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On the way home from the last GSL in 2019, I challenged my buddy John Teresi to a radial engine motorcycle build-off. Not too bright on my part, I'm not even being close to being as good as John. But what the heck, it's only a model and it will make me kick my game up.

We got our inspiration from a couple of bikes that exist in the real world.

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Our buddy Steve Allemand, 3D printed us both a couple of 1/12th scale 7 cylinder radial engines and a bunch of extra parts as well.

So the journey began. You can find the builds on the WIP forum.

Here are photos of the completed bikes.

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John's Bike:

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Curt's Bike:

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Here they are together on a base as presented at the IPMS Contest in Las Vegas.

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Their next appearance will be at the SoCal Model Show October 3rd and NNL West January 22, 2022.

Thanx for lookin'

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Both the bikes, AND the builders make a nice pair!  I can assure you all that seeing these bikes in person, only makes them that more impressive. If you are at a show, and have a chance to speak these gentlemen, it will be time well spent, and you will likely hear a nice life story. Great guys with great skills.

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Curt and John, 

Please bring these guys to DESERT SCALE CLASSIC 18 in April!  We'd love to have them on the tables for the folks around these parts to enjoy.

Of course, if you do . . . I'll have to buy the judges new sunglasses and a bigger bottle of Wild Turkey!

Best Regards, my friends.

-danno-

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the first couple of time around I missed the mini key chain on the silver bike! Great fotki build pics too.  Thanks agin, did you do the 3D work too?

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