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


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#21 DrKerry

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Posted 12 December 2013 - 08:14 AM

Lookin good Ira



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Posted 13 December 2013 - 05:54 AM

TAILFIN FINS!

 

I decided to extend the Tailfin. I made File Card Templates for the Extensions and then traced the shapes on to plastic and cut them out. I glued them in place with Zap-A-Gap.

 

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Here is a the front Extension in place.

 

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Here is the rear Extension in place. I am having second thoughts about this little Extension. I might remove it and add a larger Extension later...

 

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More Coming... B)


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Posted 13 December 2013 - 08:01 AM

Kool ;)  B)



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Posted 14 December 2013 - 11:10 AM

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

 

Thanks Carl!

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Posted 14 December 2013 - 02:04 PM

BLENDING IT IN!

 

I cut a piece of plastic to fit between the X-Wing and the Viper Bodies. After a little sanding and fitting I glued it in place.

 

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Next I cut and fit a couple more plastic pieces and glued them in place.

 

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Posted 15 December 2013 - 06:06 AM

CLEAR SUPPORT!

 

I am going to use a length of Clear Acrylic Rod to support the Viper in the flying position. I started by drilling a hole in the bottom, large enough to fit a length of Plastic Tubing, for the Clear Rod to slide into.

 

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Next I applied glue on the end of the tubing and slid it in place. I applied a little Zap-A-Gap Glue around where the tube fits into the body.

 

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Then I cut off the Tubing flush with the Engines.

 

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Posted 15 December 2013 - 04:46 PM

UP IN THE AIR!

 

I drilled a hole in a wooden base and glued a length of Clear Acrylic Rod in it.
Here are a few progress shots with the Viper on the Rod...

 

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Posted 19 December 2013 - 06:09 AM

Kool ;)  B)

 

Thank You Dr.!

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Posted 19 December 2013 - 08:04 AM

That is frekin' awesome............ No, thank YOU Ira for letting us look at these beautiful creatures in the raw!!!!!!!



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Posted 23 December 2013 - 02:47 PM

That is frekin' awesome............ No, thank YOU Ira for letting us look at these beautiful creatures in the raw!!!!!!!

 

You are Very Welcome!

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Posted 01 March 2014 - 07:59 AM

TAILFIN FINS!

 

I tried a few different Tail Fin Shapes...

 

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I ended up using this one.

 

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More Coming... B)



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Posted 01 March 2014 - 10:49 AM

Hi Ira,

 

Just how many projects do you have on the go at any one time, I struggle with doing just one at a time, anyway, yet again your modelling skills have me in awe and hungry to see a whole lot more...

 

Thank you so much for taking the time to show us how your creations come to life Sir...

 

Andy...



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Posted 02 March 2014 - 04:47 PM

Hi Ira,

 

Just how many projects do you have on the go at any one time, I struggle with doing just one at a time, anyway, yet again your modelling skills have me in awe and hungry to see a whole lot more...

 

Thank you so much for taking the time to show us how your creations come to life Sir...

 

Andy...

 

Thanks for the kind words Andy!

I build a few at a time, sometimes more or less... B)



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Posted 04 March 2014 - 05:25 AM

PRIME TIME!

 

Here is the Viper with the first coats of Dupli-Color Filler/Primer.

 

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Rear View.

 

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More Coming... B)



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Posted 04 March 2014 - 11:53 AM

You really oughta be working for the sci-fi movie industry!



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Posted 04 March 2014 - 01:33 PM

Looking good.

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Posted 04 March 2014 - 10:26 PM

Awesome work so far Ira, looks great..



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Posted 05 March 2014 - 05:17 AM

Wow!  How'd I miss the start of this one? 

 

 

Looking great, Ira!



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Posted 08 March 2014 - 11:34 AM

NEW WING FINS!

 

I decided to make some Fins for the Wings. I had these Wing Parts leftover from a MPC Snow Speeder, so I measured and marked the size Fins that I would need. These are 2-sided Wing Fins, nice wedge shape.

 

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Here are the Top and Bottom Wing Fins from one side. I also made a Template to set the Fin Angle when I glue the Fin to the Wing.

 

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Here is the Fin glued together. I made the Top wider to increase the gluing area to the Wing. Sorry a little out of focus...

 

 

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Posted 08 March 2014 - 04:07 PM

FINS ARE IN!

 

I fit the Fins to the Wings and cut off the excess plastic from the rear of the Fins.

 

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Here is a Fin glued in place. The Panel Lines on the Fin look pretty good.

 

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I used Half-Round Plastic Strip to fill the gaps between the Fins and the Wings.

 

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More Coming... B)