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Posted by keavdog on Friday, November 02, 2018 2:12 AM

Negative Ghostrider - no new completions.

Thanks,

John

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Posted by Greg on Friday, November 02, 2018 8:35 AM

Holy exhaust pipes, some activity!

Bill you are more organized than I prepping all those to-be-chrome parts. I do about a step or two at a time. Glad the stripping went well.

All the yellow looks very good, I'd be happy with it too.

That windscreen is a bit odd. If not for the actual bike pic you showed, I'd have thunk Italeri totally messed up.

-Greg

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  • From: From the Mit, but live in Mason, O high ho
Posted by hogfanfs on Friday, November 02, 2018 12:04 PM

@GM,

I really like how the yellow paint turned out, too bad on the no locator pins for the windshield. Seem Italeri got lazy in their engineering of this kit. And I have to agree with you, the Norton 750 twin is a very aesthetically pleasing motocycle. 

@MacAtilla,

That is a very unusual spot for a screw, I hope you find a solution.

Funny, about the CX500 Turbo. I was at a trackday a while ago, and one of the riders had, of all bikes, a Kawasaki ZX1200 with a turbo. Well, anytime going through a corner, the turbo would spool, and spin up the rear tire causing his rear end to slip out. Nothing too major, except to make this rider very uneasy to ride. I've never seen the need for a turbo on a bike, except for drag racing. 

@Greg,

The frame and engine look fantastic. I'm really looking forward to seeing this one finished.

 Bruce

 

 

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Posted by Greg on Friday, November 02, 2018 2:01 PM

hogfanfs
@Greg, The frame and engine look fantastic. I'm really looking forward to seeing this one finished.

Thanks for your nice comment, Bruce. I sort of am too. This one is a real challenge! Every step is a new adventure.

-Greg

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Posted by keavdog on Friday, November 02, 2018 2:34 PM

Stellar attitude Greg!

Thanks,

John

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Posted by greentracker98 on Monday, November 05, 2018 2:05 AM

keavdog

Negative Ghostrider - no new completions.

 

Ghostrider?

A.K.A. Ken                Making Modeling Great Again

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Posted by keavdog on Monday, November 05, 2018 2:18 AM

Thanks,

John

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Posted by SafferScale on Wednesday, November 07, 2018 11:20 AM

Ok so I actually started with the first bike on my list the Yamaha Virago.I'm going off script making it a full custom version.Unfortunately my pc exploded so will be posting progress when my new rig arrives

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Posted by SafferScale on Thursday, November 08, 2018 5:39 AM

Ok...so I decided to go off script with the Yamaha Virago and go full custom.

I changed the seating and used a custom colour scheame.....Work in Progress

 

ps this is my first 1:12 bike ever all brush and rattlecan work

 

 IMG-20181103-WA0079 by Tobie Engelbrecht, on Flickr

 

 IMG-20181104-WA0012 by Tobie Engelbrecht, on Flickr

 

 20181103_153041 by Tobie Engelbrecht, on Flickr

 

 20181107_155320 by Tobie Engelbrecht, on Flickr

 

 

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Posted by hogfanfs on Thursday, November 08, 2018 6:26 AM

Saffer,

Great job on the frame and engine. Did you paint those bolt heads on the engine? And the leather seat looks very authentic.

 Bruce

 

 

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  • From: Cape Town,South Africa
Posted by SafferScale on Thursday, November 08, 2018 8:06 AM

thx....I used a gold chrome marker on the bolt heads.And the "leather" seat is Tamiya XF 64 shaded with panel line accent color and then covered with thinned down wood stain.

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Posted by Ghost8100 on Thursday, November 08, 2018 8:29 AM

Saffer your bike looks good. I love what you done with the seat. Very well done. 

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Posted by keavdog on Thursday, November 08, 2018 10:16 AM

Looks sharp!

Thanks,

John

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Posted by Greg on Thursday, November 08, 2018 11:54 AM

Nice work so far. And I agree, your seat looks very convincing.

-Greg

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Posted by MacAtilla on Friday, November 09, 2018 10:17 AM
Some great work going on here. Apologies for the lack of progress reports from me. This is due to the lack of progress! Did you ever have that experience where every decision about assembly or painting sequence went wrong? If I'm lucky I might find one advantageous angle to photograph the CXTurbo from and post it on Monday. Have a great weekend. Mac
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Posted by greentracker98 on Friday, November 09, 2018 10:50 PM

keavdog

Great Video John love those prop planes / engines

Saffer: The seat came out great Wow

A.K.A. Ken                Making Modeling Great Again

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  • From: Cherry valley il.
Posted by invertman on Saturday, November 10, 2018 8:19 AM

the builds are looking awsome guys.

started on the cr450 last week.alot of cleanup on this kit but from 1983 molds its going together good.working on getting the rear suspention built/installed this weekend.

  if you want permission for a test flight.... the answer is "no".

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Posted by modelcrazy on Saturday, November 10, 2018 8:37 AM

I never understood why the guy in the tower was talking on the radio through the phone.

Steve

ON THE BENCH

1/48 Tamiya Mk.1 Swordfish
1/350 Tamiya Prince of Wales
1/200 AMT Man in Space Rocket Collection

In Que

1/700 Tamiya King George V

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  • From: Indiana, USA
Posted by Greg on Saturday, November 10, 2018 1:13 PM

Invertman, good progress. I like the red, even the engine. Looks cool.

modelcrazy

I never understood why the guy in the tower was talking on the radio through the phone.

