John... My brother... That mock up looks great!! I can't believe it is ready for find sanding and paint already. I am totally looking forward to seeing what you do with a paint job. I know you will kill it any ideas on the color?
Mike.... Thank you! You are right this thing won't build its self. Wish it would... Lol John... Thanks brother!. Dave.... Me too... Real soo they will be parts I am working on some other items at the moment. Tim... As I mentioned before I wanted to update them so they would print correct and I need to reprint an injector hat because the one I have is missing some holes. I really want the parts correct where I am happy with them Clayton.... Thank you. It feels good to be back at this one. Brad... Thank you. I also redid the blower pulleys because my 3D models did not match the actual parts. Art.... thanks brother... You do no know how bad I want to finish this build. And see it completed because I have some other cool builds I want to start. John.... No need to be sorry. I have been happy to help you out. Danno.... I was planning on going to Good guys but ended going to visit my parents. I would love to be where your pic is and wish I could blame a woman but I can't....lol
Hello All... I first want to address the reason for the redesign of the blower and injector hat. Then I will respond to each of you. First I wanted to say that when I originally designed these parts I had all of the bolt holes drawn up to .016" and there were a few spots where the holes didn't print. Because I didn't know the limits of how small I could go with the holes. So my fix for this was to open up all of the holes to .020". My intention was to have them printed smaller and then open them up with my pin vise and drill bits. Second..... I drew these up on my work laptop which has a newer version of Solidworks on it. Well I wanted to be able to open these files on my version at home and since it's an older version, it won't open up newer versions. So I decided to redraw them on the version I have. Also I want these parts to print correctly prior to making these available on shapeways. I am working on some other parts at the moment so I can have them printed at the same time.
John.... My brother... You are doing an awesome job on this bike so far. The mock up is looking killer. Love what you have done to the seat and rear fender. I can't wait to see what you do next on this.
Hello All... Well I have finally gotten back to making some progress on this build and of as recently I have gone back to make some updates to the blower and injector had 3D models I have drawn up in Solidworks. I have also updated the pulleys and got a blower belt designed for it. I have some other parts that I am going to be designing up That way I can submit a batch of parts that I need to finish some things up on this build. Here are a few pics of what I have designed and drawn up.
Johnny Boy... You continue to amaze us with your skills. To sit there and add a 5 point harness after the build was pretty much done is amazing my friend. This thing is looking Bad A$$ my friend!!!! Nice work on the belts....
John... This thing looks freaking sweet!!! I love this build. It is beautiful and it looks killer with the wheels an everything installed. I am super impressed with this one. You have Smashed it out of the Park!!! Nice Job Brother!!
Dave... now thats some incredible work on those wheels. I am sure it was a pain in the butt to get those angles correct on the rims and then to have them match. But then again you could probably do them in your sleep with youe machining experience. I am lookimg forward to your next update.
Dude... You did one Heck of a job on that paint job. The paint looks so deep and good. Man it is killer. Now I wanna see what it looks like out in the sunlight I know its gotta Pop like crazy. This is one Beautiful Model!!! Nice Work Brother!!! It gets my Stamp of Approval
Tim... your work is mind blowing. I have said it before but you have to.be one of the best builder out there. It the attention to detail is Incredible. It still blows me away you are doing this all in 1/25th scale. Makes my 1/16th scale stuff a piece of.cake for you... lol Keep up the awesome work and I wonder wjat you will blow us away with next... lol