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Phantasy Phantom - Harley chopper with P38 sidecar - "DONE"

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Phantasy Phantom - Harley chopper with P38 sidecar - "DONE"
Posted by Treehugger Dave on Tuesday, August 03, 2010 3:11 PM

This is what happens sometimes Propeller when I get bored with cars.

Saw a similar 1 to 1 build on the net, and the thing just reached out and grabbed me. Different 40's style bike, and different older trainer plane, but to me the idea was just way too COOL Cool.

I had a couple of 1/32 and 1/48 P38 kits from a friend a few years ago, and been wanting to build a sidecar something or other, with the two Revell bike kits I already had, so I hashed this out a couple days ago. I made up the side car frame from some sprue material. The P38 I kitbashed, by cutting it up and adding part of the boom tail to the rar of the modified fuselage. I built a cradle for the fuselage to sit in, and put a couple of locator pins in the frame to mount the fuselage. Added a few old weathered decals, and I'm on my way.

Still got quite a bit to do, but sure has been fun. Here's a few pics.

 

 

 

 

 

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Posted by Treehugger Dave on Tuesday, August 03, 2010 3:23 PM

Here's a close-up of the mirror I made, and a few later pics with the seat and fuel tank added.

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Posted by Treehugger Dave on Tuesday, August 03, 2010 3:39 PM

I bent the handle bars out of brass, and added alum. and brass as axles to all three wheels, because the kit idea were too spindly. I also used brass where the front steering pivots. 

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Posted by MadKaw6 on Tuesday, August 03, 2010 3:41 PM

That's cool and very different. I can't wait to see it finished. I belong to a club that is all armor and airplanes except me. They like to call my stuff targets. They would be very confused by this one.

I hope I never have to grow up.
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Posted by Treehugger Dave on Tuesday, August 03, 2010 6:49 PM

MadKaw6

That's cool and very different. I can't wait to see it finished. I belong to a club that is all armor and airplanes except me. They like to call my stuff targets. They would be very confused by this one.

Yeah, some guys really get locked into their "box" Big Smile.

Here's something like I normally build, but got bored with "Normal" Zzz.

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Posted by Treehugger Dave on Friday, August 27, 2010 3:29 PM

 

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Posted by MikeMc on Friday, August 27, 2010 4:43 PM

Love it Dave!!!

 Just glad I don't have to ride it with that rake!!!

HANG UP AND DRIVE........ Mike

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Posted by DeLaunhardt on Friday, September 10, 2010 4:47 PM

 

I am definately going to have to build one of these for myself!

This is awesome!

I'm the person my parents warned me about...

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Posted by aussiemuscle308 on Thursday, September 16, 2010 1:14 AM

 Looks like a theme bike from that chopper show. looks nice, and is very original. might be hard to fit in the side car tho.

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Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, September 21, 2010 6:04 PM

  thats  so  cool,,,I  have  a  revell  p-38  on  the  shelf,built,,,I  may  have  to  disassemble it now   and,,,,,,,,,,,,,,      Very  cool  project  you  have  there.

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Posted by Treehugger Dave on Wednesday, September 22, 2010 10:14 AM

Thanks guy's. Here's the bike that inspired this build.

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Posted by 71cougar on Tuesday, December 07, 2010 10:17 AM

too coolThumbs Up

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Posted by Treehugger Dave on Thursday, November 05, 2015 12:42 PM

This hasn't been around in a long time, but sure was fun to build Thumbs Up.

Thought maybe some here would enjoy this  beings it's kinda different Cool.

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Posted by CodadWilly on Friday, November 06, 2015 9:35 PM

Yes, thanks for being this out of the shadows! I just completed a third wheel for a side car project! 

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