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Yamaha 750 FZR OW 01 WIP So close to done and then......Finished!

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Yamaha 750 FZR OW 01 WIP So close to done and then......Finished!
Posted by justmike on Sunday, March 27, 2016 7:39 PM

I am doing another bike for my friend. Don't ask me why, these things are not easy.

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Posted by justmike on Sunday, March 27, 2016 7:42 PM

I got these bits primered a couple of days ago along with a bunch of other parts

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Posted by justmike on Sunday, March 27, 2016 7:47 PM

..........and the crazy thing is that there are still MORE parts to be primered before I even start to divide the parts into their respective color groups to be painted!  Cars are way easier! I do have all the body parts primered and ready to be done in white. Who knows when that'll be though.

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Posted by Aussie Mick on Sunday, March 27, 2016 10:22 PM

At least the decals are easy on this one mike! 

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Posted by justmike on Monday, March 28, 2016 12:34 AM

thats good to know.

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Posted by Aussie Mick on Monday, March 28, 2016 10:09 PM

I find these Tamiya bike kits much easier than building something like an AMT car kit. At least they fit together perfectly. 

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Posted by justmike on Wednesday, March 30, 2016 1:03 PM

All I can say is your crazy!!!  lol  but then I've seen your bike builds so I understand why you feel that way. They are awesome. I wonder if you know what color the front cowls are on the inside of these bikes. Is it body color or is it done in black? I just can't figure it out despite all the video and pics I've looked at.

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Posted by Aussie Mick on Wednesday, March 30, 2016 2:14 PM

Every photo I can find shows that the front fairing is white inside from about the bottom of the headlights up, but the bottom part is black inside. The seat cowl is black inside. Personally, I do the inside of the bodywork on all of my bikes semi gloss black. Fuel tank included. My 1:1 bikes have been black on the inside. I think the instructions should tell you as well. 

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Posted by Ergo Proxy on Friday, April 01, 2016 9:14 AM

I built one of those once. It was my first Tamiya bike kit. That's how I got hooked on building their bikes.

Too many models to build in a lifetime.

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Posted by justmike on Sunday, April 03, 2016 11:15 PM

There is no question that when I finished the last and only Tamiya bike I did that I had a very satisfying sense of accomplishment. They are very accurately detailed and doing them right takes time. Can any of you bike builders tell me what you use for the bright aluminum.In some of the bike pics I look at it seems to be so shiny that its almost silver. I wonder if I could do a mix of Humbrol aluminum with Humbrol silver to get the right effect.

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Posted by Ergo Proxy on Monday, April 04, 2016 6:25 AM

AlClad has a "polished aluminum" color also you can get this Krylon "chrome" enamel that also comes out looking more like a bright aluminum than it does chrome.

Here's a few photos of mine. I think I built it around '06.

It actually appeared in Scale Auto twice when it got photographed for a a couple of NNL's I entered it it too.

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Posted by justmike on Monday, April 04, 2016 8:10 PM

O.K.  If that bike was sprayed with the Krylon then I am going to try it. It seems to have the right sheen to it. And btw, nice bike!  and thanks for the suggestions

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Posted by justmike on Wednesday, May 04, 2016 11:00 PM

Finally I got some painting done. l used Humbrol metalcote aluminum which l have not rubbed up yet. btw, its compatible with the duplicolor white primer that I used. I also sprayed dull aluminum on a lot of the engine parts. My buddy wants this one to look a little used so I will be using blackwash on a lot of parts. Next is the body color and hopefully that will be soon

 

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Posted by modelcarjr on Tuesday, May 17, 2016 5:54 AM

Good luck, Mike!  I'm going to be building my first bike so I'll watch your build to see how its done! I'm sure yours will turn out great! Cool

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Posted by wheeliea on Wednesday, May 18, 2016 11:27 PM

justmike

Finally I got some painting done. l used Humbrol metalcote aluminum which l have not rubbed up yet. btw, its compatible with the duplicolor white primer that I used. I also sprayed dull aluminum on a lot of the engine parts. My buddy wants this one to look a little used so I will be using blackwash on a lot of parts. Next is the body color and hopefully that will be soon

 

A little used......how can anyone use a bike like this "a little" ride it like you stole it!

Lol Mike my buddy......you asked for this!Laugh

 

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Posted by justmike on Friday, May 20, 2016 11:08 AM

Hi Andy. I still haven't painted the body. The humbrol metalcote did not polish up as well as l would have hoped. I bought some Spaztix chrome and will be trying that. If you think you will be taking this home when you come in June- forget it. lol

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Posted by justmike on Wednesday, June 29, 2016 6:21 PM

well this was a heartstopper for me. I DO NOT want to paint these. Fortunately my buddy wants a weathered look to this bike and thats what he's gonna get! I am very concerned about how the front faring decals will go on with all the curves that are involved. I'll find out soon enough.

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Posted by justmike on Wednesday, June 29, 2016 6:29 PM

I couldn't believe it when I realized that the hole in my metal ruler was the exact size for the gas tanks caps. It was so much easier than it would have been to trim that dull foil after it would have been applied. This picture shows the foil on the top cover. I hadn't done the one that the key goes into. But it also was a perfect fit when I did do it 

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Posted by justmike on Wednesday, June 29, 2016 6:56 PM

And finally this exhaust. Am I ever pleased with how well this foiling job turned out on it. I did the ends first with donut shaped pieces and then the middle section with one big piece of the foil. I can't believe I didn't get any wrinkles in it. whoo hoo!

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Posted by shaun.s on Sunday, July 03, 2016 1:09 PM

Thanks Mikey I forgot that s how that tanks was from the factory! Great instincts!#SUPERBIKE_SHAUN 

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Posted by justmike on Thursday, July 07, 2016 8:53 PM

O.K. Andy. You wanted it to look like it was stolen so here ya go. I wanted the engine to look like its been revved to the max the whole time you have been going back and forth from Grandforks to Oliver  a couple dozen times. Hope you like it. I had to assume that even a Yamaha will leak some oil and other fluids. lol

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Posted by justmike on Thursday, July 07, 2016 8:58 PM

just the other side

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Posted by justmike on Thursday, July 07, 2016 9:01 PM

Doing that black circle around that cover plate was nerve wracking. I had already messed up my first attempt and had to strip the whole thing down so I went very slowly with a very tiny brush on the second attempt.

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Posted by Ergo Proxy on Tuesday, July 26, 2016 1:05 PM

Looks like its coming along nice so far. But I had an easier time doing that black circle with a micro-pen.

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Posted by justmike on Wednesday, July 27, 2016 12:25 AM

I bought one of those pens and I didn't get a fine enough one. I could tell that it was too wide and so I went with the brush and paint. Ticked me off because the pen isn't cheap!

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Posted by Samiches on Wednesday, July 27, 2016 8:46 PM

All that hard work and detailing is really paying off.  That motor is very nice looking.

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Posted by justmike on Wednesday, July 27, 2016 9:36 PM

Thanks. I've been working on the exhaust and now have the engine into the frame and a bit of decal work. Slow but steady

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Posted by justmike on Monday, August 01, 2016 9:33 PM
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Posted by justmike on Monday, August 01, 2016 9:40 PM

Did some more grease and oil on the engine. I still need some dust on it and a thinner wash.

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Posted by justmike on Monday, August 01, 2016 9:42 PM

I imagined what some of these decals would look like after some time and wear and tear so I chipped away at them before I put them in the water to give that abused look. Doing stuff like this is not easy for me.

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