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Old April 10th, 2011, 02:43 PM   #1
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OMLOK. This is a JOB.



*NOTE: The one from the new series in the back is my Son's build- he says he likes the design even if the show itself is felgercarb.

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Old April 10th, 2011, 03:43 PM   #2
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what ! no spacedock? no factory? lol
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Old April 10th, 2011, 03:59 PM   #3
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what ! no spacedock? no factory? lol
It's a crude facility, yes. Funding was cut.

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Old April 11th, 2011, 07:48 PM   #4
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More progress:



And I have more kits in the mail.

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Old April 12th, 2011, 01:24 AM   #5
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Excellent .... I would love to play with them lol
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Old April 14th, 2011, 03:54 PM   #6
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are you selling them when done or just hoarding?
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Old April 14th, 2011, 04:39 PM   #7
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are you selling them when done or just hoarding?
I'm making them to sell.
See, a while ago I went looking for a perfect Viper to buy. Well, there ARE none out there. Moebius, the greatest model company around, doesn't have the rights, else they could easily do it (just look at their amazing Mark II from the new series!). So, that leaves the Revell model- a heavily detail-lacking kit, but with good basic lines. Problem is, they stopped production a few years ago.
So I made my own, and tweaked the kit to a much higher level of detail. Then I made another for my diorama:

Now, I'm making them to sell to severe fans like myself that crave a near-perfect, screen accurate Viper at a price they can (hopefully) afford (and my new ones are turning out even better than the one in this picture!!). At around $250, it's not gonna be cheap, but realize that it takes a month (some 30 hrs of work) to make just one. And the kits go for $35-$40 each now. Another professional modeler would easily charge $500 or more. I'm only asking like, $8 an hour for my time- I think that's pretty fair. But obviously, due to lack of Revell Viper models out there (I've only been able to snag 6 so far), there ain't gonna be many.
So until or IF another company gets the rights to do it (and I contacted Revell directly- they tell me they have no plans to re-issue it in the foreseeable short-term future), my Vipers are gonna be the only really good ones you can get now, and for a SHORT time.
I'll let you all know right here when they're ready.

Sorry about the long-windy here, I'm very passionate about this.

And yeah, I'm gonna hoard ONE more model for myself!
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I am curious what those would look like green screened..put into video.
say versus a CG model...interesting.


you can go to turbosquid ( i checked the other day) on current price ranges for a CG model Viper. though accuracy and detail and mesh may vary. Was a Cylon Centurion- unk-orig design for 280.00 Viper for 80.00

but with CG models you do not know what you are getting till you get it

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I often wonder how those artists get away with selling CGI models of licensed properties....seems wrong to me. I just saw a Twiki mesh for $ 40 on another site.

I'm sure you will sell all of those vipers quickly. The quality from here is looking real good.
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I often wonder how those artists get away with selling CGI models of licensed properties....seems wrong to me. I just saw a Twiki mesh for $ 40 on another site.

I'm sure you will sell all of those vipers quickly. The quality from here is looking real good.
its is wrong to sell cgi film models with out a license,and illegal how they get away with it I don´t know ......
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I'm sure you will sell all of those vipers quickly. The quality from here is looking real good.
I hope so, in the mean time I just started making plans to sculpt & mold my own from scratch seeing as the Revell model well is drying up. It'll take a couple months to sculpt it real good, but once the molds are made, I'll be able to offer up a perfect 5-6" Viper for a very reasonable price (waaaay under $100) that might also include landing gear as a base.
As always, I'll make the cool stuff that I want that doesn't already exist!
Like Scotty said, I'll let ya know!
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its is wrong to sell cgi film models with out a license,and illegal how they get away with it I don´t know ......
From MY POV, if it's not offered anywhere else, no, it's not wrong.
Legally, there's a fine line between offering up an individual work of art for sale & running an established operation that takes and fills orders.
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I have a un-opened Viper model. Trade ya straight up for a finished one
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I have a un-opened Viper model. Trade ya straight up for a finished one
*thinks for a moment how to put it nicely*

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Here we are pre-grime:


Don't let it fool you- lots more work ahead.
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From MY POV, if it's not offered anywhere else, no, it's not wrong.
Legally, there's a fine line between offering up an individual work of art for sale & running an established operation that takes and fills orders.
LOL Tell that to the studios. They seem to love sending out "Cease and Desist" orders.
On the flip side making and distributing the same mesh for free....zero problem.
Just depends on how much you want to give to the community of your hard work.
I think I'll have to pick up some extras (Vipers)here in the models shops. You are getting severely hosed price wise.
I picked up my last one for about $25 Can. with tax.

Beautiful work on these builds. I hope you sellout with these.
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You are getting severely hosed price wise.
I picked up my last one for about $25 Can. with tax.
I'm a hosee I guess.
None to buy down here in the states, except on ebay.
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More work done on my Vipers: detailed the side pipes & vents in prep for an all-new paint job & weathering...




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OMG !!!!!



oh, weathering you mean space weather right

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OMG !!!!!



oh, weathering you mean space weather right
LOL, no, ATMO effects you space daggit!


Anyway, those pix are felgercarb. I tore them down & did all new detailing.
Wait 'till you see!
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Who's a Viper nut????
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OMG II


Fantastic.


Its the Whole damn fleet commander.......
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OMG II


Fantastic.


Its the Whole damn fleet commander.......
And they're not even totally done yet!
But close.
The three in front are my personal models, the center one being built in 1980, the three in back are ones I'm making to sell (hopefully), and have far more detail.
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I got a book somewhere on modeling with the viper in it ..... gotta find it
How do you do the panel etching and keeping those lines so straight ...
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I got a book somewhere on modeling with the viper in it ..... gotta find it
How do you do the panel etching and keeping those lines so straight ...
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I used a metal ruled taped to the hull, but next time I'll use dynamo tape.
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Awesome work... Detail is amazing.

Is that a Tron ID disk I see under the viper? Rock on!
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