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1/12 ducati cafe racer scratchbuild ( 70% )
Posted by Silversyrup on Thursday, October 22, 2009 3:04 PM

Hi will be Scratchbuilt apart from the engine, And probably wheels and tires.
Not scratchbuilding the engine this time, as im thinking about building a couple of bikes.
Hope i can do my thoughts justice.
Thanks for showing interest.And Good luck to all on their builds.
Cheers
Martin :)

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Posted by Silversyrup on Thursday, October 22, 2009 3:06 PM

Hello Again,
Well ive managed to get some more work done on the bike.
The first thing i did was to cut off the upper and lower engine brackets.
And blanked off the area removed when removing the lower bracket.
In the pictures below, You will see ive added a chassis bracket 1  (a) to the front (Bottom)
of the engine.
Ive also added one continuos support to the rear of the engine 2 (b).  I
have made a bracket below the engine for the rear shock 3. not pictured but will go here (c)
Ive still to slightly relocate the carburettors.

As You can see ive also been putting some work into the Chassis.
As i sayed before no drawings just eyes and a few measurements. So far so good.
The first two pictures show the upper and main rails about 80% complete.
The third picture is the off what i call the Mid frame rails again about 80%
complete, they are pictured with the other components, yet to be fitted.

 

Well thats it for this week, brackets and additional rails to make and fit
for the chassis.
I also intend to get the swing arm done as well.
Oh and possibly the front and rear shock by next time. (I hope)
Still cant make my mind up about the wheels ?........Plenty of time to worry about that.
Thanks for looking.....
Cheers
Martin :D

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Posted by Silversyrup on Thursday, October 22, 2009 3:10 PM

Hi  :wave:
Well that was quite a productive week, even if it doesn't look like it.
The first thing i did was to remove the original engine bracket from the
centre of the engine. Patched the hole that was left, then readied it
for the new carburettor layout i've got planned for the bike.
Sorry forgot to take a picture of it, but i've put one below to show
where on the engine Im taking about.  (Picture 7)  :-?

The second task was to put together the pieces for the Mid Frame Rails,
Pictured below are the  before and after pictures (picture 8) as you will
see i replaced 2 of the parts as I felt they were to big. (8a) Oh and
added a gusset to the front (8b)

Then it was on to the Main chassis. You will see that i added the brackets
for the Mid (9 A bracket) and Lower(c bracket) Tubes.
I also added 2 other tubes running from the Main (9B) to the Upper(9A).
At the front of the Upper rails (9A), I have added the front shock
absorber brackets.(9D)
And made and put together the Lower Tube (9C)
Distances, Angles and more Angles ...... If i wanted to be a Mathematician
id have tried harder at school....I'm loving it really !!!  :lol:  :D

The last item i managed to get done this week is the Swinging arm Picture 10.
Getting the exact distance between the engine drive train location, to the centre
spindal of the rear wheel was a real challenge. Taking in the angle and distance. 
:-?

A couple of pictures with the Chassis parts dry fitted together.
Just a couple of minor details to take care off, and a clean up and it’s ready
For primer.  :D

 That's it for this week...Had hoped to get the shock absorbers done as well....
Think I've done enough for this week....Thanks to the following for soothing
my ears this week John Martyn, John Mayer, Donald Fagen Rus Turner (My Brother)
and Rush. I must say there are some lovely build in the Compititon...Well done all...
Keep it up.
Until next time....
Cheers Martin :D

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Posted by Silversyrup on Thursday, October 22, 2009 3:16 PM

:D Hi
Managed to get the Front and Rear Shocks made, in the picture 12 below you will see that the Front shock parts have been dry fitted together. And the Rear Shock is still mainly in its component parts. Just the usual cleanup to be done. Oh and a hole to be drilled at one end of the Shock centre.

Pictured Below you will see that i have made and built the Front Forks 13, These are virtually finished only a couple of brackets to add. Cleanup, then primer.
The items alongside are the Front end are pip (Top piece) that will go under the top Yoke at the front of the main tubes. The bar with the rounded end (Bottom piece) will go inside the Yoke at the front end of the Mid Tubes Picture 8 connecting the Mid tubes to the lower part of the Front forks.

