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Motorcycle group build Feeler for September 2018 W/ GB Badge update

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Motorcycle group build Feeler for September 2018 W/ GB Badge update
Posted by greentracker98 on Sunday, February 18, 2018 6:27 PM

I've been buying dvd's of the Deadliest Catch show latley as I missed most of them because I worked evenings when it was being aired on Tv. I just got the one where Phil Harris passed away a couple of days ago and thought he would make a great group build badge. So here it is

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Posted by GMorrison on Monday, February 19, 2018 1:27 AM

That's not important. Do you think there should be one?

I've owned a few and would be game.

 

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Posted by invertman on Monday, February 19, 2018 6:09 AM

I would be in on a motorcycle group

build. I have quite a few in my stash.

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Posted by greentracker98 on Monday, February 19, 2018 11:06 AM

I've b een thinking of doing 1 or 2 I just got the Harley FLH Classic 1/6th scale.

If I do it it won't be until later this year, maybe in September

I also been wanting to do the Honda 750 4 cylinder.

Okay lets see how many want to got in on this, then we can go from there.

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Posted by GMorrison on Monday, February 19, 2018 11:31 AM

Later this year would suit me.

1/9 scale Italeri Norton 750 Commando.

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Posted by littletimmy on Monday, February 19, 2018 5:21 PM

I gotta get some other stuff completed / off the bench first, but I'm interested .

I havent done a motorcycle in Decade's.... they still have 2 tire's ... right ?

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Posted by hogfanfs on Monday, February 19, 2018 6:22 PM

Valentino seza he lika idea Yes 

 

September works really well for me too. How long are you thinking, Ken? And yes, I'd be building one of the Doctor's mounts.

 Bruce

 

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Posted by greentracker98 on Tuesday, February 20, 2018 10:36 AM

hogfanfs

Valentino seza he lika idea Yes 

 

September works really well for me too. How long are you thinking, Ken? And yes, I'd be building one of the Doctor's mounts.

 

I'm thinking now of a winter time build. then they'll be ready for summer lol Cool  be at least until March 2019. But. If it runs over thats okay to.

I know it's been along time since I've been in the bike world, so not to sound too dumb here, who is the Doctor? Just thought thats probably him in the pic ^ up there, Am I righ?

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Posted by hogfanfs on Tuesday, February 20, 2018 11:57 AM

greentracker98

 

I'm thinking now of a winter time build. then they'll be ready for summer lol Cool  be at least until March 2019. But. If it runs over thats okay to.

I know it's been along time since I've been in the bike world, so not to sound too dumb here, who is the Doctor? Just thought thats probably him in the pic ^ up there, Am I righ?

 

 

Ken, you are correct the gentleman in the picture is Valentino Rossi, The Doctor is his nickname. 

September to March would be a good timeframe. Thanks!

 Bruce

 

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Posted by greentracker98 on Tuesday, February 20, 2018 4:06 PM

littletimmy

I gotta get some other stuff completed / off the bench first, but I'm interested .

I havent done a motorcycle in Decade's.... they still have 2 tire's ... right ?

 

Yep timmy LOL although if you google pics of motorcycles you'll see some with more tires. There's some some crazy looking bikes on there.

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Posted by taxtp on Monday, February 26, 2018 6:42 AM

I've never built one, but I have some 500CC World Championship and MotoGP bikes in my stash, as I've been a long time fan.

I want to see this GB get up, so I'll definitely build one.

Maybe some of the military guys would be inclined to build a wartime bike too ?

Cheers

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Posted by greentracker98 on Friday, March 2, 2018 11:19 PM

taxtp

I've never built one, but I have some 500CC World Championship and MotoGP bikes in my stash, as I've been a long time fan.

I want to see this GB get up, so I'll definitely build one.

Maybe some of the military guys would be inclined to build a wartime bike too ?

Cheers

Tony

 

I've never built one either, but I've owqned a few 1/1 bikes. I'm glad I didn't have to put them together.

I've always liked the biking world too. Maybe I'll do one with a 1960's long haired hippie running down the road on his chopper hanging on to his ape hangers. Cool

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Posted by gregbale on Saturday, March 3, 2018 8:04 AM

I've had the old Tamiya 1/6 R75/5 in my stash for what seems a hundred years. Would be a good excuse to finally break 'er out.

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Posted by greentracker98 on Sunday, March 4, 2018 5:44 AM

Welcome Greg, The more the merrier What kind of bike is that?

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Posted by Hodakamax on Sunday, March 4, 2018 9:05 AM

Timely, and strange that you should ask. I do have a Tamiya Bimota Tesi 1D 906 SR in the stash that I won at the last model show. I do build 1/1 Vintage Hodaka motorcycles in custom forms. Here's a recent finished one and new speed attempt W.I.P. Maybe I'll give it a shot! The W.I.P. almost daily posts are on Facebook, The Hodaka Fan Club for you motorcycle nuts like me!

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Posted by gregbale on Sunday, March 4, 2018 9:18 AM

greentracker98

Welcome Greg, The more the merrier What kind of bike is that?

 

Sorry. The beautiful BMW R75/5:
 
 
An artifact of my youth. A '70s spiffed-up version of the WW2 Wehrmacht workhorse:
 

Greg

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Posted by Hodakamax on Sunday, March 4, 2018 4:11 PM

I never done a group build. How does it work?

Max

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Posted by Hodakamax on Monday, March 5, 2018 6:48 AM

Hodakamax

I never done a group build. How does it work?

