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Author Topic: A Big Spring Build Viper. (Modified)  (Read 7663 times)

Offline PiperCPO

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Re: A Big Spring Build Viper. (Modified)
« Reply #30 on: March 30, 2014, 01:14:38 pm »
Well done and looking great! I am going to have to add this to my wish list!
Brad

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Offline 3rdplacetrekkie

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Re: A Big Spring Build Viper. (Modified)
« Reply #31 on: March 30, 2014, 01:23:21 pm »
Excellent work on those engines! They look super clean lit up!
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Offline Randal Scott

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Re: A Big Spring Build Viper. (Modified)
« Reply #32 on: March 30, 2014, 03:03:51 pm »
Thanks guys!   :)
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Offline Randal Scott

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Re: A Big Spring Build Viper. (Modified)
« Reply #33 on: March 31, 2014, 03:45:23 pm »
After a suggestion from Bill (Billski) about fibre optics it got me thinking...

Some cr**py soldering and two 3mm LEDs later:

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10203572689902371&set=vb.1368918712&type=2&theater

Sorry about the shaky camerawork..!

Hopefully I'll get some fine fibre optic strands fed from the LEDs to a couple of the more blank etch instrument panels in the 'pit.
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Offline wolf 359

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Re: A Big Spring Build Viper. (Modified)
« Reply #34 on: April 01, 2014, 02:21:13 pm »
Looking good. Keep up the good work.

Offline Randal Scott

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Re: A Big Spring Build Viper. (Modified)
« Reply #35 on: April 10, 2014, 05:00:24 pm »
Some work done to the pilot figure. The buckle detail on his flight tunic is a bit on the soft side so I've replaced it with plastic card. I also tidied up the figure with a little puttying around his shoulders using Vallejo Plastic Putty.., and a LOT of milliput putty to fill the huge cavity in his back! This would otherwise be visible through the canopy.

I also made up a harness for him using 1/32 photo etch buckles and the foil from a wine bottle. (The wine did not go to waste..!)
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Offline Randal Scott

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Re: A Big Spring Build Viper. (Modified)
« Reply #36 on: April 10, 2014, 05:05:42 pm »
To improve the control column he's holding I sliced off the non-descript "blob" off the top and replaced it with the top of the "spare" column that's for use if you decide not to include the pilot. His thumb is now poised over the buttons ready to fire. (Or engage the turbo, I'm not sure which..!)
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Offline PiperCPO

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Re: A Big Spring Build Viper. (Modified)
« Reply #37 on: April 10, 2014, 11:01:08 pm »
Great job replacing that control stick top! That looks a thousand times better!
Brad

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Offline 3rdplacetrekkie

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Re: A Big Spring Build Viper. (Modified)
« Reply #38 on: April 10, 2014, 11:15:37 pm »
excellent job with the control stick! love it!
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Re: A Big Spring Build Viper. (Modified)
« Reply #39 on: April 11, 2014, 12:36:45 am »
Nice detail on the joy stick Randal.


PS The control panel idea wasn't mine, I knicked it from someone else lol

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Re: A Big Spring Build Viper. (Modified)
« Reply #40 on: April 11, 2014, 02:28:31 am »
To improve the control column he's holding I sliced off the non-descript "blob" off the top and replaced it with the top of the "spare" column that's for use if you decide not to include the pilot. His thumb is now poised over the buttons ready to fire. (Or engage the turbo, I'm not sure which..!)
left button  FIRE
center button  TURBO
right button  IM
the only time I can remember them using the"IM" button was
in the 1980 pilot to go to light speed for time travel.

Offline Randal Scott

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Re: A Big Spring Build Viper. (Modified)
« Reply #41 on: April 11, 2014, 02:57:26 am »
Thanks chaps, and thank you r0bert for keeping me straight on which button's which! :) Going to have to paint him soon (Gulp!) Did I say I am rubbish when it comes to figure painting..? :/
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Offline fumblethumbs

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Re: A Big Spring Build Viper. (Modified)
« Reply #42 on: April 12, 2014, 07:42:06 am »
Nice work Randal!  You've done an excellent job on the harness!  Really looks the part.
Likewise on the control knob...Much better!  These little "adjustments" sure do add to the realism.  Well done!
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Ooooooo!  I think I may buy that kit!
 
Jeff.

Offline Randal Scott

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Re: A Big Spring Build Viper. (Modified)
« Reply #43 on: April 12, 2014, 01:08:08 pm »
Thanks Jeff. :)
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Re: A Big Spring Build Viper. (Modified)
« Reply #44 on: April 12, 2014, 06:08:55 pm »
On the button Randal!
Still going boldly!

 




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