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da Speedinger

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    Michi Frühschütz

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  1. Honda Hawk GT

    Thank you guys!
  2. Honda Hawk GT

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  3. Honda Hawk GT

    started with an tamiya RC30 kit, heavily used my parts box and scratch built all the rest. engine was cut into pieces to make slimmer (V4 --> V2) and cylinder angle was reduced from 90 to (almost) 52 degrees. also cylinders were made taller. frame was modified for engine mounting points. rims where cut apart to add different spokes. tank was sectioned to become slimmer. rear cowling was cut apart to make new rear and seat, which was then covered with a piece of leather. front fender is a modified GPZ rear fender. exhaust headers made from RC30, muffler and rear shock are scratch built. many other bits are also scratch built like handlebars, mirrors, clocks (7 different pieces), and so on, and so on. custom printed decals. only parts used as shown in the assembly guide: swingarm-axle and spark plug connectors. rear wheel nut was also not modified, but was used in the scratch built rear shock absorber. 3 1/2 months of work with roughly estimated 300+ hours overall.
  4. VW Samba Custom Triple Cab Pickup

    Thank you, Sam!
  5. VW Samba Custom Triple Cab Pickup

    Why did you stop it? You're almost there. Interesting idea you had with sectioning the roof, completely changes the look!
  6. VW Samba Custom Triple Cab Pickup

    Thanks guys!
  7. 356 Porsche Speedster "Black Betty"

    Thank you Eric
  8. 356 Porsche Speedster "Black Betty"

    Thank you guys!
  9. VW Samba Custom Triple Cab Pickup

    I attached the sunroof according to the assembly instructions, as you can see below.
  10. 356 Porsche Speedster "Black Betty"

    Thank you very much, guys!
  11. 356 Porsche Speedster "Black Betty"

    Well Mike, at least i tried to make it look like a 356. On the only WIP picture you can see, it was quite a lot to do to make the body look like a 356. And almost even more to make those wheels fit under it to achieve that stance.
  12. 356 Porsche Speedster "Black Betty"

    Thank you, Gary!
  13. 356 Porsche Speedster "Black Betty"

    I had bought this Posche 911 Cabrio as a donator for engine, wheels and interior for another project (http://www.modelcarsmag.com/forums/topic/125644-vw-samba-custom-triple-cab-pickup/) The windscreen was messed up and the frame cracked. I had the engine and wheels from the Samba Bus, so i wanted to make something out of that. Without windscreen my only option seemed to make a speedster. 911 and the narrow bus wheels made no good combination, but i discovered that the bodies of 356 and 911 do not have big differences, just a bit wider and longer. decision was made: a 356 speedster it should to be. And after a bit of research i found a nice road legal vintage race car replica i wanted to make. It was great fun to backdate the body and scratch built missing items using my parts box. And i deppdished the Bus rims to make them look wider.
  14. My Class of 2017

    Thank you very much for your kind words, Bernard. In fact, those two scratch builds are not that small. The tyres of the boxcart were taken from a 1/24 Gunze Fiat 500 kit and the wheels of the pushbike are from a 1/18 Maisto diecast motorcycle. The idea behind was simple: if you can build it from wood, you can also build it from styrene. The cars are 1/24 or 1/25, the bikes 1/12.
  15. My Class of 2017

    Guys, here's what i finished this year in ascending order by month: January February March May August October currently working on