NEW UPDATE! 1:24 BSG Antique Viper Kit patterned by Jason Eaton

I received an email a few days ago from professional artist Jason Eaton with some fantastic news! This kit master is now completed and being sent to Mike Salzo of MSLZ22 Models to be cast and released! Jason Eaton really did a fantastic job on this amazing master! Thank you Jason! All I can say is…. COUNT ME IN FOR ONE… or TWO OF THESE!

March 1, 2011


February 18, 2011

Here is an update on this fantastic MSLZ22 Models Kit. Professional Artist Jason Eaton is doing genuis work on the patterns which look to be very close to completion!





February 4, 2011

Every Battlestar Galactica Fan of the original series remembers the episode with the Viper that had the flat wings, and no top engine… The ANTIQUE Viper! Being made for MSLZ22 Models to release as a kit in time for Wonderfest 2011, Hobby and Industry noted professional artist Jason Eaton is doing wonderful work with the master patterns you see below. Using the basic body of the 1:24 V2 Vipers that MSLZ22 Models (Mike Salzo) had created and released with huge success a few years ago, Jason is taking extra care in making certain this piece is unmatched in it’s quality and detail.

Here is what artist Jason Eaton has to tell of this creation…

First up, is the “Hero” Antique Viper. I’m making the pattern for Mike Salzo (of MSLZ22 Models), and it will debut at Wonderfest 2011. It’s based off of the corrected correct-scale Viper he recreated from scratch, so though it does not share a direct line to original castings, it does not exhibit any of the shrinkage/soft detail or horrible wonkiness of the Icons and their cousins. It’s never been kitted before and it’s very unique. Much care is being taken with the design. Sadly, reference is scarce on the “hero” version since it was stolen off the set before it even made it to film!


Jason Eaton









Jason Eaton

Jason Eaton is a model builder who has spent the past fourteen years working with Star Wars license holders including Master Replicas, EFX, and Sideshow, creating paint masters and prototypes for many of the studio scale and scaled props, ships, and characters seen in the Star Wars films, and is honored to continue the work in this new era of Star Wars subjects. He has also performed this service for many other licenses and license holders such as Palisades Toys, Quantum Mechanix, Hollywood Collectibles Group, and Chronicle Collectibles, as well as the occasional private commission work for various private clients. His passion and dedication has sent him to the Skywalker Ranch archives, Tokyo Japan, and many other places, always striving to better the hobby and the work. He’s more of a builder and less of a collector, so sometimes his personal work will “leave the nest” to make way for the next hare-brained project! He also thinks speaking in the third person is weird.

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Mike Salzo

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