Moebius Models 1/72 Viper Mk.II (2009)

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Moebius Models 1/72 Viper Mk.II (2009)

Postby MerlinJones » Thu Jun 21, 2018 10:14

Whilst somewhat costly, at least you do get two in the box and the plastic seems well moulded, with lots of good detail and a comprehensive decal sheet...and stands...and pilots...and they're in 1/72!
I've already started painting the smaller pieces. 
NOTE that the pilots arm already comes attached to a control column.

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Decals include markings for 6 different pilots and seperate decals are included, should you decide to paint the red striping.

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Re: Moebius Models 1/72 Viper Mk.II (2009)

Postby MerlinJones » Thu Jun 21, 2018 10:15

The cockpit is very, very nicely detailed and comes with a total of 6 decals for enhancement.

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The kit appears to be designed so that it's possible to build it without glue. However, gluing the pieces enabled me to get a totally seam-free fuselage.

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NOTE the engine detail.

Here's that cockpit in place.

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Re: Moebius Models 1/72 Viper Mk.II (2009)

Postby MerlinJones » Thu Jun 21, 2018 10:15

For the rear, lower fuselage, there's a choice between having the gear up or down. The beauty of having two kits to play with is that I can have one of each.

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The wings are attached at this stage and that fit is quite loose.

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...But the nicely detailed end-piece does hold everything together nicely.

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Apollo or Starbuck in place.

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Those big nozzles at the back dry-brush up nicely.

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Re: Moebius Models 1/72 Viper Mk.II (2009)

Postby MerlinJones » Thu Jun 21, 2018 10:16

The large, very clear canopy can be clicked into place, although I'll be cleaning mine up and gluing it in, after I've painted the fuselage.

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I mixed up my own shade of a very pale grey, simply because I'd run out of my preferred choice of H147.

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Originally, I was going to use the extensive decals for the prominent red striping, but those decals were quite crispy and fragile. I decided it would be easier to mask up and to apint my own, using Humbrol 73. As I mentioned earlier, decals are provided to facilitate me doing this.

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Re: Moebius Models 1/72 Viper Mk.II (2009)

Postby MerlinJones » Thu Jun 21, 2018 10:16

Moebius 1/72 Viper Mk.II, Lt. Kara "Starbuck" Thrace, Battlestar Galactica

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Re: Moebius Models 1/72 Viper Mk.II (2009)

Postby MerlinJones » Thu Jun 21, 2018 10:17

Moebius 1/72 Viper Mk.II, Captain Lee "Apollo" Adama, Battlestar Galactica

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Re: Moebius Models 1/72 Viper Mk.II (2009)

Postby MerlinJones » Thu Jun 21, 2018 10:17

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Re: Moebius Models 1/72 Viper Mk.II (2009)

Postby F_IV » Thu Jun 21, 2018 10:25

Ooh where did this come from? :o
I just happen to be binge-watching Galactica at the moment while I'm building. Just got to season three!

Lovely models. I especially like that shot of the two together. 8-)
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Re: Moebius Models 1/72 Viper Mk.II (2009)

Postby MerlinJones » Thu Jun 21, 2018 10:34

Thanks.
I'll guess that we don't see many built, 'cos they're so very expensive.
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Re: Moebius Models 1/72 Viper Mk.II (2009)

Postby smeg1959 » Thu Jun 28, 2018 4:19

Wow, that's come up a real treat! :mrgreen:
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