Oh yeah, I had someone email me some interesting questions ?
Do i ever get modellers block, How do i stay motivated/focused, especially when things are not going as well as id like. And could i put a few tips forward.
Well im not exactly Mr Wingrove..........and im sure that everybody has their own way to deal with focus and motivation....but as i was asked...
Motivation.
* I Build something i really want to build.
* Doing it the best i can, be my own harshest critic.
* I join in on sites like this, you get nice comments, and you feel honour bound to do your best.
* I Look at other peoples work, enjoy it and let it drive me.
Focus. ( stops modellers block.)
* Music that makes me feel good.
* Leave my project in view, keep it in mind.
* Always have something i love to look at in view when modeling. takes my mind of my build for a few seconds, when i see it. Clears my head.
Well thats just me, and the way i do things. Oh i also sit down after the build and document each stage of my build, in words and sketches. ( this is for a project im working on.)

Oh the item i have on display at my modelling station (standing in my kitchen for hours) at the moment is pictured below 14. It's Timo Scheider's Audi A4 .

This weeks soundtrack: Icehouse, Grace Jones, Lloyd Cole and Properganda.

Tip.
Get a glass paint jar, take a 4mm styrene rod or larger, ( you can also use similar tubing )
Put the rod in a pencil sharpener and collect the shavings, break them into smell pieces. and put them into the paint jar. (must be airtight) Pour a little MaGer liquid poly into the jar (not too much, you just need to gauge it as you go) and gently mix the contents. the Styrene will melt. you ideally want the consistentcy slightly thicker than double cream. You now have liquid Styrene. A good filler (if very stringy). Ideal to use when fixing one tube into another, when there is a slight difference in size.
Be warned though, if it is to runny you will get sink marks just behond the point your working on.

Thats it for this time. Feedback welcome :feedback: , too much info let me know.
Get modelling....Cheers Martin. :D

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Posted by Silversyrup on Thursday, October 22, 2009 3:17 PM

Hi  :wave:
I had quite a productive week this week.
Dry fitted what id built so far to check what id have to adjust. And the list wasnt to bad. Shorten front Shock absorber...... Done (not pictured)
Change the shock mounting bracket (slightly to long) on the swinging arm, and the bracket itself. (wasnt happy with it..didnt feel it would be strong enough).......Done (not pictured)
Hated the way the line of the exhaust went, as it passed the rear cylinder and went up under the rear of the chassis......It now runs in the same arc as the frame tubes that run from the main rails to the upper rails. Cant believe i didnt think about that when i built it in the first place. The new route for the exhaust is marked in white on the Picture below. m15

I also made the clip-ons, Handlebar grips and hand controls. pictured below m16

 

Below you will see a picture m17 of the 1 into 2 end cans for the exhaust. Although its not clear in the picture they look really aggressive, and that's what i was hopeing to achieve.
They have a coat of silver on them so i can see where they need some work done to them.

Lastly this week i managed to get the Front and Rear Rim discs brakes done.
I was dreading making these, not to worry now. Just the 16 brackets to get them on to the wheels to make now and they will be ready. Pictured below m18

Well i guess its those brackets for Me now, and then onto the Calipers and bracketry to attach them to the front forks and swinging arm.
Have a good week.
Cheers Martin
Thanks to Miles Davis, Al Jarreau and Boz Scaggs.

Oh a picture i took during the Dry fit. m19
Till next time . :)

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Posted by Silversyrup on Thursday, October 22, 2009 3:19 PM

Hi  :wave:
Firstly id like to thank everybody for their comments.
Well a quiet week for me. Managed to get a few bits done.
Pictured (20) below are the Brake Calipers and brackets attached to the Forks and Swingarm.

The Picture below (21) shows the Front Headlight componants on the left. A time consuming job was manufacturing the Lenses. You will see the frosted end to the rod .(bottom left of 21) This is what the pieces above that looked like, before running through 400, 800, 1200, 1500, 2400, 3200, 4000,6000, 8000 and finally 12000 sand paper/cloth. They do end up nice and shinny after though.
The right hand side of the picture 21, shows the componants for the front and rear lights.

