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Old build need a restoration... Harley with a twist... DONE!


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#1 Brizio

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Posted 25 June 2012 - 03:10 PM

I built this one in 1995, the kit was the Protar 1/9 Harley, probably what after became the Testor kit. I made few parts for this kit, and after I brush painted it. :)

Few years ago I had shipped it oversea with some other models, the package was well done, knowing the fragility of those items. But a the custom they inspect the package and made a massacre. I was able to save some models because the part came off only, and there was not damage on the paint or parts, but this Harley, had both, broken parts and paint damage. So I decide to build it different... :)

Here I put all the parts together just for show how it was.
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I start to disassemble it.
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And here the new chassis...
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Edited by Brizio, 01 August 2012 - 01:39 PM.


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Posted 25 June 2012 - 03:25 PM

Something wicked this way comes !

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Posted 25 June 2012 - 03:33 PM

Great looking frame..........this should be really good.......

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Posted 25 June 2012 - 04:05 PM

That frame does look very good.

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Posted 25 June 2012 - 04:09 PM

Nice frame build. l'll be watching this one. The original looks like Hopper's bike from "Easy rider" ? Bart.

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Posted 25 June 2012 - 04:46 PM

Something wicked this way comes !


Thank you! Oh yes!!! :D

Great looking frame..........this should be really good.......


Thank you! :) Will see... :)

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Posted 25 June 2012 - 04:49 PM

That frame does look very good.


Thank you!

Nice frame build. l'll be watching this one. The original looks like Hopper's bike from "Easy rider" ? Bart.


Thanks! Probably I got inspiration from the movie, also because before this I modified a 1/18 Die-cast (I think Polistil) to resemble Hopper's bike. :)

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Posted 26 June 2012 - 03:51 PM

That really sucks that all your models and stuff got ruined on the trip over. I guess all the more reason to rebuild things. What's the new frame built out of? Looks kinda like paper clips, cool frame, can't wait to see what you do with it.

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Posted 27 June 2012 - 05:16 AM

That really sucks that all your models and stuff got ruined on the trip over. I guess all the more reason to rebuild things. What's the new frame built out of? Looks kinda like paper clips, cool frame, can't wait to see what you do with it.


Thank you! It is wire metal, paper clip would be to thin.
Yesterday I cut the frame, from the back bone to the rear. I don't know if I did good or not...
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Posted 27 June 2012 - 07:11 AM

LOOKING GOOD

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Posted 27 June 2012 - 09:48 AM

Fabrizio,
I saw your recent steampunk build. It was awesome!!

Based in that build, I have a lot of confidence in your ability to make this one look better than it did the first time you built it!!

Later,

#12 Brizio

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Posted 27 June 2012 - 11:57 AM

LOOKING GOOD


Thanks!

Fabrizio,
I saw your recent steampunk build. It was awesome!!

Based in that build, I have a lot of confidence in your ability to make this one look better than it did the first time you built it!!

Later,


Thank you! Will see what happen this time, I have not a specific idea on what to build, I just want to build... :)

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Posted 29 June 2012 - 06:52 AM

Here the "new" chassis I came up...
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Posted 29 June 2012 - 11:07 AM

Drilled "I" beam ....nice !

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Posted 29 June 2012 - 12:36 PM

Your new "spine" actually looks like a backbone! Cool!

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Posted 29 June 2012 - 02:05 PM

I like this .

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Posted 29 June 2012 - 03:37 PM

Please keep this up. You inspired me to dig out an old 1:24 Maisto custom job from the "Hopper era". Love the updated frame work. Bart.

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Posted 30 June 2012 - 02:06 AM

Drilled "I" beam ....nice !


Thank you, it needs the top part.

Your new "spine" actually looks like a backbone! Cool!


I was looking for something different and I came up with this thing... :)

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Posted 30 June 2012 - 02:12 AM

I like this .


Thanks!

Please keep this up. You inspired me to dig out an old 1:24 Maisto custom job from the "Hopper era". Love the updated frame work. Bart.


Good, it is always fun build motorcycles! :)

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Posted 30 June 2012 - 02:19 AM

Fascinating........