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Fantastic work with that clean build!  One of the best "de-militarized" versions of that kit I've ever seen.

Usual Boring History: When ESCI originally released those 1/9 motorcycle kits back in the early 1980s, they did a civilian version of the WLA-45 (and the 350cc British Triumph 3H).  The civilian kits are VERY hard to find and expensive nowadays.  And it doesn't matter much, since a good builder can convert them, as you did. Italeri also re-issued the military Triumph 3H-W, back around 2006 or so. 

Somewhere I have a really old article from a British modeling magazine.  A builder used the same military WLA-45 kit you did, and built it as Lee Marvin's ride from the movie "The Wild One."


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  • 4 weeks later...

Beautiful looking bike. I love the color scheme.

Just picked up this kit and after seeing your build I'm inspired to try my hand at a civilian version also.

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