Doesnt seem much this week, but i also primed the Chassis, Forks and Swingarm to check for defects.
I'm hoping to get the lights finished this week, and i would like to get the exhaust system painted and detailed. Oh and the wheels to the same stage.
Until next time, be good.

Thanks to the Average White Band and The Cars for the music.

Method of construction

Tube/Rod bending and twisting.

This is primarily amed at Philippe, who asked the question.
It's not really easy to discribe, and everybody has their own way. But here's mine.
When using rod of any diameter, i generally use the same technic.
If the rod Im bending has only 1 bend required. I put some boiling water in a mug.
Put the tube in the water, and let it sit for a couple of minutes.
Then remove the rod and bend it gently between my fingers, I have to be gentle,
making sure that Im relaxed (thats important, as it gives you soft hands. As they
say in baseball). I generally use this method for any bends that arent very tight.
ie anything under 90 degrees.
If the bend required is tighter, i use a cigarette lighter, making sure that the lighter
 is at least 3" - 75mm away from the piece Im working on. I also roll they piece
between my thumb and forefinger as i heat it. Always making sure Im working along
the entire length of the bend that i require. Never holding the lighter in one spot.
One of the best ways of making sure Im doing it right is to mark the piece with a pencil.
I mark it at each end of the section Im working on(all tha way round), and along the
length of area Im working on. So i can see as i twist the piece that Im heating it equally.
If I require 2 pieces to be the same. (ie frame rails) Once i have finished the 1st piece.
I will put it on a piece of paper, and draw a line either side of the piece so i have an
excellent referance for the next.
I also eye the 2nd piece against the 1st.
Twisting is using the same method as above but holding the rod firmly (not to
firmly, remember its warm and your fingers can leave an impression.) This
however is something I mostly have to do by eye. Bends 1st against the paper
for referance, Twists by eye against the 1st piece. Its very rare to have to
bend and twist 2 rods the same. As for tubing, You can get tube bending spings
(from Hiroboy i think ?). Ive never used them personally.
I generally use the same method as ive described above for rod. Except that
i may put a rod insinde the tube im bending, or if its a really large tube, i will fill
the tube with crushed salt, and seal it at both ends (salt doesnt conduct heat !!)
Anyway i hope that my explanation is understanable, and is of help.

PLEASE BE CARFULL WITH HOT WATER AND NAKED FLAMES, AND IF YOUR YOUNG PLEASE
ASK  AN ADULT FOR SUPERVISION...........BE SAFE

Cheers Martin :)

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Posted by Silversyrup on Thursday, October 22, 2009 3:20 PM

Hi  :wave:
Firstly i'd like to apologise for how long it's taken to get a update done. It does'nt help, not being on the net at home. Thanks for the nice comments. And thanks for the toothpaste tip. I gave it a try but didn't get the result i was looking for. I will try it again though. So thanks.
And gdg of course i dont mind you using the soundtrack idea, I think its interesting what methods people use to stay focused. Music works for Me.
Anyway, on to the build.
As you will see i've finished the Front/Rear Shock absorbers. (Picture 22) They are shown in
the picture about twice the real size.

Balsa Fuel tank ?
Yeah i decieded to have a go at sculpting the Fuel Tank out of wood. It's the first time i've
ever sculpted anything in wood. (I was the useless idiot,You used to have in Your woodwork class)
Anyway it was suprisingly easy. I used 3M Sandblaster p180 sandpaper to get the shape. leaving it about 1mm shy of my planned dimensions, then dry sanded with 800 wet/dry to get closer, and lastly dry sanded it with 1200 wet/dry. (all wet/dry paper by halfords, car paper)
The picture below shows the sanded piece. (Picture 23) The whole process took around 45 mins.