 

You know, I never even noticed that 'til you mentioned it, Steve. !?!?

-Greg

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Posted by Greg on Saturday, November 10, 2018 2:18 PM

I have a question/problem.

I messed up one of the exhaust pipes. The assy of 77 & 78 below is what I ruined:

And here where it goes (it's assy 30):

So remembering back to when I was 13 in my ultimate wisdom decided to heat the bend with a candle and bend as desired.....without doing any practicing first:

Brilliant, eh?

The bend isn't all bad but the part shrunk and will need an extension to reach the cylinder head exhaust port. I have an idea or two but my scratch building skills aren't the greatest. I'd almost rather make a new piece, but I can't think of a flexible round raw material to start with. Except Milliput and that would dry too hard to work with I'm afraid. All ideas accepted, TIA.

Things are otherwise progressing ok:

 

 

-Greg

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Posted by keavdog on Saturday, November 10, 2018 2:32 PM

Wow that red motor is wild!

Greg, maybe using a thicker piece of sprue and bending would work.  Or patch up the kit piece and maybe use a piece of a plastic straw to join to the lower part?

Thanks,

John

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  • From: Indiana, USA
Posted by Greg on Saturday, November 10, 2018 4:13 PM

keavdog

Wow that red motor is wild!

Greg, maybe using a thicker piece of sprue and bending would work.  Or patch up the kit piece and maybe use a piece of a plastic straw to join to the lower part?

 

The kit is 1/8 so that would be a hefty bit of sprue, but hey, I'm going to look.

A straw.....now that might just work!

Thanks for the ideas, John. I'll keep you advised.

-Greg

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Posted by mrmike on Saturday, November 10, 2018 5:02 PM

Hi Greg;

I've got lots of old sprue. What diameter do you need? You can bend it by getting it hot in near boiling water instead of a candle.

Mike

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Posted by modelcrazy on Saturday, November 10, 2018 5:16 PM

Too bad about the pipe Greg, I don't have any sugestions but I'm sure other more experanced members can help, listen to Keavdog, he always has good suggestions.

I haven't been around much on this thread, I've had other things going on (new job and hosting other GB for some) but Greg I've got to say your bike is very impressive sir. Just like all the other projects I've watched you do. You do outstanding work.

I'll be starting on the Bat-Pod during the Thanksgiving holiday. I will also be entering it in Lewbuds Weekend GB so it should go fast (don't blink)

Steve

ON THE BENCH

1/48 Tamiya Mk.1 Swordfish
1/350 Tamiya Prince of Wales
1/200 AMT Man in Space Rocket Collection

In Que

1/700 Tamiya King George V

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  • From: Indiana, USA
Posted by Greg on Sunday, November 11, 2018 12:56 PM

mrmike

Hi Greg;

I've got lots of old sprue. What diameter do you need? You can bend it by getting it hot in near boiling water instead of a candle.

Mike

 

Mike, you are very kind. The diameter is irregular and is between .150" and .250". I've found my inventory of Plastruct and have some styrene rod and tube that just might work, so for now thanks a million to you kind sir, I'll let you know if I need to take you up on your offer.

I've never tried the hot water trick, and I'd have gone for boiling, not just short of boiling, so you might have just saved me!

Again, thanks.

-Greg

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  • From: Indiana, USA
Posted by Greg on Sunday, November 11, 2018 12:57 PM

Steve, you are too kind. Thank you.

Doing the Bat Pod in a weekend, yikes! Looking fwd to that.

-Greg

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  • From: Far Northern CA
Posted by mrmike on Sunday, November 11, 2018 9:23 PM

OK, enough lurking. There's some great work being done here! My kit finally arrived about a month ago, after the dust settled on the demise of Hobbico.

The progress to date consists of sorting out the parts into subassemblies, scraping, sanding and general clean-up, and a bit of glue and spot prime. I'm enjoying the build - it's a pretty well done kit, especially considering how long it's been around.  I'll follow up with some WIP photos later in the week.

Mike

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Posted by SafferScale on Monday, November 12, 2018 11:02 AM

Got the rear end attached (with a bit of swearing).

 20181111_192958 by Tobie Engelbrecht, on Flickr

 20181111_192940 by Tobie Engelbrecht, on Flickr

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Posted by Ghost8100 on Monday, November 12, 2018 11:57 AM

Looks like it is going together nicely there bud

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Posted by GMorrison on Monday, November 12, 2018 12:47 PM

Greg

 

 
keavdog

Wow that red motor is wild!

Greg, maybe using a thicker piece of sprue and bending would work.  Or patch up the kit piece and maybe use a piece of a plastic straw to join to the lower part?

 

 

 

The kit is 1/8 so that would be a hefty bit of sprue, but hey, I'm going to look.

A straw.....now that might just work!

Thanks for the ideas, John. I'll keep you advised.

 

Bending tube is a lot more difficult than bending rod, as tube gets a flat spot at the bend.

0.25" is a big number, too big to use solder and difficult with aluminum rod.

I kind of like the milliput idea.

For smaller diameter, I've even used pasta.

Sorry that I can't be more helpful, will ponder on it.

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