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    October, 2015
Older Harleys
Posted by TomZ on Tuesday, November 03, 2015 6:24 PM

I am a fan of antique motorcycle models. I've built the wonderful 1/16 Aoshima series,  the Revell Vincent and Protar BMW sidecar racer, and have a couple of others in my to-do stash. I'd like to build some Harleys with panhead or knucklehead engines. Does anyone know of any kits of older Harleys? All of the ones I see seem to have modern engines. (I have the flathead WLA-45 in my stash)



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    November, 2015
Posted by JimRichards on Thursday, November 05, 2015 12:26 PM

Hi Tom,

The only knucklehead kits were the 1/8 scale Revells, The L.A. Street chopper, and a Drag bike. The Panhead, was also a 1/8 Revell, and also the Revell 1/25 scale . it started as a parts pack kit, then later released in "Grease"  (the movie) packaging, where it was a two pack and came also with the Honda. Unfortunatly, these kits can get pretty pricy.

Also the 1/8 scale kits all share the same bottom end and cylinders as the Shovelheads.

I like (and have) all the others you mentioned, I would like to see your builds.

That WLA45, sure is a nice kit also, Have you seen the civilian version (WL) of that kit, it is also very nice. I actually have a 1:1 1942 WL45.

If you would like to see my version of the Knuckle check out my Fotki

Nice talking to you, hope this helped some



  • Member since
    October, 2015
Posted by TomZ on Saturday, November 07, 2015 8:29 AM

Thanks for all the tips. I remember Revell's 1/25 Panhead, I had that kit when I was a kid. I'll have to see if I can scrounge up any of the others.

I need to get an account on a photo site and get some pics of my stuff uploaded. I keep meaning to do that.

You've got some very nice models in your albums!


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    October, 2011
Posted by 15badcats on Friday, November 27, 2015 7:43 PM

Check out the Model Factory Hiro website They are releasing a 1/9 Brough SS and check out his scratch built Harley He is an amazing modeler

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    January, 2016
Posted by vonzarro on Monday, January 11, 2016 5:19 PM

I have a unbuilt L.A. STREET CHOPPER KNUCKLEHEAD and a SHOVELHEAD Police bike 1/8th scale for sale $200 ea. these are pretty much impossible to find any more.

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