The picture below (Picture 24) shows most of the stages from bare wood to a nearly finished
piece in white Fine surface primer.
A + B Show the Tank having had 2 coats of sanding sealer, (to seal wood for paint). And having also had several Heavy coats of Filler primer. ( big mistake)
The areas that are back to the wood. Are where i changed the contours a little.
Had i used common scense i would have laid 1 mist coat of filler primer, made my adjustments.
Then added a couple of light coats every couple of hours to build it up slowly, and more
importantly, let it gas out. But i didnt and i paid the price. after spending hours sanding back
adding more filler primer, only to have holes appear everywhere. (caused by trapped gas)
My own fault, strange but as i was doing it i knew i should'nt go to heavy, but i did 
 :evil_lol: %£^>?!!(($&£"@?~#. :oops:  I think that what i called myself anyway.

C is after i'd taken the decision to cover the entire top surface in Plasto model filler. And it
did the trick. It sanded out well, working wet (lightly) with 1200 wet/dry.

D shows the Tank after having a couple of coats of White fine surface primer. Sanded lightly
with 3200 sanding pad.(used wet)
Cant finish it yet as Im out of fine primer.
OH by the way, the hole in the top is so i can ad a scoop to send air directly to the carbs.

Well hopfully i wont make the same mistakes with the seat unit, which i should have progress
shots of next time.
I also hope to have the complete engine and exhaust system ready by then.
As well as the wheels with their rim discs.

This weeks music was supplied by : John Farnham, Quincy Jones, Icehouse and Lamke.
Until the next time, have fun.
Cheers Martin  :D

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Posted by Silversyrup on Thursday, October 22, 2009 3:21 PM

:wave: Hi
Thanks for the encouragement.
Well thet weather hasnt been kind..
Didnt get what i wanted done, mainly the painting. I did however manage to get the scoop, and fuel filler recess done to the Fuel tank. Picture 25
Both of these, should really have been done much earlier in the process.
A - After fitting the scoop, and making the recess for the fuel filler.
B - Couple of coats of Fine filler primer later, just couple of more coats and its ready for paint.
At least i can still get parts prept for paint in this weather.

Pictured below are progress pictures of the seat unit. Picture 26
A - the 1st step of the scuplt.
B - the underneath, showing the channels for the frame rails.
C - a little more sculpting.
D - a differant angle of C.
E - the sculpting is finished, the Seat unit has been sealed with sanding sealer, and have had a couple of coats of filler primer. a couple of minor areas have been straighten out at this stage.
F - another view of E.
G- Plasto filler was brushed over the Seat unit, and sanded back, another thin coat of Plasto was added after this picture, and sanded back again to get a smooth hardned exterior.
H - A couple of coats of fine surface primer later. A couple more and its ready for paint.

It doesnt look very promising, as far as getting some paint on the bike . The weather
looks cold and damp all week. Still ive got some other bits to get on with.

The music this week....Yes, Lighthouse family, George Benson and Def Leppard.

Anyway until next time.
Enjoy your builds.
Cheers Martin :D

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Posted by Silversyrup on Thursday, October 22, 2009 3:22 PM

Hi all,  :wave:
After a long delay....I've managed an update.
In the 1st picture, (27) are the Wheels and Rim disc brakes.
A little work left to do on them. But almost there.

The picture is off the Chassis, Forks and swing arm after painting.
A little detail work to do but almost finished. (picture 28)
With regards to the paint, i will be writing a product comparison for my next
listing. ( a few days time, not weeks)
Between Alclad Chrome and Zero Chrome paints. Hopefully it will be of use
to somebody. :?:

Well that's it for now, Will get that update online soon.
No soundtrack this week, ipod dead..... :(
Cheers Martin

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Posted by Silversyrup on Thursday, October 22, 2009 3:28 PM

:) Hi Sadly health problems have got in the way of this build. I hate the fact that i didnt finish on time.
Well done to all that did.
I will try an get back to the model soon.
Sorry.
Cheers Martin

I first listed this build elsewhere, thought  id share it with you...unfortunatly i have been out of action for just over a year now...But i hope to finish the bike soon....Hope you like it.

Cheers MartinSmile

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Posted by freakshow on Tuesday, October 27, 2009 10:25 PM

wow excellent scratch-building,look foward to seeing more

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Posted by Silversyrup on Wednesday, October 28, 2009 1:00 AM

Hi Thanks,

With any luck i will have an update very soon, Im also turning my hand to sculpting.....And if all goes well i will be starting a WIP (i  think thats what people call these listings ? , still new to this internet stuff) in the Motorcycles section, that will feature a sculpt of Valentino Rossi.