Max

 

To the top again with my question!

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Posted by GMorrison on Monday, March 5, 2018 9:25 AM

If you go look at the first post of a few, you'll gain some insight.

It starts with a member or member team who commit to run it, and really stay involved. Speaking for myself, I like to join group builds run by members who have a track record of previous leadership. But everyone does something for the first time once, as well.

The leader then opens a post where the "rules" are laid out. They can vary and there are no "requirements". In general, there will be a time frame. There will be a definition of the subject. There will be some indication of partially started kits, cross over builds or other less important factors applied.

The host usually claims a second and third post following. One is for building a list of participants and their proposed subjects. The third is for posing completed builds. Those get updated as the build progresses.

As a participant, we have several obligations. First, pick a subject that fits and that you want to build. I like to search my stash for those. Second, build it and update with in progress posts. Third, finish on time.

I hope that is helpful. I would like to see you participate in the Bike Build. I'll have a number of questions about the 1/1 mechanics of a '70s Norton as I build mine, and some expert insights will be helpful.

 

Bill

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Posted by Hodakamax on Monday, March 5, 2018 10:31 AM

Hey thanks Bill! I had no clue. Sounds interesting if the time period is not too short. I'm really slow or at least spread around with my really fun 1/1 project. The Norton sounds fun. Does it have Lucas electrics? Scary. Just an English bike joke. Geeked

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Posted by greentracker98 on Monday, March 12, 2018 10:59 PM

Thanks Bill, Great info for a new comer to the group builds.

Max: The time period I'm looking at is September through March. but as for a specific end date, There won't be any. So the slower builders (which I am one anymore) don't have to rush to finish by a certain date

Glad to have you aboard.

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Posted by GMorrison on Tuesday, March 13, 2018 12:34 AM

Sturges in mid-August.

I'm so excited about this, I haven't built a bike model in like forever.

Because of that I'm going totally OOB on the Commando, but there may be a follow-up.

Something really silly like a Vincent Black Shadow, or a TT bike.

Max, I never rode on a true dirt bike, but I had a buddy who had a nice Bultaco and we used to run it around as we rebuilt it.

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Posted by gregbale on Tuesday, March 13, 2018 9:47 AM

GMorrison
Something really silly like a Vincent Black Shadow, or a TT bike.

I'd go for the Black Ligthtning...but I don't believe there's a kit.

Greg

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Posted by mrmike on Tuesday, March 13, 2018 1:56 PM

There is a 1/12 scale model of the Vincent Black Shadow by Revell. Usually sells in the $50-$60 range on eBay. There's also one by another manufacturer that I'm not familiar with; it must be a heck of a kit for $650+!

I'm thinking about doing the Italeri German Military BMW. Looks like an interesting build. My 1:1  is a '65 R69S. It's a collector's item - right now it's collecting dust.

Mike

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Posted by greentracker98 on Thursday, April 5, 2018 1:19 AM

HI everyone Our GB is looking like its going be a lot of fun. Quite a few are interested that great.

My first 1:1 bike was a Honda CB360, then I bought a 1 year old (but still new) Honda CB 500  double overhead cam. Question. Why aren't the model companies making these bikes. I'd at least like to do the 500.

Oh well. maybe they will eventually.

anyway to everyone who signed up in my absence

Welcome aboard

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Posted by SafferScale on Thursday, April 5, 2018 4:11 AM

I'm in....am expecting a Honda cb 750 in 1:12 towards April that I have something special planned for.

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Posted by hogfanfs on Thursday, April 5, 2018 8:46 AM

greentracker98

My first 1:1 bike was a Honda CB360, then I bought a 1 year old (but still new) Honda CB 500  double overhead cam. Question. Why aren't the model companies making these bikes. I'd at least like to do the 500.

Oh well. maybe they will eventually.

 

Ken,

Aoshima is making some of the UJM's form the 70's, 80's and 90's like this one: CB400

Some may be out of production, but, can possibly still be purchased. Although, they may not make an exact model that you are looking for. I'd love it if someone had kitted a 2001 CBR929RR Erion Racing edition. May be a future scratch build project for me.

 Bruce

 

 On the bench:  1/48 Eduard MiG-21MF

                        1/35 Takom Merkava Mk.I

 

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Posted by greentracker98 on Thursday, April 5, 2018 6:33 PM

hogfanfs
 
greentracker98

My first 1:1 bike was a Honda CB360, then I bought a 1 year old (but still new) Honda CB 500  double overhead cam. Question. Why aren't the model companies making these bikes. I'd at least like to do the 500.

Oh well. maybe they will eventually.

 

 

 

Ken,

Aoshima is making some of the UJM's form the 70's, 80's and 90's like this one: CB400

Some may be out of production, but, can possibly still be purchased. Although, they may not make an exact model that you are looking for. I'd love it if someone had kitted a 2001 CBR929RR Erion Racing edition. May be a future scratch build project for me.

 

 

Sounds pretty cool Bruce I'll have to check it it out

 Welcome aboard Saffer. Glad to have you. I was looking at the Honda 750 4 cylinders myself. I still might do one

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Posted by SafferScale on Thursday, April 5, 2018 7:01 PM

Lol I pretty much plan to totally reconstruct the CB into something......bloody

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Posted by invertman on Monday, April 9, 2018 10:57 AM

So is the gb for September a go Then?

just want to get geared up for this!

jason

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