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Postby casper » Tue May 07, 2019 11:40 am

Morris wrote:awesome! :o :o :shock:

Thanks Morris :D much appreciated matey.
The stand works well for something that took ten minutes to make from a piece of left over wood and pegs, the metal rod was made from an old airbrush needle.
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Postby royjess » Tue May 07, 2019 1:25 pm

:o Really taking shape now, brilliant work :o

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Postby Mark » Tue May 07, 2019 2:10 pm

Lovely work Casper. Nice job on the stand as well. Just as effective as the commercial one, and a LOT cheaper. Probably more versatile too. How are you finding it as a building aid?
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Postby casper » Tue May 07, 2019 2:31 pm

Hi Mark :)
I haven't really used it up to now apart from the pics just to get the wheel centre. It's going to help hold the bike upright while building and make life easier, its pretty sturdy and ideal for what I need mate. Got an interesting Idea on how to improve it but this ones just for this bike.
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Postby Mustang » Tue May 07, 2019 7:31 pm

Looking great there mate loving the detail and I love the stand.

I don't understand why people buy them for ££ when a simple piece of wood of coat hanger does the same job for zero pence.

Between you and Marks bikes build it makes me want to dig out one of my many bike kits. :naughty: :doh: :angry-banghead:
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Postby casper » Tue May 07, 2019 7:37 pm

Thanks matey :) It works a treat and good enough for what I'm doing. Dig that bike out bud and join the fun, what you got? :think:
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Postby Mustang » Tue May 07, 2019 7:39 pm

:oops: :oops: to many to list and all in the loft.
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Postby steve131 » Wed May 08, 2019 7:22 pm

Great work Casp.
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Postby casper » Tue May 21, 2019 10:52 am

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Postby number1 » Tue May 21, 2019 3:58 pm

Go on casper, you know you want to :drool:
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Postby casper » Sun Sep 08, 2019 7:27 pm

With the weather being great in North Wales today I took the opportunity to paint the wheels. First a wash then wipe with a tack cloth and some grey primer, when dry a few coats of the Blue. I will let it fully dry and hopefully do the Zero clear coat tomorrow. The middle of the wheels was hard to get to and trying too hard would add too much paint, the extra parts should hide that.
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Postby casper » Mon Oct 07, 2019 3:24 pm

Managed to get a bit more done to the bike :)
The wheels had a clear coat about two weeks ago and have been sitting in a box so the paint is dry and the tyres can go on. The bronze coloured reservoir tank from the fork upgrade kit had the decal added and was glued in place with a spot of superglue. The chain had a light wash (MIG engine grime) and the rear wheel assembly was fixed in place before the bike was put in the temporary jig. The four engine cross head screws were changed for 1mm hex head bolts.
Next job i really need to do is clean up some parts like the front mud guard and paint them gloss black for the carbon fibre decals though I have other things to be getting on with like the brake lines and handlebar grips :think:

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Postby casper » Mon Oct 07, 2019 3:26 pm

bit of blue tack on the end of a brush helps to fix in place
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Postby casper » Mon Oct 07, 2019 3:31 pm

you can just make out the metallic paint.
The rims needs a polish but only carefully around the spokes as it will be more difficult to get the polish off.
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Postby number1 » Mon Oct 07, 2019 7:15 pm

Coming along nicely :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Postby Morris » Mon Oct 07, 2019 7:23 pm

That blue on the wheels is awesome - sets it off against the frame - great stuff :clap:
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Re: Tamiya Yamaha YZF-R1M BOTY

Postby casper » Tue Oct 08, 2019 11:10 am

thanks guys ;) :)
The blue came out nice on the wheels, I just hope the other parts come out the same. Zero paints are great but give off nasty fumes and can't be done in my spare room so its holding me back, I should have gone with Tamiya TS-51 Racing Blue but will do my best to get it done in time.
Metal ties were added to both ends of the coolant pipes before gluing them in place and the brake fluid reservoir was painted and fixed in place using a 1mm hex head bolt and washer.

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Re: Tamiya Yamaha YZF-R1M BOTY

Postby Mark » Tue Oct 08, 2019 11:47 am

The hex bolt is a big improvement over the cross head screw.

As an aside, I’ve got a selection of bolts, and nuts with washers cast from resin. Eastern European manufacturers and they are very nice, but need painting of course.

I see that Top Studio have just started selling a range of metal bolts too.
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Re: Tamiya Yamaha YZF-R1M BOTY

Postby casper » Wed Oct 09, 2019 4:31 pm

They look so much better than the cross heads screws but I would like to try the resin ones thanks for the info on Top Studio Mark I will check it out.
I noticed the 1/12 foot peddles are expensive :shock:
I couldn't resist assembling the front forks even though the front mud guard still needs the CF decals :think: fiddly thing for me to put together but got there in the end :) I still have other parts to fit like the handle grips but I thought I would check see how things line up. Even though I gave the chain a wash with MIG engine grime its disappeared :think: I will try another wash off my own I think.

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Re: Tamiya Yamaha YZF-R1M BOTY

Postby Morris » Wed Oct 09, 2019 5:38 pm

Most excellent!!!! :clap:
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