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    Dec 7, 2017, 10:22 AM - Re: Builds By Baz- Full scale Mk II Colonial Viper #101

    This looks great! I'll be following your progress for sure.
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    Dec 8, 2017, 6:49 PM - Re: Builds By Baz- Full scale Mk II Colonial Viper #102

    Thanks Deano.

    Canopy video


    [MEDIA=youtube]Lm9xh4CWIzc[/MEDIA]

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    Thanks Deano.

    Canopy video


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    Dec 11, 2017, 7:44 AM - Re: Builds By Baz- Full scale Mk II Colonial Viper #103

    That darned red light!


    Can't afford to buy it? FINE THEN! I'll MAKE it. Scaled using a screenshot of the original prop and a know item that I have, (red switch). Turned on the lathe from polycarbonate rod, details melted in with soldering iron, collar is the lid off my wood glue bottle. Drilled out for a globe. I'll paint it with a red permanent marker.


    Original prop



    Let's go!




















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    Dec 11, 2017, 12:59 PM - Re: Builds By Baz- Full scale Mk II Colonial Viper #104

    The Master @ work
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    Dec 11, 2017, 1:13 PM - Re: Builds By Baz- Full scale Mk II Colonial Viper #105

    That's what you can do with the right tools. Awesome job.

    They have spray on translucent red paint also.
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    Dec 11, 2017, 4:49 PM - Re: Builds By Baz- Full scale Mk II Colonial Viper #106

    George said: View Post
    The Master @ work
    Thanks mate.

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    Jintosh said: View Post
    That's what you can do with the right tools. Awesome job.

    They have spray on translucent red paint also.
    Yes I think they have some lens spray at Supercheap Auto.
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    Dec 11, 2017, 7:16 PM - Re: Builds By Baz- Full scale Mk II Colonial Viper #107

    Thanks for the tuto mate that lamp is the bomb! (and the cockpit is really taking shape).
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    Dec 11, 2017, 7:34 PM - Re: Builds By Baz- Full scale Mk II Colonial Viper #108

    That point in your build when you turn to the dark side and just say, 'F it.....Ill clean up my space later.....too much fun now.'

    Totally cool build!
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    Dec 13, 2017, 12:32 AM - Re: Builds By Baz- Full scale Mk II Colonial Viper #109

    Looking great! Amazing progress so what angles did you come up with for the panels? You are way ahead of me now! Will you have functioning joysticks?
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    Dec 13, 2017, 4:25 AM - Re: Builds By Baz- Full scale Mk II Colonial Viper #110

    Thanks guys.

    I have left the wire and plug intact on the thruster control, so anything is possible later down the track. For now, I just want to get the thing together and looking good.

    I haven't measured the angles, I just squeezed it in and cut until it fit. I can tell you that both the main instrument panel and the lower panel are both on angles, not vertical nor flat.
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    Dec 18, 2017, 7:43 AM - Re: Builds By Baz- Full scale Mk II Colonial Viper #111

    I've had no luck sourcing the panel from an old AMPEX VPR-80 video editing machine, so I've started to make it. A fellow overseas has been kind enough to run a ruler over his machine and send me the dimensions, so I've been hard at it in the shed tonight.






    The large knob is the lid of a methylated spirits bottle with a steel plate glued to the top. The small knobs I turned from wood and painted up. The screens are clear perspex sheet and the large buttons are hand cut from opaque white perspex sheet. The red one is just coloured in with a permanent marker pen. The small buttons are dressed timber, cut and hand sanded into shape.














    Full story here.
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    Dec 18, 2017, 1:21 PM - Re: Builds By Baz- Full scale Mk II Colonial Viper #112

    You gotta do what you gotta do. Looking good for scratch made.
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    Dec 19, 2017, 10:31 AM - Re: Builds By Baz- Full scale Mk II Colonial Viper #113

    Yep, what he said: looking good starting from scratch...
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    Dec 21, 2017, 6:42 AM - Re: Builds By Baz- Full scale Mk II Colonial Viper #114

    Thanks guys.

    Got the Ampex panel almost done, just some printed gauges and lights to go in. The cockpit is getting tight!






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    Dec 21, 2017, 10:00 AM - Re: Builds By Baz- Full scale Mk II Colonial Viper #115

    Getting better by the post mate
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    Dec 22, 2017, 3:02 AM - Re: Builds By Baz- Full scale Mk II Colonial Viper #116

    Thanks JB.

    With new and unprecedented reference photos now made available to me, thanks to a secret benefactor, I have decided there are some angles,shapes and sizes I can't live with. So, I stripped the instrument panel out and fixed. Never be afraid to start over and strive for perfection!


    I also trimmed an old parcel shelf out of a hatchback so size for a floor. Looks professional.








    And put it all back together again.


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    Dec 22, 2017, 7:49 AM - Re: Builds By Baz- Full scale Mk II Colonial Viper #117

    Using cardboard and reference photos to work out the side panels. Once I’m happy with it I will transfer it all to wood for shaping and painting.



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    Dec 22, 2017, 1:55 PM - Re: Builds By Baz- Full scale Mk II Colonial Viper #118

    Love it!
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    Dec 22, 2017, 2:42 PM - Re: Builds By Baz- Full scale Mk II Colonial Viper #119

    Amazing Is not a strong enough comment. freaking Awesome work!
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    Dec 23, 2017, 6:58 AM - Re: Builds By Baz- Full scale Mk II Colonial Viper #120

    Thanks for the encouragement folks!

    Port instrument shelf almost done in cardboard. I can't afford to fibreglass it this close to Christmas, so I'll do the starboard side next to keep myself busy.



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    Dec 26, 2017, 5:19 PM - Re: Builds By Baz- Full scale Mk II Colonial Viper #121

    The closest ammunition I could find to what seems to be agreed as the right one for the Viper, is a NATO 30mm cannon round with a 173mm long case.


    I found a scrap piece of Oregon and hacked it square with one of my small knives. Metalwork lathes work OK on wood, lucky for me. I used a photograph of the NATO round and was able to guesstimate approximate dimensions, knowing the diameter of the projectile was 30mm. It looks good after a bit of paint. I’ll mask it off tomorrow and spray the bands on it. I’d still like to get hold of an inert round to compare it. Then to make about 30 more of them and find/make some link to hang them under the guns of the Viper.




















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    Dec 27, 2017, 5:50 AM - Re: Builds By Baz- Full scale Mk II Colonial Viper #122

    Finished. Simple work of art.


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    Dec 27, 2017, 9:23 AM - Re: Builds By Baz- Full scale Mk II Colonial Viper #123

    Again: the Master @ work
    Thank you for sharing this!
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    Dec 27, 2017, 6:46 PM - Re: Builds By Baz- Full scale Mk II Colonial Viper #124

    Illuminated push-buttons.
    I’m really worried that the push button banks sent via US postage last October, (2017) have been lost or stolen. I am making fake buttons to cover the shortfall. They are 19x19mm and have 18x18mm stickers to label them all.

    Full build here.




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    Dec 27, 2017, 8:54 PM - Re: Builds By Baz- Full scale Mk II Colonial Viper #125

    Lost in the mail. I hate when that happens.

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