A Few Greeblies More

I’ve been working on some of the engine greeble details recently, trying out different ideas. I’ve looked at various configurations and materials to arrive at something that looks like the filming prop and has a realistic used look as well. I ended up using some various sizes of copper, aluminium and pvc pipe, plus some very special greeble shapes to arrive at this:

I then did some test weathering and added some of the extra piping:

Further piping was fitted, along with the greeblies at the rear of the intakes. These required careful thought and planning to create the original look of the prop, but I believe I’ve arrived at a suitable solution. There are 6 of these per intake – they’ll take some time to create, but they should look the part.

Just for fun, I also had a play with some red racing stripes:

That’s about it for this episode – until next time.

4 thoughts on “A Few Greeblies More

  1. Man, that is totally cool. I love how this is coming together. ‘Been drawing more in cad lately, having more great ideas for a flying model that we talked about in the past. ‘Will share these on my wall later. Driving soon to my wife’s son’s wedding, which is in Michigan, so ‘have to get back packing. Driving this from Texas, so it’s going to be a long 20 hours. Again, you are doing an incredible job. ‘Was checking my email for a couple months waiting for something about your progress. “Was stoked when I saw the notification this evening!! Holy smokes, this is really awesome. God Bless, buddy!
    Best regards,
    Ken from East Texas

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    • Hi Ken, great to hear from you and glad you like the build so far.
      That’s a long drive up to Michigan, hope it goes smoothly for you and hope you and your family have a great time at the wedding.
      Glad to hear you’re doing more CAD – I look forward to seeing your model in action. I’m getting back into RC flying after many years away from it. Things have sure changed with electric power.
      Stay safe out there mate,

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    • Hi Mate, thanks for your interest. I’m open to the idea of viper appearing in short films. I’m in Qld Australia, so I’m not sure how it would work? The build is still very much a work in progress and is likely to be for at least a couple of years, so I’m not sure if it’s any good to you right now?

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