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1/9 scale Italeri Army HD 45 Flathead>>>>"Bobber" conversion...WIP

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1/9 scale Italeri Army HD 45 Flathead>>>>"Bobber" conversion...WIP
Posted by dreamsinplastic on Saturday, July 29, 2017 7:50 PM

About 1/2 thru this build....Some raw parts,Some painting & Mock-up

Thanks for LQQKING.......Questions/Comments??....ALWAYS welcome !!!

JohnZ

 

                                                                                                                                 

"Taking a short hiatus from building models....... Projects/Work around the house.....It's riding weather.....Get in the Wind & down the Hwy....."

                   

 

 

 

 

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Posted by dreamsinplastic on Saturday, July 29, 2017 8:03 PM

Using Tamiya Spray Primer (decanted),Tamiya bottle paints,Alclad Chrome,Testor's Metalizer (bottle)......And SILLY PUTTY for finite masking!

"Taking a short hiatus from building models....... Projects/Work around the house.....It's riding weather.....Get in the Wind & down the Hwy....."

                   

 

 

 

 

TnT
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Posted by TnT on Saturday, July 29, 2017 11:27 PM

Absolutely gorgeous. One of my all time favorite bikes. Almost a basket case one, just did not have time or space. 

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Posted by justmike on Tuesday, August 22, 2017 12:44 AM

Wow!  That is gonna be a beauty

Feelings are like scents: The more they are analyzed, the worse they smell.
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Posted by dreamsinplastic on Wednesday, August 23, 2017 8:38 PM

THANKS !! TnT & justmike.....Moving along....Should have some more WIP pics,coming weeks........I "stripped away" alot of Stock parts, But still A Lot of parts & assemblies......Prepping,Cleaning & Painting.........Oh My !!!  LoL!!!

"Taking a short hiatus from building models....... Projects/Work around the house.....It's riding weather.....Get in the Wind & down the Hwy....."

                   

 

 

 

 

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Posted by vintagegarage on Tuesday, February 06, 2018 6:59 PM

Amazing job could you describe how you wrapped the exhaust and and what with?

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Posted by dreamsinplastic on Tuesday, February 06, 2018 9:02 PM

Hey vintagegarage.....Thanks for the comment !!....The pipe wrap is medical cloth tape (2"width). It is light-weight,white & has a fine weave.I sort of "eye-balled" the width,to replicate scale,I sliced the tape into LONG 1/8" strips. Since the photos of the mock-up,I've brushed a diluted coat of white glue,then painted it all flat black. I got the roll of tape at Walmart,for about $2.00......PS: this build is about 98% done,I'll be posting pics soon !!...Thanks !......JohnZ

"Taking a short hiatus from building models....... Projects/Work around the house.....It's riding weather.....Get in the Wind & down the Hwy....."

                   

 

 

 

 

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Posted by dreamsinplastic on Friday, April 13, 2018 6:57 AM

Whew.....Finally finished this one.....Sorry I didn't post more of the WIP.Turns out it really challenged my Patience & Abilities....."Stripped" away the Army tin & equipment,STILL had LOTS of tiny,fragile,finicky parts.Color coded wiring,according to the call outs,from a copy of the original wire schematic. It's done....Just as I had pictured,in my minds eye......So I'm Happy with that...(Just wished i had a set of street tires for it. I'm NOT AT ALL keen,with running "Knobby" tires,on pavement..LoL!.....THANKS for looking !!.....JohnZ 

"Taking a short hiatus from building models....... Projects/Work around the house.....It's riding weather.....Get in the Wind & down the Hwy....."

                   

 

 

 

 

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  • From: Northborough, Mass.
Posted by rbouque77 on Saturday, April 14, 2018 1:42 AM

Awesome build!  Detail is amazing.  Love the color and the subtle graphics on the tank.  I think the knobbies give it character.  That would be real cool model to display on the shelf.

“Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson

Bob

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Posted by justmike on Thursday, April 19, 2018 7:48 PM

Wow!!  That is so good!  The material look to the seat, the detail in the clamps and the wiring is all so good. Are the black areas paint or decals?  And I am curious about the colored buttons on the seat. Are they decoration or actually serve a purpose? They almost look functional

Feelings are like scents: The more they are analyzed, the worse they smell.
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Posted by dreamsinplastic on Thursday, April 19, 2018 8:26 PM

Thank You rbouque77 & justmike !! The Black Scallops were masked & painted,as was the dash. I wanted to replicate the small,colored,rhinestone studs. They were popular years ago.They decorated leather saddle bags,"kidney belts",& seat trim.....Again,THANKS for your comments !!....JohnZ

"Taking a short hiatus from building models....... Projects/Work around the house.....It's riding weather.....Get in the Wind & down the Hwy....."

                   

 

 

 

 

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Posted by justmike on Sunday, April 22, 2018 11:48 AM

So the other night I'm watching American Pickers and what do I see but a customized old bike with the jewelled beads on the side of the seat! Nothin' stranger than coinkidinky, is there?

Feelings are like scents: The more they are analyzed, the worse they smell.

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