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The Experience Music Project Museum in Seattle also contains a Science Fiction Museum. Currently, they have the Battlestar Galactica Exhibit, including actual props from the series.
Below is the Viper that Starbuck used. Imagine it coming right at you.
A different view shows the mannequin beside it modeling a Viper pilot’s uniform. Yes, this Viper model is life-size, and the actors could climb into the cockpit.
A close-up of the same view. Notice the realism—not only the mechanical parts inside with a service cover off, but the burnt scarring on the hull. The gun is attached to the wing, between the open service cover and the mannequin.
Below is Lee Adama’s Viper. Again, it’s life-size. Notice the scarring on it, the stenciled words to remind the pilot not to step on the wing while climbing in, and his call sign of Apollo by the cockpit. Pretty cool, huh?
I’ll show more photos on some future posts. This was a fun trip to a museum.