MJ Viper progress

Discussion in 'Studio Scale Models' started by Lynn TXP 0369, Aug 11, 2005.

  1. Lynn TXP 0369

    Lynn TXP 0369 Sr Member

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    Here is my MJ Viper progress.

    I have used a Harrier pilot for my pilot instead of the Viper pilot.
    The Harrier pilot has been really cut down to fit the cockpit like the Viper pilot, a face mask has also been added to it.
    [image]http://www.wackychimp.com/uploads/Pilots1_1.jpg[/image]
    I have added the canopy slide rails and Pylon cap on the top infornt of the canopy.
    I also added the additional scribing on the sides.
    The flash kind of washed the detail away, sorry.

    [image]http://www.wackychimp.com/uploads/viper1.jpg[/image]
    [image]http://www.wackychimp.com/uploads/Viper2.jpg[/image]
    [image]http://www.wackychimp.com/uploads/Viper3.jpg[/image]
    I decided to paint it white and let the weathering process to get to look grey. To me they look like they were painted white and then weatherd like the SS X-wings.

    LMK what you think,
    Lynn
     
  2. STEVE THE SWEDE

    STEVE THE SWEDE Sr Member

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    Cool. It really looks great, I'm sure the X-wing paint/weathring style will work great. I'm no expert on the Galactica models but werent they made by many of the same dudes that made the ANH models.? If so one could assume that they were weathered with the same techniques.

    Cool to see that you're making good use of the 1:24 Harrier pilot. I'm actually using him too on my current ss X-wing build up. On this one I'm making a studio accurate pilot instead of the Luke figure which is surplied with the kit.

    Looking forward to see more of your progress, good luck.

    Steve.
     
  3. Lynn TXP 0369

    Lynn TXP 0369 Sr Member

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    Thanks Steve..
    Yeah, I think the same guys did the same model building if I read it right some place, so it would make sence they would use the same techniques and possibly the same colors.

    Are you telling me I need to add a Harrier pilot to my SS red leader??? ;)

    Is this an SS build for you, or another job? You need to build one for yourself before you get burnt out.. :lol

    The Harrier pilot looks kick butt in the viper cockpit..

    I'll post better pics in a bit.

    Lynn
     
  4. Galactifan

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  5. Lynn TXP 0369

    Lynn TXP 0369 Sr Member

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    Thanks.

    Lynn
     
  6. Tordoc

    Tordoc Well-Known Member

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    Can you show me more detail of the canopy rails you installed?
     
  7. Lynn TXP 0369

    Lynn TXP 0369 Sr Member

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    Sure... Here you go.
    The real prop...
    [image]http://www.wackychimp.com/uploads/HERO_top.jpg[/image]

    My conversion....

    I think I used 1/6" half round styrene stock for the rails and 40 mil. styrene for the pylon cover plate.
    [image]http://www.wackychimp.com/uploads/Detail_strip1.JPG[/image]
    [image]http://www.wackychimp.com/uploads/Detail_strip2.JPG[/image]
    ***PLEASE NOTE*** The canopy is not fully in place and is just set there for the pic and you can see a gap in between the one rail and canopy, it is not there when it is fully seated.

    I started the weathering with a light misting of grey as you can see it is no longer white. :)

    Lynn
     
  8. Tordoc

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    Thanks. I was going to add that detail but decided against it. Now that I've seen yours, I may just retrofit it to my Viper.
     
  9. STEVE THE SWEDE

    STEVE THE SWEDE Sr Member

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    Yes, I'm FINALLY making something for my own collection. :) I think I read somewhere that the Harrier pilot was used with the real X-wing models. I have pics of Red-2 (the one I'm making) and the pilot looks really close to the Harrier pilot, a custom helmet has been added though, looks nothing like the helmet used by the actors.

    Steve.
     
  10. Lynn TXP 0369

    Lynn TXP 0369 Sr Member

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    It is about time Steve.. :lol ;)
    Now you gotta repaint your AT-AT while your at it. ;)

    I'm seriously thinking of selling or trading my TE Sandtrooper armor to get a MR AT-AT.

    My Viper is now all decaled and letting them dry.

    Lynn
     
  11. Captain April

    Captain April Sr Member

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    Looks really good but why change the pilot?
     
  12. Lynn TXP 0369

    Lynn TXP 0369 Sr Member

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    The viper pilot is great, but I want mine to look like the real SS models and a Harrier pilot is what they used.

    Lynn
     
  13. PHArchivist

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    Very nice. Love the canopy rails.
     
  14. Jestefarean

    Jestefarean Sr Member

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    Can't wait for some pics.
     
  15. Lanboy

    Lanboy Well-Known Member

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    Jesse

    Just wanted to let you know that my build-up arrived, and it's fantastic. The weathering you did is perfect - not too excessive, but enough to indicate "carbon scoring" and suggestive of insanely rapid flight through exotic atmospheres. I love the cockpit detail, and the Viper pilot. Thanks to your excellent packing job the Customs monkeys were unable to inflict any damage. It's a gorgeous kit.

    Can't wait for my Raider.
     
  16. Jestefarean

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    WONDERFUL.... I'm so glad it made it in tact and your happy with it.....
     
