Builds By Baz- Full scale Mk II Colonial Viper

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AtomicWasp

New Member
Finished up on the stringers on module 2 at the back. Bolted in a top reinforcing longeron on module 2, some strengthening brackets on module 1. Happy that module 1 is going to support itself on the end of module 2, so it's now onto skinning it with some foam and beginning to sculpt.


Also, the port side switch for the cockpit arrived in the mail. A rare find and thanks to another Overclockers member for helping me with that.


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Love the old AT computer switches. :D

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RedheadKevin

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Looks awesome! One thing to remember though: The Moebius model is based off the CGI model of the Viper. The actual full-sized prop has a lot of subtle differences to the "miniature" used for most of the shots. Good find on the joystick. I thought it was a huge score when I found one at a flea market. 3 bucks!
 

sandbagger

Master Member
Looks awesome! One thing to remember though: The Moebius model is based off the CGI model of the Viper. The actual full-sized prop has a lot of subtle differences to the "miniature" used for most of the shots. Good find on the joystick. I thought it was a huge score when I found one at a flea market. 3 bucks!
Thanks Kev. :)

Yes it has differences. That's why I chose the original Zoic 3D CAD model, (which is the GGI used in filming), which I have had converted into formers, closing the gaps and lofting the sections accurately.

The CAD was meant for screen render and was never meant to be fabricated for real. It wasn't intended for close inspection at full size, so the gaps are huge up close. The Moebius kit has too many shortcuts and the actual prop used for filming has a few differences seen no-where else too. I've discovered every single one of them in the last four years of planning.

Like me, they made do with what they had, as I may have to do periodically along the way but will avoid if at all possible.

Baz.
 

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sandbagger

Master 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 >>> http://www.buildsbybaz.com/category/viper-build/
 

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sandbagger

Master Member
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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