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  1. Got their Brough and Knuckle. Soldered The Knuck frame together:
  2. ...yyyyyeeeessssss... I can. See the. Flying Elephant.
  3. Linky: https://www.modelfactoryhiro.com/hpgen/HPB/entries/349.html I'm gonna go with; Its a Crocker. A really cool , iconic American V twin.
  4. Watching the rise of the printers, it did become evident if you cant make the files you will be buying them from someone who can. Seeing peeps trying to implement free software , rather than buy more useable programs , is evident as well. My own conclusions were that the free software will limit out at some point. I made an investment in Vectrics V carve program for my cnc router. I put aside 6 weeks for the learning curve , became fairly proficient in 4. So 2 valid points; There is no way around the creation of the files , you either can , or you cant. Investing your time and money in a complete program is better than investing your time into a free program , one that will eventually reach its limit . Your experience may differ. lol
  5. Yes the clear trick is well known and effective. Also cutting the white mask slightly smaller than the blue mask will alleviate the dreaded white edge.
  6. Thanks. Here is one of the coolest custom tricks I learned in the chopper shop; During the frame layout brackets etc , brake lines and wiring is also considered. With enough experience it is possible to visualize different scenarios. The frame wrapped with tie wraps to hold everything is bush league , like a series of wraps along a frame rail , maximum ugliness. So small clips are migged on on the underside of the tube to guide and secure the wiring: So from the usual viewing angle the tube remains clean and the wiring is secured. Sacrificial yellow tie wraps for initial installation , to be replaced with black during final finishing.
  7. Choppa building in progress. Lots of work getting done as preliminarywiring is laid out , this will be a completley fabbed harness using stock Harley wiring components with custom parts. Get it all mounted and start wiring! Under seat wiring begins to look better as layout continues.
  8. Excellent. A hurdle cleared nicely. Next hurdle after production; The Critique. I will buy as soon as available. lol
  9. Out of the blue.. and into the black...
  10. Looks like the Tamiya 1/6 FLH Those choppers with the radial engines are modeled from actual bikes , prolly be trippy taking one into a corner at speed...
  11. Nice! Snap a few pics of the motorbike models if ya can...
  12. Sounds good. And they are continuing the subtle teasing of us as WNW did, their website hinting at this and that without any solid details. Which they are entitled to do and is not harmful teasing ...lol. I will say that 'Dream Teams' are not a new phenom , and many have failed , some brutally , and this certainly qualifies as a Dream Team. I hope for the best as the standard is very high now and must be met! lol
  13. Alley Cat , perhaps? I have their 1/24 Tse Tse conversion. No cannon but a decent set.
  14. Sum wierd chit mang. Some interesting items as well.
  15. Is funny /sad. Last year lots of $$ around as our 'leaders' could only figure out things a few days in advance , too busy stealing EVERY SINGLE DOLLAR they can... This year not so much... Was thinking it may All Be Over for your long suffering scribe... 10K in work just appeared however , so maybe a little soon to toss in the towel...
  16. Thats not actually the hillclimber , thats a 1/9 WLA kit with Top Studios 1/12 chainset. TS has the pins in plastic that you melt. The Hillclimber has 2 MFH Brough chainsets for obvious reasons. This after I could not get my own chainset to work , having links done by Eduard , I just could not get the jig setup to work. The MFH pins are soft metal and using a reversed drill in my sherline mill , I was able to run off the chainset quickly.
  17. lol The hardest part about the chains is going into them with a self defeating mindset. lol So easy to do , get a robotic assy mindset going and they fly by. The last one I did for my Hillclimber took an hour to do.
  18. lol yes cracked in 2 places a few months ago in a workplace incident cutting boards would be ok in maple but the juniper is an 'aromatic cedar' and sealing it would be a sin cutting boards are usually just sealed with a special ($) oil for that purpose besides i get more for the cribbys;
  19. Pelvic shenanigans set me back 6 weeks production. I heal well so I can get back to it quickly. Here is a pile of formatted wood, crazy maple and juniper , ready for a crib board run.
  20. Here is a model done in silver base, silver mini-flake, and clear orange over. All in tons of Future and Tamiya clear orange.
  21. Dont try to establish a false correlation between stashing and building ! The internet , nay , the world! slows, shudders and then totters on at even the slightest allusion to the aforementioned. Math!? Science!? WTF are you babbling about!!?? Holy Mother of ,,,its hot.
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