Launch when ready!

Discussion in 'Science Fiction & Fantasy' started by Revell-Fan, Feb 17, 2013.

  1. Revell-Fan

    Revell-Fan Co-Administrator Administrator

    Hello again!

    The cold weather is still affecting my nose and throat which prevents me from completing the builds I have begun. So I am continuing on the CG modeling front and advance a project which has been in the works for almost half a year. To accomplish this I have taken my "conscience" Rhaven Blaack on board again. And together we give you

    The Advanced Viper Development Project,

    or in short,

    Launch when ready!

    This thread is the immediate sister thread to our "Advanced Thunderfighter Development Project" which you can find here:

    As you might have already guessed it deals with all the different Viper models which have not been turned into paper yet, including an all-new never-before-seen TOS Mk. I. We will give you the Mk. VI from the defunct DeSanto / Singer Galactica project, the Antique Viper from the TOS episode "The Long Patrol" and at least one of the Ralph McQuarrie concept Vipers.

    Each of them will feature a cockpit interior and an optional landing gear.

    Since the original Viper prototype has more in common with the Thunderfighter you will find any updates on this plane in the Thunderfighter thread mentioned above. Don't worry, the TF development and the other threads I have begun (Crichton, Turbocycle, Hangar Bay, Visitor rifle etc.) are not dead and will be continued soon.

    And here are some screenshots of the current state of the new CG models. The texture of the Mk. IV is temporary and will be replaced with a more authentic one.

    Stay tuned! :wave:

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  2. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator

    You have started off with a really good CGI.
  3. Revell-Fan

    Revell-Fan Co-Administrator Administrator

    "Started off"? I thought this would be "LAUNCHED"! :mrgreen::mrgreen::mrgreen:

    Good that you like it. More is to come! :wave:
  4. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator

    OK, FINE. It is a GREAT LAUNCH!!!

    SO SAY WE ALL!!!
  5. Revell-Fan

    Revell-Fan Co-Administrator Administrator

    Nose smoothed.

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  6. sgoti

    sgoti Member

    Um... "LAUCNK"? I say great LAUNCH... :mrgreen:

    Seriously, these look like they will be great!

    One of the things I love about the paper model community: Someone looks around, sees that a particular model hasn't been done, so they proceed to do it.

    Heh- "Nike Model Works- Just Do It!"

    OK, back in my hole...
  7. ASC Mclaren

    ASC Mclaren Member

    So looking forward to this (You know how big I'll be building them)! Thank you!
  8. Revell-Fan

    Revell-Fan Co-Administrator Administrator

    Hi, BIG J! I know exactly what you mean..! :cool:

    Preliminary texture.

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  9. Revell-Fan

    Revell-Fan Co-Administrator Administrator

    :rolleyes: One of the things I love: You learn a new word every day here.

    Erh, is your hole big enough for two? :drag1:

  10. sgoti

    sgoti Member

    Hey, now- That sounds personal! :mrgreen:


    Looking good! :)
  12. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator

    The preliminary texture looks really GREAT!
  13. Revell-Fan

    Revell-Fan Co-Administrator Administrator

    Oops, sorry, I posted that without thinking..! :mrgreen:
    Let's forget it and switch to building. :cool:
  14. ShadowHawk141

    ShadowHawk141 Member

    This is realy looking good !!!

    I used to have a viper TOS plasticmodel and would love a great replacement.
    If the quality of your Thunderfighters will act as an example for these Vipers then they're gonna be absolutely fantastic.

    I will be following this closely for sure !!

  15. Revell-Fan

    Revell-Fan Co-Administrator Administrator

    Hi, Elko! Great to have you here. :wave:

    RB and I will make sure that you and the other fans will not be disappointed. One of the main flaws of all Viper paper models out there is that their proportions are not correct. I'm carefully trying to make our Vipers as accurate as possible. There are some very tricky shapes though (the nose and the jet intakes). At least you won't find that strange collar around the intakes which was prominent on the Revellogram Viper! :mrgreen:
  16. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator

    Are you going to be building a Thunder Fighter any time soon?:twisted:
  17. cool_marxcat

    cool_marxcat cool_marxcat

    Wow, I like where the CG modeling is going. Looks like it will make a fun build once you're done. Keep up the good work.
  18. ShadowHawk141

    ShadowHawk141 Member

    That Revellogram Viper is exactly the one I had !!
    Back in the days when I was a lot younger that was an awesome model, well for me at that age at least.
    I also had the Cylon Raider and..... I still do have the Galactica, one of the models that didn't get lost over time.
    The paintjob I did back then isn't how I would do it now though, maybe I'll overhaul it sometimes or make a new paper model.

    I'm realy looking forward to your Vipers, always loved that design.

    @Rhaven Blaack

    I will build one of the Thunderfighters someday, don't know when though, I wanna finish the Wanderer first and then I have the Enterprise B scheduled. After that it's as unclear as the weather in Holland :)

  19. DanBKing

    DanBKing Active Member

    An ORIGINAL Viper..... YEssssssss!
    I await with glee....!

    I'll even put 'the other one' which is already printed, on hold, and build it later, as a supplement to what is looking to be 'THE' Viper Model.... :thumb:

    Keep it coming, Gentlemen!!:mrgreen::cool:
  20. sgoti

    sgoti Member


    At the risk of being greedy, any chance a Mk II from the new BSG will happen? Nice models, but I'm not too hip on the rounded nose contours.
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