Builds By Baz - Full scale MKII Colonial Viper

Sean Anwalt

RCO
405th Regiment Officer
I am at war with movie accuracy and common sense.
Me TOO!!! I HATE the inconsistencies in movies and games. For example all the billion permutations of the mjolnir system. And all of starwars after disney consumed it. ........I'm ranting, sorry. Sore nerve.

But I am SOOO awe-inspired by what you're doing here, man. If we weren't separated by like, a billion miles, I'd recommend after this is done we get together and build a halo pelican! XD
 

ReClaimer8015

Member
Me TOO!!! I HATE the inconsistencies in movies and games. For example all the billion permutations of the mjolnir system. And all of starwars after disney consumed it. ........I'm ranting, sorry. Sore nerve.

But I am SOOO awe-inspired by what you're doing here, man. If we weren't separated by like, a billion miles, I'd recommend after this is done we get together and build a halo pelican! XD
Disney had the guts to declare the many contributions of writers and artists to the expanded universe as being non-canon!
They butchered all hopes to see many long awaited projects like Republic Commando 2 and other games! There were many book series cancelled!
(Faces the gathering crowd)
It was heresy!! ( Crowd cheers and chants the traitors shall be punished)
 

Sean Anwalt

RCO
405th Regiment Officer
Disney had the guts to declare the many contributions of writers and artists to the expanded universe as being non-canon!
They butchered all hopes to see many long awaited projects like Republic Commando 2 and other games! There were many book series cancelled!
(Faces the gathering crowd)
It was heresy!! ( Crowd cheers and chants the traitors shall be punished)
BOOOO ON YOU, DISNEY!!!!! YOU MONEY-HUNGRY GLUTTONOUS SHAMEFUL CONGLOMERATION OF FATCAT JERKS WHO BRUSH ASIDE OTHER'S WORK TO BUILD YOUR OWN EMPIRE OF DECAY AND FILTH!!! BOOO ON YOU!!!!

EDIT: Thank you for the opportunity to rant.
 

Sean Anwalt

RCO
405th Regiment Officer
Star wars was MY thing, man. I loved it! The potential it had, and the corroboration of all the book writersand fan fiction... I made 501st look like a bunch of fair-weather weekend warriors. It was great! Really was a story that you could draw inspiration from in a lot of ways! I obsessed over it!

then disney happened. dragged politics into it. had to make things different. their writers were money-hungry talent-less fools who grabbed at an opportunity before they were ready for it. and as a result we get: all that filth crammed into the media by marketers who only want to make billions. I have not seen star wars since the disney abomination, have not given a dime to them. "You should watch rogue one!" people would say, and then I'd be all like "No, you idiot, that's disney. Don't give them money or support because that's the only thing they care about and if you complain but keep going to the movies or purchasing the movies, you are giving them the only thing they pay attention to, and your complaints are meaningless! People! Don't support this! STOP! With all the energy of my soul I implore you to step away from the disney bull@#$% and cease funding them with you business! How great was it before disney!? Darth Vader, one of the greatest villains of all time! Now? Kylo renn or whatever, that millenial-based (another abomination) face-time hungry dork with terrible hair, no talent and (I guess???) daddy issues? BOOOOOO BOOOO BOOOO!!!!!!!!

disney: Stop.
 

ReClaimer8015

Member
Well, I have nothing against changes and progress, but they were outright pandering to all sides. The younger audience and the nostalgia plagued old fans.

But they became inconsistent and illogical - in a universe which has facettes of fantasy more than being actual realistic, hard scifi. Emo Kylo and the Mary Sue problem was just icing on the cake.
 
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ReClaimer8015

Member
What have i started?!
Seems like I am thread derailer myself now!:eek:

I will give the thread back into the (jet slightly damaged) hands of Sandbagger where it belongs. Progress is awesome, the viper looks better from day to day! (y)

Edit: Sean Anwalt Might PM me if you want to continue this gossip about bad corporations ruining everything.....
 
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Dirtdives

RXO & Keeper of Con Lists
405th Regiment Officer
Community Staff
Perhaps the intake vents are more akin to ram-scoops that absorb interstellar matter and convert it to energy? They should close during battle conditions to prevent larger matter like debris that would damage the ship.
 

Sandbagger

Sr Member
For now, I'm going to try making them as fitted radial louvres and see how I feel about it. If I don't like it, I will make the intakes spinning fans.

To create the angle I have screwed some large wood screws into the timber behind the blades, using them as elevation gauges and a stop to set the height, then screwed down the trailing edge of each blade. Later, I'll paint the backing board a mat black, so it looks like you are looking into a dark engine cavity through the gaps in the louvres. Subject to change of course. Let's see what happens.

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Sandbagger

Sr Member
Not happy with the intakes.

I tried it. I don’t like it. I remade it.

A spinning fan, when stationary, looks pretty much the same, so I grabbed an old pedestal fan motor and re-made the fan with oversized and overlapping blades this time. I have to source some thrust-bearings to square up the fan-plate and take the wobble out of it, but it is symmetrical, balanced and looks great in motion.

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The fan has to go inside the ship’s fuselage just behind the cockpit, but that’s really no biggie. Even some of our modern day aircraft, like the Harrier Jump Jet have a similar design. I cut a slot in the side to allow for the fan.

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Full story on the engines here.
 

Dirtdives

RXO & Keeper of Con Lists
405th Regiment Officer
Community Staff
So will you have the throttle in the cockpit controlling this?
 

Sandbagger

Sr Member
The race against time!

Once you open a can of this stuff, you have to use it all in one go or risk it going off in the can, or leaking propellant so you end up with a can of glue and nothing to push it out. It's amazing how solid and rigid the structure becomes with all the polystyrene glued in place. I also reinforced it by gluing in a double wall behind the skin once it set. Ready for sanding.

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Sandbagger

Sr Member
Thanks Matt.

Welding engine frames continued.

My fortnightly Saturday off to work on the project has been building up. Friday afternoon I picked up all the steel to finish the engine frames.

I had to settle for galvanised steel as they were out of stock of the plain blue painted. I hate gal. Been poisoned badly before, welding this shit. Lots of extra grinding of the joints prior to welding to reduce it. Window and shed door wide open, fan on full blast…let’s get this over with.

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Sandbagger

Sr Member
Another big day of Viper building coming up on Saturday. I'm hoping to get the second half of engine two welded up and assembled. I will be pushing myself to work out the attachment points for the undercarriage, then mount the engines once the weight is supported. Ambitious. Lord keep the enemy from standing in my way!
 
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