Battlestar Galactica - Light Bomber "Aurora" - Viper concept by Andrew Probert

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  1. Revell-Fan

    Revell-Fan Co-Administrator Administrator Moderator

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    Assembly of the missile launcher is fairly simple:

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    And a first test of the spine:

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    Luckily the ribs fit very well.
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  2. Cforrest900

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    Looking GREAT!
  3. Rhaven Blaack

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    I am glad to see that you are test building it now.
    I am REALLY looking forward to seeing how it will turn out!!!
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  4. Revell-Fan

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    Thank you all! :)

    OK, back to the missile launcher. The box in the center of the skeleton is glued together.

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    The launcher is inserted from the top without glueing.

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    The skeleton is put into the upper body. I didn't need to glue anything, everything fitted like a glove.

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    Now you will understand why I have cut out that hole:

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    The launcher cover is laminated to cardboard and firmly attached.

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    This has to dry completely now. CU later! :)
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  5. Cforrest900

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    Great work! I love the design of the ship and your build of it. Very clean work.
  6. Rhaven Blaack

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    You are making GREAT PROGRESS on this project!
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    This is an update in real time ;) . The glue has cured by now. The top half was closed and the mechanism is checked:

    Missile launcher up:

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    Missile launcher down:

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    Upper half completed.
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  8. Revell-Fan

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    Next: the lower half.

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    Top side complete.

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    Skeleton complete.
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  9. starbuck

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    Looking soooo good.
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    Before the two halves of the bottom section can be glued together a few boxes and plates have to be assembled.

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    The small long box belongs behind the hole in the nose:

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    Two of the red plates are glued to the back of the front landing gear flap:

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    So the flap becomes more stable and looks better ;) .

    That's the compartment for the bomb:

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    After all parts have dried well the bottom parts can be assembled.

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    Then the skeleton is inserted and the top half is attached.

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    The completed lower part of the fuselage.

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    The top part of the fuselage is attached.

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    As you can see the skeleton fulfils its task; you can hold the plane on one wing without any problems.

    CU! :)
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  13. micahrogers

    micahrogers ...And the Wife...

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    Looking Fan Fraking Tastic RF good work so far.
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    Are you uploading images right now" A lot did not come through. What did dd is incredible, and looks very solid and strong (pretty too!)! :)
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    @zathros : I'm sorry for any inconveniences; it seems that the image hoster I use to upload my pictures has had some trouble. I have edited the posts and inserted the image links again. I hope that everything is working fine now. Thanks for notifying! :)
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  16. Rhaven Blaack

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    This is coming together BEAUTIFULLY!!!
    I am certain that Andrew Probert will be quite proud to see his concept come to life like this!!!
    If BSG lasted longer, I could see something like this being developed and used.
    KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK!!!
  17. zathros

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    Beautiful, fantastic real time build. I am so impressed. My last post was me 1/2 asleep, posing all over the forum. I have misspellings everywhere I think! you do such great work. The support frame is a structural work of art. Very impressive indeed. I love it.:kiss:
  18. micahrogers

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    Looking Great as usual RF. :D Looking forward to seeing this one beside the Mk I in the hanger.
  19. Revell-Fan

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    I'm afraid this is not going to happen (at least from my side) because I won't build the Viper in 1:48 scale..! ;)
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    You're building your Viper in 1:18 too!!!!! :D