The UHU02 Colonial Viper appreciation thread

Discussion in 'Science Fiction & Fantasy' started by Revell-Fan, Aug 11, 2013.

  1. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator

    @vbsargent: Thank you for joining in on the fun. You are off to a GREAT START!!! I like the knuckle dragger that you have working on the Viper there.
    I tip my hat to you, sir. At 1:72 scale, I have to give you serious props to take this project on at that scale. I will be CLOSELY following your build on this one.

  2. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator

    @ Rogério: I am glad to see that you are joining in on the build!!!
    I know that you got the "CHOPS" to build it and make it look good!!!
  3. Revell-Fan

    Revell-Fan Co-Administrator Administrator


    ARE YOU KIDDIN'? ... No, you aren't...

    ARE YOU INSANE? ... Well, apparently not, the pics show that you know what you are doing...


    HOLY FRAK, that's HUGE! My God, I still don't believe what I'm seeing...

    That's awesome! I wish you the best of luck and I'm keeping my fingers crossed!


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  4. DanBKing

    DanBKing Active Member


    @ vbsargent: You MUST be insane...!!!!!:eek:
    1/72 scale ????????????????????? And the best of British Luck to you, my friend!!!

    @ Rogerio: YEEAAAHHHHH.... WELCOME ON BOARD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    @RB: Coming together nicely. I have a lot to catch up on. You are nearing the finishing post!!!!! Keep it up. Great work!!! :thumb:
  5. DanBKing

    DanBKing Active Member

    A Dunglish Instalment


    While rowing up the river of life, life itself decided to steal my oar.......... My world has come to a crashing halt at the moment and life has begun to put us to the test.
    We WILL beat it though, as long as we remain strong and stand up to the onslaught that has now begun. Our army is weak, but has will. The year ahead is going to be hard and rocky.
    The Big 'C' has won the first battle against my loving lady....:cry:
    We have plenty of backup and a reserve army of Specialists ready and waiting to stand a strong defence.
    And, WE WILL WIN!!!!!!!

    My modelling has taken a side step at the moment, as I am sure you will understand, but here and there, I will find the time to lose myself in my modelling and shut out the world, even for a few hours. I may not be on here as much as I would like, as priorities must!

    Here is my progress..... At the moment I offer you the concept of: 'A picture speaks a million words'

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    I will be back, as and when I can.....


  6. silveroxide

    silveroxide Well-Known Member

    silveroxides Viper

    Now, here I want to up scale so that I cans see the parts and along comes the lupa (Magnifier) working in microscale. I do have one of those large magnifying lighted lenses overlooking my workbench but I rarely use it except for the light. Way too small for me, but then, think of the space saving attributes of making models that small.

    Those vents on the sides of the landing bay, did not seem right as done by the master. If placed as required, they extended past the bulkhead. Placing them as shown, made them flush with the edge of the bulkhead. I like the way the recessed fan duct looks. One thing about the framework in the landing bay, is that I will have to drill out the spacing for the landing strut later on. Keep up the good work guys and I shall see you all next posting with more detailing.:thumb:

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  7. Rogerio Silva

    Rogerio Silva Active Member


    If an army has a strong will, then by no means it is weak. It may even be outnumbered, but it will sure put a good fight.
    Your loving lady will be in (I think I can say that) our prayers. If there is a God, and if that is His will, you'll both be victorious.
    Take your time to deffend your stronghold, my friend, for one battle may be lost, but the war is just beginning! TO THE VICTORY!!
    All the best,

  8. johanvanacker

    johanvanacker Member

    I wish you a lot of courage in your upcoming battle and hope that you may find time to continue showing us your nice builds.
  9. dnalor

    dnalor Active Member

    Damn they made a sticky out of it :)
    i searched all over the place for it ...whaaa

    i love that fan tube...great extra detailing those extras..
    Its fun to see so much Vipers being build..a big one, a small one, a normal one, an extra detailed one...

