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Dobber
04-22-2010, 09:09 AM
Hi everyone, it's been a while since I posted here, but this is what I was working on the past few months. Hope you like it.

Chris

edit: Sorry, didn't realise the pics were so big.

JediPuju
04-22-2010, 09:47 AM
lovely job !

Very nice base too - where dya get that galactica pate?

suki5150
04-22-2010, 10:56 AM
Absolutely sensational build.


Great job.
Cheers,
Chris.

Raytheon
04-22-2010, 11:29 AM
Never been one of my fave Viper designs but that sir, is a top notch piece of work! The overall finish and weathering is the thing for me here, it's not quite the 'in your face, beaten to hell and back with stops along the way' wear and damage and that's just how this should be to me. All there but not screamingly obvious.
Like that, like it a lot!
:D

cosmic_x
04-22-2010, 12:01 PM
very nice, any chance to give some details about the colors you used?

Dobber
04-22-2010, 01:31 PM
Thanks guys!

Cosmic x, the overall color was testors MM acrylic US navy blue grey lightened with white to the shade I liked. Aluminum for the exposed metal areas. The flash picture is more accurate to what the base color looks like, I hate taking pictures and for some reason when the flash isn't on the ships base color looks more grey, but when the flash is on the weathering is lost :S.

Here is a link to my photobucket folder with the pictures and more but at a more friendly size.
http://s137.photobucket.com/albums/q222/cd821/Colonial%20Viper%20MK%20VII/

Chris

dbhs
04-22-2010, 01:50 PM
Outstanding paint job on this.

You did it proud !!!

Raytheon
04-22-2010, 02:24 PM
Chris, if I may be so bold as to ask, did ya snap the pics indoors?

cosmic_x
04-22-2010, 02:34 PM
thanks Chris

Dobber
04-22-2010, 03:05 PM
Chris, if I may be so bold as to ask, did ya snap the pics indoors?

Sure did. That flatness and overall look of the weathering is accurate, just the base color is off for some reason.

Chris

Raytheon
04-22-2010, 03:34 PM
Well if I may and assuming the weather plays ball in your part of the globe, how about taking a pic or three outside in just natural daylight?
I'm no pic snapping expert but I always try to take pics of my finished stuff outside when I can. For some reason, it's just seems to make it look as it should.
Just a suggestion on my part though.

I'm for seeing these models at thier best and to me that's without artificial indoor lighting and/or using direct camera flash for example. This is the kinda work that deserves to be seen at it's best in my humble opinion for whatever that's worth :)

May not love the design in any way meself but the work ya put into it, yep, that deserves to be seen proper.
But as I said, just a suggestion me modeling mucka :D

Dobber
04-22-2010, 03:41 PM
Thanks :) I really appreciate it. Good input too, I'll try toget some pictures of it outside.

Chris

jestefarean
04-28-2010, 09:15 AM
Very nice work!

rider
05-03-2010, 12:24 PM
Superb job :hail::hail::hail:

FM Model Co
05-06-2010, 12:50 AM
That is a really nice build up, probably one of the nicest Ive seen.
Super work!

Moe

Dobber
05-10-2010, 06:12 AM
Thank you Moe, that's greatly appreciated!

As for out door pictures I keep getting the same effect as my indoor pictures! I really suck at pictures but i'll keep trying.

Chris

bar
05-10-2010, 06:14 AM
Thank you Moe, that's greatly appreciated!

As for out door pictures I keep getting the same effect as my indoor pictures! I really suck at pictures but i'll keep trying.

Chris

It does look very nicely done.
For outdoors pics, you'd want it bright and sunny, hopefully not overcast.
Also, you'd want to put the Macro mode on so it will be looking to focus closer than a normal picture.

FM Model Co
05-10-2010, 09:14 AM
Probably the NICEST version I have seen of this!

Chris, mind if we Steal your pics to show off the kit?

Dobber
05-10-2010, 02:22 PM
Probably the NICEST version I have seen of this!

Chris, mind if we Steal your pics to show off the kit?

Wow, go right ahead! I'd be honored!!!

Maybe one day if you guys feel the urge you could tackle the MK VII "e" late season 3 and season 4 version, that would finish my large scale collection of vipers :D I'd be happy to build one for the Box cover :P

Thanks Bar, I'm still trying to figure out this new camera.

Chris

jestefarean
05-10-2010, 04:19 PM
Awesome. Need to save these for reference.

Kuhn Global
05-27-2010, 05:33 PM
CHRIS!!! DUUUUUUDE! :notworthy::notworthy::notworthy::notworthy:

THIS is OUTSTANDING!!! Frank and Moe must be thrilled with this build!

Boxster
06-02-2010, 01:06 AM
Nice!

B

Dobber
06-02-2010, 07:33 PM
Hey, thamks guys...been out of town for the past week. Kurt, glad you got to see her. be sure to check out my 1/32 MK VIIE on page 2 (currently) if you hven't seen it yet. :)

Chris

Hackcore
06-03-2010, 09:58 PM
Very nice build up Chris!