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Old March 16th, 2011, 12:33 PM   #1
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My 1979 Viper suffered an accident some time back- the left wing broke off. I was planning to reattach it when my Mother-in-law threw it out not recognizing as anything but junk (funny, the rest of the Viper was RIGHT THERE!!!)

Anyway, my Son likes it a lot, so I'm making a new wing. It's not going to be perfect (Heck, after this many yahren I can't even begin to match the colour!), but it'll do, I guess... I'm just not in the mood to go out & buy a whole bunch of expensive styrene sheets. It's being made out of an old VHS plastic case.


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Old March 16th, 2011, 04:21 PM   #2
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Is that a aftermarket canopy and cockpit, I thought all the 70's MPC kits had solid canopies with black decals for the windows.
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Old March 16th, 2011, 04:40 PM   #3
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Is that a aftermarket canopy and cockpit
No, I manually cut out the solid canopy parts & epoxied-in the clear plastic. Then I got a pilot from an airplane model & built up a helmet and slapped him in. If you could see closer, he isn't holding any joystick. It was the best I could do back then with my limited skills & attention span.
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Old March 16th, 2011, 05:22 PM   #4
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Okay, repairs complete.


Getting the colour to match was impossible being that the model was painted with Testor's enamel & the wing with acrylic (the new wing is different plastic). But, it came out good enough for my archival restorative purposes...
It's really not bad, considering it was made by an impatient 19-year old raring to go out with his new first girlfriend.

Here's a close up of the crude cockpit:



And here's my fleet to date: My 1979 in back, my 2010/2011 in the middle, and my latest from the diorama in front.


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Old March 23rd, 2011, 07:38 AM   #5
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Well, I finally got the colour correct. For a $0 quickie repair/fabrication, I think it came out pretty good.




Honestly, I had a hard time replicating my sloppy 1979 paint job on that new wing!
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Old March 23rd, 2011, 08:26 AM   #6
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nice work
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Old March 23rd, 2011, 08:37 AM   #7
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nice work
You mean, nice sloppy work.
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Old March 23rd, 2011, 08:57 AM   #8
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no .. nice work ....

my work would be more in the nature of glued fingers
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Old March 23rd, 2011, 09:01 AM   #9
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my work would be more in the nature of glued fingers
Ahh, yes, I remember you'd said that, heh heh.

You never made a physical Viper model, ever?
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Old March 24th, 2011, 01:20 AM   #10
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Three ages of Vipers and a repair for a second generation to appreciate... thats a classic!!

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Old March 24th, 2011, 03:36 PM   #11
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nice collection!

the wing looks great!
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Old March 24th, 2011, 05:01 PM   #12
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the wing looks great!
Thanks, dude!
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Old October 21st, 2011, 02:08 AM   #13
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Just like the Fleet; keeping things together with whatever you can find.
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Nice job! Does anyone know if a company still produces quality original Viper models? I've found ones from the new series that look to be ok, but I'd take on a baseship for a Starhound hanging from my roof.
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Just like the Fleet; keeping things together with whatever you can find.
It was either fix the wing, or look for solium leaks.
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