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

Discussion in 'Other Toys/Hobbies' started by Builds By Baz, May 15, 2017.

  1. OP
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    Why thank you... ;)
     
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    MR CHILLED D'oh!

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    When you see the legs like that you realise what a full on build this really is.

    You say it's just for fun but are there any plans to road show it at any stage?
     
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    How long till it can fracking fly?

    Not sure how I missed this thread, subbed and watching with great interest
     
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    Likely a show here and there, some charity events, etc

    I'll see if I can edit the OP with FAQs.

    Baz.
     
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    Good stuff, I await the tv appearances :p
     
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    I'm still going to ride all the way down from queensland to see this in the flesh when its finished and at an appropriate time :D
     
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    This is amazing, following with interest. :thumbup:
     
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    All three legs now finished. All steel. No more wood.

    Marathon day of welding today.

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    MR CHILLED D'oh!

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    Awesome work mate :thumbup: Any idea how much this bad boy will weigh once complete?
     
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    Somewhere between 1200 and 1500 kg.
     
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    Wow, ok, certainly not going to be easy to move if you do do a roadshow.
     
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    Why? Humans have been moving things around the planet that weigh hundreds of tons more, for centuries.

    A ton and a half is a doddle. All it takes is a little planning early on and it's covered.

    Baz.
     
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    I think the main concern is the extra weight is going to increase your power requirements for flight.
     
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    Shouldn't be a problem... :D
     
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    UPDATE 19 March 2021

    SIGH. It's really hard to update all the social media and forums. I have little time on my hands and it eats a lot of it.

    As my main aim here is to inspire folks to try their hand at ambitious projects on the path to betterment etc, hopefully it's OK to just post a quick link to the one page where the updates live.

    Mods is that ok with you?

    Baz.

    Here's the link to the latest works in progress.

    https://www.buildsbybaz.com/secondary-propulsion-yes-turbines/

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    All the running gear is in for the turbines port and starboard. Here's a test startup, sound and motion.



    Here's what it looks like on the inside. The tink tink you hear is the tied ends of the temporary rope belts hitting the shroud on the lamp. Took me a few minutes to work out what it was. There were lots of creaks and squeaks initially, but I went over the lot with a can of WD40 and now it runs totally silent until I put the sound on the speakers.



    Finally, here's a bit of a look at what's coming in the Viper build.

     
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    One of the things I learned whilst building the Iron Man suit, was not only the extra attention to detail, but the LAYERING of details. Covering up the top details of the landing gear with bay doors adds that extra dimension, when someone stoops low to inspect what is obscured by the doors, thus seeing all the cool stuff underneath.

    I also added top nacelle engine details using an old bucket, scrap sheetmetal welded together and some copper pipe.

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    As usual, the full story is logged on my website, www.buildsbybaz.com . My main mission is go encourage others to have a go at big projects, or even little ones, as a way to focus energy, motivate and give one a reason to get out of bed in the morning, or to look forward to going home after work, etc.

    Baz.
     
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    Update:

    Top engine nacelle engine details complete and nacelle re-mounted.

    New intake details created and installed in top nacelle. There are no details inside this area in BSG lore, so I've been given a go ahead by the BSG crew to write my own. So let it be written, so let it be done.

    Foot pedals fabricated, spring loaded and a stainless steel safety mesh welded in so kids can't get their foot stuck in it.

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    That cockpit looks the shiz..

    Is that screen a pic, or is it a reflecion in which old mate Baz had a shave? Proper lady killer now?
    Can't be a scene from Battlestar Galactica, I don't recall ever seeing corrugated iron in the Galactica's hangars or workshops.

    You're a good looking dude under the face fuzz mate !!
     
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