Apparently, the show's FX house were asked to design a Viper Mk VIII... a mixture of human and Cylon technologies... but it was never used and the renders weren't finished.
They say that rumour had it that it was a "13th Tribe Viper of Kobol".
Here is their early render... looks more like a BSG ARC-170 to me... a bit ungainly, IMO... in that form, anyway. Interesting, though.
What do you guys think?
BTW, roughly how big would a "1/32 scale" Viper model be? Anybody know? Anybody?