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  1. Hi all, well it's been a while since I built a bike kit, so I thought I would drag this beauty out of the stash. 6 Cylinder, 24 valves double overhead cam, 6 carburettors, need I say anymore! I had been after a 1/8 kit of this bike for a couple of years, then about 6 months ago I managed to snag this very little started kit from a nice gentleman who had it for sale on eBay. All the parts were there, so I was happy to win the bid. First off, I have owned and worked on a few of these bikes, so looking over the kit it looked pretty accurate for its age. Plan is to get the hard part out of the way first, the paintwork. I am going for the Candy Glory red option. Apart from the box art, I have included some pictures of a later, A model that I painted for a client a few years back. As this is a US model, I might try to convert it to European lower Handlebars as they look nicer to my eyes. So, let's get started! I started looking at the front mudguard, maybe it's a limitation of the mould process in its day but the mudguard had a thick seam running around the outer edge, it was not like that on the full-size bike, so I had to sand that down and reprofile the front and rear of the guard to get a more accurate shape. The fuel tank is in 3 parts, but went together pretty well with minimum sanding and putty work. I gave all of the body work a few coats of black primer, followed up the next day with a light metallic silvery red basecoat and the 4 coats of Citroen Ruby red basecoat, which looked a close match to the original factory candy paint. A few coats of 2k clear were then sprayed on to seal in the colour. Decal stripes will go on next, but I have just noticed that stripes 1/2/4 and 5 on the decal sheet are for the silver coloured bike! So, it looks like some masking and airbrushing of the correct colours will be required. Bye for now guys.
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