Custom Chopper, Revell 1/12

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slowly getting there





belt and primary cover on one side, air filter on the other
 

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Looking very nice Paul I've gone for red on mine
 

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its gone all a bit pete tong



the forks have injection gate points half way down, so of course when you remove them from the sprue you remove some of the chrome.......so i decided to mask off the lowest bit to keep the chrome, sand off the chrome on the upper bits (gets rid of a parting line too) and respray with humbrol chrome.....worked a treat..........fitted the forks to the frame and damaged the yellow paint,....so i masked up and touched up the yellow......just got a tiny bit of overspray and whilst cleaning that up i damaged the humbrol chrome!!! aarrrghh!!

im just going to have to live with it





wheels on, zorst on, seat on

 

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It seems like everything I touch goes a bit pear shaped in one way or another Paul.......... But I'm getting really good at covering up my screw ups.

That is looking sweet ............. I guess I need to get a wriggle on with mine.

Peter
 

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looking good so far, I like the colour, sometimes chrome and yellow lose each other but it doesn't seem the the case here.
 

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thanks guys, im really enjoying this build

the yellow by the way is a Fiat colour as used on Punto/Stilo/Bravo
 

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started on the wiring





ive got the tank on since i took the pic



hope to get this wrapped up in the next few days
 

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You're a brave man Paul, I tried to fit brake lines and the likes but i failed. I'm going to say they're in the frame so you can't see them if asked lol. Great job though matey.

Have fun, John
 

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in the past ive tried all sorts of things for the cables, such as fishing line, jewelry wire (which if you get the right gauge is great for 1/24 cars). this is a dead usb lead that i stripped for the internal wires
 

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Some great progress here, still think that yellow is smart

cables seem to be the puzzler for many people, you obviously do as I do and think a bit outside the box

The dead computer cable is your friend:smiling3: :smiling3:
 

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and finished........

more pics in the completed thread
 
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