I started from sketch and built the front just how I thought it had to look. Of course, I had some of the other 4-wide Vipers in mind and there aren't many ways to build a front of a Viper in this scale. So it looks very similar to some of them, especially the ones built by Starscream Soundwave, Dohoon Kim, Mitchell Smith, Loek Marcus and Dylan Denton.
The side view is new. I tried a lot of different combinations of lines and this one is the one that worked best. It's not exactly like the original, but for me it has all the necessary details, especially the exhaust of the side pipe. I had to choose between the rest of the side pipe and the blue SNOT curved slopes and I decided to keep the latter ones.
The rear end was tricky. I wanted to build an upside down diffusor, but there wasn't enough space for that. I think the single plate under the tail lights works well, too. See the air oulet behind the front wheels. I HAD to add that.
The front, again.
And the rear end.
Side view: I lowered the roll bar by one plate to get closer to the real look. And yes, there have to be some studs to show that it's LEGO ;-))
So this is my 4-wide LEGO Dodge Viper R/T 10. I hope you like it :-))
Bonus photo: A meeting in the "snake pit": Cobra vs Viper
Update December 9, 2013:
A new 4-wide from the snake farm, V1.1 of my Dodge Viper R/T 10, this time in the iconic red Viper color: No changes on the front. It still looks very similar to the other 4-wide Vipers.
New side view: A flatter windscreen and a new shape of the side panel, all thanks to my new favourite parts, the 1x2x2/3 "half bows". I was lucky to get some of the first ones in red and black colour.
Rear view: No changes here.
And two extra images with a "lower" perspective:
Yeah, Viper style!
Some changes: V1.0 and V1.1 of my 4-wide Lego Dodge Viper R/T 10
Very smart work Nils. Love how you fitted in the curves. I do agree with Loek about the windscreen though, I think it works on your Cobra but not so much so on the Viper. I hope you don't mind me saying that! But overall a really nice build, love the shaping. Excellent stuff!
Thanks a lot for the mention and the link - but would it be okay if you linked my newer Viper?
Quoting Loek Marcus Hmm, interesting design, but for some reason I don't really like the windscreen, I think it would work better using cheese slopes. I don't know, it just doesn't really speak directly to me as a Viper.
I get your point, I'll have to think about that ...
Quoting Loek Marcus BTW, I can see where this is going, as it is NoVVember...
There might be a special "Aero Kit" waiting for this one... ;-))
Hmm, interesting design, but for some reason I don't really like the windscreen, I think it would work better using cheese slopes. I don't know, it just doesn't really speak directly to me as a Viper. BTW, I can see where this is going, as it is NoVVember...