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Help with identification of make and scale of Viper mark1

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  • Member since
    May, 2018
  • From: Ontario Canada
Help with identification of make and scale of Viper mark1
Posted by pppmario on Monday, June 04, 2018 3:16 AM

I just bought 4 kits and 1 is an unknown  make or scale, it’s a viper mark 1

 

Dimensions:

 

14 1/4 from top
Front part 11 1/8

 

Engine 3  1/ 8

 

Maximum with 4 ¼
No instructions, none really needed, but no decals, so I would be looking for aftermarket upgrades if i can get the right scale.
thanks

 

 

On my workbench, my CAT!

https://photos.app.goo.gl/ERAw9Jvi3ovjDW5V6

 

 

  • Member since
    July, 2014
  • From: Philadelphia Pa
Posted by Nino on Thursday, June 07, 2018 12:53 PM

pppmario,

  The Viper I  was said to be 29' OA length or 348".

  Your Resin Kit is 14 1/4" + 3 1/8" or 17.37"

That works out out to 1/20th scale.  I suspect the kit was sold as 1/24.

The detail looks great.  Too bad the Canopy is cast solid. Of course there is no cockpit detail anyway.   Look up ways to paint the canopy to give the impression of plexiglass (or whatever they called it on Galactica).

I believe I saw this listing on eBay. I considered bidding but I have a big plumbing bill coming up.   You got a really good deal.

    Nino

  • Member since
    May, 2018
  • From: Ontario Canada
Posted by pppmario on Saturday, June 09, 2018 6:42 PM

Nino

 

I believe I saw this listing on eBay. I considered bidding but I have a big plumbing bill coming up.   You got a really good deal.

    Nino

 

The seller told me that it was an eBay buy, but couldn't remeber the original seller, do you by any chance have it in your favorites? lol

On my workbench, my CAT!

https://photos.app.goo.gl/ERAw9Jvi3ovjDW5V6

 

 

  • Member since
    June, 2014
  • From: New Braunfels , Texas
Posted by Tanker - Builder on Sunday, June 10, 2018 9:22 AM

 PPPMario ;

 The canopy can be made from Clear .010 or .020 Clear plastic . Just Use a technique called " Smash Molding " .

  • Member since
    July, 2014
  • From: Philadelphia Pa
Posted by Nino on Sunday, June 10, 2018 11:18 AM

PPPmario,

     The original listing may have been pulled as I can not locate it. It was for 4 models and one was listed as a resin Viper Mk I.

     eBay's  new and "Improved" web site no longer saves the detail info from sold or completed listings unless it is something you won. If a listing is "removed", because no longer available or an incorrect listing, it disappears completely.

I will PM you some other info.

 

     Nino

 

  • Member since
    October, 2004
  • From: Orlando, Florida
Posted by ikar01 on Saturday, June 16, 2018 7:19 AM

As far as the canopy goes, there's a way around that problem.  Since this Viper is from the original series watch the pilot.  There as the fleet makes its getaway they have to find a place to refuel and in a debate in the Council with Amama and one of his political foes Apollo suggests going to the planet Carrillon.  The problem being that they will have ot go through a intense starfield with a mined passage.  Three Vipers had their dodpits paneled over with a extra layer of armor to prevent blindness.  I have a Monogeram kit and a launch rail that I intend to do they same way.

Think about it.  It could save you a lot of work,  If you do go this way, watch the deatils of the color details of the cockpit.  Also note that back then there were no specific markings for a pilot of its mother ship, just I,D, colors on the wings and nose.

  • Member since
    May, 2018
  • From: Ontario Canada
Posted by pppmario on Sunday, June 17, 2018 1:28 AM

To ikar01, looks like another die hard fan like i am/was in my earlier years lol

That was something i had in mind

BTW

I want to add my "cat on workbench" pic in my signature like you did with the "work group" pic. What is the trick? been praticing in the test area  nothing works, (send me solution in message if you like)

Since the BTW isn't part of the original tread

On my workbench, my CAT!

https://photos.app.goo.gl/ERAw9Jvi3ovjDW5V6

 

 

  • Member since
    May, 2018
  • From: 37.8136 S, 144.9631 E
Posted by DesTROYer on Sunday, June 17, 2018 4:59 AM

I got this kit a long time ago when I was just getting back into modelling, and your post reminded me I had it.  This was as far as I got at the time and resin was still beyond my skill set.  I must get around to finishing it.  If yours is the same size, it's 1/72.

  • Member since
    October, 2004
  • From: Orlando, Florida
Posted by ikar01 on Tuesday, June 19, 2018 7:34 PM

I believer teh old Monogran kits were 1/32nd scale.  I'd like to find one of the twin seat Viper kits but so far no luck.

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