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WayneJnr

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So basically i started this build before even considering blogging it. Its been a few years since i have even touched a model so be gentle...
I have a few pics to get you up to speed, this is where i am at the minute.









The chain on the sprocket i kind of just made up with some gold dry brushing and a tiny bit of brown wash.

So, this was one of my main worries about this build (amongst other things i.e. decals), spraying these forks! As i am completely new to airbrushing but there was no way i was going to brush them..




Not too bad, next step for these will be a gloss coat and a tiny bit of weathering just to hide some joins etc..

I was really looking forward to the suspension however, and spraying the yellow took forever! So i actually gave up and just gave it a gloss coat, i couldn't be more happy if I'm honest! I could have gone into it in more detail, but its completely hidden on the model except for the gold piston.



Front radiator i brushed rather than airbrushing... I have no idea why!?! But i dont think it came out too bad, if anything it has a brushed aluminium look to it ( i think so anyway ).. Using Citadels black wash, which i hate i gave the grille a bit of a wetting.



Im thinking the next step to this will be a brown wash down the middle to simulate spray from the front wheel of the bike, ill see about that one though..

Next is the exhausts. Which have only had a quick going at as its only the tips visible on final product.





With the exhausts im thinking of using mr Surfacer 500 to add a few spots of 'weld' marks over the brown, i think this will look quite realsitic.. My inspiration comes from fitting exhausts to F Types at work.. We will see though, ill probably ruin it!

And...



Just too conclude this post is the handle bars which are only painted at the moment, vallejo nato black for rubber handles and black for the rest.. No washes as of yet etc!

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Very nice indeed Wayne.
This a 1:6 as it looks a biggun?

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thanks mate.
You know it doesnt actually say any where on the box, its 1/12 scale though, same size as the yamaha rossi bike

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That looks fantastic. Can't wait to see the finished model
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Me too mate! Just taking my time as its all new to me lol
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That does look really good mate !

Nice tidy paint work on the handlebars too and clever use of the diffreent shades of black to denote the rubber grips.
It's those kind of little touches that lift a build from good to excellent mate ! You just keep on going the way you are and this will be a top notch build mate

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Thanks Pete! Get cracking later. Slowly but surely.
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So today comprised mostly of spraying black. What a nightmare. After i sorted the spitting out etc it went well the finish isnt bad either


Inside the body panels


And after. A bit of spray went through the vent holes. But as it turns out it gives a good effect



And then while i was waiting for drying, i decided to get some of the easy decals out the way. For a bit of practise.



The bubbly one is micro sol kicking in ( hoping it goes normal ).. I tried to decal the front mudguard from the first picture. Which turned out a disaster, so i took the decal off and back onto the card. Problem was its a curve and the decal just creases over the curve.. So i have no idea.. Going to have to go see Bobby i think!

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Hi it sounds a bit patronising so forgive me if you've already tried it but with compound curves like mudguards I tend to cut the decal in to smaller sections (normally quarters...down the centre line and in half) then apply individually. if areas are standing up in ridges I slash em with a new scalpel blade (it needs to be brand new otherwise it rips them) then use microsol to soften them. When they are pliable coax them to go flat with a we cotton bud then, you need plenty of water on it. I know popular wisdom is avoid touching decals with softener on them but i've found if I gently coax them with the wet bud they reach a sweat spot where they conform really well.....then leave them alone.
Hope that helps with your mudguard/decal issue but it doesn't look like you need much help its coming along fantastically.
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Its not patronising i hope people give me suggestions.
I thought about cutting the decal. Now you have said it that may be the way to go. I will give it a go.

Its one of those where if you get the front right the back end is all crinkled and vice versa so its gonna have to be...

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Getting decals to conform over curves can be a problem, but the Tamiya ones can be really thick and inflexible, I have had some that didn't respond to any form of softening agent that I tried.

Petem's tip is bang on, slicing them up helps a lot for getting them over tight curves

I found a tip online a while ago that suggested to use really hot (but not boiling) water, just hot enough that you can put your finger in it without scalding, place the decal then use a paper towel soaked in the hot water and press it over the decal (I have not tried this) but I have used a hair dryer to make them soften and conform, you just have to make sure you don't melt the plastic

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So today i got on with what i was dreading most. I used all of the above tips. Considering i thought i would mess this up im happy with the results.. They could be better but still...



There are tiny minor things. And where the decal is wrapped around to the back (tiny decal edge to play with) is having trouble sticking down. Im not going to use micro sol as its a flat surface and no lines etc.. I will give it a gloss coat though. However...



This is the best i could come up with, with the front mudguard i mentioned earlier. However i need to remind myself, however much of a perfectionist i am. Its a learning curve. I will probably mask up the green and spray green... Took me hours to do this minor task of decalling. Theres more to do tomorrow. Overall im happy.

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This is truly superb work, something I could never achieve keep it up, I am really enjoying watching this.
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I must agree with Ken. That is superb work and you shouldn't be so hard on yourself at all. I can't tell where its wrong at all.

For those pesky edges try using a bit of clear paint to stick them down. Be sure to thin the paint and let each attempt dry before going over it again. That should work.

If you get desperate... There's always a dab of liquid cement. But that requires nerves of steel and patience beyond measure. Don't attempt to use liquid cement unless nothing else works!

I'd trim the overlap and hand paint it in before I'd use the LC trick if I were you.
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So grateful for all your interest! Got a bit more done today.

Then...

A screw needed for the wheel to front fork is missing/lost!
At first i thought i used a wrong screw elsewhere. I have a 16mm 1 left for top of handlebars. But no 20mm!!! Honestly dont think i have lost it.

Whats the chances it wasnt included?

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