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Author Topic: A Big Spring Build Viper. (Modified)  (Read 7702 times)

Offline wolf 359

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Re: A Big Spring Build Viper. (Modified)
« Reply #15 on: March 12, 2014, 10:47:14 am »
Good start

Offline Randal Scott

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Re: A Big Spring Build Viper. (Modified)
« Reply #16 on: March 12, 2014, 11:56:05 am »
Thanks Wolf. It's a small start but hopefully I'll be giving it more attention as soon as I get another project or two out of the way...
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Re: A Big Spring Build Viper. (Modified)
« Reply #17 on: March 28, 2014, 05:10:25 pm »
About time I posted something of this build...

Light blocking with flat black to begin with.
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Offline Randal Scott

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Re: A Big Spring Build Viper. (Modified)
« Reply #18 on: March 28, 2014, 05:16:43 pm »
A wee trick I picked up watching Simon Mercs' DeBoers Reliant build with lighting strips. I drilled a hole in each of the contacts then threaded the lead through before soldering. This thing isn't going to break contact with rough handling!

Whilst I was at it I wired the 5mm white LEDs for the engines.
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Offline Randal Scott

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Re: A Big Spring Build Viper. (Modified)
« Reply #19 on: March 28, 2014, 05:21:05 pm »
My Paragrafix etch set arrived at last! Giving it a bath first to de-grease it to help paint adhesion.
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Re: A Big Spring Build Viper. (Modified)
« Reply #20 on: March 28, 2014, 05:27:06 pm »
Looks like you have a plan Randal. Hope to see more soon

Offline Randal Scott

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Re: A Big Spring Build Viper. (Modified)
« Reply #21 on: March 28, 2014, 05:29:52 pm »
Thanks Bill.  :)

After scraping the raised detail in the cockpit I used the etch inlays to mark out the areas of plastic to be removed. This was done by chain drilling then joining the dots with a scalpel, cleaning up with a jeweller's file.
« Last Edit: March 28, 2014, 06:34:55 pm by Randal Scott »
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Re: A Big Spring Build Viper. (Modified)
« Reply #22 on: March 28, 2014, 05:54:59 pm »
Turning to the engines, the "afterburner" detail was drilled out and replaced with the Paragrafix etch. I would have liked to have kept the more 3-D molded detail, though it would have taken quite a loooong time with fine drill bits and very fine jeweller's files! The etch is quicker and is better at light blocking.

After gluing the diffuser film provided by Paragrafix I scratch built holders for the LEDs which, once painted helped with the light blocking.
« Last Edit: March 28, 2014, 06:19:02 pm by Randal Scott »
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Re: A Big Spring Build Viper. (Modified)
« Reply #23 on: March 28, 2014, 06:01:25 pm »
Light test.
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Offline Randal Scott

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Re: A Big Spring Build Viper. (Modified)
« Reply #24 on: March 28, 2014, 06:12:07 pm »
Back again to the cockpit, I figured there could be a fair bit of light spilling round the pilot's feet so I boxed in his footwell with Plastruct "C" beams. "...I've seen C-beams, glittering at Tenhauser Gate..." Oops! Er, sorry wrong franchise!  ::)

To be continued...
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Re: A Big Spring Build Viper. (Modified)
« Reply #25 on: March 28, 2014, 08:09:17 pm »
Very nice. The engines look awesome lighted up.
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Re: A Big Spring Build Viper. (Modified)
« Reply #26 on: March 29, 2014, 02:02:53 pm »
Sweet! The engines are looking great!
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Offline Randal Scott

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Re: A Big Spring Build Viper. (Modified)
« Reply #27 on: March 29, 2014, 02:29:32 pm »
Thanks guys!   :)
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Re: A Big Spring Build Viper. (Modified)
« Reply #28 on: March 29, 2014, 03:27:50 pm »
I really love the way you handled the engines Randall.

Offline Randal Scott

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Re: A Big Spring Build Viper. (Modified)
« Reply #29 on: March 29, 2014, 03:46:20 pm »
Thanks Bill. I hope the cockpit works out as well! You gave me an idea at the last hangout involving some fibre-optics, but I'm going to have to experiment first...

Watch this, er, space!
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