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Aces Wild Mild Custom

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  • Member since
    July, 2005
  • From: Australia
Aces Wild Mild Custom
Posted by scalepeter on Friday, May 20, 2016 9:21 AM

Here is my first attempt at one of these kits, also my first bike kit.  The rear fender and fuel tank are from the torch kit.  The fender wasn't too hard to fit.  Had to remove the fender mount on the chain side however and discovered why the kit fender had no mount on that side cause it gets in the chains way.  I also modified the seat by trimming it down a little.  

I must admit I found this kit a little tricky to put together.  The flash is a little annoying on all the chrome.  When i build my next one i think I will strip alot of the chrome but didn't want to go to that level.  I painted some of the chrome and left some intact. 

The paint is  testors lime ice with some pearl powders added.  The stripe is testors stop light red.  Unfortunetly i knocked over the first paint job when wet so i had to do it a second time.  Then i sprayed with clear coat.  Using enamels the whole time.  Might get some outside photos to show off the paint colour.  

I know i should have added some details in but just wanted to do a quick but hopefully clean and nice looking model.  And noticing after gluing the back wheel in i hadn't given the tyre a sand was annoying but you live and learn.  Thanks for looking.  Comments welcome.

  • Member since
    February, 2008
Posted by justmike on Monday, May 30, 2016 11:01 PM

That turned out great! The colors look well done. Its an eyecatching bike. They are difficult in different aspects but as you said, learning while living, or something like that. lol

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  • Member since
    January, 2015
  • From: arlington, tx.
Posted by rusty32rod on Wednesday, June 08, 2016 4:26 PM

    Cool looking bike. i have a few of these to build as well. did you assemble the frame halves BEFORE or AFTER painting it? i'd like for it to look like a single piece if i can. nice finish on the tank & fender. 

  • Member since
    July, 2005
  • From: Australia
Posted by scalepeter on Thursday, June 09, 2016 7:05 AM

Thanks for the coments.  It's got me wanting to start the other one I have.  

I painted first and then I assembled.   I think finale assembly would be dificult with gluing together and then painting but that's my thoughts. Most of the glue joins are hidden.  Hopefully the bright paint work draws your eye from this.  

  • Member since
    July, 2005
  • From: Australia
Posted by scalepeter on Tuesday, June 21, 2016 8:25 AM

Couple more photos. You can  almost see the blue pearl powder i mixed into the green.  Should have added more but i usually go too heavy.  Thanks for looking.

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