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skymnky721

"DRAG-O-MATIC" Harley DragBike 1/8th

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Hi all,,what once started out as a busted up glue blob in a ziplock bag from the NNL Detroit recently{total of 10$} was an original issue 1964 revell triumph drag bike. I liked the original Triumph kit,,and havent seen one out there in a while,  But,,,I wanted to do a  "low tech,garage built by regular joe" type style Harley drag bike.  Not a modern high end nitro harley drag bike  One that some guy in his garage may have built by himself  back in the day. . So some sections of this are from the Revell 1/8th Triumph Drag bike,,some sections are from the revell police bike kit{main frame} and front end is from the "softail"  harley Revell snap kit from the 90's or early 2000's. The tanks are from the early Revell "triumphant trike" 1/8th kit. Rear frame section is  triumphant trike frame  trimmed to fit + added to police bike frame,. Motor is from the revell police bike kit also.   Seat is the tamiya yamaha virago seat+ hand grips+levers are from the tamiya Ducati desmosedici bike. Special thanks to Mike @ Mikes decals for the nice size + fit harley decals that arrived in perfect condition in a timely manner.  I called it the "DRAG-O-MATIC"  as kindof a tribute to how cars + bikes back in the day always seemed to have a interesting name of some type. There may be other drag vehicles w/the same name Im not sure,,I did see a mention of a type of transmission direct drive type thing from the 50's w/the same name on the web,,but not much else. At any rate,,its a decent 10$ addition to the shelf. Best regards,,S003_zpsgaksoh2s.jpg004_zpshkcru1q6.jpg005_zps2q56qnmq.jpg011_zpswkhoqho1.jpg012_zpsixfoerrj.jpg

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Because of they are generally larger scale and have so much detail, motorcycles are a great canvas for fine modeling - and this is one fine model!

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Thanks so much for the reviews,,its not as 'detailed"  or  "correct" as some stuff  out there,,but Ive never really tried or cared  to build "contest" level kits.  I just enjoy the level Im at,,theres so many outstanding builds in this forum,,I enjoy them all.  Its all about the hobby overall,,I think.  And being able to express ones  vehicle ideas in styrene+paint+rubber,,the most important 3 substances known to man.

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Because of they are generally larger scale and have so much detail, motorcycles are a great canvas for fine modeling - and this is one fine model!

Why thank you sir,,,,,ooh   yea,,  I try to snatch up ANY large  scale  bikes ,,any era  really.  whenever I can.  This whole bike{Drag-o-Matic} is  basically   3  different large scale  Revell  kits,,bits+ pcs.  This blue one is a Tamiya  427  Yamaha  Virago.   Thanks for looking,,,,IMG_1833_zpsf7976438.jpg

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Really love the Drag-o-Matic. It's exactly the kind of hot-rod mashup of parts that made the real-world hobby so much fun in the wayback days of my misspent youth. I wasn't much into bikes back then, but the cars we built were exactly the same kind of thinking. VERY fine looking model, evocative, nicely-proportioned, and it looks fast.

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Really love the Drag-o-Matic. It's exactly the kind of hot-rod mashup of parts that made the real-world hobby so much fun in the wayback days of my misspent youth. I wasn't much into bikes back then, but the cars we built were exactly the same kind of thinking. VERY fine looking model, evocative, nicely-proportioned, and it looks fast.

Why thanks sir,,,theres so many great builds here,,fun to  check out what+how folks build. Yea ,,Drag-o-matic was   just a ziploc bag full of busted up pieces of the 1971 era  1/8  Revell  Triumph  Drag bike  15$  at a  swap meet,,,,after I looked at web pics of the finished kit,  some of the original kit pcs  were  missing,,so   just tossed some other options at it,,and it worked ok..Its a one- off bike,,theres not another like it  thats for sure.  So,,itll look ok on my shelves,,Thanks for the kind words,,Build On !

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Why thank you sir,,I put these pics up cause I looked at the  OP  and photogoobucket  had yanked the original pics I put up,,thanks for the kind words,,Build on!

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