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

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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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looking forward to another creative build Ira...

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looking forward to another creative build Ira...

Thanks Carl!

Me too... B)

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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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More Coming... B)

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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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More Coming... B)

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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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More Coming... B)

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Glad to have another of your projects to watch.

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Looks good so far

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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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More Coming... B)

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Glad to have another of your projects to watch.

Thanks Ray!

B)

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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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Looks good so far

Thanks Gary!

B)

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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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More Coming... B)

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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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More Coming... B)

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I'm watching this one!!!!!

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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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More Coming... B)

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I'm watching this one!!!!!

Thank You Dr.!

B)

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Yer welcome Ira!!!!

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

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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)

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Lookin good Ira

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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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Kool ;)B)

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

Thanks Carl!

B)

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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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More Coming... B)

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