I recently ordered some very tiny Battlestar Galactica Fighter Minatures from Starfighter Shipyards.
For Vipers I ordered the “TOS Vipers”, “Scorpion Early TOS Viper”, and I also got what looks like the “TOS Cobra Interceptor” although I don’t recall ordering that one and the page didn’t list it as being available at the time.
For Cylons I ordered the “Cylon TOS Raiders” and I also got some “Cylon Razor Raiders” which, again, I don’t think I ordered. But thanks for the extras!
The delivery showed up in a timely manner and was well packed.
The ships themselves had quite a lot of flash on them, but most of it was easy to remove. There was however one set of Cylons where it was fairly thick and I had to use a modelling knife to get it off.
It was a little challenging for me to get all the flash off since the ships are very small (the coin in the photo is a quarter) and my hands are very large. However, after about an hour, I was able to get them cleaned up quite nicely.
They do have small holes on the underside to allow for mounting, which I think would normally be done with thin wire of some sort, but I am going to use either thumb tacks or earring posts. That way they can either stand alone or get attached to a flight base equipped with a small magnet.
Here’s a “Scorpion Early TOS Viper” with the thumb tack attached, stands on it’s own quite nicely.
It can also sit nicely by itself on a Corsec base with a magnetic top:
Or, if I swap out the magnetic top for a flight stand with a few small Lee Valley adhesive magnets attached, it can sit there with a couple additional fighters as well.
The next challenge will be painting them. I am going to try priming them with a spray primer first and hope that it doesn’t obscure the details, which are very nice especially considering how small they are.
I also got a set of decals for the Cylons but they are so tiny that I have no idea how I would get them cut out, much less soak them in water then apply them. Actually, I’m just assuming that’s how they get applied, I didn’t see any instructions. The whole outside square border in the picture below is 3 cm, just over an inch.
If you need a bunch of small fighters for your Fleet battles, these will do quite nicely and the pricing is very reasonable too, especially when extra ships get thrown in :). The whole set, with the decals cost me $33.00 US.