Revell Viper Mk7

craig g

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This is my Revell Viper Mk 7
I used the Paragrafix photoetch set ,which is a must in my opinion as the kit cockpit is so sparse.
Hope you like

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modelerdave

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As someone who just finished this same model (the Moebius version), I must say yours looks terrific! I completely agree about the cockpit. I even swapped out the seat for a resin aircraft ejector seat to spruce it up even more, but it meant I couldn't use the pilot.

Your weathering looks great.
 
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Analyzer

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Thanks!

I used Testors Intermediate Blue from a rattle can for my 1/72 ones and it seemed a perfect match, but I hate Testors enamels, they sometimes take days or even weeks to fully dry, plus being a rattle can, it's hard to get subtle variations like with an airbrush

Vallejo paint will make an excellent alternative for when I do mine!

Also regarding the photo-etch, did it plug in pretty easily, or did you have to do some sanding/cutting. I was wondering since I have the same set
 

modelerdave

Member
Thanks!

I used Testors Intermediate Blue from a rattle can for my 1/72 ones and it seemed a perfect match, but I hate Testors enamels, they sometimes take days or even weeks to fully dry, plus being a rattle can, it's hard to get subtle variations like with an airbrush

Vallejo paint will make an excellent alternative for when I do mine!

Also regarding the photo-etch, did it plug in pretty easily, or did you have to do some sanding/cutting. I was wondering since I have the same set
I used a photo etch cockpit on my build and it was pretty hard to fit into place. It take a lot of cutting and sanding. I didn't help matters by using 11 LEDs in the cockpit either. But even an unlit one would need some work to fit. The PE instructions give an OK guide on where to sand and cut.
 
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craig g

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I used a photo etch cockpit on my build and it was pretty damn hard to fit into place. It take a lot of cutting and sanding. I didn't help matters by using 11 LEDs in the cockpit either. But even an unlit one would need some work to fit. The PE instructions give an OK guide on where to sand and cut.
Thanks!

I used Testors Intermediate Blue from a rattle can for my 1/72 ones and it seemed a perfect match, but I hate Testors enamels, they sometimes take days or even weeks to fully dry, plus being a rattle can, it's hard to get subtle variations like with an airbrush

Vallejo paint will make an excellent alternative for when I do mine!

Also regarding the photo-etch, did it plug in pretty easily, or did you have to do some sanding/cutting. I was wondering since I have the same set
I had to do a lot of cutting and filing to get mine to fit TBH . Worth it but it was far from a straight forward particular swap.
 

Analyzer

Sr Member
I used a photo etch cockpit on my build and it was pretty damn hard to fit into place. It take a lot of cutting and sanding. I didn't help matters by using 11 LEDs in the cockpit either. But even an unlit one would need some work to fit. The PE instructions give an OK guide on where to sand and cut.
I had to do a lot of cutting and filing to get mine to fit TBH . Worth it but it was far from a straight forward particular swap.
so not quite as plug n play as hoped, but yes it is worth it on something this size. The 1/72 ones are so small and you hardly see anything in there

Thanks for the heads up
 
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