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Posted: Friday, July 17, 2015 - 05:48 AM UTC
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Posted: Friday, July 17, 2015 - 08:22 PM UTC
I will in with this kit:



I supposed this is the same kit than the one from Great Wall Hobby, right ?

I have already enlisted for another campaign.

As soon as I ended I join this one.

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Posted: Saturday, July 18, 2015 - 03:10 PM UTC
Hey Terminator......a contest between you and Mike?
Looking forward to seeing that kit take shape, as I just might have to purchase one.





This is my build....none military for a change.


Pete
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Posted: Wednesday, July 22, 2015 - 07:12 AM UTC
Hi Guys,

I made a small dent in the German BMW R75.

Clear instructions an parts numbering; nice plastic and not too much flash — really nice PE. I only had one very minor issue so far … the alignment pin holes needed a little wallering-out to ensure a proper fit. Here are few WIP images.

Main assembly, PE fret and decal sheet.


When removing the molded plastic seat spring, I suggest leaving very short nubs on the seat and bike-frame in order to hold the replacement metal "Slinky" spring in place ... really glad I had the forethought to do that, otherwise ... BOINGGG!!!



Wheel and spoke assembly (PE parts A and B).


I’m really enjoying this kit so far!

Cheers!🍺
—mike
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Posted: Wednesday, July 22, 2015 - 05:04 PM UTC
Nice Mike. I like the idea if PE wheel spokes. Looks a verry detailed kit. Me like.

Pete
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Posted: Saturday, July 25, 2015 - 11:44 PM UTC
Made a start on my R1.






Engine. Might get some of the frame done tonight.


Pete
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Posted: Sunday, July 26, 2015 - 12:33 AM UTC
Hi Pete,

Are those hoses actually flexible? I'm very envious of the 1/12 scale right about now!

—mike
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Posted: Sunday, July 26, 2015 - 01:00 AM UTC
Hi Mike

Yes they are little rubber hoses, and the kit is very very good. Typical Tamiya, great to build and easy to understand instructions. I can't decide what colour the red and white or the blue. Aclad II was the paint of choice for the engine and works perfect.


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Posted: Monday, July 27, 2015 - 08:15 AM UTC
BMW R75 update.

Whittling-down the sprues ... rear-end, front-end, and sidecar assemblies.
WHEW!!!

At this stage, I think it's time to plan pre-assembly painting steps before moving on much further.

Cheers!🍺
—mike
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Posted: Monday, July 27, 2015 - 04:45 PM UTC
Looking very nice Mike. Wheels look the biz with PE

Pete
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Posted: Tuesday, July 28, 2015 - 05:57 AM UTC
Hello,
I signed up for the "Wind in your hair campaign," but that topic has been closed. Now we use it, and here the question of whether I sign up for this campaign again, or simply start building?

Paweł
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Posted: Tuesday, July 28, 2015 - 06:38 AM UTC

Quoted Text

Hello,
I signed up for the "Wind in your hair campaign," but that topic has been closed. Now we use it, and here the question of whether I sign up for this campaign again, or simply start building?

Paweł



You should sign up, Pawel! I never get tired of seeing your work!

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Posted: Tuesday, July 28, 2015 - 07:38 AM UTC
Thanks Mark,
I can not find anywhere where I could be enlisted for this campaign.

Paweł
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Posted: Tuesday, July 28, 2015 - 07:55 AM UTC
Here you go Paweł. It got moved to 'AutoModeler' under 'General Modeling' ... Link
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Posted: Tuesday, July 28, 2015 - 08:09 AM UTC
I'm already on the list so it's ok.
Thanks.

Paweł
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Posted: Wednesday, July 29, 2015 - 01:22 AM UTC
Sorry Pav I have not been on today, thanks for assistance Mike. Please do enlist Pavery and we look forward to seeing your build
Pete
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Posted: Thursday, July 30, 2015 - 09:51 PM UTC
Hi Guy's I made a start last week but I forgot to post the pics!



The main Kit.



The figure and the extra bits of stowage.



Left hand side.



Right hand side, so it's coming along nicely, hopefully I'll get some more done this weekend. I have to say I was a little surprised at the level of detail Tamiya managed to squeeze into this one, even the chain looks pretty good.

Paul
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Posted: Friday, July 31, 2015 - 07:06 PM UTC
Hi Paul

Nice little kit that, I have built a few of them myself. Coming along nicely mate.

Pete
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Posted: Sunday, August 02, 2015 - 07:59 AM UTC

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... I have to say I was a little surprised at the level of detail Tamiya managed to squeeze into this one, even the chain looks pretty good.



I agree Paul ... nice details. Looking great!

—mike
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Posted: Sunday, August 02, 2015 - 08:07 AM UTC
Hi guys! Here’s another BMW R75 update … and spoiler alert!

General assembly note: Anytime there is an alignment hole, check for fit — you’ll most certainly need to open it up somewhat to accommodate the corresponding pin — even the large square opening on top of the fuel tank.

Step 3 (rear wheel assembly). The kit does not allow for the rear wheel to rotate. However, I managed to keep the axle and brake drum assembly (A21 / A45) free-floating from the inner spoke rims (PEA / PEB). This allows free rotation of the entire spoke/wheel/tire assembly for later ease of painting. Note: The front wheel assembly can be built to rotate freely.

Step 4 (exterior frame). Part A26 (RH) should not be used if you intend to attach the sidecar. The PE shields (PE14 / PE15) — the slots needed to be opened-up in order to fit the exhaust pipes (A13 / A14) through.

Steps 5 thru 6 (fork assembly). This was probably the most wobbly part! Note: The headlight housing (A65) needs to be positioned forward enough to clear the upper fork crossmember (A57).

Step 9 (sidecar to bike assembly). A few more tricky fit issues, but it might just be me again.




Hope I didn’t give-away most of the fun!

Cheers!🍺
—mike

PS: The Jerry Can assembly was easy!
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Posted: Monday, August 03, 2015 - 09:28 AM UTC
I decided to scratch-build a strap for the Jerry Can. Adds a little realism ... I hope.


Needs a little clean-up before paint but I think that's gonna' do it for the fiddly parts.

PS: That was not easy!
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Posted: Monday, August 03, 2015 - 05:12 PM UTC
Nice work Mike. The strap does look good mate.

Pete
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Posted: Monday, August 03, 2015 - 06:47 PM UTC
Thanks Pete!

—mike
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Posted: Tuesday, August 04, 2015 - 04:38 AM UTC
Hi all,
I start battle with Zundapp.




Paweł

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Posted: Tuesday, August 04, 2015 - 04:28 PM UTC
Welcome aboard Pawel and nice choice of kit.

Pete