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VIPER MX7! Viper-X-Wing Jet Racer... Finished!


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#1 Ira

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Posted 29 November 2013 - 06:46 AM

VIPER MX7!

 

The MX7 is made from the Colonial Viper and the Big MPC X-Wing Fighter. The Viper was a Glue Bomb from the 70's, but it came apart very nicely. I will be using the Viper Engines and the main body, with the Detailed Cockpit, from the X-Wing.

 

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Here are the Viper Engines. The top center Intake is right behind the Cockpit. Seems like a loud and dangerous position...

 

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I am going to build the Viper MX7 with the Engines up-side down, like this...

 

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More Coming... B)


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Posted 29 November 2013 - 08:10 AM

looking forward to another creative build Ira...



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Posted 29 November 2013 - 04:52 PM

looking forward to another creative build Ira...

Thanks Carl!

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Posted 30 November 2013 - 05:40 AM

BODY TOP!

 

After some fitting and measuring I marked the rear sections to be removed.

 

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Next I cut off the sections with a cut-off wheel.

 

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After a little more fitting and measuring, I marked the front sections to be removed.

 

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Then I cut it them off with a cut off wheel.

 

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Posted 30 November 2013 - 05:55 AM

CARVING ON THE BOTTOM!

 

After a lot of fitting, I marked the area that I thought need to be removed.

 

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I cut the area out with a cut off wheel.

 

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Then I did a little more cutting and fitting.

 

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Getting pretty close!

 

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Posted 30 November 2013 - 08:45 AM

HERE WE GO!

 

After a lot more fitting and trimming the body halves looks like this.

 

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Here is a quick mock-up!

 

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Rear View...

 

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Posted 30 November 2013 - 09:50 AM

Glad to have another of your projects to watch.



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Posted 30 November 2013 - 03:00 PM

Looks good so far

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Posted 01 December 2013 - 04:40 AM

TAILFIN!

 

I decided to use the Viper Tailfin on the X-Wing Body. I cut 2 plastic strips to fit the recessed area and marked the spots where I will be cutting slots for the Tailfin.

 

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I used a cut-off wheel and cut out the slots.

 

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Then I glued in the plastic strips and opened up the slots a little more.

 

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Here is the Tailfin glued in place!

 

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Posted 01 December 2013 - 12:49 PM

Glad to have another of your projects to watch.

 

Thanks Ray!

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Posted 04 December 2013 - 02:32 PM

A LITTLE TOO WIDE!

 

The sides of the X-Wing Body cover parts of the upper intakes. So I decided to sand down the areas to make them fit. I also glued a small rectangle of plastic inside the area so I can Grind them down further.

 

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Here is the right side area after grinding & sanding.

 

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Posted 06 December 2013 - 06:12 AM

Looks good so far

 

Thanks Gary!

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Posted 06 December 2013 - 08:26 AM

NOSE JOB!

 

I glued the X-Wing Body halves together and then I cut off the Nose. The new Nose is a lot like the Viper Nose.

 

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Here is the X-Wing Front and the Viper Rear glued together. The body fits around the Intakes much better now.

 

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Posted 06 December 2013 - 05:41 PM

BELLY FIN!

 

I made a Belly  Fin Template from file card and then cut the shape out of sheet plastic. The Fin fits between the lower Engine and the underside of the Body.

 

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Here it is glued in place.

 

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Posted 06 December 2013 - 06:58 PM

I'm watching this one!!!!!



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Posted 07 December 2013 - 06:05 AM

NEW WING SHAPE!

 

I decided to make Wing Extensions to connect the Viper Wings to the X-Wing Body. I cut these little ends off the Wings.

 

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I made a Template from file card and traced the shape on to sheet plastic.

 

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Here are the Plastic Wing Extensions.

 

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Here they are glued to the body only. I will glue the Wings to the Extensions next.

 

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Posted 08 December 2013 - 02:55 PM

I'm watching this one!!!!!

 

Thank You Dr.!

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Posted 08 December 2013 - 03:04 PM

Yer welcome Ira!!!!



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Posted 09 December 2013 - 07:31 AM

You really create and build fast Ira. Very interesting project...



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Posted 12 December 2013 - 06:34 AM

FILLIN' & FITTIN'...

 

After adding Plastic Shims and doing a little Bending, I got the Wings to line up just right. Then I glued them in place with Zap-A-Gap.
Here you can see how shims were used to fill in and make the Body and Engine Unit fit together Nice & Tight!

 

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Here is the Viper with the Wings glued in place.

 

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More Coming... B)