  17. Lynn TXP 0369

    Lynn TXP 0369 Sr Member

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    I'll get more soon. I just have a little more weathering, do the cockpit, pilot, and finish the stand.

    Lynn
     
  18. Lynn TXP 0369

    Lynn TXP 0369 Sr Member

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    Thanks..
    Lynn
     
  19. Lynn TXP 0369

    Lynn TXP 0369 Sr Member

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    Ask and you shall recieve...
    [image]http://www.wackychimp.com/uploads/Viper1a.jpg[/image]
    [image]http://www.wackychimp.com/uploads/Viper2a.jpg[/image]
    [image]http://www.wackychimp.com/uploads/Viper3a.jpg[/image]
    This has been painted gloss white misted with just a touch of gray, hit heavly with pastel chalk, some black misting, a little black and rust wash on the engines and pipe area, some black wash streaking.

    I still have some more weathering to do behind the guns, the flash showed I didn't weather it enough.

    Keep in mind, this has been painted to be a SS prop and not an idealized Viper with perfact weathering placement with scratchs, nicks, sooty weathering where it is supposed to be and perfact detailing.

    It is painted to be a prop, not a show winning model, I got my Revel Viper for that.. :D
    I hope you like it.

    Lynn
     
  20. belleauwood

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    Well, hereÂ’s my contribution to the Viper world right now. I am also still in the process of finding a few minutes to spare to finish off the photo comparison of JesseÂ’s viper and the MiM kit. Sorry itÂ’s taken so long Jesse, but IÂ’ll add it in ASAP.

    As always, get these while you can, no guarantee that theyÂ’ll still be hosted in a month.

    First up, Starbucks Viper as seen on Pilot. These are mostly Starbuck on approach with damage (around 19 minutes in my copy) or the ones with underside views and turbo are later in the fight over Caralon. Good shots of Starbucks weathering and all of the ships marking (note underside markings and grey band around nose, and lack of grey paneling). Also, note that there is some detail near the “canopy rails” that shows up but not very clearly.

    http://home.comcast.net/~ryan.comer/images/sb1.JPG

    http://home.comcast.net/~ryan.comer/images/sb2.JPG

    http://home.comcast.net/~ryan.comer/images/sb3.JPG

    http://home.comcast.net/~ryan.comer/images/sb4.JPG

    http://home.comcast.net/~ryan.comer/images/sb5.JPG

    http://home.comcast.net/~ryan.comer/images/sb6.JPG

    http://home.comcast.net/~ryan.comer/images/sb7.JPG

    http://home.comcast.net/~ryan.comer/images/sb8.JPG

    These are a “generic” viper in the launch tube, shows just how truly “white” the viper is under the right lighting. Your looks GREAT Lynn. This is around 30 minutes in on my copy.

    http://home.comcast.net/~ryan.comer/images/v1.JPG

    http://home.comcast.net/~ryan.comer/images/v2.JPG

    http://home.comcast.net/~ryan.comer/images/v3.JPG

    http://home.comcast.net/~ryan.comer/images/v4.JPG

    http://home.comcast.net/~ryan.comer/images/v5.JPG


    Enjoy, and Jesse, IÂ’ll get those comp pics up ASAP.


    Ryan
     
  21. Jestefarean

    Jestefarean Sr Member

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    Great pics.... Interesting...the generic Viper does have a pilot...and the helmet looks...well...different.
     
  22. PHArchivist

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    Wow -- Starbuck's s DIRTY AS HELL, but the one in the tube looks nearly brand new.

    I'd bet the Starbuck Viper model is SRIKINGLY dirty n person.

    In thevery last image, it appears that the pilot has goggles or a visor on the helmet, suggesting the Harrier pilot...
     
  23. PHArchivist

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    Isn't it interesting how you pic up on aspects you didn't see before when looking at photos?
     
  24. Lynn TXP 0369

    Lynn TXP 0369 Sr Member

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    AWesome pics...

    I really do think they were painted white now and heavly weatherd.

    Lynn
     
  25. Lynn TXP 0369

    Lynn TXP 0369 Sr Member

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    For Starbucks ship to look like that on film with the big camera lights on her, it would have to be really nasty in person.

    You should see how dirty mine looks inperson, it looks almost black, and how white it looks with the flash.
    But that is what you want if you want the SS look.
    Lynn
     
  26. Lynn TXP 0369

    Lynn TXP 0369 Sr Member

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    Ain't that the truth.. :lol
    I didn't realize how much my rust wash stood out until I looked at the photos more with the flash hitting them.

    I gotta get more black wash on the rust areas and tone it down some.
    Lynn
     
  27. PHArchivist

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    In my pics, I realized the panel lines are not visible (I did not do any darkening of them). Now I'm going to add a dark wash.
     
  28. PHArchivist

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    Wait until you see mine.

    Combined with high-powered lighting, there's also the resolution factor...

    The resolution those ships were shot with MUST be lower than today's standards, and is CERTAINLY lower than human vision. I'm sure most of the smaller, finer weather marks blended in and washed out due to low resolution as well as intense lighting.
     

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