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Triumph T100 - Revell 1/8


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#1 Yad'

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Posted 25 September 2007 - 04:38 AM

Hi all.......................

Finally made some meaningful progress on the latest project - Triumph T100.
This as many will know being the 1/8 Revell kit.
I'm building it pretty much as it comes, concentrating on simple basic modelling techniques and detail painting for the effect - trying to keep the build as light and enjoyable as possible.

Here then is a few pic's of the basic engine, as ever excrutiatingly enlarged..............it reads much better in the flesh. The polished cover has just been pressed on with Blu-tac to take the pic's with and will be secured later when most of the heavy handling is done with.
As mentioned mainly down to detail painting and a few judicious additions.

Here you go .......................


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Thanks for looking............comments and questions welcome.

More as it happens...................Andi

Edited by Yad', 25 September 2007 - 04:40 AM.


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Posted 25 September 2007 - 10:30 AM

That is a very good start there!.I have one of them on my bench.Trying to figure out wether to keep it a single engine, or go all out and make it a double engine drag bike since I gots me a extra mill.

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Posted 25 September 2007 - 12:23 PM

Wow, beautiful job on the engine! Where did you get the dual carb head? If i remember correctly, the t100 was a 500cc single carb bike. Then again, i suffer from C .R .S .

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Posted 25 September 2007 - 03:30 PM

Nice work Andi!!

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Posted 25 September 2007 - 10:09 PM

Thanks all for your interest................

I'm moving on to the wheels next and this is the only area where I'll push the boat out a bit, seeing as they're such a visual part of the bike I'm going to have a go at re-spoking them.

Dennis............ The kit comes with the twin carb' head etc. The T100 was the basic 500cc engine specification and spawned many types. The twin carb' model came in many guises including the "Tiger, Thunderbird, Speed Twin and many more over the years, all collectively known as the T100.
But, to be quite honest I've backed down on the desperate search for reference and slavish attention to minutia. This has in the past led to my building becoming less than enjoyable and I'm needing to have a bit of fun with it lately, so apart from the obvious I'm not going to get terribly upset over not researching the build to the enth degree - experience dictates that 99% of folk only give my builds a cursory look anyway.

All the best for now guys............ Andi

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Posted 25 September 2007 - 11:50 PM

I will be interested in seeing how you re-spoke the rims.I have 2 pair of harley rims I am re-spoking now using pins and drilling out the holes.I do have 2 pair of the tiger rims, so I can try a different method on one and if I mess up, still have a pair to use for my build.

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Posted 27 September 2007 - 04:05 AM

Jody...............

I've made a start on those wheels, and I thought I'd dribble my progress into the thread as it happens. If it all comes to a grinding halt you'll know I've buggered it up somewhere along the line!!

Now I'm not claiming this to be the definative method, but it's the one I've worked out - and best seems to suit my means and ideals for this build. I have a little experience in spoking my previous "CartoonTriumph" but this needs to be a little more prototypical in its look, and has required a touch more advance thinking.

This first pic' then is simply drilling out the spokes ready for replacement. There has already been some work carried out though - in as much as the chrome has been coated with polyurethane which has been in turn tinted with a smidge of black gloss enamel. Several reasons - firstly protection during the heavy handling stages, secondly the addition of black negates the age old problem of yellowing, and finally it imparts a very "Hard chrome" look to the surface, removing the plastic "white chrome", which I utilise for a polished alloy look - see the crank case cover earlier.

Here you go then.....................

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You can easily see I've drilled with the spokes in place enabling me to place the holes accurately, the hub is drilled to my wire size [0.45mm] but the rim has been drilled much larger. This was a tweak I worked into my previous spoking.
Using the sleeve off of telephone wire, I place a short length over my new spoke and once it's located within the rim - I slide the sleeve down and into the hole, this centres and locates the spoke, and by leaving a little proud it becomes the spoke ferrule - to be touched in with brass once complete.
Here's the idea on my old Triumph build - it's a bit crude on this one because I was after a theatrical look to the whole build, but should serve to give you the jist of what it is I'm after??

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Here's hoping this piques your interest?......................... Andi.

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Posted 27 September 2007 - 06:01 PM

I can't wait to see more updates on this. I love your attention to detail.

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Posted 30 September 2007 - 04:11 AM

Here you go then, a further dribble into the Triumph wheel spoking update.

As you can see minor progress with the component parts displayed and ready for assembly. The style of build is becoming evident here with the emphasis not on a super restoration look but rather a machine that's used regularly but kept in tip-top condition as a well loved tool. Ergo we have paint finished parts that you would normally expect to see chromed such as the hub in this instance - it should view better once complete.

Something that is becoming very evident to myself is the lack of finesse. This I'm no longer able to bring to my builds since the unavailability of the Yadster, this also being the reason I'm now happy to sign myself as Andi, and try and bring the "Fun" element back nto my building; in fact can anybody tell me whether it's possible to change my old sign-in handle from Yad' to Andi? - it's a bit embarassing working under the name of Yad' now.


Anyhoo........... this is where we are at the mo' - I'll dribble in the assembly pic's as they happen.

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The spoke ferrules are a little clunky I know but I can live with this nowadays.

All the best for now lads............... Andi

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Posted 13 October 2007 - 04:26 AM

Hi all.............

Sorry the progress has been a little slow, especially if you've been waiting for an update?

Anyhoo............ here's a pic' of one completed side, I've left a few of the spokes visible as they protrude out of the rim to clarify the assembly. It's all pretty simple as you can see. Even the jig is simply an old jar top that's been pressed into service. It was only needed for the initial set of spokes in order to establish the offset of the hub within the rim, this once complete is enough [so long as you have a reasonably delicate grip] to complete the spoking in "the hand".

The pic' should make things pretty clear though........................

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As ever should anyone need further details just
sing out!!

All the best.................... Andi