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Builds By Baz - Full scale MKII Colonial Viper

Discussion in 'Non-Halo Costumes and Props' started by Sandbagger, Aug 13, 2017.

  1. Dirtdives


    Cheesy...yes but definitely in the realm of the "Blackwell".
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    Oh man.. everything has grown, like wow. The last time I was talking here was like, last year, and you were still on your Iron man costume… This build is amazing, just amazing
  3. Sandbagger

    Sandbagger Well-Known Member

    Welcome back!! haven't heard from you in ages!
  4. Sandbagger

    Sandbagger Well-Known Member

    I've now started cutting the formers for the cockpit. Looks like I'll be welding a steel box-frame inside to support the weight of the cockpit, occupant and to hang the nose from the front firewall. I also finished the nose intake grill.



    Meanwhile, the centre joystick arrived. It's pretty ballsy, a lot bigger than I thought it would be. Doesn't feel like a toy.


    As a side-project, trying to spread my productive time through the nights as well, I am making the flight suit, complete with helmet. I'm still waiting on our local law authorities for permission.permit for the sidearm.

    This is a reference photo, not mine.

    Here's where I'm at with the helmet.


    To catch up with the full build and all the gritty details, come this way >>> Viper Build – Builds by Baz
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  5. Sandbagger

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    This week the seat and the Wulfsberg radio for the starboard panel arrived.



    I've been playing with perspex in the oven, brought to temperature and pressed over a curved surface to practice for the visor when it comes to it.


    The helmet turned out to be a bit too fitting, leaving no room for padding so I increased the scale by 10 percent and did it again.


    I'm also starting on the flight suit vest, using materials I found in roadside dumpings.

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  6. Sandbagger

    Sandbagger Well-Known Member

    When things go wrong...

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  8. GMer56

    GMer56 Well-Known Member

    Yikes, Australia has strict gun laws. I can only imagine the possible legal nightmares involving a prop, never mind something innocent as a Canon MF4320 Toner cartridge. Good thing you're playing it safe, but it sounds like even a partial gun prop could cause some difficulties in some places. Plan ahead I guess.
  9. Sandbagger

    Sandbagger Well-Known Member

    While I've been waiting for steel, plywood and instruments for the Colonial MkII Viper build, I got busy making the helmet to suit.

    Full build here.










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  10. Dirtdives


    Dude, your helmet build is amazing. I checked out the link and never thought about using cement as a backing to the pep form for the visor.....dam that is genius!!!!! I am so stealing that technique......if I can figure out how to do it that is.
  11. Sandbagger

    Sandbagger Well-Known Member

    ^^^ Thanks mate. :D


  12. Sandbagger

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  14. Sandbagger

    Sandbagger Well-Known Member

    Here's a shot of today's work on the cockpit. View from front to rear firewall.
    LOTS of space inside this thing!
    The central spar is not yet aligned, but once I've screwed all the formers down, it will be aligned with the module in front, then removed.

  15. Lieutenant Jaku

    Lieutenant Jaku

    how does one have time to work this much on a project
  16. Sandbagger

    Sandbagger Well-Known Member

    I squeeze in maybe a half hour on some afternoons after work, up to an hour. I do the less noisy stuff some nights after the kids are put to bed. I get two days off a fortnight and can spend up to a whole day on the project. That's all I get.
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  18. Lieutenant Jaku

    Lieutenant Jaku

    Looks pretty heavy will there be wheels on it for moving around?
    Or do you plan on carrying it
  19. Sandbagger

    Sandbagger Well-Known Member

    Yes I will have wheeled trolleys and lifting points for moving the modules into storage and transportation. The spacecraft is 8.4 metres long. It's going to be heavy no matter what. There's no getting around that. The trick is to make the modules in such a way that it is manageable.
  20. Sandbagger

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    Started putting the three modules together and gluing in the foam blocks for sculpting.

    Full update here.

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  21. Dirtdives


    WOW......this build is just Amazsballs!!!!! That is a hell of a lot of foam.
  22. Sandbagger

    Sandbagger Well-Known Member

    Thanks champ!

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  24. GMer56

    GMer56 Well-Known Member

    Looking noice! Is that expanding foam insulation in the seams on the nose tip?
  25. Sandbagger

    Sandbagger Well-Known Member

    Similar. Expanding foam adhesive. I am looking into the insulation type to see it's adhesion properties, because it sure is cheaper!

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