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

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    It's been a big weekend. Both wing frames welded up. One wing and 30mm mass accelerator cannon mounted. Once it's all finished, I'll take it off, stack it against the back wall and push the Viper over to the other side of the shed to mount the other wing and gun.

    The end is so close I can taste it!

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    The last two nights have been spent on a couple of small details on the port side cannon and skinning the wing.

    My interpretation of the safety/arm selector and tag out of the cannon is a little variation on the box used for the show, but I found out after I had made it. Thus, I think I will leave the heavy duty Baz solution on the port gun and go for the screen accurate safety on the starboard gun later. Why the heck not indeed?

    My version actually works and has a spring-loaded slide catch that locks in the disarm position with the positioning of the safety lanyard. There is a resounding, "CLACK!" when you release it, ready for combat.

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    There's a gizmo under the wing that looks like it serves no function either than to look col and add a bit of texture to the end of the wing and gun mount. Made it out of a few layers of MDF glued and screwed together. Paint and screw on.

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    The wing has now been press-fit with polystyrene. Soon I will use expanding foam adhesive glue to fit a second layer over the top, building thickness and locking it all in solid so I can sand and shape it.

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    The amount of thought and detail put into the cannon arm/disarm LOTO system makes me grin like an idiot. :D
    Looking great Baz!!

    Edit: My only concern is how the hospital staff are going to cope when you rock up at a children's ward with this thing. :)
     
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    Getting there...

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    Looks like a job half done... did the loading crew hit break time and go off for smoko? :)
     
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    Ran out of glue. Not allowed to go to bunnings. Can't click and collect because it's an aerosol. Let me off this stupid planet.
     
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    Ran into the same problem trying to buy some spraypaint for a little lockdown project. A minor inconvenience to be sure, but yeah... annoying!
     
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    You don't know anyone with a business account? If you have an ABN you could probably get one.
     
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    It's actually illegal to borrow someone else's card and they check your ID against it anyway. The only way is to get a tradie to go in and buy it for you, because tradies can't catch covid.
     
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    Ah no, I meant could someone get it for you if they're going in.
     
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    Thank you mate. I did exactly that.

    Baz.
     
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    It's not often I have the rollerdoor to prying eyes on the street, but when I do, I take the opportunity to stand back and get a photo with better perspective.

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    congrats on being front page on imgur!
     
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    TA MATE. :)


    BAZ.
     
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    Lookin' Baztacular mate! :D
     
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    Cheers!

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    We expect nothing less from you at this point mate. :D

    Nice one.

    Edit: I'm still wondering what the neighborhood kids are thinking when the roller door is open...
     
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