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#1 Matt T.

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Posted 27 November 2006 - 02:58 AM

This is the Crusader kit with Aces Wild pipes, oil bag and foot pegs. I bobbed the rear fender, channeled the tank down a little and added seat risers to the frame. The springer frontend and handlebars are from an Imex Harley Bad Boy. Headlight is off a Revell 1/25 '32 Highboy. The primary drive covers are the air cleaner from the 1/25 Ed Roth pickup (rear) and an AMT 1/25 '53 Ford pickup hubcap mounted in reverse (front). Pinstriping on the tank is a Fred Cady decal.

I had a lot of fun building this kit, and I've purchased several 1/12 motorcycle kits. My next 1/12 bike build will probably be a more "traditional" bobber made from an Imex FLH or hardtail. Thanks for looking!

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More pics here: http://fivets.fotki....ell_112_bobber/

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Posted 27 November 2006 - 06:03 AM

Nice work, cool color combo!

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Posted 27 November 2006 - 08:07 AM

Very sweet! These bike kits are among the best things to hit the hobby in a while!

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Posted 27 November 2006 - 11:10 AM

Very cool! I don't think I've seen one of these bikes that I don't like.

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Posted 27 November 2006 - 12:15 PM

Very cool. Love the color. Just the right parts mix. Wish I could still find some of the old Imex 1/12th scale Harleys.
By the way, young feller, if you've ever ridden a hardtail chopper (I did, many years ago) you would know that you have to have springs on that seat. :P

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Posted 27 November 2006 - 01:56 PM

papafo here, I had a 56 pan hard tail no srings on mine seat to frame. road from ohio to bike week in daytona. wasn't a bad ride then. air bag would be nice now. those harley kit are on ebay. I've been buying them for parts. soon i will be sending randy some forkes for him to cast.

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Posted 27 November 2006 - 02:15 PM

Very nicely done....I like the old school styling that it has, and its a very clean build. Nice job.
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Posted 28 November 2006 - 02:17 PM

I can't wait to see this gem in person next week. Nice job, especially on the paint. 8)

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Posted 29 November 2006 - 04:05 AM

Thanks all!

Dave - I should have mentioned that your vast "Tamiya Spoon Painting Tests" are what gave me the idea to do the Met. Red over Lt. Gunmetal. So, thanks for that!

khart - the carb & stack are from the AMT '25 T-Rod kit. I sanded some detail off the carb edges and installed it.

Lyle - my next hardtail will have springs. I did seem to recall seeing a 1:1 with a seat mount like this, and Papafo's post confirms it. So, while uncomfortable, at least it's not unrealistic. 8)

Papafo - what forks can we be expecting in resin? Sounds good!

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Posted 29 November 2006 - 05:56 AM

Those are modified Aces Wild pipes. I shortened the front one about an inch, sectioned the vertical portion of the rear pipe to raise it up as needed and drilled out the tips.