Colonial Viper

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    Like the X-Wing model uploaded earlier, this is an oldie from the bottom of a cardboard box filled with childhood scale models. I ran into this today as I cleared a couple of shelves in the basement.

    This is a Monogram model I got with great expectations after the wonderful X-Wing. I was so disappointed when I found out that this was a very, very simple model which had no pilot nor a cockpit, just the canopy with black decals for windows. Also, the kit had no orange stripe decals for the bottom, only top. Maybe that's why I was a bit more adventurous with the matchstick weathering. I wanted this to look mean, so, pushing the envelope, the matchstick flame melted the plastic here and there during the process. The damage actually looks allright now (not really visible from this angle), this one just looks battered, as if it's seen a lot of interstellar action.

    There's an Avanaut Facebook page for those who like liking such things.


    Seth Ferreira, 'RoundMidnight, AB 7, and 192 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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    1. geometricsprocket 32 months ago | reply

      gotta love the viper

    2. HoodedOne 32 months ago | reply

      The stuff of childhood dreams :)

    3. Evan MacPhail Photography 32 months ago | reply

      And yet, you made it appear beautiful and fearsome!

    4. OBJECTIVE-MAN 32 months ago | reply

      Very cool !
      Please check my artworks. Thanks !

    5. Raúl G. Huergo 32 months ago | reply

      That's Really nice picture!

    6. LikeOnATree 32 months ago | reply

      Great job on the lighting!! Love the Colonial Viper!!

    7. chachainusa 32 months ago | reply

      Your Super shot deserves our Super award!
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    9. Rumbo181 32 months ago | reply

      Gooooood work. Congratulations.

    10. Exploring ! [deleted] 32 months ago | reply

      Beautiful shot my friend
      Please visit my profile if u have got free time

    11. _SG_ 32 months ago | reply

      simply beautiful pic

      [ via flickriver explore  --_SG_ ]

    12. gus.k 32 months ago | reply

      very cool!

    13. orourke265 32 months ago | reply

      Great shot, brings me back to my childhood watching the series.

    14. 67excalibur 32 months ago | reply

      whoaa...still have those's antique..!

    15. espressoDOM 29 months ago | reply

      CHILDHOOD satisfied..... like it as a B&W

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