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It's my first bike too, just have fun and happy modelling!!

Nice to have you on the GB.

I will follow your thread with interest mate, my bike is similar!

Cheers. Polux
 

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Tis a nice looking machine Jason, look forward to see the build up mate.

Have fun, John
 

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Go for it Jason......... One thing I have found with modelling bikes, the order of work is much the same as rebuilding the real ones.

Have fun.

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Cheers guys, not getting much time to work on it this week. I've dry fitted some parts and started glueing and filling some of the sub assemblies. Need to stock up on paint so a trip to the model shop on Friday I think. Hope to get some update pics uploaded on the weekend.
 
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Go for it Jason......... One thing I have found with modelling bikes, the order of work is much the same as rebuilding the real ones.Have fun.

Peter
Y'know i'd never thought of it that way but pretty much yes, it is.

I find assembling as many sub-asemblies prior to paint helps too, instead of going step by step, break the instructions into categories, Frame / engine / forks / swingarm / fairing etcthen start looking at things like ca i glue any ancillaries to the engine which i can touch in with a brush later to help out, can i assemble the frame then fit the engine and swingarm after, (some you can, some you can't, I hate the can't ones as you have a glued seam to deal with after fitting them together with the engine and swingarm in) so dry fit as many subassemblies first to see what you can put together before priming.

Also, a big booster with a race bike is, get the fairing and body painted and decal-ed early, really helps motivate you seeing it waiting to sit on the frame.
 

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I've already put close to 40 hours on my Katana ............ and all I have painted is the engine, rear shocks, rear brake assy, two wheel valves (only) and the chain links............... Most of that 40 hours has been scratch building, modifications and lots of filling and sanding............ :smile1:

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Wow its been slow progress! Trouble is, when the sun comes out it is closely followed by a long list of jobs around the house and garden thus keeping me away from the Man Cave!

Anyway got some of the sup assemblies filled, sanded, test fitted and primed so here goes!

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Oh and a very generous relative has given me his Aztec airbrush. Never used one before so I'm pretty excited about it!!!!

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\ said:
Wow its been slow progress! Trouble is, when the sun comes out it is closely followed by a long list of jobs around the house and garden thus keeping me away from the Man Cave!Anyway got some of the sup assemblies filled, sanded, test fitted and primed so here goes!

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Oh and a very generous relative has given me his Aztec airbrush. Never used one before so I'm pretty excited about it!!!!

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I don't seem to be able to open the attachments Jason. Comes up as "Invalid Attachment" ?????

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Great work on the engine looking forward to next stages of this
 

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That engine is first class. Great stuff.

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Looking great and what a bonus a free airbrush to boot wish I had some generous relatives somewhere keep up the good work
 

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Sorry for late posting Jason but its looking good so far keep it up
 
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Thanks Chaps,

Got a little bit more done over the last few days. She's taking shape but the progress is slow. I'm having a great time building it though, the level of detail in the kit is pretty impressive.

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Steering damper and brake fluid reservoir.

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Swing Arm

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and the rear wheel ready for paint. It took ages to remove the untidy seam through the middle but is should look OK.

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Thanks for looking

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Thanks Polux, the instructions said to paint the chain titanium silver but it was far too bright IMHO. So it got a coat of gun metal an oily wash and then drybrushed with some flat aluminum. Looks a bit more lifelike now I think.
 
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