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

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    Oh boy, thank goodness you posted this after 11 PM..! sign1

    Great looking build, pal! The idea to attach the joysticks later is very clever. :thumb:
  2. silveroxide

    silveroxide Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for those last photos Dan, it just happens that I am working on that section and it helped in getting it together. The only difference, is that mine has raised panels and recessed gauges and a few more enhanced details. I will start posting soon as I have a bunch of photos or almost half way done. keep up the good work guys, i should join in soon.

    I have been looking at the skinning and there is a prominent feature that is missing. That raised hump on top of the fuselage. it is like having a mustang without that side indentation/scoop.
  3. Revell-Fan

    Revell-Fan Co-Administrator Administrator

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    bounce7bounce7bounce7

    Yeah! Great to hear. I too noticed that the hump is missing and will add a custom-made one to my build.
  4. Revell-Fan

    Revell-Fan Co-Administrator Administrator

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    +++ German sitrep +++

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    I have successfully mastered parts 155 & 169!

    It was not as difficult as it seemed but I strongly recommend having a steady hand and a well-lit work space. Here are the pics of the left engine parts 142 - 155 assembly.

    (Note: AND AGAIN the pics are not displayed in the correct order even though they had been sequentially numbered and uploaded in the correct order. :curse: The last one is supposed to be the first one.)

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  5. silveroxide

    silveroxide Well-Known Member

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    UHU must have one hell of a micro scalpel to cut out that wiring/tubing. Mine is larger and it still looks like a very tricky cut. I will definitely break out a fresh blade #11 when i get to it.
  6. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator

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    @DBK: The cockpit looks GREAT!!! Everything is very clean, and crisp!

    @RF: Your start on the engine is GREAT!!!
    I just finished one and will be making the other soon. I will post them both once I have finished them.
    As for the wiring/tubing, I was able to successfully cut it out and have it look decent.

    @Silveroxide: I am really looking forward to seeing your build, and seeing how you add all of the extra detail.

    My photos are coming soon.
  7. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator

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    Engine components.

    Here are the parts for both the Starboard and Port engines.
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    Assembly (for the most part) was quite simple. Of course this is something that you do not want to rush through (otherwise, you can frak things up).
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    Here is the (first of the three) dreaded wire/tube components.
    As you can see, I was rather successful at cutting it out (without any major problems. NO, IT WAS NOT EASY! wall1hamr ).
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  8. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator

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    Here are the rest of the photos of the engine build.

    The Wire/tube assembly is attached.
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    First engine is finished.
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    Both engines are now finished.
    (As you can see, I was successful at cutting out the other Wire/tube assembly as well.)
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    Engines are attached.
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    Now one to the top third engine.
  9. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator

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    Here is the third engine.

    Here are the parts.
    :)woot1: As you can see, I was successful in cutting out the third wire/tube assembly. bounce7)
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    Here is a close-up of the wire/tube assembly.
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    The wire/tube assembly is attached and the thirst engine is now finished.
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    Now on to the rest of the aft end assembly.
  10. Revell-Fan

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    :eek: WHAT? There is a THIRD? hamr

    Just kiddin'! Great work at that tiny scale! :thumb:
  11. silveroxide

    silveroxide Well-Known Member

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    Silveroxides Viper

    Well here is my hat as I throw it into the ring. Even though, UHU made an outstanding model, I will make some changes as I build it. One of the first deviations from the plans, will be in the cockpit, starting with the seat. To be able to build the cockpit, it needs a floor. The instructions call for it to be bowed and forced into the slots. Once I laminated the floor, i found out that I could not do that without destroying the framework. I cut it into two sections and it fit perfectly. To help give it stability, I did not attached the bottom when I laminated the top part. The bottom was glued trimmed and glued into place after the floor was fitted into place. By doing this, the floor is held and supported by the bottom part.

    Thanks for your build process guys, they are helping me out in my build process. enjoy and see you all soon with more updates.:thumb:

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  12. zathros

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    Seems like a great opportunity for greeblin especially on that "tube tree". They are all fantastic.

    @Silveroxide, the seat was begging for that. It is almost as if UHU is inviting it. :)
  13. DanBKing

    DanBKing Dan the Man

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    I am dreading those wiring/tubing looms... But, ... I have an idea on that ;)

    Nice to see you onboard Ag2O, and nice work on the seat!!!

    @RB: You build is coming together nicely, you are nearing the end :mrgreen::thumb:
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    DanBKing Dan the Man

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    Forwards!!!

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    The first section, fore of the cockpit is complete. No problems in the build.
    The only thing I did slightly different was to laminate the coupling plate of the oxygen tanks up to 560gsm (200+200+160).
    I then cut it out without the side pieces and coloured the sides grey. I noticed I didn't cut it out very well.... I might replace it.

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    Silveroxides Viper

    And here are some more photos of my build version. I will post the build thread here, only at Zealot. When finished, I will post at my other regular sites but I will link this thread as well as the build.

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  16. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator

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    @DBK: Your build is coming together quite well. Everything looks GREAT!!!

    @Silveroxide: For anyone (like me) who are planning on making a bigger version, this build will be the one to follow. I can tell already that you have set the bar quite high with what you have done so far.

    KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK GENTLEMEN!!!
  17. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator

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    Here are the components that go between and under the lower engines.

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    Now to attach the third engine and the rear engine bulkhead.
  18. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator

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    The third engine is now attached.
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    Rear engine bulkhead is attached.
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    Howdy, fellas!

    All of you have laminated the central piece to its counterpart alone or added something else in between, like Silveroxide did? Thanks in advance for your attention.
  20. Revell-Fan

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    I have assembled it as is, without any reinforcement. It is quite sturdy even at 1:32 scale.