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#41 Brizio

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Posted 06 May 2012 - 03:16 AM

That's fantastic!

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Posted 06 May 2012 - 02:42 PM

Thanks guys.
the bolts are from a train group called walthers I belive. but the ones every one else uses from scalehardware are just as good the only resond im using these is that there sold at my local hobby shop so i can just buy a few at a time and not have to do a huge order.
thanks again and I've got a lot painted and will probaly have a update in a day or two

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 09:16 AM

Hello everyone.

Got some paint done, I have decided that to be a true cafe bike that all the part will be mismatched in age and brands, so some parts will be weathered and some will still have the sticker on them. (hopefully that makes sense)

So on that note here's some of the weathered parts:

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And some of the parts I showed last time kinda finished:

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Then here's the headlight:

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And lastly I found a place to hide the turn lights in the front:

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Thanks for looking again, I'm surprised that theirs is any interest in a 50cc bike, but cool!!

#44 TooOld

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 09:57 AM

You shouldn't be surprised ! Any subject done right is worth paying attention to , and your 50cc bike is being done right ! Your skill and attention to detail is amazing !
Please continue posting your builds and we will watch .
BOB .

#45 Hippie

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Posted 15 May 2012 - 10:48 AM

hello again, and thanks TooOld.

I have started on the front end first off the handle bars. There styled after a modern sport bike. The grips from tamiya where vinyl kinda one of the few problems in the kit they where remade out of some heat shrink, each side is different to bring in that pieced together look. The actual box things where the wires connect ( sorry no clue what the name ) need to be replaced. Still working out how to make some.

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And like the original monkey they fold up at least for now:

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Then I've done one turn single:

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On the other side I added what i think is a damper of some sort. It looks like the sensor used in sport bikes but in my reference there's no wires so any guise what it is but i built one.

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(sorry all the pictures seam to suck today)
Here's the reference for it:

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Well thanks for looking. Any comments or idea or even criticism is appreciated.

Edited by Hippie, 15 May 2012 - 10:49 AM.


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Posted 15 May 2012 - 01:00 PM

great updates. some awesome weathering affects. lots of great attention to detail as well. keep it going bro. B)

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Posted 19 May 2012 - 06:50 AM

Hello everyone and thanks LAone.

not much progress but a bit I got all the turn singles in and some of the wiring for it all.



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And in the front i did one broke manly because I don't have the lens.

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Lastly on the seat pan I did that swirl polish(I think that's what its called) on the aluminum seat.

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Sorry it doesn't take a perfect well. :(

Thanks for looking.

Edited by Hippie, 19 May 2012 - 09:16 AM.


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Posted 19 May 2012 - 10:57 AM

The term you're looking for is "engine turned" like on the dash of the older Trans Am's. Anyway...been following this thread and am really impressed with the amount of detail you're adding. And now with the weathering...photographed the right way when you're done will probably fool a lot of people thinking it's real. Can't wait to see this one done.

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Posted 19 May 2012 - 11:19 AM

Wow, Erik, the super detailing is amazing. Keep it going. We are watching.

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Posted 27 May 2012 - 05:34 PM

Thanks guys really means a lot.

I've got a few odd bits done but the big excitement is RB motion a/n fittings, this might be old news but last time I went on there site they where advertising pre-anodized fittings I've never been particularly good at the anodized look so I went and bought some and there pretty awesome. Also got the oil cooler scratch built for them to go on.

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(just a note you can't see the dust in real life)
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Next off will be some of Pro Tech's .80 line, but I still have to get that ordered.

Anyway I also got the front light finished:

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Got the clutch/chain cover finished:

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And built a fuel spout from the botom of the tank, the stock pieces is the gray plastic blob and my thing in the tweezers:

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And here's kinda a overall pic of whats going on:

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Sorry not a ton done but the cotton wood is out in force right now and thanks to allergies most days i cant even see. :(

Anyways thanks for watching.

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Posted 27 May 2012 - 06:02 PM

Wow.....just wow.

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Posted 27 May 2012 - 06:38 PM

This looks amazing.Any idea on the paint colors?

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Posted 27 May 2012 - 06:55 PM

Very nice work, Erik. I love the fact you're mixing older and newer parts, which I think will add a lot to the "real" factor when viewed as a completed model.

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Posted 27 May 2012 - 07:16 PM

Wow thanks guys really apreciate it!

For pant the tank is black I already painted it, back a few post but im thinkin about adding sme sort of stipe to it. For the side cover things its probaly carbon fiber and orange to tie in with the swing arm. The air cleaner covers are the only other body pannels still in use and trying to get rid of them but if they stay probaly white with a honda logo. But I'd love input on any of it, lots of you guys have more skill then I.

And thanks again.

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Posted 28 May 2012 - 04:13 AM

Man, that bike is looking good !

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Posted 28 May 2012 - 04:58 PM

that is too much! love the way you are weathering parts and making them different like its coming out of someones paycheck. the problem is going to be, when you get it done, how to shrink down to 1/6 scale to ride it!

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Posted 02 June 2012 - 09:14 AM

Hello, and thanks jbwelda and cobra man.

This isn't much of an update but its the begin of the two parts that I've dreaded the most.

First of the electrical panel, the stock piece is just one molded in piece, so first I drew out the panel and copied it in to plastic, I've also made all the little boxes but for some reason photo buket wouldn't load them, will have to try again later.

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And the front controls. The handle where first reshaped to be more "sporty," then all cut apart, a few pieced where scratch built. I know this doesn't look like much but I've actuary got over 6 hours just to get it to this point.....

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Thanks for looking

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Posted 02 June 2012 - 06:06 PM

I'm simply amazed, absolutely stunning work Hippie, you have me sitting on edge for the next update !

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Posted 10 June 2012 - 01:26 AM

Thanks man,

How to: Zip ties.
Discovered this a few days ago and figure it might be helpful to any one building in large scale.

You’ll need some heat shrink tube, pin vise and tiny drill bit, and some scissors. Sorry if my descriptions don’t make sense the pictures should make up for it.

First Square up the end of the tube then cut up on the tube leaving but stops the cut before cutting all of the tube.

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On the top there should be 2-3 ish mm left.

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Then do the same thing again a few mm next to it, in this picture I made the zip tie way to wide, which can be fixed later.

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Now about an mm away cut the tube all the way, and then cut in on where you have left some of the tube. The Right side has had this done.

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Continue doing this on the other side, you should end up with a watch shaped thing.
Now on one side of the rectangle cut the piece separate. Shape the new piece like this: (at this point the zip tie is still in a circle form, so I flatten it out in silly putty while you work on it)

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Then drill a hole in the top and round off the edges, at this point I realized this was way too wide so I cut it down.

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The next part pretty self-explanatory just act like normal zip ties.

Here’s it installed:

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I just did this in less then 5 min, if you when slightly slower it would probably be a lot cleaner.

Hope this help’s someone and an update follows.

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Posted 10 June 2012 - 01:31 AM

Update time!!!

First off pro tech braided line showed up yesterday and is already installed:

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The hand controls are also done, on one side, I found a tiny spring that's inside them so it all actually works.

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Also made the cable tensor for them, some how the paints already chipping, will have to retouch it later......

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