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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #13 "Motorcycles"   Sun 06 Mar 2016, 2:55 am

Nice choice Cole....but watch out using enamels.  They tend to take a long time to dry.

Colin and Mike....you guys are crazy with those 1/35 bikes.....they're too tiny !!

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Paul, that frame looks terrific. Was there much clean up involved?
Al, like most MFH kits, there is not much of a seam from the mold.  But there is fitting and drilling involved.


For some reason MFH made the tank in three pieces.  A resin center and two side covers.  Then they suggest painting all three gloss black.




But I found a pic of a Brough with chrome side covers, so I will try to polish the stuffing out of the white metal side covers and hope I can get them shiny enough.




Checking alignment on the frame.


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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #13 "Motorcycles"   Sun 06 Mar 2016, 7:20 pm

Got a bit of base painting done today and put a few odds and sods together, can't get it all together as per destructions as i'm wiring and plumbing it so have to go out of sync to the step by step.

Frame and sidecar assembled and painted.





rear wheel frame and engine block has base coats



other odds and ends just in base coat. (tried a bit of leather texture on the seat and i dont think it looks that bad to be honest)



will be drilling and positioning all the wiring etc whilst in this state as it seems to be the easiest method after thinking about it for a while
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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #13 "Motorcycles"   Sun 06 Mar 2016, 7:45 pm

Looking good Colin.

I got the wheel hubs assembled.  White metal and photo-etch



And drilled all the holes in the rims.  



The spokes and nipples are all seperate.




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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #13 "Motorcycles"   Mon 07 Mar 2016, 5:57 pm

Think a jig would be in order there eh Paul? ... life might be easier cos that looks a tad fiddly.

Good job on the rims though, very neat.


Talking of fiddly ...... the madness (read "self torture") begins

Started off with the basic kit bars



cut the ends flat and drilled to accept bent bits a fuse wire simulating reverse levers, made some cable boxes from styrene bar drilled through centre.



all together and painted with the cables



ht leads and plug caps done





seat and chequerplate in and cable for the car brake attached.



speedo and brake cable holes drilled and the speedo cable in situ. (yes i removed the hairs and touched up the wheel paint)

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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #13 "Motorcycles"   Mon 07 Mar 2016, 7:12 pm

Good luck with the wheels Paul.

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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #13 "Motorcycles"   Mon 07 Mar 2016, 8:34 pm

Paul:  Beautiful looking kit pieces.

Colin:  Nice work with the fiddeley bits.

Got a little more done on this little thing. Thought I'd use EZLine for the plug wires so I can jump to a slightly larger wire for brake cables , etc.








So far - so good.
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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #13 "Motorcycles"   Mon 07 Mar 2016, 8:39 pm

Colin and Mike....nice work with the ultra-small bits !


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Good luck with the wheels Paul.

Thanks Curt.  It's one of the areas that has me nervous.


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Think a jig would be in order there eh Paul? ... life might be easier cos that looks a tad fiddly.

Good job on the rims though, very neat.

Thanks Colin.  Actually, they give you a jig. I just need to get the spokes ready.


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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #13 "Motorcycles"   Mon 07 Mar 2016, 8:53 pm

That's brilliant Paul, good job really because making one would have been a bit of a task.

Mike, I'm glad I'm not the only mad so and so attempting the fiddly bits.
Wish I'd have gone for red now, it looks the business mate.
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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #13 "Motorcycles"   Tue 08 Mar 2016, 1:52 am

Al, looking good.

Mike and Snake, man you guys are really hammering those small kits, great stuff.

Paul, have you ever laced a real wheel? If you haven't check out this video.
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=MnE20NaopcQ
The technique is the same for any wheel. Make sure you start with the first hole after the valve stem, although it won't matter for these scale wheels but it will look better if you do.
If you don't start with this pattern the cross will be over the valve stem.

I am very interested in seeing how these turn out. When building a real wheel the spokes get bent pretty drastically when doing the cross. They are pulled straight when tensioned.


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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #13 "Motorcycles"   Tue 08 Mar 2016, 2:53 am

No worries Curt.  I build all of my own bicycle wheels.  2 cross....3 cross ...radial....done them all.  



