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Kpnuts

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Hi all I ordered 2 bikes off ebay yesterday, well amazingly one of them came today


of course the first thing I did was a sprue count (did it 3 times)

I must say I am quite dissapointed, it's not in the same league as the La Reale there are sink holes and seams all over the place (hope the honda is better. I tried to photo them but they dont really show up in the pics, still on with the show.

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A friend of mine had a Z1R. It wasn't as nimble as my Yamaha 750, but it had a lot more power. I hope you push on through, and enjoy the build.
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Nice looking bike Ken, and glad to hear everything is present and correct in this one. I'm sure you will be able to whip this one into shape mate.
Have you got plans for the scheme on this one or are you sticking with the box art scheme ?

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Now surely you know me by now Pete.
I will be trying a new technique I recently read about, going for a marble effect paint job.
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Hi all well this kit is deffo going to be a challenge the frame is full of sink holes and seams also the tank and side panels are moulded in two halves have no locating pins and are warped to hell.
I have glued some tabs to one half and am hoping that the wont foul on anything when it comes to putting it on, and also that it will help with lining everything up, fingers crossed.

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Hi all well this is the most twisted piece of model I have ever worked on.

I was wondering if I would be able to get it ligned up at all
But after Hurculean efforts

there are no decals in this kit for the paint work, instead there are these handy moulded lines

Handy that is if you want to do it as the box art, not if you want something diffrent so I had so sand all those off.

now to try the marbeling


I am going to add at least one more colour to this so we will see how it turns out. No biggie if it dosnt work got plenty of oven cleaner.

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Hi all finished the marbeling, and I have to say I am quite happy with it, it needs a few coats of varnish to level it out and finish it off but for a first go at it I am happy, I can see me using this a lot

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That's a very neat paint effect Ken whats the secret, it looks very effective great for a custom look.
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Its one used by DeeCee over on Jerrys Cherrys a model cars forum you spray your base colour let that dry, (he uses car paint so has to work very quickly as it starts drying almost straight away )I used enamels which is probably why it's not as good as his, but it gave me more time, anyway you pull off a length of cling film screw it up so it's ready for use, you spray your second colour, then before it has time to dry you use the scrunched up cling film and dab it all over Untill you get a sort of mable effect, let that dry then do your next colour, and so on till you get your desired effect. When it's all dry varnish a couple of coats flat back and varnish again to level it out(obviously I've not done the last stage yet).
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Hi all here is tonight offering


there is quite a bit I don't like about this kit, but the separate fins I do like, get more detail this way.

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Hi all here is another update on this pig of a kit, it really is no where near the quality of the La Reale the chain is so warped I'm not even going to try to correct it the axles are not going to allow the wheels to rotate and even if they did it wouldnt last long, Why cant kit manufacturers get together and combine all the good thing they all do, then we would end up with fantastic kits.
I really hope the CB 750 K1  is not the same as this.


I decided gold might go quite well with this colour scheme

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That marbling effect is amazing!
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Some of the parts might be a bit wonky out of the box Ken but you can't tell from the progress so far mate.

It's going together nicely and I echo what Mike said, the paint effect is very cool

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Pete you should check out the first few pics, a bit wonky this kit is lucky its not seen the inside of the bin, when I put the bottom of the fairing with the top there is no way they will ever match, I may convert this to a rat bike, and leave the bottom of the fairing off it's really annoying when I intended to make this a custom bike
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Well after retrieving the bike from its unscheduled flight across the room (it must be fairly aerodynamic as no breakages just some unguleing) and searching, took me nearly half an hour to find the back of the rear caliper, and almost as long to get it back on, since it's all installed on the rear wheel. I've decided to cut the top length of the chain off as it was so warped I couldn't get the chain guard on, and with the guard in place no one will see the chain anyway. I'm having a bit of a chill out now, before I battle with this kit again. I am determined to win though, I will take no injured in this battle its win or die.
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