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


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#41 Ira

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Posted 09 March 2014 - 05:31 AM

WE HAVE FINS!

 

Here is a photo with the Fins in place.

 

 

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Rear View!

 

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Posted 10 March 2014 - 01:06 AM

Lookin' good, Ira!! That's a whole lotta engines there...the fins look great!



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Posted 10 March 2014 - 11:54 AM

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

 

Thanks Mike!

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Posted 11 March 2014 - 06:23 AM

Looking good.

 

Thanks Bob!

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Posted 11 March 2014 - 12:25 PM

Looks like another awesome project Ira, coming along nicely.



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Posted 12 March 2014 - 05:22 AM

CHIPS!

 

The Viper Body has little Chips, or Square Shapes all over. The Snow Speeder Wing Tips, X-Wing Body and Sheet Plastic Add-Ons had no Chips. So I am going to add some Chips!
I started with a few thin strips of Plastic.

 

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I cut several squares and rectangles with the X-Acto Knife. Then I cut some of the on angles to make triangles.

 

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I used the X-Acto Knife to hold the Chips while I added Zap-A-Gap with a tooth pick.

 

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Then I used the Knife to position the Chip and glued it in place.

 

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Posted 13 March 2014 - 04:56 AM

LOTS MORE CHIPS!

 

I copied the Chip Patterns on the Viper Body and added similar shaped Chips to the bare sections...

 

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I added a few more on the Wing Fins, mimicking the patterns on the Wing.

 

 

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I added more Chips all over, including adding more to the original Viper Body and Wing Parts. Next I sanded all of the New Chips down a little thinner and smoother.

 

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Posted 14 March 2014 - 04:30 AM

GOING UP!

 

I decided to add Vertical Thrusters so the Viper can Take Off and Land Vertically. I am using a Low Rider Wheel for the front Thruster. I marked the area to be cut out with a Circle Template.

 

 

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I cut the hole out with an X-Acto Knife and smoothed it a little with a Sanding Drum Bit.

 

 

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I removed the chrome from the Wheel/Thruster. Here it is in place.

 

 

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Posted 14 March 2014 - 01:38 PM

MORE THRUSTERS!

 

There are 2 Fans already molded into bottom/sides of the Engines! I think I'll make them a little bigger.

 

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I cut 2 lengths of plastic tubing that are a little larger then the Fans. Then I sanded them smooth.

 

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I glued the tubing in place,around both of the Fans. Looks like the Thrusters might be able to swivel...

 

 

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Posted 19 March 2014 - 05:13 AM

PRIME TIME 2!

 

After a little more putty and sanding, I applied a couple more coats of Dupli-Color Filler/Primer.

 

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Rear View.

 

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Posted 19 March 2014 - 04:01 PM

SHINY WHITE!

 

I painted the Viper with Tamiya Gloss Pure White. I choose the gloss white because decals look better over a gloss surface.

 

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My plan is to add some Red Decals next...

 

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Posted 20 March 2014 - 04:05 AM

Looking good.

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Posted 21 March 2014 - 10:13 AM

Awesome work so far Ira, looks great..

 

Thanks Carl!

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Posted 21 March 2014 - 10:15 AM

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

 

 

Looking great, Ira!

 

Thanks Dan!

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Posted 21 March 2014 - 10:20 AM

Lookin' good, Ira!! That's a whole lotta engines there...the fins look great!

 

Thanks Tony!

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Posted 22 March 2014 - 02:44 PM

Looks like another awesome project Ira, coming along nicely.

 

Thanks Bob!

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Posted 31 March 2014 - 05:03 AM

Looking good.

 

Thanks Bob!

I am working on a new paintjob now. Photos coming soon... B)


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Posted 02 April 2014 - 12:56 PM

Can't help but imagine what it would feel like to fly that bad boy!!!!!



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Posted 06 April 2014 - 05:22 AM

Can't help but imagine what it would feel like to fly that bad boy!!!!!

 

It would be a Fast Ride for Sure!

I am in the process of starting the 3rd Paint Job on the Viper. Photos coming soon... B)



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Posted 06 April 2014 - 09:10 AM

Are you having paint problems?