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da Speedinger

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  1. just to clarify which motorcycle we're talking about Honda Hawk Honda Nighthawk
  2. Very true, but i can spot the mistakes i made. I couldn't find a kit, so i had to go the tough way.
  3. Jap, it turned out a bit square ...
  4. It's a Tamiya Mini, in the link above the picture you can find out which one.
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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!
  8. Thank you Ralph. I'm curious - what were the things you learned?
  9. 2018-11-25 The Lotus finally is done. Better pic soon in Under Glass.
  10. 2018-11-22 Well, i should be ready with the build by now, but that isn't the case. I had a big issue when adding the hood to the car which was a major fail. I thought i could pre-bend the hood and then glue it to the scuttle and nose cone and do the missing bending while glueing. Result was: i messed up a lot of painted bodywork and the hood is trash. I am currently making a new hood with internal support to have it in bent shape in order to glue it on without the need of further bending. Also canceled the louvres. And furthermore i have to try to repair the damages i have made, which i already know won't work at 100%.
  11. Well, there's not much to say after such kind words from you. Except - you perfectly nailed it! You're right, i don't want to go out, buy and build a popular kit, then add all available detail up sets. Don't get me wrong - this gives you superb results and requires plenty of skills to make it. But hundred or thousand others can do the same and then they all have more or less the same build sitting on their shelves. I prefer to create something only I have. Even if my results are far from perfect and the finish should be a lot better, especially on the paint job.
  12. Thank you Alex. Your frequent comments are very much appreciated!
  13. 2018-11-19 just made me incredibly proud of myself, cause that interior turned out fantastic
  14. 2018-11-14 Good progress in painting and assembling the car from the inside to the outside. Axels with suspension, engine with some of its details, radiator with hoses, brake and fuel lines are in. Next to come: nose cone and scuttle, then complete the engine.
  15. 2018-11-07 Plenty of partial painted parts, except frame and engine which are pretty much ready to start assembling. P.S.: That was before i snapped the rear axle during assembly cause it refused to fit into the frame. But i'll solve that somehow...
  16. Steve, I cannot tell if its a Lotus 6 or 7. I only can tell: i liked it and therefore i used it as a sample. No harm is done, cause its a replica and not an original i am building
  17. 2018-11-02 In my previous post i stated: "Ready 4 paint!". But when making the assembly instructions i again had the steering wheel i had chosen in my hands which still did not satisfy me, cause it's too big. I had 2 Mini steering wheels, i like the white one more but the black one was a bit smaller, that's why i choose this one. Therefore i decided to build one from scratch and now i'm happy! This was my template for the steering wheel:
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