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Posted: Tuesday, August 04, 2015 - 04:36 PM UTC
Some progress on my Yamy R1



Cheers Pete
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Posted: Wednesday, August 05, 2015 - 08:06 AM UTC
BMW R75 update.

I got a chance to lay down some primer tonight. I went with Vallejo German Red Brown (73.605).

And as I noted in Step 3, I'm still able to rotate the bike's rear wheel for detail painting!



My original plan was to modify a figure for the bike but the spare parts box just wasn't cooperating, so I decided to order this guy instead.

Tank Miniatures, 'German Motorcycle Rider I (Afrika Korps)'


Cheers!🍺
—mike
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Posted: Wednesday, August 05, 2015 - 01:23 PM UTC
Nice figure Mike
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Posted: Wednesday, August 05, 2015 - 05:00 PM UTC
Here is my progress AGAIN as pics disappeared.







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Posted: Wednesday, August 05, 2015 - 09:28 PM UTC
Hate when that happens!

Good looking details on the welds, chain, wheel nuts, etc. Nice going!

—mike
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Posted: Thursday, August 06, 2015 - 07:43 AM UTC
BMW R75 update.

Vallejo Desert Yellow (70.977) base coat.



Detail painting to follow.

Cheers!🍺
—mike
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Posted: Thursday, August 06, 2015 - 05:00 PM UTC
Tamiya do good 1/12 scale bikes Mike details is good and easy to build. The colour is nail polish over acrylic blue, nice work on the R75, coming along nicely.

Pete
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Posted: Tuesday, August 11, 2015 - 10:58 AM UTC
Thanks Pete!

Here's another update.

I scratch-built some shovel straps from left-over PE. Details have been painted, decals applied, and assembly is final.




This thing is extremely delicate. Attaching the sidecar and braces to the bike frame was nerve-racking!
Fortunately, once everything is attached, the bike-frame's geometry takes over and gives it some semblance of strength.

Still need to fix a few things, some touchup is needed, a light pin-washing, and then matte varnish.

I hope everyone's builds are going well!

Cheers!🍺
—mike
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Posted: Tuesday, August 11, 2015 - 10:56 PM UTC
Very nice Mike and 1st to finish mate. Well done.

Pete
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Posted: Tuesday, August 11, 2015 - 11:12 PM UTC
This is the progress on my R1







Gettin there, I had to change the colour due to me running out of the colour.

Pete
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Posted: Wednesday, August 12, 2015 - 08:38 AM UTC
Nice work on the BLING Pete!

Now I see why you wear gloves — wouldn’t want fingerprints all over that finish.

And thank you but I’m not at the finish line just yet. I’ve still got a few bits to tidy-up.

Cheers!🍺
—mike
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Posted: Wednesday, August 12, 2015 - 04:52 PM UTC
Lol no worries Mike. I need some decal time on 'the bling' and then final few bits to put on and the glazing.
Now your bike would look good in a dio.......just sayin


Pete

And here is what I did last night







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Posted: Friday, August 14, 2015 - 04:41 AM UTC

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How about a Douglas from WWI




I have this on order from Tommys War and it will be my entry for this campaign.
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Posted: Friday, August 14, 2015 - 12:32 PM UTC
Nice Richard. Look forward to seeing it take shape.

Pete
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Posted: Friday, August 14, 2015 - 04:03 PM UTC
better get a move on in a bit with this group build ,, I have been a wee bit destracted of late taking my test and changing bikes once I passed .....my old 125 now with new owner in Norfolk ,,,,,

and enter the 500





will probably start after I come back from a motorcycle tour round the lake district next week
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Posted: Saturday, August 15, 2015 - 12:07 PM UTC
Look forward to your entry Paul, enjoy your trip around the Lakes, lovely place.

Pete
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Posted: Saturday, August 15, 2015 - 12:10 PM UTC
Decals on the fairings


Hope to do the final bits this week.


Pete
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Posted: Saturday, August 15, 2015 - 10:22 PM UTC
Now joined up. Just got Italeri's 1/9 Harley WLA750 on ebay. Now to decide - military or convert to civvie?
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Posted: Sunday, August 16, 2015 - 02:46 AM UTC
for my first I'm thinking of ( to add a bit of a mix ) revel = ex matchbox heron Suzuki rga with Tamiya racing rider (bazzer) in a dio ,, or tamiyas heron Suzuki rgb maybe sheene or mamola in a dio

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Posted: Monday, August 17, 2015 - 05:08 AM UTC
Hi guys!

Pete, Coming along nicely, the graphics look great!

Nice to see enlistment numbers rising for this campaign. And it’s surprising how much variety there is in the bike model genre these days.

—mike
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Posted: Monday, August 17, 2015 - 05:50 AM UTC
And now for the BMW R75 update.

I could call the R75 done but in a previous post, I did mention a figure to be added … and said figure just arrived today!

The scary news … snap snap … snap and snap! … the sound of delicate attachment points. As I went to dry-fit the rider to the bike, there was just no way to get a leg over the saddle without completely removing the sidecar.


The good news … no damage to the Styrene as everything detached at CA glue joints.

The figure from TANK is amazing — exquisitely detailed and he fits like a glove! … Sand goggles down!



Okay, enough about me. Eager to see what you guys come up with! … Whatever it is, ride it like you stole it!

Cheers!🍺
—mike
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Posted: Tuesday, August 18, 2015 - 03:18 PM UTC
Nice Mike, shame it fell apart, but I am sure you will get it back together.

Welcome aboard to the new comers. I have the RG Sheene bike and it would be nice to see it make an appearance.

My Yamy R1 is complete. Had a few slight mishaps but over came them easily enough. Worst one was the front grill which protects the rad.....I forgot to insert at the same time as the fairings went on ooops. Managed to prise the 2 parts open enough to get it in place.

Here is the final build pics and the end result.
















A few of the pictures are without the mirrors, but took the last ones with them on last night...well this morning


Look forward to seeing the rest of the builds take shape, might even sneek another one in

Cheers Pete
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Posted: Tuesday, August 18, 2015 - 06:29 PM UTC
will be combining , revel Suzuki rg500 , Tamiya racing rider , and plywood to give a bazzer diorama ,, mainly because I've only ever seen this kit built with supplied rider and never the Tamiya cornering option so hoping for something a little different with a bit of knee down action !



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Posted: Tuesday, August 18, 2015 - 08:01 PM UTC
Hello,
Beautiful machines gentlemen. Here are the photos of the progress of work at my Zundapp. I decided to tweak it a little bit because I found cool pictures on the net. The last photo is what I want to achieve so that the camouflage will be European.











Paweł
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Posted: Wednesday, August 19, 2015 - 02:40 AM UTC
Nice work Pawel like the extra detail.


Paul- really looking forward to your build, big Sheene fan and I swithered whether to build it myself for this campaign. It will be fun doing his leathers and helmet.


Pete