Thanks for the links. They will definitely help.
So frakkin' awesome. A fitting and awesome tribute to BSG; impressed with the detail and the care put into this baby.
It's really hard to photograph this little pilot, but here is one that didn't turn out all blurry.
I'm pretty happy with it. I'm now waiting on some decal paper to come in so I can finish up the cockpit.
I think the face its just fine TJ, his uniform looks little dark to me,
It doesn't look that dark in person. It looks more like the previous pictures I posted.
The cockpit is basically done. I just need to finish up the weathering. Sorry about the bad pic, taking a picture with the LEDs lit up is a real pain. It easily gets overexposed.
The pilot is pretty much done as well. He is not glued to the seat, which is why he looks off center of it.
Next I have to find a decent circuit board to solder everything together. The one that I used for the mock up is crap and needs replaced badly.
Engines are in...and a bit overexposed.
Sweet... Coming together nicely. The pilot looks great.
Cockpit looks great!
I finally finished building mine a few weeks ago, it'll go into paint as soon as some upgrades arrive (thanks Frank!!)
Thanks for the kind words guys. I'm slowly chugging a long here. I'm going to try to speed up the pace though because I'm getting eager to paint it.
Lee, I would ask about the upgrades, but then I might want to incorporate them as well.
The pilot is all together an in the cockpit. Sorry for the crappy pics.
Oh you already have the upgrades, mine is a V1 from 2005. I'm not even sure they will fit, but we'll see.
very nice, can't wait to see this finished
Wow! Looking super!
I married the cockpit to the body and filled the seams.
The pilot lit up:
And of course, the overexposed cockpit light shot:
I see a few cockpit issues that need to be touched up and then I can mask it off and put the last cote of primer on her.
The painting has begun.
I started to do some weathering.
Still a way to go on this, but I'm still having fun doing it so it's all good.
how you light up the helemt? drilled out some resin out of the head and added light inside?
Thats usually how folks do it. Thats why the kit was usually sent with two heads. One with a helmet..one without. Not only could you make it with the helmet off, but if you light the kit, you need the extra face as you have to drill out the the one in the helmet.
Then replace it with the one without the helmet.
As Frank stated, the kit came with multiple heads. I used the clear head, drilled a path through the body, and shoved an LED in there.
thanks guys, I didnt remember there were too heads inside,
Would love to see the finished product here. I almost bought a kit for this viper. Excellent work with the lighting as well.
You got some amazing skillz! Nice job so far!