[PROJECT] Builds By Baz - Full Scale MK II Colonial Viper

Discussion in 'Other Toys/Hobbies' started by ASIGN_Baz, May 15, 2017.

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    ASIGN_Baz

    ASIGN_Baz "Maker of awesome stuff"

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    Demolitions on my pergola over the Viper are complete. I have to clean up the rubble now and have it taken away, then I can roll the central fuselage away to the other driveway, so it's out of the way for the two new rooms. As soon as that's done, i can build my bigger, better shed/workshop/hangar.

    Moving the Viper to the other driveway is the challenge.

    Bunnings sells really flimsy dolly trolleys, so I made my own the same dimensions of the feet. I'm in the middle of replacing all the plywood cladding around the feet with steel, including 8mm thick steel baseplate under each foot. I will drill holes in the edge of the baseplate, so I can bolt the dolly trolleys under them for ease of moving around. I'd hate to be pushing the Viper along and have it come off a trolley.


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    If all the dollies are like that they will fight each other when you try to turn, you either need all swivel wheels of swivels on the front leg/s and fixed on the back.
     
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    ASIGN_Baz

    ASIGN_Baz "Maker of awesome stuff"

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    I am putting fixed wheels on the back dollys. Yes, I see what you mean. I'll put all swivels on the front dolly. I'll swap them over in the morning. Thanks mate.

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    Viper now on wheels And moved back out of the way. Demolitions done, cleanup and removal of material next.

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    MR CHILLED D'oh!

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    Looking forward to a five day prospecting trip to get away from all this.

    I made a massive mess today and yesterday and for the last couple of weeks, but I'm in the process of cleaning it all up. It cost me over $7k in bloody ACT approvals to get an extra couple of rooms extended on one end of my house, where the Viper currently sits. That's without spending money on even one brick!

    At the other end of the house, I've cut down the carport and demolished the shittiest shed you have ever seen in your life! I mean, did the builder even have a loose plan or did he just make it up as he went along? I had to get through bolts, screws, rivets and welds, not to mention every joint filled with nomore gaps, silastic and paint! Still going filling a 10m3 skip bin with rubble, but at least I had local utes, vans and trailers lining up for all the materials I stacked up neatly on the curb.

    As a knockdown-rebuild, at least the new shed will neat and tidy, not to mention comes with compliant structural engineering certificate. It should arrive mid-month, then I'll have a hangar for the Viper and lots of space for machinery and work benches.

    Bring on the serenity of a remote creek...

    Carport down.

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    New side fence up.

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    shed to burn down. (I wish it was that easy)

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    Shed gone. Crappy brick retaining wall to bust up. (Massive tree stump and leader roots pushing it in from behind.)

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    Viper weather proofed until the new shed is up at the other end of the house.

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  7. Ma Baker

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    Ah I've missed your updates. Looking forward to seeing the improvements. :thumbup:
     
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    "Hi, I'd like to add something to my insurance policy"
    "Sure, what would you like to insure?"
    "A Mark II Colonial Viper"
    "Is that a car?"
    "It's a spacecraft"
    "... I'm sorry but could you repeat that?"
    "I'd like to insure my spacecraft ..."
    "Could you please hold for one moment, I just have to check some details"
     
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