I'm Back! And here's the WIP Chopper I rode in on...
Posted 28 September 2006 - 08:39 PM
Duplicolor Red Metalspecks with Tamiya clear red top coat and testors lacquer clear. I used the long tank with the short tank graphics (kinda worked well) and the wheels from the Aces Wild chopper. The rest of the build will be pretty straightforward, just need to do some wiring and cabling. The forks/handlebars are Alclad chrome, as will be the trans parts and exhaust. The only real mod made so far was the bar under the seat, ahead of the rear fender. I cut out the origonal and put in a curved bar to clear the fender, so I could be sure of getting paint in there.
All in all, these kits are pretty cool, although I'm dissappointed in the seams that need to be cleaned up. I think they're kinda rough for a new mold, but oh well, nuthin' we can't overcome, huh?
Of course, nothing's easy! I wasn't paying attention and put the fender decal on backwards, so I had to trim a painted, decaled part. I masked off the top side and did a quick paint coverup on the cut and then found out I had to trim the fork mounting tab also.
Posted 29 September 2006 - 02:10 AM
Posted 29 September 2006 - 03:20 AM
Can't wait to get ahold of a couple of these. If the LHS doesn't get them soon I'll have to hit the Bay...