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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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Now this is jaw dropping. the first pictures makes them look so real. I honestly thought they were bigger but the pictures with the hand shows true scale. This is truly amazing.

this is museum quality. I will put my jaw in place now. :o

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