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I gotta subscribe to this madness !!
I wonder where the hell it will lead ?????? [biggrin] [biggrin] [biggrin]

Great chipping effect on that engine [smile]

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Wow, Pete. This is right up there with the level of realism that Ken puts into his engines. Just needs wires, hoses, and linkages. [smile]


Cheers Mike,

Ken definitely has got the technique for realistic weathering nailed and I will be using his builds as reference to try and replicate the rust when I get to the bodywork. He makes it look easy but I've had a test and I can tell you it's not lol, I can get a rust look but it isn't very realistic.

I'm hoping to add some wires and pipes as the kit doesn't give you any at all

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I gotta subscribe to this madness !!
I wonder where the hell it will lead ?????? [biggrin] [biggrin] [biggrin]

Great chipping effect on that engine [smile]


ive had a run of shitty luck with everything in my life these past few days so if it spills over into my modelling then it will end up in the bin mate lol

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As I mentioned in my reply to Mike the kit doesn't give you anything in the way of pipe work or wiring, I need to add some and started with the ignition leads.

I used some red wire that was salvaged from an old telephone cable and a couple of different sizes of micro heat shrink tube


I sliced the smaller heat shrink into 3mm lengths and glued them over the spark plugs stuck the red wire into them and added a bit of heat
seal them in.




I couldn't get all six leads to fit into the distributor so used the larger heat shrink to keep them all together
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The red phone wire doesn't keep its shape very well when it's bent so I had to use a lighter flame to melt the bends and they have deformed slightly but it's not too bad.

I wrapped a tiny bit of wire around the bundle to neaten them up a little bit







I still have to do the other side and like an idiot I didn't cut the wires for both sides so will have to go through the trial and error getting the length right all over again lol

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ive had a run of shitty luck with everything in my life these past few days so if it spills over into my modelling then it will end up in the bin mate lol Pete



I'll get my bin liner ready just in case I need to swoop in & catch the "greeblies" like fish jumping out of water as you toss old model kits out the back door [wink] [biggrin]


Btw, it looks great so don't bin it just yet, at least wait until you've finished as it is a long way from my house to yours and I like to make the most of my bin liners [biggrin] [biggrin] [biggrin]

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This is looking awesome already (eager to see where it goes) as for weathering and rust you're leaps and bounds ahead of me mate. Keep at it, i eagerly anticipate the next instalment
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I'll get my bin liner ready just in case I need to swoop in & catch the "greeblies" like fish jumping out of water as you toss old model kits out the back door [wink] [biggrin]


Btw, it looks great so don't bin it just yet, at least wait until you've finished as it is a long way from my house to yours and I like to make the most of my bin liners [biggrin] [biggrin] [biggrin]


No worries Paul I'll give you first refusal on the greeblies if I reach the point of hurling it against the wall.

It's a long way to my house from anywhere mate lol

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This is looking awesome already (eager to see where it goes) as for weathering and rust you're leaps and bounds ahead of me mate. Keep at it, i eagerly anticipate the next instalment


Cheers Ken

Don't sell yourself short mate there is nothing wrong with your modelling at all and I'm serious about looking to your work for tips on this build. I have already begun looking back at your Big bike builds as I want to steal the way you weathered the frame and added rust at the weld joins for the engine frame on this one.


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I managed to get the ignition leads done on the other cam cover ( new one is on the left ) it's a bit more all over the place than the first one as I struggled big time trying to get the lengths right and for the sake of sanity this is good enough


But for what will be seen when looking in the engine bay it's good enough.


There are some exhaust parts that fit to the underside of the engine and then connect to the main exhaust, these were chrome plated and far too bright for what I've got in mind so into the Bleach they went

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"Come doused in mud soaked in bleach as I want you to be"
"As a friend as a friend as an old enemy"

RIP Kurt Cobain


Chrome off


These were then fished out of the bleach, rinsed off and subjected to the same Mr Surfacer 500, stiff brush and stipple treatment that the manifolds got.

And sprayed steel


Along with the aforementioned manifolds


Texture came out pretty well

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neat trick [smile]
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It's hard to see so you will need to take my word for it but the tops of the manifold got a coat of semi Matt aluminum and the pipes got a dash of it here and there


Can sort of see the difference in this pic.
I'm hoping this will help me out with the next stages ( which hopefully will be tomorrow )


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Same effect as LC and stippling. I like those results, Pete. [smile]

Spark plug wires are a necessary evil when building engines lol. PITA but worth it. It just brings engines to life. Ken's work is exemplary in that regard. Ive never seen such realistic model engines as his.

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Same effect as LC and stippling. I like those results, Pete. [smile]

Spark plug wires are a necessary evil when building engines lol. PITA but worth it. It just brings engines to life. Ken's work is exemplary in that regard. Ive never seen such realistic model engines as his.


Dang I neve even thought to use liquid cement, it would have been a lot easier and also spared the life of a brush as the Mr Surfacer really knackers the bristles lol.

Yeah I agree that they need some wiring as they just dont look right in a model without any. I'm finding working with fine details much harder theses days as my hands are losing dexterity daily but at least this one is a pretty large scale so I'm in with a shout.

Ken has a real talent for getting a realistic used look to his vehicles and the level of grime is a realistic "used but not abused" finish. The oily effect is particularly effective and I'm finding it a struggle to get the same effect that Ken does but I think mine is starting to look a bit "cartoony" .

I'm hoping that once everything is all in place and with the overall look I have in mind that it will all come together but I think that's going to be a while off yet as I'm dragging my heels a bit on this one

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