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    Michi Frühschütz

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  1. I'd like to introduce the project i'm currently working on: I'm using the body parts from a Tamiya RG250 Walter Wolf and the frame from a Tamiya RG250, all off ebay. I thought they would match without issues, but i had to make them fit. Also the frame needed some extra support to compensate the lack of stability due to missing engine and swingarm. And some facing made from sheet styrene to prevent see through. The jet engine is made from 1/24 car rims and 1/8 motorcycle headlights and some styrene. I won't build the full engine, just the visible parts. So it will be sort of a curbside, or a fake if you prefer. This is how far i am at the moment:
  2. Big Wheel Drift Trike

    These tiny pills come good, eh?
  3. Big Wheel Drift Trike

    and mean
  4. Big Wheel Drift Trike

    Many years ago i built a scale 1/12 Honda V5 RC211V MotoGP engine just for display purpose that was left over after a project. It was sitting on my shelf and i decided i wanted to make something else with it. After some Web research i found what i wanted to make: I ran through my parts boxes and found out i had what i needed, what was missing had to be built from scratch. My first attempt for the rear wheels was also to build them from scratch, but i failed to make them a perfect circle. So a buddy of mine had to fire up his 3D printer and make me some: The engine had to loose its rear cylinder bank in order not to grill the rider with its hot exhausts and also to make room for a fuel tank. A front and rear subframe was built from scratch to hold the fork, radiator, seat and rear axle: After making all the parts i was looking for a nice retro colour scheme which i found in this Honda CX500 Street Tracker by Kingston Custom: And here is the result, i hope you like my sense of madness:
  5. My class of 2018

    Thanks a lot for you kind words, guys! The trike is mostly done by now, i can start with painting soon.
  6. Honda Hawk GT

    Thanks a lot John!
  7. Honda Hawk GT

    just to clarify which motorcycle we're talking about Honda Hawk Honda Nighthawk
  8. Honda Hawk GT

    Very true, but i can spot the mistakes i made. I couldn't find a kit, so i had to go the tough way.
  9. My class of 2018

    Jap, it turned out a bit square ...
  10. My class of 2018

    It's a Tamiya Mini, in the link above the picture you can find out which one.
  11. My class of 2018

    Here's what i finished this year in ascending order by month: February Honda Hawk GT July Mini 1000 K7 November Lotus Seven Replica currently working on a motorized drift trike from the parts box
  12. Honda Hawk GT

    Finally managed to shoot some outdoor photos in the sun:
  13. Lotus Seven Replica

    Finally i managed to shoot some outdoor pics in the sun. For all who are interested in the story behind this build, just check out my WIP: Lotus Seven Replica - diary of a build
  14. Lotus Seven Replica - diary of a build F I N I S H E D

    I should loose some words on that. One thing which is not obvious when making everything yourself is the fact that it is necessary to regularly step one or to steps back to take a look at the whole picture. When making one part, you always have to check - does it interfear with other parts i have already made? - how can i paint this? - how do i fit it into the car? - in which sequence do i have to assemble all the parts? so that i won't end up having a part which i cannot put into the car any more. especially the last point took many hours to develop and write down an assembly instruction which i re-checked several times. that was a real challenge!