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Heller 1/8 Honda CB 750 K1

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Heller 1/8 Honda CB 750 K1
Posted by kpnuts on Friday, June 19, 2015 1:48 PM

Hi all when I had mine I totally rebuilt it and whilst i was at it i stripped all the paint off the engine casings polished it and engraved it, so I thought I would do the same with this kit. being 1/8 of the original size it obviously wont be as elaborate but will give the general idea.

roughly pened on


this is the tool of choice

oops didnt work too well


I think my next attempt will be heated scribe .

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  • From: Australia
Posted by OctaneOrange on Friday, June 19, 2015 9:28 PM

"oops didnt work too well"

what was you actually trying to achieve? is it just a pattern in the castings?

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Posted by kpnuts on Sunday, June 21, 2015 11:55 AM

yep thats it on my original bike it was ornate leaves but not at this scale.

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Posted by kpnuts on Thursday, June 25, 2015 2:07 PM

Hi all well i've made a start proper on this, I have decided to do the very best I can on this kit, as it is my favorite bike of all time

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Posted by kpnuts on Sunday, June 28, 2015 2:01 PM

Well I am totally peed off this was advertised as new and unstarted. Someone has gone ahead on the instructions and started the frame, only they've glued it all wrong (and used plenty of it) I've tried getting it apart but it's like it's welded together, and even if I get it apart I'm not sure I can reposition it where it should be, so this is another one that's on hold, funny its another Heller kit.

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Posted by DUSTER on Sunday, June 28, 2015 5:01 PM

Putting the glued parts in to the freezer for a while, works on some glues- makes 'm brittle-er (?) and able to be cracked apart

Steve

Building the perfect model---just not quite yet  Confused

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Posted by kpnuts on Monday, June 29, 2015 12:34 AM

Thanks will give it a go

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Posted by kpnuts on Tuesday, June 30, 2015 4:38 AM

Hi all I have to apologise to the seller it was my 10 yr old nephew he came over during the day with his mum to visit my missus and decided to have a go. That's what you get for trying to encourage youngsters. He is now banned from my model room unless I am there.

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Posted by kpnuts on Thursday, July 02, 2015 1:35 PM

HI all well here are some pics of the bodged up frame (Most of it is under the tank so wont notice), lots of cleaning up to do, thanks to help from my nephew.

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Posted by kpnuts on Saturday, July 04, 2015 11:14 AM

Hi all here is a small update on this

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Posted by mississippivol on Saturday, July 04, 2015 11:26 AM

Awww, man, nice recovery.

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Posted by Wirraway on Sunday, July 05, 2015 2:27 AM

Yep, looking good.  Pretty sneaky of the young fella to do some modelling when you weren't there eh ?

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Posted by Hoghead on Wednesday, April 19, 2017 5:21 PM
Did you ever finish it ?
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Posted by kpnuts on Friday, April 21, 2017 9:05 AM

It got further thsn this but no not finished yet.

I still look through others posts but i dont post build logs on here any more sorry

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