Itilari's MV Augusta 500cc tripple 1/9 Made in 72

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Re: Itilari's MV Augusta 500cc tripple 1/9 Made in 72

Postby RedRoo » Sat Sep 20, 2014 10:04 pm

:angry-banghead: :angry-banghead: Well, so much for my attempt to do some repairs. :oops:

:angry-banghead: I stuffed up big time, thinking that what I had done to cover a blemish was enough, that was until I painted the fairing with Testors Aluminium buffing metalizer. :angry-banghead:

The paint goes on really thin and has fantastic coverage, but it also shows what a mess you made of failing to finish repairs fully. :angry-banghead:

Unlike normal enamel or acrylic that can cover and hide these small marks, the metalizer just dosen't :angry-banghead:

I have taken the paint off now with metholated spirits and started over again. :oops:

Check this out, Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr
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The paint is fantastic, provided you make sure all work and prepping is done first.
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Re: Itilari's MV Augusta 500cc tripple 1/9 Made in 72

Postby casper » Sun Sep 21, 2014 2:23 am

A real shame after all your work redroo
your painting is excellent :clap: :clap: Testors Aluminium looks really nice next to the red.
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Re: Itilari's MV Augusta 500cc tripple 1/9 Made in 72

Postby Mark » Sun Sep 21, 2014 4:35 am

The paintwork looks fabulous, apart from that crater :angry-banghead:
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Re: Itilari's MV Augusta 500cc tripple 1/9 Made in 72

Postby RedRoo » Sun Sep 21, 2014 3:40 pm

:D I went back and decided the 'craters' had to go, so I loaded the surfacer on the area that was offending me and sat it in the sun for the day and it was all I needed to do, other than gently removing the excess surfacer and I ended up with these images. :)

:D 24 hours later, and all repair work done, I went to the paint shop to see what could be done and this lot came back :laughing-rolling: :laughing-rolling:

:D I just hope and :pray: that the decals go on without the dramas I had with the Mick Doohan NSR 500. ! :angry-banghead:

The decals cover the attachment 'crater' enough to completely hide any "blemish" that may be there, (but there is none to speak of). so now for the war paint :dance:
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I am really pleased that the join seam of the two halves has completely disappeared too.
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So all that is left to do here is the decals and I hope they are not the shattering kind !
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Re: Itilari's MV Augusta 500cc tripple 1/9 Made in 72

Postby Mark » Mon Sep 22, 2014 12:42 am

Good recovery :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Re: Itilari's MV Augusta 500cc tripple 1/9 Made in 72

Postby RedRoo » Mon Sep 22, 2014 12:48 am

Mark wrote:Good recovery :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:


Thanks Mark, it was not an easy fix really as it was as you see, right on that curve and hard to judge, so I appreciate the interest in how its turning out mate.

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Re: Itilari's MV Augusta 500cc tripple 1/9 Made in 72

Postby RedRoo » Mon Sep 22, 2014 2:16 pm

casper wrote:A real shame after all your work redroo
your painting is excellent :clap: :clap: Testors Aluminium looks really nice next to the red.


The testors is not a 'matt' silver, in fact I would call it 'dry', that is until you start rubbing like crazy, that it takes on a whole new look, gloss alloy. and I do agree, the difference is quite nice.
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Re: Itilari's MV Augusta 500cc tripple 1/9 Made in 72

Postby number1 » Mon Sep 22, 2014 4:37 pm

Nice fix, looking real good. :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Re: Itilari's MV Augusta 500cc tripple 1/9 Made in 72

Postby RedRoo » Mon Sep 22, 2014 9:05 pm

number1 wrote:Nice fix, looking real good. :clap: :clap: :clap:


:D Thank you for your comment and praise Number One. :)

The only drawback I am having is how much "Chrome" I am having to remove to eliminate all the excess flash and mold seams.. :(
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Re: Itilari's MV Augusta 500cc tripple 1/9 Made in 72

Postby RedRoo » Tue Sep 23, 2014 11:08 am

:angry-banghead: No matter how much experience I bring to bare on this model, there are parts which defy you and, I offer no excuses here except that the manufacturing process, ie, the dies, leaves a lot to be desired and the result is, severe alignment problems, making the matching of some surfaces almost impossible. :angry-banghead: :angry-banghead:

:cry: There was obviously no quality control in place back in the 70's when this kit was first produced but, for a reissue in 2004, I would have thought there would have been some attempt to improve the dies some what. :roll:

:) But all that aside, I have done my best to produce something that avoids a trip across my work space to the bin !!

