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PostSubject: Heller Kwak z1   Sat 13 Jun 2015, 2:26 pm

Hi all I ordered 2 bikes off ebay yesterday, well amazingly one of them came today



of course the first thing I did was a sprue count (did it 3 times)

I must say I am quite dissapointed, it's not in the same league as the La Reale there are sink holes and seams all over the place (hope the honda is better. I tried to photo them but they dont really show up in the pics, still on with the show.






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PostSubject: Re: Heller Kwak z1   Sun 14 Jun 2015, 5:03 pm

Hi all well this kit is deffo going to be a challenge the frame is full of sink holes and seams also the tank and side panels are moulded in two halves have no locating pins and are warped to hell.
I have glued some tabs to one half and am hoping that the wont foul on anything when it comes to putting it on, and also that it will help with lining everything up, fingers crossed.










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PostSubject: Re: Heller Kwak z1   Sun 14 Jun 2015, 7:01 pm

Looks like it's going to be a challenge. I am tuned in to see how this one goes.
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PostSubject: Re: Heller Kwak z1   Sun 14 Jun 2015, 8:37 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Heller Kwak z1   Mon 15 Jun 2015, 7:10 pm

Hi all well this is the most twisted piece of model I have ever worked on.






I was wondering if I would be able to get it ligned up at all
But after Hurculean efforts




there are no decals in this kit for the paint work, instead there are these handy moulded lines

Handy that is if you want to do it as the box art, not if you want something diffrent so I had so sand all those off.



now to try the marbeling







I am going to add at least one more colour to this so we will see how it turns out. No biggie if it dosnt work got plenty of oven cleaner.
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PostSubject: Re: Heller Kwak z1   Tue 16 Jun 2015, 2:35 pm

I hate rattle cans!
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PostSubject: Re: Heller Kwak z1   Tue 16 Jun 2015, 6:00 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Heller Kwak z1   Tue 16 Jun 2015, 7:10 pm

Hi all finished the marbeling, and I have to say I am quite happy with it, it needs a few coats of varnish to level it out and finish it off but for a first go at it I am happy, I can see me using this a lot

























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PostSubject: Re: Heller Kwak z1   Tue 16 Jun 2015, 8:46 pm

Whoa! Amazing!
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PostSubject: Re: Heller Kwak z1   Tue 16 Jun 2015, 9:14 pm

Wot he said above !
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PostSubject: Re: Heller Kwak z1   Wed 17 Jun 2015, 4:50 pm

Very cool paint effect. Nice job.
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PostSubject: Re: Heller Kwak z1   Wed 17 Jun 2015, 7:45 pm

Hi all here is tonight offering







there is quite a bit I don't like about this kit, but the separate fins I do like, get more detail this way.
















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PostSubject: Re: Heller Kwak z1   Wed 17 Jun 2015, 10:01 pm

Looking great KP, Fantastic paintwork.
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PostSubject: Re: Heller Kwak z1   Wed 17 Jun 2015, 11:05 pm

Love the paint job! great work sir.
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PostSubject: Re: Heller Kwak z1   Wed 17 Jun 2015, 11:20 pm

Shame to cover that detailed engine up really..... nice work.
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PostSubject: Re: Heller Kwak z1   Thu 18 Jun 2015, 1:03 am

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PostSubject: Re: Heller Kwak z1   Thu 18 Jun 2015, 7:29 pm

Hi all here is another update on this pig of a kit, it really is no where near the quality of the La Reale the chain is so warped I'm not even going to try to correct it the axles are not going to allow the wheels to rotate and even if they did it wouldnt last long, Why cant kit manufacturers get together and combine all the good thing they all do, then we would end up with fantastic kits.
I really hope the CB 750 K1  is not the same as this.









I decided gold might go quite well with this colour scheme







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PostSubject: Re: Heller Kwak z1   Fri 19 Jun 2015, 5:27 pm

Lookin' good. I really like the Gold wheels on this bike, looks cool.
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PostSubject: Re: Heller Kwak z1   Sat 20 Jun 2015, 3:35 pm

Well after retrieving the bike from its unscheduled flight across the room (it must be fairly aerodynamic as no breakages just some unguleing) and searching, took me nearly half an hour to find the back of the rear caliper, and almost as long to get it back on, since it's all installed on the rear wheel. I've decided to cut the top length of the chain off as it was so warped I couldn't get the chain guard on, and with the guard in place no one will see the chain anyway. I'm having a bit of a chill out now, before I battle with this kit again. I am determined to win though, I will take no injured in this battle its win or die.
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PostSubject: Re: Heller Kwak z1   Sat 20 Jun 2015, 6:19 pm

003I do that too, when there are things that can't be seen I always take the easy way out.
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PostSubject: Re: Heller Kwak z1   Sun 21 Jun 2015, 5:52 pm

Hi all here is the battles progress so far






















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PostSubject: Re: Heller Kwak z1   Sun 21 Jun 2015, 7:35 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Heller Kwak z1   Mon 22 Jun 2015, 7:21 am

You've managed to put more than a polish on this turd! Great paint too.
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PostSubject: Re: Heller Kwak z1   Mon 22 Jun 2015, 8:00 pm

Hi all nearing the end I think the kit has given in. dare I say i'm winning.


























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PostSubject: Re: Heller Kwak z1   Tue 23 Jun 2015, 5:30 pm

Looking sharp.
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