Non-TF: Micro-Vipers

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  1. Budokhan

    Budokhan Wheeljack's apprentice

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    Hey Gang!

    Just wanted to share a little something that I did way back in '93. At the time, I was working my first professional job in the toy-prototype industry & one of my fellow co-workers saw that I could make very tiny things. One week, I brought my old Battlestar kit in to work on during my lunch breaks. My friend passed by my workbench, saw me workin on it & said" I bet you're not crazy enough to make some colonial vipers in scale with that". I looked at him & said,laughlingly" Oh...REALLY?? is that a challenge I hear?" heheh... About a week later I came back with the pattern for my little Vipers ( just 3/16" long ) & when I showed it to him he said " You've got issues" Haahaaha...aaah, the good 'ol days, god how I miss 'em!
    Anyway, fast forward to several years later, I had it cast up numerous times, hand painted each one of these guys & finally had myself a squadron!


    And somehow... the Battlestars' still not finished....DOH!!:rolleyes: 



    All that aside, I just wanted to convey to everyone how much I'm dedicated to attention to "the little things in life"

    ~Enjoy!
    -BK
     

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  2. AutoCon2076

    AutoCon2076 Brightest can in toolshed

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    WTF scale is that? It's smaller than N scale, so I'm gonna call it D-scale, for 'DAMN that shit is tiny!' How the hell did you paint them? Did you use a hair follicle???

    ~Z
     
  3. Kaymac

    Kaymac I'M REALLY FEELIN' IT!

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    Oh my god you are one meticulous character. How the hell did you make something that small!?
     
  4. bellyboy

    bellyboy working working working

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    i hope u still have that free pass to looney ville ...-lol
    man that sh%t is insane !!!

    talking about in the details
     
  5. Budokhan

    Budokhan Wheeljack's apprentice

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    Hey A.C.!
    LMAO!!! "D-scale"!! I LOVE IT! Gonna stick with that if ya dont mind? If I remember correctly, i painted these guys with a 10/0 super spotter detail brush ( only slightly bigger than a hair follicle :lol )

    As for the real scale, hmmm... I believe that old Battlestar kit is somewhere around the 1/4195 scale mark....mebbe..??

    If thats the case, I may have made these guys too dam big....Hmmm....mebbe I should make a New,smaller one then....?? Or am I just :crazy: 
     
  6. Budokhan

    Budokhan Wheeljack's apprentice

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    Hey Kaymac!
    Thanks for the compliment!!
    Lotsa patience a & large arsenal of swear words!:wink: 
     
  7. Budokhan

    Budokhan Wheeljack's apprentice

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    Yep...pretty sure I the key to the city of Looney-Ville!:lol 
     
  8. destrongerlupus

    destrongerlupus #MoreSawBoss

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    Yep grossly out of scale, MUCH to big. Luckily with a scanning electron microscope you should be able to build some proper scale ones out of bucky-balls without too much trouble ;) 


    AMAZING work, definitely something to be proud of! Glad to hear you cast most of the squadron though, scratch building each one would be too painful to contemplate :LOL
     
  9. AutoCon2076

    AutoCon2076 Brightest can in toolshed

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    The name is all yours - I for one am incapable of painting on a scale that small. I haven't seen details this small since those little hand-written bibles that are used as necklace charms. Lastly I don't know if you'd want to make them smaller - try making the Battlestar bigger. Any smaller and if you breathe in too deeply you're going to inhale the Vipers.

    This is Battlestar Galactica, not The Incredible Journey.

    ~Z
     
  10. Jukebox Prime

    Jukebox Prime Musi-Con

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    They might be too big in relation to the Battlestar, but I don't think you could get much tinier! And no, that's not a challenge. I'm quite impressed with what you've already accomplished! ;) 

    Amazing job!
     
  11. ThinkTank Customs

    ThinkTank Customs TFW2005-Citizen

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    woah verdammte scheisse... sorry!

    WTF???? that is so amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! woohooooo
     
  12. eisen

    eisen "CUT ME SOME SLACKS!"

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    you sir are nuts.


    and i LOVE IT! :bay 
     

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