The UHU02 Colonial Viper appreciation thread

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

  1. DanBKing

    DanBKing Dan the Man

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    Nosey .......

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    I have at last got the internals in the nose complete. Building the thruster module on the front was a test of patience.
    I used a 1.5mm piece of wire as a former for the rings. This wire also aided in attaching the rings to the module.....

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    The upper module complete. Since these photos were taken, I have cleaned up the dried, flakey glue deposits that you can see here.

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    THe rest of the parts for the nose are made up ready for fitting ....

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    The front thruster module is complete

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    Nearly there .......

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  2. DanBKing

    DanBKing Dan the Man

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    And the finished nose!!! :mrgreen:

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    See you all soon!!!!!!

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  3. Revell-Fan

    Revell-Fan Co-Administrator Administrator

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    @Rogerio: Little strokes fell big oaks! :mrgreen:

    @Dan: Nice & neat & very clean! :thumb:
  4. cerbere

    cerbere New Member

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    Fantastic job, men.
  5. Rogerio Silva

    Rogerio Silva Active Member

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    Thanks for the encouraging words, RF!
  6. silveroxide

    silveroxide Well-Known Member

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    silveroxides Viper

    Did not someone from the Ateam say "I love it when a plan comes together"?

    Great work guys and Dan, my hat is off to you workingn at that scale. It looks terrific and you should not have any problems in finding miniatures to complement the build in a Hangar display. That is unless you want to build tiricks figures at that scale!

    Here is my next batch of photos on the landing skids. I will probably get to work on the ammo trays, Those wing extensions are getting a beating and I need to stabilize them. Enjoy and see you all soon with more updates:thumb:

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  7. DanBKing

    DanBKing Dan the Man

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    HOLY (insert expletive here!) !!!!!! :eek:

    Those landing gear/skids look bloody AMAZING!!!!!

    The whole model looks absolutely stunning AgO2!!!!

    Very, very, well done! :thumb::thumb::thumb::thumb:
  8. Danscrew

    Danscrew Danscrew

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    I really dont know what to say !

    Your build :boom:me !
  9. Rogerio Silva

    Rogerio Silva Active Member

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    Silveroxide

    Your build is the reference by excellency! Beautiful and amazing, as usual.
  10. Revell-Fan

    Revell-Fan Co-Administrator Administrator

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    HOLY FRAK!

    This build would occupy the whole front page for half a year!

    GREAT WORK, SILVER!


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  11. ThunderChild

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    Stunning execution man!
  12. silveroxide

    silveroxide Well-Known Member

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    silveroxides Viper

    To all commentaries directed at my posting, Thanks a lot for the kudos guys. All of the Viper builders are doing a fantastic job as well. I just happen to do things a little different and so far it is working out.

    I have been working a bit too much with this model and I will have o slow down a bit. I spend as much time looking and getting more references and my house remodeling is suffering a little. I am still working up ideas for the display in the hangar as well as the figures. If I had made it 1/35 scale, I would have all kinds of figurine choices. The flight deck crew for an aircraft carrier would have been great for the grease monkeys. I am still working with tiricks figures and modifications. The naked Viper is almost done and soon I will get around to the partial skinning process and modifying access panels instead of taking off a whole section of skin to show off the interior. Enjoy and see you all soon with more cool stuff. Keep up the work guys and I hope to see some Vipers in the repair shop soon from some of you.:thumb:

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  13. dnalor

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    just awesome..
    how much detail can you crop in such a small ship :)
  14. Revell-Fan

    Revell-Fan Co-Administrator Administrator

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    +++ German sitrep +++

    I have finally made the third nose skin. Now the top RCS thruster holes are properly aligned.

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  15. Revell-Fan

    Revell-Fan Co-Administrator Administrator

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    However, when I attached the nose skin according to the instructions a gap appeared on the bottom. I don't know if this was caused by the upscaling but it had to be fixed.

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  16. Revell-Fan

    Revell-Fan Co-Administrator Administrator

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    To do so I recycled one of the previous nose skins and attached some new flaps to the cockpit tub skin as shown.

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  17. Revell-Fan

    Revell-Fan Co-Administrator Administrator

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    The grey areas on the bottom of the nose skin were cut off.

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  18. Revell-Fan

    Revell-Fan Co-Administrator Administrator

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    The flaps press the nose skin down and the gap disappears. Everything looks much cleaner now.

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  19. Revell-Fan

    Revell-Fan Co-Administrator Administrator

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    The tip of the nose needs a little surgery, that's why I haven't attached the red rim yet. In addition, there is still a little gap between the two skins which might make me build another (fourth) nose skin... Well, we'll see... :p
  20. zathros

    zathros -----SENIOR---- Administrator

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    Silveroxide, you really knocked it out of the ball park. I expect yours to fly! ;)