Caught by his wonderful models John Teresi showed in another forum I came to MCM-forum. I was looking a while to all the great models shown here and I think it ´s time to show you my latest WIP.
Years ago I made a Fat Boy from Tamiya (nearly OOB). Over the years it gets a new handlebar and red position lights, but no special features. Three years ago I get a new Fat Boy and decided to make it as the very first version of the Fat Boy from 1990, the Gray Ghost. After this was done I have two equal models on the shelf. Not very interesting.
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Then I saw a boober style Softail in the net and I planned to rebuild the blue version of my Fat Boy into that bobber. The only different is that the real bike based on the Twin-Cam engine and the model based on the Evolution-Engine. Everything of the Fat Boy has to stripped down, using a screw driver, a scalpel and a photo etched saw. What you see here is the work of around one and a half year. Yes, I ´m not a quick builder. But the finish of this build is in sight
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To make the bobber look right I had to flex the fender struts from the metal frame. I was a little bit anxious to do so, because it was the point of no return. The upper part of the frame had to be filled with Bondo because of a big gap between the two halfes of the frame. After that was finished I sprayed the upper part of the frame with filler.
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Chrome won ´t bring you home
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