Thanks again

MartinSmile

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Posted by ALEX GAROLI on Wednesday, December 02, 2009 4:10 PM

WWOOOOOOOOWWW!

Im a big fan of modeling and a bigger fan of ducati, so I will check this thread really close, excellent work so far, cant wait to see the final model.

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Posted by ALEX GAROLI on Thursday, December 03, 2009 1:15 PM

What is the diameter  of the styrene you used for the frame?, Is it styrene?

I used 3mm tubin in this thread :/forums/t/82729.aspx

(see the bottom, the Roland Sands KRV5)

but I think is too thick, I like the one you used.

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Posted by Silversyrup on Saturday, December 05, 2009 9:09 PM

Hi Alex,

Thanks for the wow......I used various sizes for the chassis, as in reallity the tubes on this particular chassis require various levels of regidity. The Sands V5, i would think...would require 3mm for the main tubing. My top tubes were 4mm, and the others went down as far as1.5mm.

But it was all styrenne tho...If you like customs....Check out my 1st attempt at scratchbuilding...

http://forum.spc.org.uk/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=15&t=4763

It's the Jesse Rooke Rockstar bike...from Biker build-off.

I'm currantly trying tho get back into the swing with asculpt of Valentino Rossi, that is almost finished.

Love the concepts you have done. Love to see people prepared to take something on ....instead of just Buying and building a kit.

I will look up a couple of photo's i've got of concepts....send your email and i will forward hem to you.

Cheers Martin

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Posted by doublej on Saturday, December 05, 2009 9:27 PM

Dude those are amazing pics of a scratch built custom bike. I wouldnt know where to start with a project like that. A buddy of mine is buildin a 1:1 cafe racer based on an old Honda.  I been wanting to try a scratch built rock crawler based on a CJ kit, but Im scared to get over whelmed by the custom work needed.

 Awesome build. keep up the great work 

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Posted by Silversyrup on Sunday, December 06, 2009 12:42 PM

Hi doublej,

Thanks for the nice words......Have to confess....Had to look on the net to see what a Rock Crawler was !

Anyway go for it !!...If you feel like picking my brains (what there is of them), you more than welcome.

That's what it's all about, sharing...you can email direct at vwmt_uk@yahoo.co.uk

Nearly forgot to add, if you get a chance post some pics of your buddies bike when it's done.

Cheers Martin

 

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Posted by ALEX GAROLI on Monday, December 07, 2009 9:07 AM

WWWWWOOOOOOOOOWWW!!!!!!! again!!!!!
This is unveliebable!!!
Excellent choice of proyect and excellent build, Im going to build the Jeese Rooke bike "Darla".
Finally I find someone with similir ideas to mine, I want to build the ilmor too, I have some other ideas of mdernized boartrackers, Ill send you a couple of pictures.
You really inspired me!

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Posted by Silversyrup on Thursday, December 10, 2009 5:19 AM

Hi Alex,

Thanks for the kind words....Looking forward to the photos.

Found a diecast Ducati 999 that had been changed to Haga's 1098 world Superbike the other day.

will try to find it again. and snd you the link.

Have you thought about transforming the new Benelli Diecast, or the KTM.

Cheers Martin

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Posted by ALEX GAROLI on Thursday, December 10, 2009 8:39 AM

Of course! I have the maisto benelli, I want to make the fans in the tail and add a reall grille, an some other details, I dont have the KTM rc8 yet, but I have the maisto buell, because I want to make a replica of the xb12 lightning.

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Posted by Katana on Tuesday, December 22, 2009 6:32 PM

 Outstanding...threads like this, put a bug in my ear to get modeling again...glad i only have to build digitally now.

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Posted by Silversyrup on Tuesday, December 22, 2009 11:54 PM

Hi Guy's

 Thanks for the kind words. Hopefully i will be starting another big project in parallel with finishing this one soon.

I WOULD LIKE TO WISH ALL HERE AT SCALE AUTO ,  "A VERY HAPPY CHRISTMAS and a GREAT NEW YEAR".

