Mini TOS Viper build

Discussion in 'Science Fiction & Fantasy' started by ekuth, Mar 8, 2008.

  1. ekuth

    ekuth Active Member

    Got to toying around with Gearz' itty-bitty viper model today...

    Did a clean-up/repaint of the file and enlarged it a tad, just for fun.






    Just a quick little project, maybe 1 hour build altogether. My hands aren't accustomed to the tiny stuff anymore. sign1
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  2. Soaring

    Soaring Middle School Student

    Egad! It's beautiful! :)

    Off topic: I have the same ruler as you.....
  3. that's great Ekuth! I am going to need about 30 more built:mrgreen::thumb:.

  4. Gearz

    Gearz Member

    Yep.. missed this one, ~ well done! he looks great .!. You just need a production line now, so you can spit out a squadron or two for your Big G.. Have you done any calculation for scale ekuth ? as in how small would a Viper need to be to match your MEGA. G..?

  5. Hot4Darmat

    Hot4Darmat Member

    Very nice indeed. Tiny builds are the hardest I find (which is why I gravitate toward huge models) in the heck did you get those engine tubes so perfect!?
  6. ekuth

    ekuth Active Member

    Thanks, guys. Just more of a playing around than a serious attempt.

    @gearz: I figure if I shrink this thing by about 1/2 to 2/3 it'll be about right. We'll see how small I can get it when I hit the launch bay area.

    @Darmat: Hehehe. Ancient Chinese Secret. No, actually my trick is in my toolbox. I have lengths of wooden dowels of different diameters that are about 12" long and I always pre-roll my cylinders around the next smallest diameter than the actual finished cylinder will be. As for gluing the puppies, I use a variety of hemostats. I have everything from "itty bitty" to "what the hell would you use something this size for".

    @CJTK: I actually think that after I'm done with the Big G here, I may dev a super detailed Viper... :rolleyes:
  7. Gearz

    Gearz Member

    mmm... 1/2 ~ 2/3 isn't toooo bad ~ not microscope material! For your production line you could place the engine tubes/textures in one long continuos line, like soup can labels, and just slice em off per engine.. lol + a few teeny tiny Cylon raiders would be kewl as well..

    A super detailed Viper ! Now thats brain gravy ...* With removable cowling and the turbines in the engine nacelles!!! + Big enough to fit a figure in the cockpit + a 1:1 scale joystick ~ (model in one hand and joystick in the other, so you can fly wingman while watching the show lol ) + some sort of sound circuitry / effects would be kewl, but with a Viper in hand, I'd have way more fun making my own. Whooooossssh... peeooow- peeoooow-peeooow... A 'superD' Viper would be a great project !!
  8. Gearz

    Gearz Member

    lol maybe your right, cause I can't help myself ~ there's to much juicy stuff here..

    Here you go ekuth, a mini Raider for your Big G .. sorry only spent an hour or so on it and I didn't have time to test it, so I have no idea if its build-able, probably a few flaps missing/ misplaced etc.. + the lower engine intakes are a bit dodgy at the rear.. I've scaled it as close as I could to the mini Viper by eye..

    zoom zoom !


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