers of Battlestar Galactica:
Jamie Bamber (Apollo)
James Callis (Baltar)
David Eick (Executive Producer)
Tricia Helfer (Number 6)
Michael Hogan (Colonel Tigh)
Ron Moore (Executive Producer)
Edward James Olmos (Adama)
Grace Park (Boomer/Athena)
Michael Rymer (Director/Producer)
Katee Sackhoff (Starbuck)
These signatures will be randomly inserted into each Raider box. You will be guaranteed to get one of the signatures above, you just won't know which one until you get your Raider. The Battlestar Galactica Cylon Raider measures 15" x 9.5" x 3" with a total display height of 10", including the painted, textured asteroid diorama base (measuring 12" x 8"). Paint details on the Raider include prismatic iridescents and multiple, textured metallics - which change hue depending on how light hits the replica - and weathering done in several layers. Lighting effects include the scanning/sweeping red LED "eye" and randomly flaring white engine lights. The Raider's lighting system runs off a 12-volt transformer.
The QMx Raider has been authenticated by Eric Chu, creator of the BSG Raider concept and includes a Certificate to that effect. The ship comes packaged in a high-density polyethylene case, surrounded inside by multiple layers of form-cut soft foam to ensure it arrives safely. Celebrate one of the greatest science-fiction TV shows of all time with this rare, exquisite example of the special-effects artisan's craft. The Cylon Raider Artisan Replica is the perfect addition to any Sci-Fi or Battlestar Gallactica collection.