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


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#61 Ira

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Posted 07 April 2014 - 04:58 AM

Are you having paint problems?

 

Yes!

 I tried a Flame design but the decals fell apart. Then I tried Red Stripes on White,  it looked funny. So I removed all of the decals and sanded down the body and applied another coat of primer. I plan on painting the Viper with Tamiya Camel Yellow later today... B)



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Posted 11 April 2014 - 04:49 AM

PRIME TIME, AGAIN!

 

I tried 3 different paint jobs on the Viper and wasn't happy with any of them. So I striped off the decals , sanded it down and applied another coat of Filler/ Primer.

 

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Next I sprayed the Engine area with Model Masters Magnesium.

 

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More Coming... B)



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Posted 11 April 2014 - 05:11 AM

COVER UP!

 

I masked off the Engines with some new Low Tack 3M Tape.

 

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The 3M Tape worked Great, very easy to work with.

 

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More Coming... B)



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Posted 11 April 2014 - 08:58 AM

Camel Yellow?

 

Here is the Viper after I sprayed on a few coats of Tamiya Camel Yellow.

 

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Rear View.

 

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More Coming... B)



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Posted 12 April 2014 - 04:16 AM

Flames!

 

I found these Great Flame Decals on Ebay. I think they might look good on the Viper...

 

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I applied the Hood Flame Decals around the Nose. The Hood decals were a little short so I cut an extra Flame from each Side Flame Decal and added them to the bottom of the Nose Decal.

 

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I cut and fit the Side Flame Decals to fit the Wings.

 

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More Coming... B)


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Posted 12 April 2014 - 10:21 AM

Wow, yellow and flames!! :)



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Posted 12 April 2014 - 04:15 PM

Wow, yellow and flames!! :)

 

Red & Numbers Coming Soon!

B)



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Posted 13 April 2014 - 05:14 AM

Hi Ira,

 

This is looking great Sir, it could be a Viper after the Colonial wars has finished, it was then sent to the vast Space Junk Yard where some young hot shot found it, he tweaked everything to it's peak output and turned into a Space Rod (space version of a Hot-Rod), ready tor the National Space Rod Associations season to start... B) 

 

Andy... 



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Posted 13 April 2014 - 05:20 AM

Decal Deal!

 

I bought a bunch of old Nascar Decals. After looking through them I decided that these two had what I wanted for the Viper.

 

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Here are the decals that I picked for the Viper.

 

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Posted 13 April 2014 - 10:18 AM

Racing Decals!

 

Here are the Numbers and a couple Sponsor Decals in place.

 

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Rear View.

 

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Under Wings.

 

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Posted 13 April 2014 - 01:51 PM

The equivalent of an air racer, guess this would be a space racer. All I can say is don't stand behind it when they fire up.
Nice job as always Ira.

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Posted 14 April 2014 - 04:24 AM

Hi Ira,

 

This is looking great Sir, it could be a Viper after the Colonial wars has finished, it was then sent to the vast Space Junk Yard where some young hot shot found it, he tweaked everything to it's peak output and turned into a Space Rod (space version of a Hot-Rod), ready tor the National Space Rod Associations season to start... B)

 

Andy... 

 

Thanks Andy!

Great Idea... B)



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Posted 14 April 2014 - 08:02 AM

Blending...

 

I'm using some Yellow Vallejo Paint to cover the edge of the Decal so it blends in better. This first coat was applied unevenly to help cover the Decal edge.

 

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The second coat was applied evenly and it dried nice and level. I matched the Yellow Color to the Decal rather than the Body Color. I will spray a few coats of clear over the area later.

 

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Posted 16 April 2014 - 04:30 AM

The Wet Look!

 

After touching up the Camel Yellow Paint I masked off the engines again. Then I appled a couple coats of Testors Wet Look Gloss Clear.

 

 

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Here it is after the clear dried.

 

 

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Posted 16 April 2014 - 04:59 AM

Wowesome!!

 

 

It's a good thing for the world that you vent your energy, imagination, and creativity this way, rather than in crime or evil!!  The Super Heroes would be outgunned! 

 

B)



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Posted 16 April 2014 - 07:03 AM

Ira, you continue to amaze with your very fertile imagination.  Do you take some unknown blend of vitamins (or whatever) to fuel the overflowing creativity that you have...???



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Posted 16 April 2014 - 01:08 PM

The equivalent of an air racer, guess this would be a space racer. All I can say is don't stand behind it when they fire up.
Nice job as always Ira.

 

 

Thanks Bob!

B)



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Posted 17 April 2014 - 01:38 PM

SUBS!

 

I picked up a Bunch of the Moebius Flying Subs at our last IPMS Raffle. I have been using them for parts for other projects when I found the Instrument Panels. They are printing on heavy file card stock and they are about the right size for the Viper!

 

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I cut the sides off of one Instrument Panel and glued it in place.  Next I cut the ends off of the other Instrument Panel and glued the ends on the Vipers Arm Rests.

 

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More Coming... B)


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Posted 18 April 2014 - 04:36 AM

Viper Pilot and Bare Metal!

 

I had to file some of the Pilots bottom off so he would sit low enough in the cockpit. I painted him with Vallejo Paints and then I applied a wash called The Detailer, Black. Then I painted the Helmet with another coat of White and applied some Testors Dullcoat.

 

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After I got the Pilot in place I attached the Canopy. I used Black Chrome, Bare Metal Foil, for the first time on the canopy, it looks good but I don't like the shine. I am going to touch-up the Black, brush a coat of Testors Dullcoat over it.

 

 

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More Coming... B)


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Posted 19 April 2014 - 01:13 PM

Wowesome!!

 

 

It's a good thing for the world that you vent your energy, imagination, and creativity this way, rather than in crime or evil!!  The Super Heroes would be outgunned! 

 

B)

 

 

Thanks Dan!

:D  B)


Edited by Ira, 19 April 2014 - 01:13 PM.