Builds By Baz - Full scale MKII Colonial Viper

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

  1. Sandbagger

    Sandbagger Well-Known Member

    Just building a little detail in the landing gear cowlings tonight.

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  2. Zyzgy

    Zyzgy New Member

    Simply amazing!
     
  3. Sandbagger

    Sandbagger Well-Known Member

    Thanks Zyzgy. :)

    Thanks to a new social media friend named Sean, who kindly provided a long off-cut of rubber mat to simulate the texture of the technical drawings. Preliminary fit shows it is easy to cut and trim using a knife, but will need some contact adhesive to lock it down flat.

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  4. Sandbagger

    Sandbagger Well-Known Member

    After contact adhesive. Lovely and flat.

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    Adding hydraulic lines using plastic coat-hangers. (Still gotta glue down the rubber mat.)

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    Replacing the catapult linkage. I’ve kicked and broken the plywood/plastic one twice now, so it’s time to replace it with 10mm plate steel and steel tube. Strong enough to sling-shot a Viper out of a launch tube!

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  5. Mysterythetiger

    Mysterythetiger New Member

    Plastic coat hangers as hydraulic lines! Why didn't I think of that. You just solved a problem I've been struggling with. Thanks! :)
    Love your massive build and look forward to see how it come together.
     
  6. Sandbagger

    Sandbagger Well-Known Member

    Glad I could help. Here's an update.

     
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  7. Sandbagger

    Sandbagger Well-Known Member

    OOOoohhh that sleek, sexy shape! A couple of hours of sanding has produced spectacular results.

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    Also got the template plans for the last set of fuselage formers. Engines next!

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