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Re: MFH Brough Superior SS100

Postby Mark » Fri Jul 21, 2017 12:35 am

It's the PVA bonding to the masking fluid I painted in first. I used that as it gave a nice finish without and bubbles, and didn't stick to the rubber strongly.
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Re: MFH Brough Superior SS100

Postby Mark » Tue Jan 23, 2018 6:07 am

Just a quick update. I've finally managed to get the leather saddle finished and the model is completed now. I'll post some photos later. However, in brief, the process went something like this.
I made a plug out of bath sealant. First a thin coat was painted on the inside of the kit saddle, then it was built up to form a solid plug.
Then I covered the plug in several layers of tissue painted on with diluted PVA glue. This gave a reasonably rigid shell.
Masking tape patterns were made, following the join lines on the original saddle - they were visible on the kit parts.
Leather was cut from the patterns, and glued on with PVA.
A bit of piping was added round the rear using black wire.
Then it was all assembled.

It actually wasn't too difficult once I'd had three abortive practices :laughing-rolling: :laughing-rolling:
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Re: MFH Brough Superior SS100

Postby Andi Little » Tue Jan 23, 2018 8:13 am

Very interested to see the final incarnation of this - I've looked at it and can't decide as to whether it's something I'm prepared to tackle or not?
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Re: MFH Brough Superior SS100

Postby steve131 » Wed Aug 15, 2018 8:31 pm

Was at Bovington tank museum today and saw this ,lovely bike bigger than i thought.
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Re: MFH Brough Superior SS100

Postby Mark » Thu Aug 16, 2018 1:33 am

Never seen the real thing in the flash. But your post reminds me, I must post pics of the saddle and finished kit
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Re: MFH Brough Superior SS100

Postby Morris » Thu Aug 16, 2018 6:41 am

This is outstanding! More pics!! More pics!!
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Re: MFH Brough Superior SS100

Postby casper » Thu Aug 16, 2018 12:10 pm

Mark wrote:Never seen the real thing in the flash. But your post reminds me, I must post pics of the saddle and finished kit

please please please :mrgreen:
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Re: MFH Brough Superior SS100

Postby wingnut2 » Thu Aug 16, 2018 5:09 pm

Beautiful work Mark :clap: :clap: very detailed and a credit to your model making skills.
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Re: MFH Brough Superior SS100

Postby Mark » Sun Aug 19, 2018 6:09 pm

OK, sorry for the delay - I completely forgot I hadn't finished this diary completely.

I did manage to make a leather saddle in the end. I filled the kit saddle with silicon bath sealant to make a plug. The process was, paint a thinnish layer of sealant inside, to make sure the inside of the kit saddle was completely covered, with no gaps or air bubbles. Once this was dry, it was filled with sealant, a couple of thick layers, letting each one cure. A bamboo skewer was set in it to act as a handle, just to make life easier. (Easier being relative, of course!)

Then several layers of tissue were painted on with diluted PVA. This gave me a nice fairly rigid 'frame' for the leather. Essentially, a paper mâché saddle, ready to be covered in leather.

ImageUntitled by Mark Wakelin, on Flickr

Then leather was glued on with more PVA. I followed the pattern of the engraving of the kit part. I figured that if Brough could make the real saddle from those pieces of leather, I could make a mini version. Amazingly, it worked! Here's the first piece in place.

ImageUntitled by Mark Wakelin, on Flickr

Here's the completed saddle in place.

ImageIMG_3886 by Mark Wakelin, on Flickr

Rear view. The piping was a piece of black wire, spare from the kit. The saddle was glued to the kit white metal frame, and the rivets helped make sure it was all aligned properly. It was kinda tricky piercing the leather, then getting the rivets to go through the leather, tissue, and into the holes in the frame, but I got there in the end.

ImageIMG_3887 by Mark Wakelin, on Flickr

You can see the triangular inserts in this pic. They were tricky to get neat.

ImageIMG_3889 by Mark Wakelin, on Flickr

Now I'll finish with a selection of photos of the finished model.

ImageIMG_3890 by Mark Wakelin, on Flickr

ImageIMG_3891 by Mark Wakelin, on Flickr

ImageIMG_3892 by Mark Wakelin, on Flickr

ImageIMG_3893 by Mark Wakelin, on Flickr

ImageIMG_3894 by Mark Wakelin, on Flickr

ImageIMG_3895 by Mark Wakelin, on Flickr

ImageIMG_3896 by Mark Wakelin, on Flickr

ImageIMG_3897 by Mark Wakelin, on Flickr

ImageIMG_3898 by Mark Wakelin, on Flickr


All in all, a very challenging, but very satisfying model to build. I think it's my favourite model to date. The end result it certainly worth the expense, time and effort. Everybody who's seen it, or the photos, has said how impressive it is.
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Re: MFH Brough Superior SS100

Postby number1 » Sun Aug 19, 2018 8:28 pm

It's a beauty.
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Re: MFH Brough Superior SS100

Postby number1 » Sun Aug 19, 2018 8:30 pm

It's a beauty, love the saddle, as you say their very challenging models but well worth it for the satisfaction you get once completed. :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Re: MFH Brough Superior SS100

Postby steve131 » Sun Aug 19, 2018 8:31 pm

Agree with your last paragraph Mark :clap: :clap:
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Re: MFH Brough Superior SS100

Postby royjess » Sun Aug 19, 2018 9:26 pm

Stunning model, the leather seat has come out well :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Re: MFH Brough Superior SS100

Postby casper » Mon Aug 20, 2018 2:58 pm

Fantastic model Mark, you've done an amazing job on her. :clap: :clap: :)
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Re: MFH Brough Superior SS100

Postby Mark » Mon Aug 20, 2018 3:38 pm

Thanks for the compliments chaps. I've got the Black Shadow in the stash, but that will have to wait a while.
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