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  1. Yamaha Niken

    Here's a bit of reading on the benefits/drawbacks http://www.motorcycle.com/manufacturer/two-wheels-good-three-wheels-better-17921.html At least a 3 wheeled bike won't fall over when not moving
  2. Buddy Build: Panigale Paul Smart Homage

    We now have a rolling chassis. The chrome finish to the covers for the clutch and gearbox housing haven't been very successful and consequently need stripping and refinishing. Anyone else had a problem with the stand not holding the bike upright? The fit of the stem into the hub is not snug enough despite wrapping it with some Tamiya tape.
  3. Buddy Build: Panigale Paul Smart Homage

    My spoked wheels replicate the versions by Route Borrani. http://www.alpina-wheels.com/shop/borrani/ducati-hypermotard-borrani/ this link will show you some available for the Hypermotard
  4. Yamaha Niken

    Didn't Yamaha have a hub centre steering contraption on the front wheel of a bike years ago? Those twin shocks per wheel on the Niken look like overkill, still it has an evil stance and no doubt Hollywood will lap them up.
  5. Spoof SUV web site - does anyone remember it?

    Can't help with your specific request but www.welderup.com have some Rat Rod builds based on trucks.
  6. Yamaha Niken

    Now a serious take on the 3-wheeler, based on the Yamaha MT-09 with a seriously trick front end. If no kit becomes available for this it has got me thinking about something similar.
  7. Buddy Build: Panigale Paul Smart Homage

    Finally I have managed to finishing spoking the 1/12 Panigale wheels and have given them a coat of Molotow chrome, tyres are on too without too much hassle - glad they had the groove on the inside. I know it's taken a while but nobody can say I "spoke too soon"!! L/H pic rear wheel at the front R/H pic rear wheel at the back
  8. Spot of the Day Part 2

    Austin Maestro seen in the dark on the M54 when returning from Telford. I assume they only dare come out at night
  9. Car Models at SMW

    Tamiya boxing of the Panigale Tricalore was on the stand with the Manta sprues too. Italeri had some of the forthcoming [if not available already] re-releases on their stand, good to see the Lancia Stratos back.
  10. Excellent POS displays, they really show off the models.
  11. There are some very stereotypical tipper driver comments being put forward, I like them all. I've since added some discarded wrappers to the dash and floor and a B&Q clipboard in the door pocket. The dash doesn't lend its self to collecting detritus very well. One other thing I need to add is the controller for the hydraulic pump.
  12. Model Buses, any interest?

    See just when you hope to get info on a bus three museums come along at once!
  13. What CAR/BIKE kits have you recently bought 2?

    Shaun, I'm sure when your wife buys a new dress she MUST have to buy matching shoes and handbag? What goes around...
  14. Model Buses, any interest?

    Hi Ali, Have you thought of passing your ideas past the truck modellers on the relevant forums on Facebook or similar, this may be of interest to them? There's a Museum in Manchester that have many old buses in their collection http://www.gmts.co.uk/vehicles.html and one in S. Yorkshire https://sytm.co.uk/vehicles/museum/index.html both of which would be a good source for getting reference material off the real things. This sounds like an interesting project for you. Cheers Mark
  15. WOW Andrew an absolutely stunning build with an amazing presentation using the video. That could almost be taken for an official Honda promo. I wonder if Tamiya will do the latest Adventure version, or parts for it. Great to see another bike build in this section.