The UHU02 Colonial Viper appreciation thread

Discussion in 'Science Fiction & Fantasy' started by Revell-Fan, Aug 11, 2013.

  1. Revell-Fan

    Revell-Fan Co-Administrator Administrator Moderator

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    If I may give you one very important tip when it comes to handling tiny parts: Don't snee--- HA-CHOOOO! ... Oops, sorry! :mrgreen:
  2. silveroxide

    silveroxide Well-Known Member

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    For those small parts, you need some help from a form. In this case, you can use a dowel, micro screw driver, metal tubes, etc. at is the same circumference as the part. You wrap the part around the form and hold until the glue sets and the form also helps in placing the part in its right place. When the part is ready, slide it onto its place. This is a trick to help those of us with big fingers. Good luck and see you around the forum.:thumb:
  3. Rogerio Silva

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    Whaaaat??? I'll have to build such a small part like that??? Well, since I've started it, I might as well go on and finish it!
  4. Revell-Fan

    Revell-Fan Co-Administrator Administrator Moderator

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    Don't worry, pal. Dan only photographed the parts while they were sitting on top of the remains of a chopped oak. If you take a closer look at the pics you will certainly notice the tree-rings.

    Or does anyone really believe that this was in fact his finger tip??? sign1
  5. DanBKing

    DanBKing Dan the Man

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    Well, here it is, just to satisfy the arguement ..... sign1sign1

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  6. Rogerio Silva

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    You guys made me laugh so hard at my job that everyone here started looking at me with that "there goes that nutcracker again" face...
  7. vbsargent

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    More progress on the 1:72nd Viper build. Work has continued, and it looks like I may have a few missing pics to add.

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    Work continues on this wonderful little masterpiece.
  8. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

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    @VBSargent: Your build is coming along BEAUTIFULLY.
    It still AMAZES me that you are building this at 1:72 scale. Here I thought that 1:50 scale was small for this project. Then again AMAZING in really not the word to describe what you are doing.

    KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK!!!
  9. Revell-Fan

    Revell-Fan Co-Administrator Administrator Moderator

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    Most impressive! This is a very challenging build. Fantastic!
  10. DanBKing

    DanBKing Dan the Man

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    Cant get access

    A question to all participants, (excl myself, of course, as I am asking the question!:mrgreen:)

    I have my own ideas as to how my diorama is going to be put together for the Viper. A Viper in repair is the general idea!.

    I have searched the internet to try and find a pic of a Viper in repair, but cant find one!!!!

    My question is: Does the Mk II Viper have any service access panels in the bodywork ? Surely, there must of been a means to access the internal workings without having to remove ALL the bodywork.
    My idea is to create something like the X-Wing that Master UHU02's friend has built....
  11. zathros

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  12. DanBKing

    DanBKing Dan the Man

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    Oh, it is..... I dont hang out here often, it is against the rules ...... sign1sign1
  13. silveroxide

    silveroxide Well-Known Member

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    I have also looked and cannot find one that has open access panels. I will semi skin my build and will work out some kind of open panels display and probably make a full engine mock-up in a cradle to place along side the Viper. If you find any maintenance pics of the Viper, make sure to place a link to it. Good luck and see you around the forum.:thumb:
  14. silveroxide

    silveroxide Well-Known Member

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    silveroxides Viper

    The work continues as as usual, my detail obsession gets the better of me. The exhaust should be very simple but I went overboard and super detailed the exhaust. I used the dark inactive color versus the orange flame or blue ion colors. The build process will take two posting to conclude and the rest will be coming next posting.

    Looking at the exhaust, the designers of the Vipers, I assumed wanted to have a modern jet exhaust look to it, but in a real engine, the flanges would narrow down to restrict the exhaust flow. The flanges look nice but they serve no purpose in the model. I was seriously thinking of making the narrow exhaust but I may still do it later if I should decide to make that extra engine on a cradle. At the moment, the engine are done and I will work on the ammo trays and landing skids. I still have the ideas for making those access panels, which will make skinning the Viper a bit easier. I do not plan on making a dressing up and taking off the skin model, but a bit more static display so I will not worry too much for the skinning. The vent holes will provide a challenge, but if it does, I have another option for that. Enjoy and see you all next time with more updates.


    Keep up the great work guys. There are many techniques being used in this thread and they are all very informative Enjoy and see you all around the forum:thumb:

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  15. Rhaven Blaack

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    That exhaust looks AMAZING!!!
    You did a GREAT JOB on detailing it out!!!
    when I rebuild this in 1:32 scale, I was thinking of doing the same thing.
  16. Revell-Fan

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    I AM SPEECHLESS! This is gorgeous!
  17. DanBKing

    DanBKing Dan the Man

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    I would screw the thing down to the work bench, I looks like it is about to flare into full afterburner mode and take off!!!!:eek:

    Beautiful work on that nozzle!!
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    silveroxides Viper

    With so many modelers making the Viper, it is hard to guess who is being praised. On my behalf, thanks for looking in and for all the well wishes. Here are the final photos of the engine construction and on to the next steps. With the engine exhaust attached, The Viper is starting to take its prominent shape. With the use of the forms, The exhaust and other round parts have maintained their shape. Enjoy and see you all soon with more build updates. I will sit back and enjoy the other viper builds.:thumb:

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  19. Rhaven Blaack

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    @Silveroxide: The way you mounted the exhausts is a GREAT idea.
    I makes total sense.
    The engine section (as a whole) looks FAN(FRAKKING)TASTIC!!! Then again I would not expect anything less from you.
  20. DanBKing

    DanBKing Dan the Man

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    @AgO2: Those engines look bloody brilliant!!!!!

    You are right, I like the contrasting gunmetal finish to the aft end too.
    And a good idea on strengthening the jointing faces.:thumb:

    At first you said you were following OUR builds for ideas, I think the coin has now flipped.....!:mrgreen: