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1/9 Knucklehead
krow113
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Posted: Saturday, February 03, 2018 - 10:33 PM UTC
I just ordered one of these:
http://www.modelfactoryhiro.com/new/archives/27023
165thspc
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Posted: Saturday, February 03, 2018 - 11:36 PM UTC
Never looked closely at this one before. Very impressive model. ThankYou and best of luck!

p.s. Hope they never try to make a functional rolling link chain in 1/35th.
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Posted: Sunday, February 04, 2018 - 12:12 PM UTC
Stunning kit. Looking forward to see it beeing build
Joel_W
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Posted: Monday, November 05, 2018 - 06:19 AM UTC
Steve,
I'm not a bike kind of guy, but I'll be following your build post by post. The model kit looks just like the real deal in 1/9 scale. I just had to check the price out: $495

Joel
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Posted: Monday, November 05, 2018 - 08:35 AM UTC
God bless you, my friend. Please do check back with us in 2021 when it is finished, I can't wait to see it done!
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Posted: Monday, November 05, 2018 - 11:18 AM UTC
I will be watching this for sure - please post pics !

Richard
krow113
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Posted: Monday, November 05, 2018 - 12:24 PM UTC
No worries.
I was just digging around in the kit for the last few days.
I'm gonna see if I can solder the frame and other parts together , that would make it a nicer job for me.
The kit looks very accurate although a few very minor issues have been spotted all of which are easily take care of.
Should be ok to do within the space of a year , no fancy paint and everything is supplied in the kit , no need for the dreaded A/M conflagration.
Paint will be high quality , brushed on for the most part and heat cured.
Should be starting around the end of December.
Joel_W
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Posted: Monday, November 05, 2018 - 12:38 PM UTC

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I will be watching this for sure - please post pics !

Richard



Richard,
Somehow I just knew that you would be here much sooner then later. This build will be epic for sure.

Joel
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Posted: Monday, November 05, 2018 - 12:39 PM UTC

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I was just digging around in the kit for the last few days.

Paint will be high quality , brushed on for the most part and heat cured.
Should be starting around the end of December.



Steve,
I'm already lost with the hand brush painting and then heat cured. I can see that for metal and resin, but what about the plastic parts?

Joel
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Posted: Monday, November 05, 2018 - 12:53 PM UTC
There are no plastic parts Joel.
resin , metal , rubber
That's why the brush finish , using One Shot sign paint and heat curing to maximise flow and gloss , is possible.
I'm trying to finish a Tamiya Lo in 1/6 and the airbrushing seems end less.
The Knuck is way old school , no flash ,minimum chrome and easy paint work. I'll do it as a stocker so no fooling around.
Joel_W
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Posted: Monday, November 05, 2018 - 01:04 PM UTC

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There are no plastic parts Joel.
resin , metal , rubber
That's why the brush finish , using One Shot sign paint and heat curing to maximise flow and gloss , is possible.
I'm trying to finish a Tamiya Lo in 1/6 and the airbrushing seems end less.
The Knuck is way old school , no flash ,minimum chrome and easy paint work. I'll do it as a stocker so no fooling around.



Steve,
Thanks for setting me straight. I'm a plastics kind of guy, so this is going to be really interesting, and a learning experience. Hopefully, I'll be able to actually build a 1/12 scale multi media kit when all is said and done.

Joel
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Posted: Tuesday, November 06, 2018 - 05:52 AM UTC
Thanks Joel.
Having the kit out for examination I decided to take the opening pics.
Standard stuff:






Resin seat and tanks , the rest in metal. Bags full of finely cast parts. And a ton of hardware. I can see about 10 hours just in parts cleanup and prep work.
This book is invaluable in the 1:1 resto work and affords a number of helpful facts:

Good stuff includes the parts for 2 different years , so diff taillights ,tombstone and beehive , two diff exhausts , 2 diff tank badges and decals and a few other small tidbits.
The war years dictated restraint in the finish' available and much was subdued.
Issues so far are minor.
The speedo cable routing is incorrect , easily modded. The frame ,which I am very familiar with in 1:1 , looks to be very well done as do all of the components , but I do see an issue , unproven as of yet , where the chain and rear brake rod go by the lower frame rail. There are some very subtle bends in the tube to go around the chain and rod , they look to be not enough. That will prove out as we move forward.
Enjoy.
Joel_W
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Posted: Tuesday, November 06, 2018 - 06:36 AM UTC
Steve,
As I said, earlier, I'm really looking forward to you build. One year to the finish line is fine with me.

I've been following a guy who scratch builds 1/8 scale Porsche race cars. His present build is the Martini Moby Dick 935, and he crossed the 5 year mark several months ago. His previous build was the 908/3, that was a sprint at 3 years.

Joel
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Posted: Saturday, November 10, 2018 - 04:29 AM UTC
I'll be checkin this out too.




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Posted: Saturday, November 10, 2018 - 08:53 PM UTC
Looks like an amazing kit, I'll follow along too.
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Posted: Tuesday, November 13, 2018 - 03:55 AM UTC
Steve I've only just now spied this, I'll be following your progress as well. BTW I'm still in awe of your hillclimber build!

Cheers
Dave