    When this would be a mark 1 i would join the fun....but for now.

    i will watching this parade of viper builds ....i salute you, viper-mechanics :)
  10. Revell-Fan

    Revell-Fan Co-Administrator Administrator

    Thank you very much! :thumb:

    (If you enjoy THIS group build then wait till the Mk. I is ready. She's gonna be ... well, I won't tell anything. Just wait and see..! :twisted: )

    And thank you for making this thread a sticky! It provides invaluable reference guides for future Mk. II builders. :thumb:
  11. silveroxide

    silveroxide Well-Known Member

    silveroxides Viper

    My condolences and heart felt sorrow for your loss Dan. While the loss of your soulmate is bitter in the sense that there is a void where once there was fullness of the heart, I would venture to say that she will always be there. The memories cannot take away the visions of her. Every time you look at your children, grandchildren your will see her smile, her look her love. Enjoy life and the comfort of family and friends. Sorrow of the heart will pass but never go away.

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  12. Revell-Fan

    Revell-Fan Co-Administrator Administrator

    +++ German sitrep +++

    Hi, fans!

    Here is a small (very, very small, almost tiny :mrgreen: ) update from the German Viper garage.

    I had already cut out the parts for the next step and half assembled the engines when my nose started to trouble me again. Today I felt much better and chose to attach the remaining loose pieces to the model to clean up my desk.

    First, left and right engine parts assembled.

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  13. Revell-Fan

    Revell-Fan Co-Administrator Administrator

    Now I show you how I cut out the wiring template. I used a smaller version of my regular cutter. I pressed the sharp end into the paper, released the pressure, moved the cutter a little bit further and pressed it again till I had the cuts I needed. So rather than making straight cuts along a metal ruler I used the cutter like a saw or a knife as if I was slicing a loaf of bread. I start cutting from one edge; when I reach the middle of the line to be cut I turn the part around and continue cutting from the other edge so that the cuts meet in the middle of the line. This way I prevent the rest of the part from being damaged by accident.

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  14. Revell-Fan

    Revell-Fan Co-Administrator Administrator

    Please note that a cut must be made into part 174 to make it fit.

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  15. micahrogers

    micahrogers Active Member

    Dan, you and yours will be in our thoughts and prayers.

    all Y'all crazy builders, My Gawd what quick work. The Master must surly be happy to see his child loved so.

    Rogerio, Welcome to the build :Thumb:
  16. vbsargent

    vbsargent Member


    I sculpted the crew chief about 15 years ago from polymer clay. I also did a woman figure as well. Looking at him nowadays . . . . I think that I could do much better. Or maybe I just have unrealistic expectations and am too much a perfectionist. :rolleyes:

    Yup, this is one small bird! Building at this scale reminds me of just how tiny a fighter the Viper is.

  17. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator

    @Dan: I am very sorry to hear about the struggle that you and your family have to face now. Take what ever time you need (and want). Just remember, we will ALWAYS be here for you. I will make certain that there is always a light on for you here.
    You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers for a strong, quick, and long term recovery.
    I wish you and your family ALL OF THE BEST!!!
  18. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator

    An update from the Scorpion Ship yard

    Here are the Landing gear assemblies.

    Parts for the Forward (Front) Landing Gear Strut (the parts of the Starboard (Right) and Port (Left) Landing Gear Struts are (for the most part) the same).

    The main components of the Forward Landing Gear strut are assembled.

    The Forward Landing Gear Strut is fully assembled.

    All THREE (3) Struts are fully assembled.




    Forward Strut is in place (but NOT GLUED. That way, I can remove it as needed).


    All THREE Struts are in place. (but NOT GLUED. That way, I can remove it as needed).

    *NOTE* I did not show it, but I did reinforce the struts with paper clip wire for added strength.
  19. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator

  20. dnalor

    dnalor Active Member

    tja...All i can say....Sterkte....
    And enjoy every minute of every day...that is how we do it.

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