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

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  1. Nitephyre

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    Lookin' good mate! :D
     
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    Building! Viper hangar/workshop.

    I got the front two mullions up today. They were a pain in the ass, but I got them done and am calling it a day. Sheeting by Thursday I reckon.

    At least I got a good view of the fires from my scaffold. So glad they are over and after nearly two months, we have clean air. The rain is nice too.

    The Viper will be parked in the right hand roller door.

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    Is there anything you can't do??? I am in awe as usual, that's a damn pro looking construction :thumbup:
     
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    MR CHILLED D'oh!

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    Wow, just wow......that thing is just crazy insane! I'm just in awe at its shear size :wired:
     
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    Thanks guys.

    Things have been crazy in my life - I feel like I'm going a little insane. I'm tired, sore and ready to retire. Only another 17 years.

    I've had a couple more flight suit sessions with my tailor, he doing the skilled sewing machine stuff and I doing the grunt work, cutting and gluing stuff for him to sew on. The right leg thigh pocket was a bit of a mongrel. We had four attempts at it to get it right. Finally, that one is out of the way.

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    The last bits of padded and covered plates are glued up and top-stitched onto the back. The photo looks skewiff because I've just draped it over my shoulders and am holding the sides in with my elbows. Trust me, it's symmetrical and the right size.

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    We also made a good start on the flak vest. The neoprene plates have been backed and stiffened, then covered with pigskin suede. This is what was used in the show.

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    Finally, I have been squeezing in an hour here and an hour there, (most of that time is eaten up by dragging tools and power outside then packing it all up when finished.) on the new hangar/workshop. Today I got the last of the big bolts drilled and fastened. A few more tech screws in engineer specified places and the sheeting is ready to go on.

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    New hangar is up. I had a little bit of help from friends to do the big lifts, but for the most I've had to do it alone, especially at the moment as we are in the middle of all the new rules on social distancing because of COVID-19.

    Most of the modular sections of the Viper I moved back in last night. I've been able to do a lot while I stay at home, but I also need to watch my pennies, which is slowing me down.

    Still to do - Stud wall down the length of the hangar to separate the 3m door from the 4m door, insulation, power, lighting, drywall on the insides, weld up some new work benches, install machinery, etc etc. I've a long way to go and without the ability to go where I want, when I want, it's going to be yet another delay.

    I still need a few bodies to help me push the rest of the Viper, (main fuselage/engineblock/landing gear), from one end of the house, down the driveway, up the street then navigate the kerb into the other driveway and into the new hangar. I can then reassemble it and start the fibreglass work. With limits on social gatherings of no more than two people at the moment, I'm going to have to wait.

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  7. qwertylesh

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    holy hell man, you really do some cool af shit. :D

    very awesome :thumbup:
     
  8. Nitephyre

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    SO damn sexy! Nice work Captain.
     

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