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1/8 Revell Police Motorbike W.I.P.

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  • Member since
    February, 2018
1/8 Revell Police Motorbike W.I.P.
Posted by delta99 on Sunday, March 04, 2018 11:27 AM

I just got the Revel police bike, and I am building it into a chopper, with a bit of kit bashing. I'm using the springer front end from the revell snap bad boy, and converting it to a hard tail. Besides that, it's out of the box. I started with the frame conversion.

First thing I did was assemble the swing arm with the shocks, to locate the rear axle.

Then I used a piece of sprue, and attached it for the lower part of the frame

Then I cut out part of the top frame, and used it as a template to make the new part of the frame

Then I cut out the rest of the stock frame, and attached the new piece

  • Member since
    February, 2018
Posted by delta99 on Sunday, March 04, 2018 11:36 AM

Then I started on the engine and trans. The engine is aluminum and cast iron, and the trans is aluminum. I started by stripping the chrome

The crankcase and heads are aluminum, and the cylinders are iron

 

  • Member since
    February, 2018
Posted by delta99 on Sunday, March 04, 2018 11:52 AM

Then I started putting the frame together

Since the new down tubes are at a steeper angle, I had to shorten the vertical tube

I added the cross pieces, vertical tube and trans mount

Engine test fit. I was worried it might hit the new downtubes, but it fits just fine

Then I mounted the trans and rear wheel

Engine mounted

Inner cover and primary drive in place

Outer cover and kick stand

Other side

Exhaust in place

Fuel tanks painted. I'm not totally happy with the colors, I wanted darker blues, but I think it will look fine

Tanks and dash in place, with shifter and linkage

This is how she currently sits. I'll post again as I make more progress

  • Member since
    February, 2018
Posted by delta99 on Sunday, March 04, 2018 5:33 PM

the rear fender is 2 pieces, and the parts do not line up well. I had to add some filler to smooth out the transition, and fill a few holes

Oil tank and floor board in place, I took the tank from the snap bad boy model

other side oil tank and ignition

added the leather strip to the tanks, taken from the bad boy

forks in place

added front wheel

scratch built handle bars, 10 G aluminum wire

front end in place

Some more work on the rear fender

  • Member since
    March, 2017
  • From: Brighton England
Posted by Spencer Mopar Fan on Sunday, March 04, 2018 6:46 PM
Love it ! Just needs a David Mann backdrop now ....
  • Member since
    January, 2010
Posted by dreamsinplastic on Sunday, March 04, 2018 10:26 PM

Hey delta99 !  Excellent frame fab work....Fit & Finish look Great.....Kit Bash & conversion !!....NICE !!......Thanks for posting !.....JohnZ

I'm in the middle of a BIG move....From Corpus Christi TX to Tucson AZ.

NO building for awhile,til I set up my shop again !!

                   

 

 

 

 

  • Member since
    November, 2004
  • From: Lubbock, TX
Posted by shadetree on Thursday, March 08, 2018 10:05 AM
Great work. Keep it up. Post more pics when you have the time.
  • Member since
    February, 2018
Posted by delta99 on Sunday, March 11, 2018 1:52 PM

I did some more work with the rear fender. This is the stock FLH fender from the police bike. I trimmed off the sides of the fender (I didn't get the radius prefectly round, I need to spend some more time on it). I'm not sure that I like it, I'm thinking of bobbing it. I'll need to build some struts for the fender, and I'll scratch build the seat. What are your thoughts on the fender?

  • Member since
    March, 2017
  • From: Brighton England
Posted by Spencer Mopar Fan on Sunday, March 11, 2018 2:33 PM
I've always loved the "ends" as they kick up , maybe if you trim the longer side to match the chain cut out , then rotate it round the tyre , until the forward end is level with the bottom of the frame , that might "shorten it" enough . just needs a tad off i.m.o. - Seat .... are you going big or small & solid mount or coil sprung .?? I have some thin sheet rubbery foam- used in cosplay outfits !!- that's ideal .
  • Member since
    January, 2010
Posted by dreamsinplastic on Sunday, March 11, 2018 9:15 PM

Take a look at the front fender,that came off the stock glide front end. If you turn it around to face the rear,place it over the rear wheel/tire. It will take a little trimming,but that's how I've seen them on 1:1 bikes ??????

I'm in the middle of a BIG move....From Corpus Christi TX to Tucson AZ.

NO building for awhile,til I set up my shop again !!

                   

 

 

 

 

  • Member since
    December, 2003
  • From: Menasha, Wisconsin
Posted by mcmainstribe on Sunday, April 15, 2018 8:23 PM

Nice!  Love the color on this. I'm looking forward to seeing this one finished.

Larry

"I got me a '67 Chevy she's low and sleek and black. Someday I'll put her on that interstate and never look back." Steve Earle
  • Member since
    February, 2018
Posted by delta99 on Sunday, July 15, 2018 1:44 PM

This has been collecting dust on the bench for a while. I just lost motivation. I pulled it out again this weekend. I had originally used tamiya putty to fill the fender., because that's what they had at the hobby store. Well, that stuff is junk. I cut it all out and started fresh. I ordered some squadron putty, and had success with that. I got it primed, painted and installed. Now I just need to make fender struts and a seat.

 

 

 

  • Member since
    July, 2018
Posted by James Croasdale on Monday, July 30, 2018 2:36 PM

Good work!

Most guys dont get that far with hardtainling that kit.

Good plan using the Bad Boy kit for the oil bucket etc.

looking at the bike from the right side , rotate the rear fender around until the back 'flip' is at around 11 o clock and see how that changes the look dramatically. What you have now is called a 'taildragger'

  • Member since
    December, 2003
  • From: Menasha, Wisconsin
Posted by mcmainstribe on Wednesday, August 15, 2018 3:28 PM

This is coming along nicely.  

"I got me a '67 Chevy she's low and sleek and black. Someday I'll put her on that interstate and never look back." Steve Earle

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