Frak me! Viper kit...

Discussion in 'Studio Scale Models' started by moffeaton, Apr 18, 2005.

  1. moffeaton

    moffeaton Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Duuude. Best resin studio scale kit I've gotten, ever. I gotta say, getting things like this really sets the bar pretty high, and makes a lot of older casts I've seen look like *. These parts are from the master that Icons utilized (which comes from a 1st gen Pyro model). The master patterns have been cleaned up a LOT, and reconstructed using the correct detail parts where detail had become too wonky. Fuselage isn't warped any longer either. Panel lines are sharp. NO BUBBLES.... insane. This attention to detail and craftsmanship really makes the hobby exciting. Look, why don't you?

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    I'll be building this up soon, so you guys can see what it looks like all painted and fancy ;)
     
  2. micdavis

    micdavis Master Member

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    Man...that looks great and with your painting skills, I can't imagine how cool that is going to look.

    Good Luck with it. Be sure to return with pics when you're done.
     
  3. moffeaton

    moffeaton Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    :) I do what I can... and with a clean cast, it's just so much more fun.

    "I'll be back"

    (drives viper through police station)
     
  4. Lord Abaddon

    Lord Abaddon Sr Member

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    Wow. That is one darn clean cast....the details on the helmet even are amazing. Yeah, can't wait until your done with it Moff...it'll rock.
     
  5. blufive

    blufive Sr Member

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    Wow. Great casting.
     
  6. moffeaton

    moffeaton Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    I have a few loose ends to TIE up first (my inside joke to CKing) and then the Viper goes under the gun. It shouldn't take long - there's nothing to fix, lol. Also, there are NEW pilot heads on the way... ones that I believe will knock my socks off. So I'll update ya when I have something new to show.

    Funny thing is, I can't WAIT to display this (of all places) at work. I work for NIH, and there are two doctors/researchers on my hall that LOVE BSG - they'll flip when they see this.

    Nerds. :p
     
  7. Lanboy

    Lanboy Well-Known Member

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    The detail on that kit is amazing. Are these available anywhere? Feel free to PM me...
     
  8. rocketeer25

    rocketeer25 Sr Member

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    That is the second one of those that I've seen. It is an awesome looking kit. Very Nice.. :thumbsup

    Lonnie
     
  9. Apollo

    Apollo Legendary Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    NICE... Can't wait to see this one finished..
     
  10. Galactifan

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  11. moffeaton

    moffeaton Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Guess this has become an interest thread.

    I got it from Jesse:

    email him here: jestefarean@comcast.net

    He's a great guy to work with.

    Jason
     
  12. sapper36

    sapper36 Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    That is a seriously sweet kit. How about casting the head in clear resin with a white LED in it then masking off the helmet lights & painting? (There - That's why I take forever to finish anything.)
     
  13. moffeaton

    moffeaton Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Woah - interesting idea..
     
  14. propsculptor

    propsculptor Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    That is a great copy of the Replica Viper we did,
    I was the Sculptor who scratchbuilt the Cockpit and
    Sculpted the Pilot and Helmet from scratch.

    I look forward to seeing you finish it.
     
  15. moffeaton

    moffeaton Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    no kidding. I am a fan of your work.

     
  16. propsculptor

    propsculptor Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Thanks, I also designed and sculpted the Predator Base.

    Lucky for the Battlestar fans Icons let us be REALLY * on restoring the missing details on the Viper so that the final piece was as beautiful as the one you now have .

     
  17. Jestefarean

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    Really really really lucky. THank you for your work on this...it's wonderful....truly. I really hope to hear more from you, and anywone else who worked on the original ship.

    Cheers...and thank you... :thumbsup :thumbsup :thumbsup :thumbsup :thumbsup
     
  18. propsculptor

    propsculptor Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    There were a few of us that worked on restoring the Viper...Max Cervantes, Scott Brodeen, Me, and Dave Heilmann.

    If you are interested in more details let me know.
     
  19. Jestefarean

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    ...and now I can figure out who you are. :) I sent you an email...will send a PM as well. CHEERS.

    Jesse
     
  20. gunnerk19

    gunnerk19 Master Member

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    The fuselage nose is asymmetrical... Not something that would be viewed lightly by Colonial Engineers...
     
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  21. Dobber

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    Great looking kit Jesse.

    Chris
     
  22. Watson

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    Cannot wait to get mine. Anticipation :)

    JDH
     
  23. moffeaton

    moffeaton Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Heh, I'll do mah best
     
  24. BrundelFly

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    MOFFEATON is right...that Kit rocks.
    I want one....or two.
     

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