BTW....what video?

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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #13 "Motorcycles"   Tue 08 Mar 2016, 2:00 pm

Lol, I forgot to add the link.

Then these should be a cake walk for you. Ever try cross4?

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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #13 "Motorcycles"   Tue 08 Mar 2016, 2:07 pm

Made a little clock to sit on the yolk, decal is from a truck or something.



Battery box ... simple job



The exhaust equalisation box needed drilling to accomodate the down pipes i'm scratching



drilled and waiting to be installed, need to suss out where the brace goes for the side car first to see how much of a bend i'll need, should be easy as it's solder wire.



I also seem to need a new daylight fluoro tube as it seems to have gained a tungsten hew on my macro shots ...hmmm
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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #13 "Motorcycles"   Tue 08 Mar 2016, 2:46 pm

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Lol, I forgot to add the link.

Then these should be a cake walk for you.  Ever try cross4?

Yep, for a tandem.
I've done cross 3 on one side and cross 2 on the opposite for a rear wheel.

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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #13 "Motorcycles"   Wed 09 Mar 2016, 12:49 am

Colin, you're a brave man to customize that little bit.

A tad more progress.  Painted the tank and BMF'd the little side plates.


The front fork is a little tricky trying to keep tiny things aligned with stubby fingers.


The headlight needed a real lens instead of the wartime, peekaboo cover.  Found these that fit from back in my model railroading days.


Seats showing a little wear.  May still put some weathering powders on them.


Handlebars and heat shield painted with Alclad chrome directly over the plastic.



I've decided to go a little thicker with the plug wire, since they're not much smaller than the control cables.
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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #13 "Motorcycles"   Wed 09 Mar 2016, 1:22 am

Colin, nice clock and detail work.

Mike, I like the look of the Alclad, it looks like weathered nickel.

Looking forward to seeing these little bikes complete.


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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #13 "Motorcycles"   Wed 09 Mar 2016, 2:50 pm

I must say I'm intrigued as to what the "Shay" means means on the packet for your lenses for obvious reasons Mike! LOL
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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #13 "Motorcycles"   Wed 09 Mar 2016, 3:02 pm

thanks for the comments chaps

Got the wheel and mudguard on the car



This is what the exhausts ended up looking like, might just weather them down a bit



Head lamp .... got the same problem as Mike, just a slit cover, so i painted the inner gunmetal, then added a dark grey dot towards the lower centre and when dry filled it up several times with PVA glue .. should give the appearance of a bulb "just" visible under the lens




Made up some carbs, intake tubes and the cables ... just bits of scrap from the bit-box but they have "sort of" the right look to them.

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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #13 "Motorcycles"   Wed 09 Mar 2016, 5:06 pm

More good stuff.

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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #13 "Motorcycles"   Wed 09 Mar 2016, 6:13 pm

Thanks Curt

They dont look too bad on ... maybe a tad big.... but on this scale its close enough lol



Tidied up the wiring on the bar / fork assembly, needs a paint tidy up too from the looks of it close up.

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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #13 "Motorcycles"   Wed 09 Mar 2016, 7:45 pm

Oneof the many challenges with working with such small scale is not only the size, which you're doing a fantastic job of but the pictures seem to make parts look less crisp too.
Nice work on the carbs.

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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #13 "Motorcycles"   Thu 10 Mar 2016, 12:19 am

Colin and mike....you guys are rockin' those tiny bikes.


I got most of the pieces for the engine painted and started the assembly.



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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #13 "Motorcycles"   Thu 10 Mar 2016, 2:47 am

this looks like it is going to rock once it's done.

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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #13 "Motorcycles"   Thu 10 Mar 2016, 8:40 pm

Everyone is motoring with their bikes and I stalled it at again!!

Some cracking models there guys I will do some at the weekend and post some pics..
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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #13 "Motorcycles"   Thu 10 Mar 2016, 8:43 pm

That motors going to look the business Paul.

Ash ....... Gerronwivit !!!!!! :)
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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #13 "Motorcycles"   Thu 10 Mar 2016, 9:39 pm

not the only ones that stalled...........part of mines in the brake fluid already lol

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