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#61 Hippie

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Posted 10 June 2012 - 01:48 AM

More.......

The other side hand control was also built. I cut off most of the stock piece and rebuilt it more like a sports bike would have, before it was the set up most cruisers have.

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The kick stand has kinda been a ongoing problem, i wasn't happy with the first few tries i posted before so here what I think (hopefully) is the final one.

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Some of the foot controls where also scratch built.

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Half the resin this update took so long was that I idiotically knock the bike of my workbench :( so after rebuilding I need to make sure I couldn't do this again, looking again to Moto GP bikes I added this thing under the rear swing arm, the half circle is for a stand when the bike is finished and displayed and the tinny holes bolt the bike down.

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#62 Hippie

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Posted 10 June 2012 - 01:52 AM

More.....

The front break is kinda sucky in this kit, so it was chucked in the dremel and turned to in my opinion looks better, then it was painted in MM aluminum and put again in the dremel and polished while spinning.

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The side body work was also done in a way to look like is going through repairs.

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And a fuel gauge was added to the tank.

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And lastly the front wheel got a bit more detailing, its the part that connects to the spedio.

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Thanks for watching, sorry about the sucky pictures, and your comments are appreciated.

P.S. anyone know how many pic's you can have in a post, I'm hoping I didn't go over.

Edited by Hippie, 10 June 2012 - 01:54 AM.


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Posted 10 June 2012 - 09:47 AM

amazing detail erik! just amazing!

cheers
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Posted 10 June 2012 - 10:14 AM

Incredible Detail. And I bet it's only going to get better =)

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Posted 10 June 2012 - 02:36 PM

Your detail work is fantastic.

I'll be honest, if I had a little motorbike that looked like the one you posted I'd drive that to work. I've personally thought about buying a Honda Rukus and modifying the ever loving daylights out of it... then I remembered I seriously need to curtail hobbies that cost a lot. :unsure:

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Posted 11 June 2012 - 12:02 PM

Incredible detail. That is something to be proud of

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Posted 11 June 2012 - 12:23 PM

Outstanding detailing and clean building.

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Posted 11 June 2012 - 01:26 PM

Detail and craftsmanship are amazing!

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Posted 17 June 2012 - 05:43 PM

Thank you!! everyone, Honestly If it wasn't for your support I would of moved on to another project.

Some progress,

First off the dramatic story of the rear shocks,Here's a comparison pic, the shock on the left is basically stock, on the right is the best I could do to modify it, not that great.

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After a few email back in forth I received these epic shocks from RB motion:

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All assembled up they look like this:

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Then installed and so on.

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The foot controls shown before have also been completed and installed:

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The other side was also built, on this side some of the pieces are still Tamiya's plastic just messed with, then some other scratch built stuff was added.

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Posted 17 June 2012 - 05:50 PM

a bit more.......

An oil overflow tank is a popular addition in 1:1 so I built this, The braided line appears to travel in a weird path, but it must do this to clear the air cleaner.

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And the tank it's self just bolts in and was accented with some Pro Tech breathers, and some detail master fittings.

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Then the horn was built up, I added a mount for this early on when the frame was first built but forgot about it till now.....

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Then comes the seat, this ended up being a bit of a project, I carved out some foam then covered it in some white fabric, then added a million rivets(at least it felt like it :() then weathered and beat it up.

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Posted 17 June 2012 - 05:57 PM

still a bit more.....

Back in post #31 I showed the chrome accent for the tank, have since decided that it wasn't very cafe looking, so I cut it down and have reshaped it since.

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Then on top two gas/oil caps will go, yes there isn't a oil tank in the tank but it looks cool....

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Also got these cool 1/6th scale boots to go with it all, weathered them a bit before this pic and added my initials to the back.

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When you get um' by the bike it really puts in to perspective how small this bike really is.

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And here's a overall shot with the new shocks.

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And if your curious of the size here's a look at it with a 10' mustang:

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Sorry if you can't tell I'm really excited by these shocks, but they work!! (sorry)

Anyway thanks for looking everyone, and The comments are appreciated, and if you have any question feel free to ask...

Edited by Hippie, 18 June 2012 - 08:59 AM.


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Posted 26 June 2012 - 10:54 AM

Hello,

Just a bit of progress to probe I'm not dead....

Got one of the side pods on, scratch built some brackets and pins to hold the panel up. Also added the license plate bracket

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And a totally scratch built front brake, this took a while :)

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Thanks for looking.

Edited by Hippie, 26 June 2012 - 10:55 AM.


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Posted 26 June 2012 - 12:10 PM

Some really fine workmanship Eric. Really cool the way you mixed the old with the new. Creativity at its best !!! Keep up the good work !!

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Posted 06 August 2012 - 07:33 PM

Hi, back to work, realized a few days ago that this threads been going on for more than 6 months! So I figure I need to get it done.........

First off I got the exhaust done and all mounted up:

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Then I mounted the seat, built a new plastic frame that attached to the seat pan then used some rivets to connect the two, then lastly used some rbmotion shocks to attach it to the car, Here's the modified shocks:

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Then all mounted up:

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This is kinda a stupid thing to point out but it took some time: I went back and filled all the bolts that had been added so far and added more washers and stuff, an example of all that work would be the shock mounts before they where just one nut, now a bit different:

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Also did more on the electronics basically got all the wires in that lead up the the circuit boards, and electrical boxes, main thing was the kill which, witch almost everything needs to be connected to,

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The other electrical stuff was the front head light and all the switches behind that, also got part of the hand controls and brakes on...

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Edited by Hippie, 06 August 2012 - 07:44 PM.


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Posted 06 August 2012 - 07:34 PM

bit more....

The front brake line was run,

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sorry this is kinda silly but, look at the tinny bolts, smallest I've ever used..... :lol:

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And not much in the way of progress but in the styling department I've decided to move all of the electronics out of the side pods and remove the side pods all together..., so were I had all the mounting point I just filled then with empty screws.....

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And the next project...... :D :D

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Thanks for looking, I realize this isn't much in the terms of an update but it took a lot more work then it looks like, thanks...( one more thing, thanks to whoever moved this to big boys section, been meaning to ask some one but i don't got the best memory)

Edited by Hippie, 06 August 2012 - 07:37 PM.


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Posted 10 October 2012 - 08:22 AM

Hi.....

almost done with this, all i got do is get all the spacing right on the front and rear tires, and find a air cleaner

I decided to leave off the big air filter boxes, and moved the electronics to the frame, figure out the a lot of the stuff on the the stock tamiya piece was just fuses and I already had these in the line so I just had to do the coil...

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also finished the hand controls

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and here's the top of the tank, kinda made it look like a work in progress....

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And here's the stance I'm aiming for....

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Thanks for looking!! your comments would rock...........

Edited by Hippie, 10 October 2012 - 08:22 AM.


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Posted 10 October 2012 - 04:27 PM

This build is so kool Im loving it......I noticed your train layout too what scale is it? I had a very nice "N" scale setup a couple years ago man I miss that. Anyway keep up the excellent work I cant wait to see this all finished up.

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Posted 13 October 2012 - 07:57 PM

wow again!

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Posted 14 October 2012 - 03:24 AM

Very nice detail amazing job

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Posted 14 October 2012 - 06:35 AM

Some great workmenship. I'm diging it!