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k-dog 08-11-2008 03:19 PM

Revel Viper
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Well I decided to knock out a kit sometime before i leave for Hawaii.

So because this kit is cheaper then most I decided to play around and learn some things.

First off is new panel lines. Sanded of all the old stuff and started anew. I will not be putting them back on canon but the way I think looks good. I'm using Dymo tape, scribing templates, and a straight edge. Taking it slow and steady, so far I do not have many corrections to make.

JohnLogan 08-11-2008 04:07 PM

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Looking good there K-Dog. :thumbsup: When I did mine, that was something I had never done before (scribing panels). An interesting learning experiance for me.

Kuhn Global 08-11-2008 04:14 PM

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Excellent start! I always love to view Viper builds. The Monogram kits (if I remember correct) were pretty nice as far as fit and shape. :D

Hawaii, eh? :) I already want to go back! LOLOLOLOL

k-dog 08-11-2008 04:18 PM

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Thx guys. The fit is ok but i will be going over it with some styrene stripes to cover some stuff. I also did a Aves experiment so I will see how that turns out.

Yep Hawaii for three years. Oh well I'll to deal with it some how.

PetarB 08-11-2008 08:50 PM

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There are worse places to live, believe me.
Nice work on the Viper, looking forwards to the next update.

dbhs 08-11-2008 09:31 PM

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Looks great so far. Can't wait to see the modifications you are going to make. When scribing I used a metal erasing shield with a flatened out roll of masking tape on the back (to help keep it from sliding around) and this worked great on small and curved surfaces. Keep the updates coming....


suki5150 08-11-2008 10:54 PM

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I am building one of those at the moment.


Raytheon 08-12-2008 12:36 AM

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It's always amazing how engraved panel lines and a bit of detail reworking always seem to make that kit go from ok when built to seriously nice finished piece.
Looks like ya off to a pretty decent start there K-Dog and here's to a bit of 'non-canon' work :D

Does no harm from my perspective.
Go easy

Wombat 08-12-2008 01:25 AM

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Off to a great start there K-dog!
Those scribbed panel lines look good,i've never done em before either but the'll make a hell of a difference to the finished piece!
Well done,look forward to seeing more!!


k-dog 08-12-2008 05:34 AM

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Thx again.

Went through last night and cleaned all the panel lines out with a square blade. The wings and body got sanded down after laying down the black CA to fill in some mistakes. I have a few crocked lines but overall i am happy. THe body lines where not that bad using the Dymo tape, just took it slow and it turned out ok.

I decided no to put any panels on the tail fin on top. I will use some styrene bits and some aves bumps to detail that.

If you do not have scribing templates i recomend getting some if you are new at this like me. I got these from SSM store. A little pricey to me but they are worth it now!!!

I did panel lines once before but i was not ready for it and really messed them up.

I also got the Millenia Models International viper launch rail for the display and will also start cleanin gthat up and painting it up.

I have 24hr duty tonight so no work till Wed evening but I am really into the build so i should finish it up faster then my slow pace.

suki5150 08-12-2008 12:49 PM

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Been lighting it tonight.

Got some for the cockpit too.

Anyone got any spare decals, mine were damaged.......:mad::mad:


k-dog 08-12-2008 04:01 PM

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You want the kit decals??? I will not be using them.

suki5150 08-12-2008 10:54 PM

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I would love them K-Dog, thanks.

Just tell me how much and I will sort you out.
A very kind this site.



k-dog 08-13-2008 04:14 PM

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Small update. Got most of the wet sanding done. Still have to think of what to do with the engine cover part.

ALso suki5150 it should not be much(a few dollars) to mail them to you so do not worry about it. Shoot me a PM and we will get it going your way.

HEre is some pics and also some of the extras that i got for it. This baby will have a new paint scheme I just have not thought of it yet. I almost thought about giving it a nice metal finish.

JohnLogan 08-13-2008 04:36 PM

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Beautiful job. That ramp will really set it off.

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