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

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    Thanks guys. I'll be getting back into the build real soon.
     
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    Thanks guys. I'm getting a plasma cutter very soon, so I can cut all the shapes for the landing gear, remove all the plywood cladding and replace with steel. Excited much?

    Baz.
     
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    Hnnnnnng. I have to see this in the flesh when it's completed. I may or may not treat you like some sort of diety. Your attention to detail is godly.
     
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    Had a bit of fun up the ladder with the wide-angle lens.

    The hangar work continues, with dividing walls, electricity, 10A, 15A and 3 phase circuits, natural gas heating, insulation, machinery and ongoing tool/floor-space optimisation, mezanine storage on the other side of the dividing wall and more.

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    Just a few more $$$ and I will get to work on the Viper again.
     
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    Make sure to factor in the ironman suit weight for the cockpit cos u know we gonna want to see u wearing it in there :leet::Pirate:
     
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    BOOYAAAAHHHH!! FRAK YEAH! Finally back to the Viper build!

    My other major projects are all but done, so it's time to get stuck into it.

    Last night I started by pulling all the plywood cladding off the landing gear and started to replace it with steel. I am also fitting concealed axle mounts in the skids, so I can put temporary wheels on each one, for moving the ship when needed.

    As I go, I am repairing all the damaged polystyrene, caused by moving it around the property. I've already spent some time realigning modules that have shifted, so the fit is flush.

    When I can, I will look at getting the canopy along to an aluminium welding service to get it solidified, positioning brackets removed, then get some polycarbonate windows fitted into it.

    The turbines, front and rear need to be tuned and joined with through- driveshafts, then belted to a clutched, central drive motor. I've pulled out the front turbine fans to get a clear look through the nacelle and plan it out.

    I repaired the wiring of some of the cockpit instruments last night. The sound system needs more work.

    The wing frames need to be welded together, fitted then skinned, then fit the cannons.

    Plans for an 8 metre low-rider trailer are in the works, with fold down sides and removable roof, for weatherproofing, security and transport to shows.

    Lots to do.

    Baz.

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    wow looks amazing, so much work
     
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    Cockpit look amazing!
     
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    hell yeah! so amazing!! :D
     
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    Looks freaking awesome!!!!
     
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    Cheers dudes!

    Baz.
     
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    Looks awesome!

    Side note:
    You might need to fit in a demister into that helmet design, otherwise you'll never be able to see to take off :p
     
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    Yep. I have a small PC fan to put in there. Plenty of room for it. I have one in the chin of the Iron Man helmet too. Works well.

    Baz.
     
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    The implication here is that it will actually fly... please let us all know the date of the first flight so we can cheer you on !!! I can send you my hundred bucks admission to the crowd (you'd be mad not to sell tickets) immediately when I receive a date :Pirate:. Money well spent.
     
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    If that doesn't work, you can try piping it from the back instead. Air flow over the top of the helm to the front instead of blowing it from the front. I think it was one of the Alien movie helmet that uses it to keep the visibility up. Or could be a NASA thing. Can't remember which one it was. I saw it on Tested video on youtube.
     
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