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My Suzuki GSX 750 Katana

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  • Member since
    November, 2003
  • From: Denmark
My Suzuki GSX 750 Katana
Posted by ThomasA3D on Thursday, December 11, 2003 2:40 PM
If anyones interested I have put up some pictures of my newly built Suzuki.
It is a Tamiya 1/12 kit.

There are more pictures of it here:
http://www.a3d.dk/scalemodels/

Cheers Clown

ThomasA3D – http://www.a3d.dk
Recently finished: Camaro Concept Car and 40 Ford Coupe.
Current projects: 56 Chevy seventies-style custom and 50 Chevy Custom Truck

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Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, December 11, 2003 3:46 PM
Hey Thomas, your Katana looks sharp man. I've been wanting to build the 1/6th scale one for a long time now. That is one sweet looking scooter.
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  • From: Denmark
Posted by ThomasA3D on Thursday, December 11, 2003 4:13 PM
Thanks Hammerfly
It was my first bike, but it definitely wont be my last Smile

ThomasA3D – http://www.a3d.dk
Recently finished: Camaro Concept Car and 40 Ford Coupe.
Current projects: 56 Chevy seventies-style custom and 50 Chevy Custom Truck

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  • From: Canada
Posted by Beemer on Friday, December 12, 2003 12:05 AM
Great looking scoot man.
I have always loved those early Katana's. I had the opportunity one time long ago to own a 1:1, passed it up though.
Ray
A man who limits his interests, limits his life. Vincent Price
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  • From: Canada
Posted by kevlar86 on Friday, December 12, 2003 6:28 AM
Great lookin ride Thomas!! Thumbs UpThumbs Up Smile Keep up the great work.
Kevin check out My photoalbum http://photobucket.com/albums/v648/kevlar86/
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  • From: Denmark
Posted by ThomasA3D on Friday, December 12, 2003 6:39 AM
Thanks for the nice words Beemer and kevlar86 Big Smile

ThomasA3D – http://www.a3d.dk
Recently finished: Camaro Concept Car and 40 Ford Coupe.
Current projects: 56 Chevy seventies-style custom and 50 Chevy Custom Truck

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    November, 2003
  • From: Dayton, OH
Posted by mach12003 on Friday, December 12, 2003 11:06 AM
Your bike looks very realistic, very nice work Thomas!!!

Eric
Eric Cole More Pics Here: http://photobucket.com/albums/y197/justdande/
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Posted by Anonymous on Friday, December 12, 2003 3:48 PM
Great work...it gives me something to shoot for as in quality and hard work...

Keep up the great work!

dss902
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  • From: Denmark
Posted by ThomasA3D on Tuesday, December 16, 2003 5:17 AM
Thanks Eric and dss902 Smile

I bought the kit with the intention of converting it to a GSX 750 ESD (which I owned in 1/1 scale), but I didnt build at the time and now that I am building again I dont have the 1/1 bike anymore - so I chose just to make it OOB with a different paint scheme.

ThomasA3D – http://www.a3d.dk
Recently finished: Camaro Concept Car and 40 Ford Coupe.
Current projects: 56 Chevy seventies-style custom and 50 Chevy Custom Truck

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    May, 2008
Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, December 16, 2003 2:31 PM
Great lookin bike!!!!


I love the chopped camaro!!!!

was it hard to chop???
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  • From: Denmark
Posted by ThomasA3D on Tuesday, December 16, 2003 4:13 PM
Thanks Ron Smile

Yes, the Camaro was "quite a handfull"
Since the pillars all are so steep I had to split the roof both lengthwise and sidewise so I ended up with four pieces. The car was made in 1997 and it all ended up pretty well, but it now shows signs of the putty sinking Sad - thats why I’ve been trying to get hold of Eurosoft Putty...

ThomasA3D – http://www.a3d.dk
Recently finished: Camaro Concept Car and 40 Ford Coupe.
Current projects: 56 Chevy seventies-style custom and 50 Chevy Custom Truck

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    May, 2008
Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, December 16, 2003 9:11 PM
whats Eurosoft putty????
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  • From: TRENTON, OHIO
Posted by FIREMODELMAN on Wednesday, December 17, 2003 12:29 AM
VERY NICE THOMAS , i dont know much about motorcycles, but that one sure looks nice. very well doneBowBow

Dave http://public.fotki.com/FIREMODELMAN/

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  • From: Denmark
Posted by ThomasA3D on Wednesday, December 17, 2003 1:38 AM
Thanks Dave!

@Ron
Evercoat Eurosoft Polyester Glazing Putty is supposed to be the best thing since sliced bread according to Mark Gustavson and other SAE contributors.
There was a thread about it here:
http://www.scaleautomag.com/sca/community/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=226
Here is some more info:
http://www.evercoat.com/productCategory.aspx
Unfortunately this isnt available in Denmark (as with so many other things...) but I have a friend from US coming over some time next year and he would get it for me.
Right now I am going to use regular auto polyester putty (for my CBP) and hope it will do the job properly.

ThomasA3D – http://www.a3d.dk
Recently finished: Camaro Concept Car and 40 Ford Coupe.
Current projects: 56 Chevy seventies-style custom and 50 Chevy Custom Truck

  • Member since
    November, 2003
  • From: TRENTON, OHIO
Posted by FIREMODELMAN on Wednesday, December 17, 2003 4:29 AM
hey thomas , the auto putty should work ok , as long as your not using a ton of it. i've used it in the past and found that if you use to much it will shrink up over time. it seems to hold up pretty well on auto repair jobs, so if its sitting on a shelf on a plastic model it should do fineThumbs UpThumbs Up

Dave http://public.fotki.com/FIREMODELMAN/

  • Member since
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  • From: Denmark
Posted by ThomasA3D on Wednesday, December 17, 2003 5:17 AM
Hey Dave, I hope it works out OK. On the tin it says that it doesnt shrink, but I work in advertising (Art Director/3D artist) so I know how much BS the companies write to sell their stuff Big Smile

ThomasA3D – http://www.a3d.dk
Recently finished: Camaro Concept Car and 40 Ford Coupe.
Current projects: 56 Chevy seventies-style custom and 50 Chevy Custom Truck

  • Member since
    November, 2003
  • From: TRENTON, OHIO
Posted by FIREMODELMAN on Wednesday, December 17, 2003 10:41 PM
you got that rightSmile,Wink, & GrinSmile,Wink, & Grin, but i think since the model wont be exposed to the elements, that it should be fineThumbs UpThumbs Up

Dave http://public.fotki.com/FIREMODELMAN/

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