:| It is drawing to a close and all I will ask you all, when giving your honest assessments, all of the above be taken into consideration. :pray: .
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Re: Itilari's MV Augusta 500cc tripple 1/9 Made in 72

Postby Mark » Tue Sep 23, 2014 3:00 pm

Don't think QC had been invented in the 70's :laughing-rolling: :laughing-rolling: :laughing-rolling:

Considering this kits pedigree, you're doing an amazing job :clap: :clap: :clap: Have another K, for honour in the face of adversity :D
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Re: Itilari's MV Augusta 500cc tripple 1/9 Made in 72

Postby RedRoo » Tue Sep 23, 2014 3:35 pm

Mark wrote:Don't think QC had been invented in the 70's :laughing-rolling: :laughing-rolling: :laughing-rolling:

Considering this kits pedigree, you're doing an amazing job :clap: :clap: :clap: Have another K, for honour in the face of adversity :D


:angry-banghead: Mark, thanks for your K and feed back. :)

:) you hit the nail right on the head when you said it would take a heap of work/effort mate :) :roll:

:angry-banghead: The plans are ok for the build but there is nothing to do with sequence of build, but that's ok and it is making me think outside the square (where did I read that ?) ha ha.

:ugeek: It's almost like they assume you own one and know where all the cables and lines go automatically. ! :hand:

:roll: It has been an experience I wont forget in a hurry, and I have re learned a few things. :laughing-rolling: :laughing-rolling:
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Re: Itilari's MV Augusta 500cc tripple 1/9 Made in 72

Postby RedRoo » Wed Sep 24, 2014 2:44 pm

:superlglue: The final assembly stage is where I am now and the war paint , so here are a couple more of this little beast (said with affection ) and thankfully, the Testors Buffing Metalize has covered the areas where I had to remove the chrome quite well and as a result, it has had a reprieve from the waste basket. :D
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The test of the fit is happening here and look closely, the frame is not fully built.
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There are tubes running every where, from coils, ignition, brakes, fuel and all that stuff.
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Being a vintage kit, the axel bolt is just that, a bolt, with a huge over scale nut on the other side.
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The nut can be seen here, BIG
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War paint, and the decals were a little brittle but went down well over the uneven surface, thanks to heaps of Microscale decal solvent.
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The decals are by Cartograph and were just beautiful in the colours used and the detail in them, very happy.
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I am not the most tidy guy, as you can tell with parts scattered all over the place
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Re: Itilari's MV Augusta 500cc tripple 1/9 Made in 72

Postby number1 » Wed Sep 24, 2014 10:30 pm

Looks pretty tidy to me, and that includes the bike!
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Re: Itilari's MV Augusta 500cc tripple 1/9 Made in 72

Postby Mark » Thu Sep 25, 2014 5:25 am

Amazing how you've managed to turn this pigs ear into a silk purse !
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Re: Itilari's MV Augusta 500cc tripple 1/9 Made in 72

Postby RedRoo » Thu Sep 25, 2014 7:26 am

Mark wrote:Amazing how you've managed to turn this pigs ear into a silk purse !


:o Wow, what a wonderful thing to say. Thanks Mark, you have made my day :D

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Re: Itilari's MV Augusta 500cc tripple 1/9 Made in 72

Postby RedRoo » Thu Sep 25, 2014 7:28 am

number1 wrote:Looks pretty tidy to me, and that includes the bike!


I am always chasing my Daughter out of my cave as she likes to "Tidy up" as she always says I have a messy bench, but God, I love it that way and I know where everything is too. LOL
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Re: Itilari's MV Augusta 500cc tripple 1/9 Made in 72

Postby RedRoo » Thu Sep 25, 2014 7:43 am

:superlglue: If there are any armour bods out there, I meant to pass on this tip a fair while back, but as it is being used here, I will show you how to replicate rivets,(the hot hammered type), using dressmakers pins. :)

I used vernier calipers to gauge the diameter of the pin and found a drill that just fits the gap the pin measured out at.

I then drilled the place I needed to place it, but this time, I was replicating chromed, flat headed bolts.

For this particular application, I counter sank the holes i drilled for the heads of the pins, just enough, to bringing it "to scale".
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Nip the "head" off the pin, and you can work out the length of depth you will need.
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Using the little tool I created for holding these pieces, (a small magnet, super glued to the end of a stick !!!) as this beats the hell out of trying to use twezzers or your fingers
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The results are quite the bees knees, and I "recessed" where the head of the bolt would sit to prevent the bolt from "sitting up".
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Re: Itilari's MV Augusta 500cc tripple 1/9 Made in 72

Postby Chadders87 » Thu Sep 25, 2014 12:12 pm

Looking good RedRoo. At least your daughter only want's to tidy! My little boy wants to "help" and thinks going "bang bang bang" with things will help daddy fix it grrrr.

Great tip about the dress maker pins!
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Re: Itilari's MV Augusta 500cc tripple 1/9 Made in 72

Postby RedRoo » Thu Sep 25, 2014 1:28 pm

Chadders87 wrote:Looking good RedRoo. At least your daughter only want's to tidy! My little boy wants to "help" and thinks going "bang bang bang" with things will help daddy fix it grrrr.

Great tip about the dress maker pins!


:angry-banghead: My Daughter is 26 mate, and I feel like going Bang Bang when she starts. :laughing-rolling: :laughing-rolling:

You still have time to train yours mate :laughing-rolling: :laughing-rolling:

Good to chat Mr chadders and I am always looking for things you have contributed as you've tackled some interesting models, especially the Rolls.

Cheers Chad. :)

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