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Builds By Baz - MK II Colonial Viper - Life Size.

 
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Dec 30, 2017 15:07 |  #61

looking very good!


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Jan 19, 2018 20:23 |  #62

Thanks Joseph. :D

Time has been difficult to juggle, but I managed to get a bit of work in on the project here and there.

I've started making link for the 30mm cannon ammunition so I can make up two belts of 15 for each wing.

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I've also finished bringing the interior walls up to the window sill so now I can bring the outer hull skin all the way up to meet them for an air-seal with the canopy frame.

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I've also started the ejector seat configuration, starting with a spacer box underneath to raise it and provide a base to build the rest of the unit from. I also cut the top of the seat off as they did with the original prop to allow for the headrest and integrated systems in the top of the seat.

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Jan 24, 2018 07:05 |  #63

My shaping press worked for a few, but then it started distorting and I was constantly having to bash it back into shape. So, I went back to the drawing board and strengthened it with plate steel and welded another pipe inside the 40mm pipe to stop it from squashing. The results are much more consistent.

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Jan 25, 2018 06:10 |  #64

I decided to make the colours BSG accurate instead of real world accurate.

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Jan 26, 2018 16:49 |  #65

A.S.I.G.N. Observatory wrote in post #18548514 (external link)
I decided to make the colours BSG accurate instead of real world accurate.

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nice - I like the brass ones, but can understand your commitment to accuracy...


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Jan 30, 2018 06:44 |  #66

^^^ Ta mate. :D

I wanted to at least make some attempt to make the back end of the rounds look like they have primers in them, so I used a 20mm spade bit to drill a hole and countersunk ring, then bashed in clout nails to be ground and polished later.

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I also changed from rubbish pine to a hardwood made from half a dozen old rotten tree stakes. After sorting through them and cutting off the rotten half, I salvaged enough from the rubbish pile to turn a few more bullets. They turn much nicer.

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Feb 02, 2018 03:21 |  #67

Ammunition turning workflow.



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Feb 03, 2018 06:53 |  #69

Back to working on the cockpit. These instrument side shelves require careful fabrication. Slowing down and actually bought dressed timber this time, instead of rough ply.

The shelves in the screen-used prop were vacuformed and textured plastic. I am thinking I can achieve the same using timber and sanding it smooth, then using hammer-finish paint to achieve similar texture.

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Feb 04, 2018 05:53 |  #70

Almost done.

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Feb 05, 2018 05:38 |  #71

After a colour correction, I moved onto the port side instrument shelf.

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Some tweaking to do now to make the starboard shelf fit. There's a former block in the way of one of the protruding instruments. Job for another day. I think I might even have a little sleep tonight.

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Feb 09, 2018 07:45 |  #72

Starting the ejector seat configuration with a spacer box underneath to raise it and provide a base to build the rest of the unit from. I also cut the top of the seat off as they did with the original prop to allow for the headrest and integrated systems in the top of the seat. The padded cover just gets folded back and stitched behind the seat to dress it off.

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Building the sides and top was tricky and a bit of trail and error. I only really had three half-decent photos to work from at different angles, but they were difficult to translate into shape and size with such limited views and details. I made a frame out of plywood which was pretty basic to back the seat and hug it's contours. Then I started from the top, as the pictures I have are of it are best from there. Working my way down, it was a bit of improvisation with limited materials, but I managed to find a happy approximation.

Again, I found it a big money saver to use cardboard first to freehand the shapes and fit, then transfer to half inch plywood once I had established the form. I'll add in small details later, but that's the main construction finished. It was quite a challenge.

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Full story here >> http://www.buildsbybaz​.com/cockpit-interior-fit-out/ (external link)

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Feb 13, 2018 06:09 |  #73

Cockpit construction complete. Just a bit of gap filling and some paint left now.

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Feb 15, 2018 09:19 |  #74

My friends Andrew W and David M have both been working hard with the graphic design, re-formatting and installing into the electronic equipment to go into the cockpit. I't's been an exciting day and we've got a lot done!

Full story here. >> http://www.buildsbybaz​.com ...d-weapon-systems-screens/ (external link)

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Feb 15, 2018 19:54 |  #75

Looks Fantastic!


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