Revell Parts Pack Honda 305 Super Hawk
Posted 12 September 2012 - 06:31 PM
at the end of which i pondered over perhaps trying a Revell Parts Pack Honda, i believe a 305 Super Hawk (motorcycle), to accompany the surf shack (diorama) and Ed Roth's Surfite (auto). I took down one of the Hondas i had on the shelf and looked it over: all chrome plated, but otherwise nicely detailed and actually very finely detailed in areas like the gas tank side badge and knee pad as well as the motor detail. so what the heck...when i was a kid i attempted one of these with very much less than desirable results but that was with tube glue and i never had the patience to scrape away the chrome before gluing. hopefully, i thought, i have passed that stage.
a look at the instructions, printed right on the inside of the Parts Pack package...saving trees way before their time:
looks pretty straightforward eh? just you beware that six piece front end! that was the number one challenge in this whole build, aligning and stabilizing the front end, triple tree, wheel and tire, headlamp, fork cap so that it would look decent on the front end of the frame. the AMT Triumph had it all over this one when it came to easy of assembly but i must say this looks pretty good completed!
just a couple of photos right now, i will update in a day or two...i have already taken off the taillight, it was just on with white glue to see how it looked, and reworked it a bit more so it looks better on the fender. i also have to make some brake, clutch and accelerator cables and will glue those and the taillight on and take some better pics tomorrow.
questions comments criticisms surely welcome and surly addressed!
one thing i desperately need is a small very small rat fink decal to put on the side cover or front fender! any suggestions?
Posted 14 September 2012 - 07:14 PM
For a Rat Fink decal I'd just suggest finding a suitable one online, importing it into Word and resizing as needed, and then print it out on decal paper. I have a few Rat Fink decals around someplace, but nothing small enough to look right on a 1:25 motorbike!
Turns out I had a few Revell motorcycle parts in my stash- thanks to your post I've positively ID'd them as being from the Honda!
Posted 15 September 2012 - 07:32 AM
meanwhile i repositioned the taillight so it looks much better and am attempting some cables but i should have thought of that earlier and drilled the handlebars.
Posted 15 September 2012 - 11:16 AM
I wish Revell would do a parts pack line that carried all the motor cycles they made in 1/25 and all the mini bikes the made over the years that where 1/25 scale.
Posted 15 September 2012 - 11:23 AM
Posted 17 September 2012 - 12:38 PM
Posted 17 September 2012 - 01:55 PM
Very cool thread and Honda build.
Are you going all tyhe way with this Honda? Like cables and wires?
Posted 17 September 2012 - 05:36 PM
yes i am going to add some cables to the handle bars; was going to have that done already but a couple of emergencies and a whole separate distraction came up so i havent been able to devote time to it just yet. i originally was going to add cables and drill holes where they needed to go but then i got lazy and didnt...now i am just going to run cables from the bars and have them disappear under the fuel tank...we will see how that goes.
way kool mini bike there; i am going to have to get that vandal just for that!
Posted 17 September 2012 - 11:37 PM
Posted 18 September 2012 - 05:19 AM
(sorry there wont be a film to accompany the credits though!)
i am doing the happy dance right now and believe me thats not something you want to see either!
Posted 25 September 2012 - 11:10 AM
anyway hopefully something will get done and it will be posted here. meanwhile my 12 gauge needs cleaning again.
Posted 25 September 2012 - 06:16 PM
and formed down a bit more...still needs to dry for a day and then manipulate it a bit with micro sol...
finally, a buddy for the surf shack!
its not finished obviously but coming along...this photo shows me i have to do some touch up still...funny how i can stare at it for hours in person but take a photo of it and out pop the flaws!
thanks again for looking, i just need to fit and fasten the cables then i will post a pic of the beach hut and all...sans the Surfite which is still being finished up elsewhere...
edit: oh yeah just to add, thanks a million Bart, you finding the decal and sending it to me is much appreciated! its stuff like this that really makes your day...
Edited by jbwelda, 26 September 2012 - 01:29 PM.
Posted 26 September 2012 - 05:10 PM
Posted 12 December 2012 - 12:32 AM
Awesome. 1/25 bikes are just about at the limit of my patience. You did a great job.
Posted 23 December 2012 - 05:29 AM