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Heller 1/8 Honda CB 750 K1
kpnuts
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Posted: Friday, June 19, 2015 - 06:56 AM GMT+7
Hi all when I had mine I totally rebuilt it and whilst i was at it i stripped all the paint off the engine casings polished it and engraved it, so I thought I would do the same with this kit. being 1/8 of the original size it obviously wont be as elaborate but will give the general idea.





roughly pened on



this is the tool of choice


oops didnt work too well




I think my next attempt will be heated scribe .
kpnuts
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Posted: Thursday, June 25, 2015 - 07:16 AM GMT+7
Hi all well i've made a start proper on this, I have decided to do the very best I can on this kit, as it is my favorite bike of all time

















kpnuts
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Posted: Sunday, June 28, 2015 - 06:46 AM GMT+7
Well I am totally peed off this was advertised as new and unstarted. Someone has gone ahead on the instructions and started the frame, only they've glued it all wrong (and used plenty of it) I've tried getting it apart but it's like it's welded together, and even if I get it apart I'm not sure I can reposition it where it should be, so this is another one that's on hold, funny its another Heller kit.
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Posted: Monday, June 29, 2015 - 08:08 AM GMT+7
Tha'ts a shame about the frame. What did they do? Form your first photo it looks like it could have been too bad. Most of the frame pieces are still on the sprues.
I like the rusty spokes. They look just the the ones on a couple of project CB500T's I have right now.
kpnuts
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Posted: Monday, June 29, 2015 - 07:13 PM GMT+7
Hi thanks for pointing that out after some investigation it turns out my 10 yr old nephew was over during the day with his mum and decided to have a go at it. That's what you get for trying to encourage youngsters. He is now banned from my model room unless I am there.
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Posted: Monday, June 29, 2015 - 09:11 PM GMT+7
A shame about the frame.
kpnuts
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Posted: Thursday, July 02, 2015 - 06:40 AM GMT+7
HI all well here are some pics of the bodged up frame (Most of it is under the tank so wont notice), lots of cleaning up to do, thanks to help from my nephew.





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Posted: Friday, October 09, 2015 - 07:32 AM GMT+7
Hi all well just incase you thought I'd forgotten this here is an update (the tank and side panels are just a mock up not fixed yet)