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Scratchbuilt 1/24 Scale 1976 Harley-Davidson Super Glide 1200


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#1 Plastheniker

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Posted 14 May 2013 - 07:31 AM

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Hi,

many modellers build exact replicas of their former vehicles as a token and so do I for nearly 40 years. Up to now minor or major modifications of kits were sufficient for 13 cars. Once, however, I was compelled to build a model completely scratch after waiting in vain for a  usable kit of a 1976 HD Super Glide 1200 FXE which I owned as my very last bike. 1976 it looked like this:

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I hope you don't mind the bad pictures. Many of my Kodak pictures of the seventies have a constantly growing tinge of red very hard to eliminate.

 

This is the model I built more than 20 years ago. Today I would find better solutions for some details. Anyway the Euro coin shows that in 1/24 even big bikes are rather small.

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#2 Scale-Master

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Posted 14 May 2013 - 07:56 AM

That is impressive.

 



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Posted 14 May 2013 - 08:51 AM

Outstanding. Those are nice wire wheels -- are they from the kit?



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Posted 14 May 2013 - 09:14 AM

Impressive is an understatement ,  that's some incredible fabricating in such a small size !

I would love to see some more of your work .



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Posted 14 May 2013 - 09:34 AM

Outstanding. Those are nice wire wheels -- are they from the kit?

 

Ooops. You said it was scratch-built, which makes it even more amazing.



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Posted 14 May 2013 - 01:53 PM

If you get a chance, the tamiya 1/6 scale version of this bike builds up nice also.  There were a couple of the tamiya kits on ebay recently.  Getting pricey though.

Gerry



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Posted 11 June 2013 - 05:03 AM

Thanks for the comments.

 

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Posted 11 June 2013 - 05:40 AM

Most impressive.



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Posted 11 June 2013 - 05:55 AM

Wow.



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Posted 11 June 2013 - 07:08 AM

BEAUTIFUL WORK!!!

 

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#11 george 53

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Posted 11 June 2013 - 08:44 AM

Jurgen, we have another member here by that name, who happens to be Austrian, and a freind of mine. HE also has MAD skills when it comes to building accurate models. Maybe that's why your country is the best at makeing toys! ALL you guys must be craftsmen par excelance!!!!



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Posted 11 June 2013 - 09:03 AM

I`ve seen this build in the "Wettringer Modellbauforum" and i say: Awesome!

Greetz

 

(Und liebe Grüße an Jürgen (aus der Heimat) :lol: )