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Posted by harleybuilder on Wednesday, December 23, 2009 12:36 AM

I like to see more of your modelling skills. It´s an inspiration for all of us.

I wish you a happy christmas and a peaceful new year too.

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Posted by Silversyrup on Tuesday, December 29, 2009 3:11 PM

Hi Harley Builder, Sorry if you have already seen this link.....but if you havent. Take a look.

http://forum.spc.org.uk/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=15&t=4763

Thanks for the kind words.

The Rossi Figure is almost finished.

Cheers Martin

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Posted by harleybuilder on Wednesday, December 30, 2009 1:42 AM

Hi Martin,

thank you for the link. I´m really impressed and in my language I might find more words to discribe. But to do so, I have to close my mouth first. That is really a very very very good bike. You´re an artist of modelling. And I like your post from Fri Jun 08, 2007 11:18 am. Before Internet it really felt something like robinson crusoe, even there were not so many modelbuilders, that built motorcycles.

Ciao

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Posted by Silversyrup on Monday, January 11, 2010 7:17 AM

Hi Harley builder,

Thanks for the kind words......I think we take the internet for granted....It's a fanastic thing...Years ago i wouldnt have known you existed....and now we all get to share are hobby....AMAZING...AND WE SHOULDNT FORGET IT.

Cheers Maritn

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Posted by Silversyrup on Sunday, February 14, 2010 11:29 AM

Hi

I'm finally getting back to this build. I've got a couple of bits on their way from the US.

When they get here i will continue the build.

Im also planning a couple of changes....The chassis, Swing arm and Forks will stay the way they are.

But i'm not happy with the air-intake on the top of the fuel tank.and the seat unit. I'm also going to add a signature part. That will appear on all future biulds.

Anyway I'm commiting myself to an update by the end of the month.

Cheers Martin

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Posted by Silversyrup on Tuesday, March 02, 2010 1:07 PM

Hi Chuck,

Thanks for the Comment....I guess you like what you see so far.

 Well I have finally done some work on the Cafe Racer.

I have never been happy with the scoop on the Fuel Tank. So I tried to

replace it....3 times actually...7 hours wasted because I forgot to engage my brain before I started. Every time I cut out the new scoop I forgot to add a tapper to the sides. As a consequence it wouldn't stay in place.....Oh well tats the way it goes.

Pictured below 29 shows the packaging from an easter egg I tried to use for the scoop....*** that means I will have to buy another to finally get it right...MMMM chocolate !!



Picture 30 shows the Fuel filler (That I've chosen to use as a signature piece for my models from now on.....I wonder where it would end up on motogp bike ?)

A dry fit of the Chassis, Tank and Seat unit...You may notice a gap between the lower edges of the Tank and the Chassis. This will not be there after the final assembly. Due to the Chassis having built in flex. So it can be fitted to the rear of the Ducati Engine. When the Engine and Chassis are attached. The Tank will sit flush with the Chassis.....

Well that's the Plan anyway...The Flex could actually cause the Chassis to come apart, from the stresses put on the other joints during final assembly ! We will see. 31-32

Well that's it for now...The scoop should be in place next time. And I Hope to get something else done as well. Aiming an update on Sunday

7th March.


Thanks for reading.....And to Everything but the Girl for the Music.


Cheers Martin


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Posted by Silversyrup on Thursday, March 11, 2010 5:30 PM


Well my brain was way ahead of my eyes as usual......so a late update.

It doesn't look like much. But it took quite a while to get it how I wanted.

The Front Light assembly.......That was until I saw my picture....It looks rough...But then it is about 3 times the real size in

the picture....Luckily my friend dropped by and sayed he couldn't see any of the imperfections....and he has 20/20 vision. I feel a little better now.

 


Method of Construction.......Sculpey sculpted surround....And Gundam detail parts to finish. ( I HATE DETAIL PARTS....love them really....NO.......... I DO HATE THEM.)

Started on the Rear light assembly as well. Picture next time (I hope !)

Oh... the Scoop on the Fuel Tank......Didn't get anywhere near the Easter Egg counter this week.....

Back to it I guess....

Cheers Martin

Be kind....and Love this hobby

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