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PostSubject: Custom Chopper, Revell, 1/12   Sun 30 Jun 2013, 1:19 pm

doing this for a Motorcycle GB elsewhere, although im not going to be able to actually do anything for a few days

i was going to do a Tamiya Suzuki Katana but i picked this up on ebay a week ago. i love these kits by Revell, done several over the years, in fact ive even done Aces Wild before

dont plan on doing this one as the box art tho......thinking of metallic green at the moment with the black/green decals

the nice thing about these kits is the options you get..........2 tanks, 2 sets of wheels, 2 primary covers and air filters, 2 different decal choices.....and since ive done a few in the past of got plenty of spares to mix 'n match








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PostSubject: Re: Custom Chopper, Revell, 1/12   Sun 30 Jun 2013, 3:27 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Custom Chopper, Revell, 1/12   Sun 30 Jun 2013, 8:30 pm

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Good start.
 You got it out of the box ?
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PostSubject: Re: Custom Chopper, Revell, 1/12   Mon 01 Jul 2013, 12:11 am

Isn't that the first step? 
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PostSubject: Re: Custom Chopper, Revell, 1/12   Mon 01 Jul 2013, 11:06 am

Yeah. I need to try one of these someday !
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PostSubject: Re: Custom Chopper, Revell, 1/12   Wed 10 Jul 2013, 4:07 pm

Looks a nice fun kit!
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PostSubject: Re: Custom Chopper, Revell, 1/12   Sun 14 Jul 2013, 8:04 pm

finally managed to get some bench time and make some progress

didnt like the air filters that  come with this.....its a choice of a ace of spades or maltese cross designs, so i stole one off an old one of these bikes i did years ago, its round and had a flame design which has been sanded off, and then de-chromed

wasnt too fussed about the primary cover either as it also had the same sort of designs....so i found a spare in the bits box, sanded that smooth and im going to try spraying it silver........or matt black

not sure about the paint........i love the colour but it hasnt gone on too well......think its a combination of the hot weather and the can being a bit low pressure for some reason (unused but old can). going to give it til tomorrow to dry well, a light sanding then the cans going to get a mega shaking followed by a sit in hot water to boost the pressure



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PostSubject: Re: Custom Chopper, Revell, 1/12   Sun 14 Jul 2013, 9:53 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Custom Chopper, Revell, 1/12   Mon 15 Jul 2013, 11:13 am

Yeah, what Buck said 001 
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PostSubject: Re: Custom Chopper, Revell, 1/12   Tue 16 Jul 2013, 8:36 pm

so all the bits got another coat of yellow, then a clear coat.....much better now



started work on some of the other bits,......engine put together and done a bit of wiring, brake discs been drilled out



not be able to do much for a few days now

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PostSubject: Re: Custom Chopper, Revell, 1/12   Sat 20 Jul 2013, 3:09 pm

got the motor and rear fender fitted



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PostSubject: Re: Custom Chopper, Revell, 1/12   Sat 20 Jul 2013, 4:32 pm

Chrome and Yellow always look so good together. Nice work.
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PostSubject: Re: Custom Chopper, Revell, 1/12   Sun 21 Jul 2013, 1:38 am

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PostSubject: Re: Custom Chopper, Revell, 1/12   Mon 22 Jul 2013, 8:35 pm

slowly getting there




belt and primary cover on one side, air filter on the other

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PostSubject: Re: Custom Chopper, Revell, 1/12   Mon 22 Jul 2013, 11:39 pm

Looking better with each update. Nice work.
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PostSubject: Re: Custom Chopper, Revell, 1/12   Mon 22 Jul 2013, 11:42 pm

It's looking good Paul.

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PostSubject: Re: Custom Chopper, Revell, 1/12   Tue 23 Jul 2013, 12:31 am

thanks guys

ive already got the rear wheel in and im trying to decide on which exhaust system to use. the ones i wanted to use dont fit very well, and im not too impressed with the alternative set that come in the kit, so im looking at some in the spares box that were left over from previous kits

ive also sprayed the forks with some humbrol chrome...........theres a couple of injection points halfway down the forks, of course once you remove them you have also knackered the chrome, so i was looking for a way to get round it, saw a can of the chrome in MZ today and thought id give it a go

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PostSubject: Re: Custom Chopper, Revell, 1/12   Wed 24 Jul 2013, 8:53 pm

its gone all a bit pete tong

the forks have injection gate points half way down, so of course when you remove them from the sprue you remove some of the chrome.......so i decided to mask off the lowest bit to keep the chrome, sand off the chrome on the upper bits (gets rid of a parting line too) and respray with humbrol chrome.....worked a treat..........fitted the forks to the frame and damaged the yellow paint,....so i masked up and touched up the yellow......just got a tiny bit of overspray and whilst cleaning that up i damaged the humbrol chrome!!! aarrrghh!!
im just going to have to live with it


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PostSubject: Re: Custom Chopper, Revell, 1/12   Thu 25 Jul 2013, 1:32 am

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PostSubject: Re: Custom Chopper, Revell, 1/12   Sat 27 Jul 2013, 4:16 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Custom Chopper, Revell, 1/12   Sun 28 Jul 2013, 10:28 am

"Slowly getting there"
You'll be finished long before the bike I started back in April, Paul.
It's looking very nice, you don't see a lot of these kits around here.
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PostSubject: Re: Custom Chopper, Revell, 1/12   Sun 28 Jul 2013, 3:34 pm

started on the wiring



ive got the tank on since i took the pic

hope to get this wrapped up in the next few days

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PostSubject: Re: Custom Chopper, Revell, 1/12   Sun 28 Jul 2013, 4:53 pm

Just keeps looking better all the time.
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PostSubject: Re: Custom Chopper, Revell, 1/12   Tue 30 Jul 2013, 1:13 pm

and finished........
more pics in the completed thread


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