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  • Member since
    July, 2005
  • From: Surf City, So Cal
Honda NR 750
Posted by Scale-Master on Monday, July 25, 2011 6:18 PM

The kit decals had been water damaged, but I was able to soak most of them off the paper and use them.  Sometimes it took almost an hour for them to release, with a little prodding. 

The base color is a gray I mixed with Testors enamels.   The C/F and Honda decals are from the kit.  Some of the decals were just too well ingrained with the paper and unusable, but fortunately I had a partial sheet that contained those most of those elements.  Interestingly the color was different between the sheets, but that worked to my advantage since I am going for a semi-distressed/used look. 

The Kevlar decals are from Studio 27.  After the composite material decals were applied I tinted them, (and the gray), by airbrushing Smoke to accentuate some of the shapes and recesses.  The chrome fasteners are BMF, except for the ones on the fuel filler, just hand painted silver for them…

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  • Member since
    December, 2010
  • From: Antioch CA
Posted by JM485 on Monday, July 25, 2011 9:51 PM

Nice!  All of your builds are incredible I can't wait to see this one.

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  • Member since
    July, 2005
  • From: Surf City, So Cal
Posted by Scale-Master on Tuesday, July 26, 2011 7:27 PM

More decals and some painting… and some sub-assemblies.

Front fairing now has driving and HID headlights.  Mesh grille was replaced with a coarser pattern.

Gauge cluster is ready for installation…

Seat is done and installed, same mesh used here too.

Inner rear fender was textured, BMF for the fasteners.

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  • Member since
    October, 2009
  • From: Avon. Indiana
Posted by mustangfan on Tuesday, July 26, 2011 7:44 PM

I remember having and still do have a die-cast model, by maisto i believe, of this same bike.  What an awesome piece of machinery.  I was  a kid when this bike came out but I just fell in love with the model and the way the bike looked.  Especially the rear end. Twin under seat exhaust.  After looking at this thread it took me back.  So I decided to do some research.  I didnt relize what I had at the time.  This bike was truly ahead of its time.  The oval pistons the eight valves wow.  Awesome you are doing this piece of history, justice.  Job well done.   If you need or want reference here was were i went to learn about it.

http://www.motorcyclespecs.co.za/model/honda/honda_nr750.htm

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  • Member since
    July, 2005
  • From: Surf City, So Cal
Posted by Scale-Master on Wednesday, July 27, 2011 7:33 PM

Drilled out the front rotors, 174 holes if I counted correctly.  Painted the chain and other components, did some assembly...

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  • Member since
    March, 2010
  • From: Adelaide, South Australia
Posted by 70Chally on Thursday, July 28, 2011 8:16 AM

G'Day Scale-Master 

I love your work  see your a modeller after my own heart and that is high attention to detail keep up the good work......absolutely love the CF Decals. I will have to pm you and pick your brains about decals a little more.Yes

have you tried Alclad II paints and what are your thoughts

All the best 

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  • Member since
    July, 2005
  • From: Surf City, So Cal
Posted by Scale-Master on Thursday, July 28, 2011 7:19 PM

Yes, I use Alclad I and Alclad II paints.  They are good metalizers.

The frame is mostly painted and almost ready to have sub-assemblies built on to it.

The front fork/wheel assembly is ready to be installed; the rotors received a final dry brushing of silver to lighten them up more consistent with the graphite I was going for.

The rear swing arm is ready for installation…

The engine is coming along but needs more paint work and building…

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  • Member since
    July, 2005
  • From: Surf City, So Cal
Honda NR 750
Posted by Scale-Master on Friday, July 29, 2011 5:40 PM

Engine is ready to go into the frame…

And is in the frame…

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  • Member since
    July, 2005
  • From: Surf City, So Cal
Posted by Scale-Master on Friday, July 29, 2011 10:01 PM

Mirrors are done.  Made the reflective faces…

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  • Member since
    July, 2005
  • From: Surf City, So Cal
Posted by Scale-Master on Saturday, July 30, 2011 9:04 AM

Into the final stretch…

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  • Member since
    July, 2005
  • From: Surf City, So Cal
Posted by Scale-Master on Tuesday, August 02, 2011 5:21 PM

The license plate just needs to dry before installing.  I made this one with raised lettering; the reflective clear I used does not photograph as well as it looks in person.

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  • Member since
    January, 2017
Posted by ligurt on Friday, January 27, 2017 5:17 PM

Why you americans are so kitsch. The nr is a delicate example of style you reduced to a tank. This is the reason why we produce Ferrari, Maserati, Bugatti, Lamborghini, Verdi, Vivaldi, Tintoretto, Giotto, Leonardo, Bernini, Michelangelo, Rossini, Canaletto, hundreds of red and white superb wines and meals, elegant dresses.......... and thousands stilish things more, and you produce GMC, Mustang, coca cola, Mc Donalds, Michael Jackson...... and thousands awful things more. I know you have the potencial to be very good, but please stop training muscles and start meditate on nature and feelings.

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    January, 2010
Posted by dreamsinplastic on Friday, January 27, 2017 7:57 PM

Hey Pietro.....Welcome to the Forum !!.....Let's SEE some of YOUR builds and how they would stack up to the work of Scale Master.....We would ALL look forward to YOUR work and STYLE......THANKS!!!


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    February, 2007
Posted by shaun.s on Sunday, February 05, 2017 4:18 PM

Hello, pietro,are you familiar with,    peppy lepugh???

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