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Petem1966

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Thought I would have a go at one of these bad boys. Ive gone for the Casey Stoner version as
a) It uses standard black and white paint so no shelling out for the repsol paint colours.
b) It was cheap on ebay.
The intention is as is the norm for me to build it from the box but add extra bits and pieces from solder, wire and foil. [jpg1_zpslqlqxvnw]  Houston we have a problem. I painted the bodywork with Tamiya acrylics and was pretty pleased with the result. Then I coated it with Humbrol clear. the paintwork crazed really badly and subsequent coats of clear made it worse so presumably not just a reaction to Tamiya paint. Strangely the black areas crazed more noticeably than the white..Grrrr.I've re prayed the white parts and although not perfect it will have to do its a hobby not a life sentence. The paint still seems a little soft to me even after a week so I'm wondering it the paints used where past there best or contaminated, they have been in my draw for a while. [jpg2_zpsha8do9ee] Things are progressing well with the engine however 90% of the paints used are Alclad with Tamiya clear added to the exhausts. I did try to simulate Carbon fibre/Kevlar on the clutch cover by spraying through an old pair of tights. Unfortunatly it looks exactly like a fingerprint. In fact it looks more like a fingerprint than a fingerprint would which is annoying but fixable id I remember to do it in time.
[jpg5_zpsbg0farph]  [jpg3_zpskjud6a0s]  anyway that's as far as i've got for now.
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that is some awesome paint work! anxious to see more. best wishes with the build.
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Petem1966

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Ooohhh good I've found a way to make those horrible hose clips you see on 1970's Ford Escorts and high tech MotoGP bikes! Its no more fiddly than using photo etch parts but less expensive when you drop them in the carpet. Below are attempts 1 and 2 so I'm sure I will get neater. the blob is intentional to simulate the tightening screw. I wont bore you with details but if you want t know how let me know.

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Great job and I for one want all the boring details, I don't think it looks like a finger print I think it looks just like carbon fiber.
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I agree with Ken. It looks the part for sure. Ken is our resident motorcycle expert, so he would know.

And yes, please explain the clamps. They look perfect. [smile]
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Hi I wouldn't say I was an expert at anything but you are definitely doing a grand job here.
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Great work so far [thumb]
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Petem1966

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Hi.
as requested here is my way of making hose clamps.
I'm using 0.4mm copper wire (from Hobbycraft in the UK) a strand of wire from a multicore cable (approx 0.25mm diameter, a soldering iron, flux and of course solder. The flux I'm using is the cheapest I could get from a DIY store (B&Q in the UK) see below.

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to start of I lightly cover the large diameter copper wire with flux and heat it with the soldering iron, then tin it by touching it with the soldering iron which has a small amount of solder melted on to its tip.

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next wrap the thin diameter wire round the larger as shown so two tails of wire are facing in the same direction.
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put small blob of flux on the joint and touch with the soldering iron. you shouldn't need any more solder at this point the smaller diameter wire  should just fuse to the tinned larger diameter wire.

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you need to trim the resulting mess so you have a tee shape with the large diameter wire (which simulates the tightening screw) around 20mm in length and one length of the thin wire remaining around 30 to 50mm long. see below.
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that's the end of the soldering the rest is just mechanical fixing. first wrap the thin wire in a loop around the hose section you are model ling and secure it by winding it around itself under the head of the tee.
[jpg8_zps195u8our]  once this is done it should be held in place but wont be that tight. position the clip in to its final location the wrap the second loop around the hose pulling it as tightly as you can and again wrap it under the tee. if you have pulled tight enough the hose clamp should be secure in its desired location.
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trim the larger wire to a length that simulates the tightening screw and twist it until it is in line with the clamp and trim off any excess lengths of the fine wire and it should be done.
below is an example of a finished section of hose.

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A couple of points to bear in mind.
firstly you need to paint your hose (unless you are using heat shrink of course) with enamels (I use Humbrol) I find acrylic paints scratch to easily during the tying.
secondly copper wire is essential I have tried solder and superglue but it just gets to messy and the solder breaks when you pull it tight. and finally if the hose clip is too loose put a dab of mat varnish between the two wires it will hold it and it isn't noticeable on the finished assembly.
hope this hasn't been too tedious to read
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That makes sense. Its always the simple things that make the biggest impact.

Excellent! I will be using this eventually. I have a Skyline I have to finish some day lol.

Thank you for explaining this! [biggrin]
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Very consise well thought out explanation I will use that thanks.
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Petem1966

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Not much happening with the Honda......but we now have a working dishwasher and dads taxi has been busy. On the plus side I've got the motor in the frame and the radiator and exhausts seem to fit although they aren't permanently in place at the moment. On the negative side I'm having a paint nightmare with the bodywork I think the gloss black I'm using must have become contaminated with something...lots of rubbing down in the week then...booo hisss.

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Thats looking great, as is the GSX in the background.
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srp71

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Very neat trick with the pipe clamps. She is looking stunning.
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Petem1966

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Good we had a rainy bank holiday so I've been able to get a bit more done. The back end is on now and I've started on the forks. I'm still having issues with soft paint on the bodywork, strange as I've never had an issue with Tamiya acrylics before, maybe I've contaminated my thinners somehow or maybe I'm being impatient and laying on the paint to thick...but then again its a hobby not a cure for global poverty so it doesn't really matter.

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Damn you have talent. Stunning build Stunning paint work.
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