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Lee Chambers

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  1. Lee Chambers

    1/8 Kawasaki Z900A4 kitbash

    No problem Pete.
  2. Lee Chambers

    1/8 Kawasaki Z900A4 kitbash

    I liked his spider web creation a few years back,guess i will have to build something a bit "out there" one of these days!
  3. Lee Chambers

    1/8 Kawasaki Z900A4 kitbash

    Problem solving comes with the hobby,i tend to use cocktail sticks to strengthen the front fork tubes but kebab skewers may do it,i use Molotow chrome liquid,brushed on heavy it self levels and looks like chrome but takes a week to dry sometimes.
  4. Lee Chambers

    1/8 Kawasaki Z900A4 kitbash

    Thanks,the blue Z1B is real ! I look forward to seeing your bike build,best of luck.
  5. Lee Chambers

    1/8 Kawasaki Z900A4 kitbash

    Well the last image is a real full size 1975 Z1B that i painted for a customer/friend who restores these bikes for his hobby,i mix my own paint for the candy super blue,as no one seems to get the correct looking shade to my eyes and modern car paint just does'nt come close.
  6. Lee Chambers

    1/8 Kawasaki Z900A4 kitbash

    Thanks ! Cheers !
  7. Lee Chambers

    1/8 Kawasaki Z900A4 kitbash

    Thanks,got plenty more bike builds to come,so i hope you enjoy the ride !
  8. Hi guys, well yet again here is another 70's Kawasaki. Going to paint it in Candy Gold Metal Flake, should be very psychedelic. I have made a start this morning. Also the kit came with this cool poster of a different bike called the Kawasaki H1 500, check out those groovy boots!
  9. Lee Chambers

    1/8 Kawasaki Z900A4 kitbash

    Hi everyone, my build is now completed, you can see the final reveal in the link below.
  10. Hi all, happy to say I have pretty much bashed this bike into a Z900A4, Heller made a great job of the details of the Z1000 kit, just some of the engineering let it down. For example, the rear grab rail was perfect but it was split into two halves and the join seam was in the centre over the tail unit that would've been tricky to hide with a chrome finish. The 750 kit had a fully molded rail, but where it bolted to the side of the bike, it was missing the indicator mounts, so I cut off the one piece rail and I glued it to the Heller kit side rails, this worked out pretty good in the end. Anyway, I hope you enjoy the photos, which include a blue 1975 Z1B which I have painted and my friend fully restored, this was taken yesterday in his back garden. "Let the good times roll" as the Kawasaki slogan went. Finally, you can see the work in progress of my build in the link below.
  11. Lee Chambers

    1/8 Kawasaki Z900A4 kitbash

    Hi all, been busy kitbashing this bike to achieve the correct model for the 1976 Z900A4. The biggest problem was the front wheel, both kits I had to work with had the wrong hub size, so I took the wheel from my old Airfix 1/8 CB750 build that I used for spares. It was a good match, however the spokes are a bit too thick for scale and the rim had suffered from old tube glue and was a bit soft and deformed in places, but I will live with it for the time being. Also although the rear tail light bracket was very accurate, the mounting of it was too far back, so I had to correct it so that the lens just sits a tad under the tail unit. I also had to place the front brake caliper forwards on the leg and I had to cut the rotor off my CB750 donor bike and graft it onto the Heller disc mount that was accurate. Also I had to scratch build various brackets to bring the brake pipe into the correct position. So lots of this needed to be done to get the bike to look accurate. But overall it has been a satisfying project, the final reveal is coming soon.
  12. Lee Chambers

    1/8 Kawasaki Z900A4 kitbash

    Cheers Buddy,it's very close to completion ! Thanks !
  13. Lee Chambers

    1/8 Kawasaki Z900A4 kitbash

    Thanks Kev!
  14. Lee Chambers

    1/8 Kawasaki Z900A4 kitbash

    OK.
  15. Lee Chambers

    1/8 Kawasaki Z900A4 kitbash

    Cheers Pete,that replica looks awesome,i recon it's worth the money too,can't beat a proper opening fuel cap! Yes Tamiya should have made the Z1 and kettle and the Goldwing ,i have a couple of 1/8 Goldwing kits to build in the future and a stunningly beautiful 1/12 Hasegawa Suzuki GT380 kit.Also i own an original 1975 uk Goldwing K0 model,that is all unrestored and runs perfect.
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