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An old build from my showcase - The PT Coupe

21 March 2012 - 04:53 AM

Thought I'd share an old build since there are probably enough people here that have never seen this one.
I put this little guy together back when the new beetle and the PT first came out. I saw a VW and a PT parked next to each other and was hit with some inspiration.
The grill was modified to look a bit like a Cord using Evergreen half rounds. I also added four scale inches to the bottom of the body all the way around and frenched everything in. The back window is from the PT. This is the last enamel paint job I have done. I mixed the color myself and coated it with candy orange. The tires and wheels are aftermarket and I don't recall who made them.

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Three (3) Yamaha YZR-M1's at the same time

01 March 2012 - 07:43 AM

Sorry, I've been away from the hobby for a few years taking care of some personal stuff. Don't you hate when life gets in the way of the hobby?
Anyway, I decided to jump back in with a three bike display of Ben Spies' milestones for Yamaha. His first MotoGP race on one, his first podium and his first victory.
I also wanted to do some detail work but only what will be seen with the bodywork in place.
This build has been going on for a few months now so bare with me as I insert the updates. It will kind of look like I'm some kind of speed demon but a lot is complete.
So, to get started...

Here is a selection of aftermarket parts and two of the three kits to be used.
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Each bike will have a different muffler with different heat traces

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I also had to kitbash one set of wheels to get the 2011 bike correct.
I drew up the pattern in AutoCAD then transfered the image to ABS plastic with thinner on the copy paper.
After that it was all cutting, grinding, gluing and putty work.

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More pictures tomorrow. Lunch break here is over.