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Tom Danels grim reaper chopper finished


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Not into choppers very much but this looks really cool! The choice of paint would be right at home on a real one and I like your engine detail. Glad I clicked on this.

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Thanks Tony! People seem to like the paint. I'm glad it came out as good as it did. I was determined to use the glitter paint but when I couldn't get that to work correctly, it turned out pretty good. I'm definitely going to stick with that Testors Extreme lacquer for future projects. I wish they had pleated the timing cover. The chrome look paint I used looks more like aluminum. I thought about  Moloto pen but decided to leave well enough alone.

Next time I have to remember to take pictures earlier in the build.

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Nicely done. The thing with bikes, no curbside, no place to hide under the hood. Everything  is there like the real thing. Bikes are not my thing but I like to look at all kinds of models. I like to look at the work and this one is one beautiful bike and like you said, we do like the color.

keep it up

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Thanks Mario. My days of riding these things are long since over. my back hurts just looking at this thing.  My cousin built more of these bikes he told me a story where a friend of his just built a hardtail and insisted he take it out for a ride. He said " when I went over the train tracks I knew the party was over". Ouch. 😖

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