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1/9 Italeri Norton 750 Commando PR

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    September, 2012
1/9 Italeri Norton 750 Commando PR
Posted by GMorrison on Thursday, May 23, 2019 5:20 PM

Here's the 1/9 scale Italeri Norton 750 Commando PR. My uncle owns a 1972 and he was delighted to see the model. 

There's a bunch of negative stuff to say about the model, in particular the comic pages. But all in all it is a pretty cool bike and certainly has a lot of detail.

It steers, the wheels turn and the shocks work too.

  • Member since
    November, 2003
  • From: State of Mississippi. State motto: Virtute et armis (By valor and arms)
Posted by mississippivol on Friday, May 24, 2019 6:43 AM

Sweet build, G! That yellow pops!

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    December, 2015
  • From: providence ,r.i.
Posted by templar1099 on Saturday, May 25, 2019 2:02 PM

Nice ride, beautifully done Mr. Morrison.

"le plaisir delicieux et toujours nouveau d'une occupation inutile"

dlh
  • Member since
    March, 2017
  • From: Chambersburg, PA
Posted by dlh on Monday, May 27, 2019 11:06 AM

Gorgeous build!  Looks like the real thing.  Have you built any other Italeri models?

Dave

  • Member since
    September, 2012
Posted by GMorrison on Tuesday, May 28, 2019 6:08 PM

Thank you!

I haven't built any other Italeri motorcycles. This is apparently a rebox of a Protar kit.

It was actually really diffficult for a number of reasons, so it sat on the shelf of doom for a bit.

But it has working shocks front and rear, it steers.

It hwlped that I was relatively familiar with the real thing, but I looked at a LOT of photos online and "called a friend", my uncle who owns two.

I added that metal frame around the base of the wind screen, it should be up on the plex not down on the fairing but that was too difficult.

I'd recommend the model for anyone who really wants a challenge.

My next bike at some point is the Tamiya RC 166 in 1/12. I'm hoping it will be easier.

  • Member since
    July, 2012
  • From: Douglas AZ
Posted by littletimmy on Monday, June 24, 2019 6:10 PM

Sorry, I'm late to respond, but that's " AWESOME" !!!

 Dont worry about the thumbprint, paint it Rust , and call it "Battle Damage".

  

 

    

  • Member since
    June, 2010
  • From: Australia
Posted by OctaneOrange on Wednesday, June 26, 2019 6:32 AM
looks good. i'm surprised more modelers don't give bikes a try i like the fairing as it reminds me of Mad Max (toecutter's bike)
  • Member since
    July, 2008
  • From: Co.Kerry, Ireland.
Posted by Est.1961 on Wednesday, June 26, 2019 7:35 AM

Missed this first time around also. Very eye catching colour scheme, like it. 

Don't put off procrastinating until tomorrow. 

  • Member since
    June, 2019
  • From: United Kingdom
Posted by ScalemodelMadnessDan on Wednesday, June 26, 2019 7:52 AM

Great build mate! Yes is it a standard yellow or a different grade? It really does pop! I have a few bike kits, after seeing this build has got me thinking about cracking open some. Big Smile


 

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    September, 2012
Posted by GMorrison on Wednesday, June 26, 2019 8:54 AM

Thanks for the comments, folks.

It's the closest I could find to the Norton yellow, it's Tamiya "Lemon Yellow". Like car models, looking through Norton enthusiast forums yielded a lot of useful information.

The model has a lot of screws, probably a dozen each of a dozen lengths. That took a little organization.

But it was a fun build.

  • Member since
    March, 2012
  • From: Corpus Christi, Tx
Posted by mustang1989 on Monday, July 01, 2019 7:58 AM

Great job on something that's not built to death. Really good job on a hard color to apply as well. What did you prime it with prior to laying that beautiful coat of paint down?

                   

 

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