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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.

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    Lol! Can't keep the winter coat forever! Mask wearing was getting problematic and birds were nesting in it...
     
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    I kid I kid :p
     
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    Finished the aft landing gear doors and welded them on.

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    Made cardboard windscreen panels, bought a sheet or 4.5mm thick perspex, (plexiglass), flattened templates, traced and cut with a fine jigsaw.

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    After semi success forming it with every heater, heat gun and butane torch I could find, today I borrowed a LPG weed burner to spread the flame evenly over the material. I got a beautiful even bend out of it.

    All fitted up now, running in tracks beautifully and the tracks are now secured to the formers via steel brackets.

    Runs like a dream.

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    Moving on to the wings now.
     
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    Canberra just went into COVID lockdown today, so I guess I'll have some time to work on the wings.

    Good thing I measured the shed out right. I've got some vehicle dollys coming. If I push the Viper to one side and mount a wing, I have a foot of clearance to get around it and fit it before removing it to do the opposite side. As long as my fat covid lockdown guts doesn't expand, I'll be fine to squeeze past.

    Right now I am just using cardboard to work it all out. The cannons are not terribly heavy, but they are mounted on the wing tips, causing a bit of a cantilever effect. I will be using a steel strut welded to two mounting points in the side of the nacelle, that will support the longitudinal length of the wing, plus the cannon. In the series set prop, there was a sneaky little strut poking out of the cockpit fuselage, attached to the side of the gun, giving it one more support point forward of the wing roots.

    Once that's all measured and cut, I will then build the wings out of polystyrene, with two steel poles inside, radiating from the wing roots to the outer edge. Shape, sand and fibreglass with the rest of the hull.

    The rounds are 30mm, similar to the A10 Warthog's gun. These are turned out of wood, painted and I made the link a couple of years ago out of sheetmetal. I have a plan later to have a transparent or cutaway section on one wing so you can see the load-out of the link to the side of the cannon. More on that down the track.

    full story on www.buildsbybaz.com, or look for Builds by Baz groups on Facebook and Youtube.


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    ?? Huh ??
     
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    1 parsec is approximately distance travelled 3.26 light years.
     
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    It's just distance. I think you meant the distance travelled by light in 3.26 years.

    I've always wanted to do a project like this, but with a Visitor shuttle from the 1980s series. Next project Baz..?!
     
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    Off you go lad....

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    Baz
     
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    No Star Wars references here, it's Battlestar Galactica.
     
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    Good thing I didn't make one then hey :thumbup:
     
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    There are few words to describe how impressive this is. I'm a huge BSG fan and have a whole bunch of screen used props and memorabilia from the 2009 series. Including a screen used colonial viper nameplate that would fit nicely down the side of this... ;)
     
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    Thanks mate. I have had the burden and privelege of the internet community, encouraging and spurring me on! I don't want to give up on myself, nor any of you!

    It will be done.

    Right now, it's in limbo because of funds/materials. Right now I am saving every penny from the sale of my knives, to buy a milling machine. I can't divert money into the Viper- yet. Once I have the mill, I will be able to make my knives a bit faster, then start buying the last of the steel, solenoids, reservior and electronics for the reaction control system, (RCS) AND FINALLY, RESIN FOR THE 40M2 OF FIBREGLASS ON THE ENTIRE HULL!!!

    Yay.

    Baz.
     
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    Literally Laughed Out Loud when I saw the imitation 30 Mike-Mike... that is awesome my friend, not to mention all the other progress that you've made since I last checked in.

    Baz is the King of bold creative projects that ACTUALLY GET COMPLETED, massive respect to you mate.
     
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    God bless ya mate!

    Baz
     
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    Hit me up if you find yourself running short of acrylic, I got u covered bro.

    Spare Perspex.jpg

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    Lol! Ya funny bugger!

    :)

    Baz
     
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    That's primo vintage 3mm mate, I've had that lying around since ~2010.
    Anyway, I'll stop spamming up your build thread now.

    It's looking absolutely fantastic mate. How are you going with the instrument panels and cockpit build out? I remember you were focussing on that as a priority.
    "Read back through the thread" would be a totally legitimate response here btw.
    Edit: I read back through the thread and it's looking great :thumbup:
     
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    There's always my YouTube channel mate, for a bit of a short cut.

    https://youtube.com/user/barryarmstead
     
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    Yeah I'm already subbed, didn't have All Notifs turned on. Fixed, cheers. ;)
     

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