About Builds By Baz

“If you don’t follow up on your dreams immediately, someone else will.” Baz.

This website is to document and share creative builds with the world on order to encourage and inspire others. As challenges arise and solutions are discovered, they are shared so that others might build on lessons learned from both failure and success alike.

If you want to build something. Build it. If you don’t have the tools, make them. Improvise, adapt and overcome. Learn to re-purpose everything. Rise up to the challenge. If you can’t do it one way, find another way – there always is. Be creative with your time – don’t waste it.

Don’t be afraid to ask for help, but don’t expect everyone to jump through your hoops. Do it yourself as much as you can but admit and accept your limitations – for now. There’s nothing more satisfying than attempting something difficult with your own two hands and completing it.

I was asked recently what I want to achieve or do with my life. This question forced me to evaluate. I can tell you now that I want to do what I want to do. I don’t want to leave this earth having not even attempted those things. Of course I have to accept the reality of life as a responsible father, husband and full-time employee, but in the times, (often late at night) when I am not those things, I can be me. Just me.

Is building a sci-fi spaceship a priority? Is it important? In the big scheme of things, no it isn’t.

To me, it is. I’m doing it.


Disclaimer: Never let it be said that I am a professional Tradesman! I have picked up a lot of skills through employment and decades experimenting at home, but have had no formal training in the trades. I work with a lot of dangerous machinery and tools, toxic chemicals and gas, volatiles, flammables and high temperature processes. These are dangerous and should not be attempted without appropriate knowledge, safety measures and personal protective equipment.
I have taken a lot of unnecessary risks and have so far been lucky. Stay safe out there you makers of stuff!


8 thoughts on “About Builds By Baz

  • August 22, 2017 at 6:29 am

    Good morning Barry,

    Blessings and happy Monday. This is Xavier LeBlanc, and you may remember we spoke over email about a year ago, in regards to a video and music composition you had been seeking for years. One that I had edited together and posted online, but then was taken down. I sent along the title of the music track that had encompassed most of the audio since the full version was unavailable.

    Well, Youtube has since then removed the ban on my video and it’s once again available and thought I’d give you the heads up. Here it is: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_di2q4WD0sM&t=28s

    • August 22, 2017 at 6:38 pm

      G’day Xavier and thank you so much for your reply. I love the track and yes, I did discover recently that it had been returned to Youtube. It’s a wonderful track and I have since found it in the soundtrack of, “The Fountain” starring Hugh Jackman.

      Blessings mate.


  • October 16, 2017 at 7:14 am

    Hey Baz, I found your site by happenstance while looking for specs for the Viper. Not to build one mind you, just wanted to draw authentic looking drafts. Hats off to you, your personal ethos and approach to creating things for the sake of creating I share whole heartedly. I look forward to following your progress!

    Best regards,

    • October 16, 2017 at 10:45 am

      Thanks for dropping in and leaving such kind encouragement Luke!


  • October 30, 2017 at 11:11 pm

    Thanks for sharing the advancements of the Viper MKII & the Viper Pilot helmet with us! They look awesome and can’t wait to see more.
    Kind regards

    • October 31, 2017 at 3:32 pm

      Most welcome! The networking may help me complete the build and the documenting of it may help the next person who wants to try. 😀

  • August 17, 2018 at 10:10 am

    Hey Baz,
    Fantastic work, it looks awesome,
    I am currently looking at making a Viper MII rocker for my grandson .
    I am not intending to go into the detail you are but i am a little unsure at this stage how I am going to do the engines and cockpit interior, I do want some buttons and lights for him and possibly some sound effects such as the engine and guns firing if i can manage it.
    Any tips or hints would be appreciated.

    • August 18, 2018 at 11:45 pm

      There are no engine sounds that I know of in the new series. The old series had sound. Probably see if you can get a digital copy and grab the sound out as a sound file. There are sound effects programs and experts out there that can help you. Same goes for guns. Old turbo lasers vs new kinetic energy cannons.


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