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Postby casper » Thu Apr 04, 2019 4:26 pm

Mark wrote:Or position the mould lines inside the calliper.

was thinking that may hide them Mark, will check later.
I'm trying to get the frame, swing arm, engine and forks together before painting anything (need primer) :angry-banghead: so I can find the centre positions for a temporary jig :think: Just for this build. I won't need it till later if at all but I fancy trying to make a cheapo one. The centre for the rear wheel is easy but its the bike angle hight for the frame and engine points.
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Postby Mark » Thu Apr 04, 2019 6:45 pm

casper wrote:Don't like the sound of using X-20A especially on my first attempt, think I will stick to the Red and Blue stuff :)
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Don't forget the hair drier! The heat seems to soften the decal mechanically rather than chemically (if that makes sense) and it's all a bit more controlled. I think I said before, it also makes the decal stick like sticky stuff that's been to sticky uni and passed with honours, sticks to other sticky stuff. So get it in the right place before getting too much heat on it. Keep the hair dried on low anyway. I hope that helps.

Those carbon decals look really nice and should add a lot to the model.
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Postby casper » Thu Apr 04, 2019 7:10 pm

Thanks for the tips Mark, much appreciated. Think I will start with the easiest decal first :shifty: but some painting to be done first.
What black was it you used as a base coat.
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Postby Mark » Thu Apr 04, 2019 7:16 pm

casper wrote:Thanks for the tips Mark, much appreciated. Think I will start with the easiest decal first :shifty: but some painting to be done first.
What black was it you used as a base coat.


Yup! Gloss black. I got it nice and flat before applying the decals. Flat to about 1000 or 2000 grit, but not polished. Basically, so there are no defects to show through, and the decals will show any blemish......
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Postby casper » Fri Apr 05, 2019 7:39 pm

Front Mud guard came in two parts with a join right down the centre so it took a little time to get rid of any trace using micromesh sticks. (brilliant and well worth the money)
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Postby Morris » Fri Apr 05, 2019 7:51 pm

Excellent finish!
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Postby casper » Fri Apr 05, 2019 7:56 pm

Morris wrote:Excellent finish!

Thanks Morris :) time well spent. I will go over it again before paint with a fine micro-mesh cloth an liquid abrasive, smoother the better for the CF decals to come
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Postby casper » Fri Apr 05, 2019 8:00 pm

Assembled the pipes today. Tricky to handle but I got their in the end and cleaned up the excellent joins ready for paint
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Postby casper » Fri Apr 05, 2019 8:05 pm

Not much difference in the lower fork parts apart from length of course and the wheel nut is on the opposite side but this shouldn't matter
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Postby casper » Fri Apr 05, 2019 8:06 pm

Foot Peddles :o
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Postby casper » Fri Apr 05, 2019 8:11 pm

Bit of an accident adding two very thin parts to the rear wheel guard :handgestures-thumbupleft:
Cleaned up when dry
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Postby casper » Sat Apr 13, 2019 10:03 am

Managed to prime some parts yesterday after visiting my local Hobby store for paints :) I used Tamiya fine grey primer from a can, do you decant your primer Mark?Image
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Postby casper » Sat Apr 13, 2019 10:20 am

I drilled out the screw fixing points for the fairing with a 1.5mm drill, just enough to give the magnets a tight fit and added some superglue.
Two on the lower brackets on the engine and two on the fairing. I marked the magnetic sides before doing this with a sharpie so they faced the correct way :)
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Postby casper » Sat Apr 13, 2019 10:49 am

other side :)
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Postby Mark » Sat Apr 13, 2019 1:22 pm

Nice work Casper. The magnets are a good decision, and well executed.
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Postby casper » Sun Apr 14, 2019 3:02 pm

Thanks Mark :) looks so much better and works really well on this fairing. The frame needs a fine polish
I don't have any Nato Black TS-63 so I did a test on my own mix of Flat Black XF-1 with 25% Semi Gloss Black X-18 and I think I got a good match :think:
The engine was given a few light coats of semi gloss black, the magnets had masking fluid on them.
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Postby steve131 » Sun Apr 14, 2019 4:19 pm

Very nice work , got a few models with glue finger prints on them myself :angry-banghead: :angry-banghead: :lol:
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Re: Tamiya Yamaha YZF-R1M BOTY

Postby Mark » Sun Apr 14, 2019 5:25 pm

Great job Casper. The difference between the black of the frame and the black of the engine works really well.
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Postby casper » Sun Apr 14, 2019 7:20 pm

Thanks guys :)
The frame colour came out ok I think Mark and adds good contrast
the suspension unit had a coat of primer then X-11 Chrome silver and when dry the yellow "upgrade" spring was added and dry fitted with 1.4mm bolts instead of the crosshead screws.
I need some steel paint for the discs and titanium silver for the swing arm

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Postby Mark » Mon Apr 15, 2019 1:32 am

Good move with the bolts too. I really wish someone would come out with an aftermarket set of scale fixings for these bike kits.
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