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Managed to get some shed time betweens episodes of soggy weather, I've started getting some of the little bits together and prepared for paint.

 

52477678780_d4acc85516_c.jpgIMG_20221031_172147086 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

And also want to get the handlebars sorted out, its got no front wheel so I want to chop off the front suspension forks so they only come up to the handlebar brackets.

 

52477216381_fe66891867_c.jpgIMG_20221031_172200318 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

So I got the saw out and cut them down down to size

 

52477678270_8538bf7e01_c.jpgIMG_20221031_173012017~2 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

52477678575_069eed79cd_c.jpgIMG_20221031_173655337 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

Then got the handlebars in place

 

52477678450_24a125ab19_c.jpgIMG_20221031_180037495 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

52477762038_f855ec2d01_c.jpgIMG_20221031_180216309 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

Then I primed them and the other little bits there are to do

 

52477215441_0c24d4a9c2_c.jpgIMG_20221104_195731106 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

Whilst the primer was drying I painted on the black details of the frame, like the footpegs, front panels and the two brackets at the back which I will attach fins to at some point.

 

52476712787_c1780d6eb2_c.jpgIMG_20221104_194812206 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

52477491154_d8c0282c51_c.jpgIMG_20221104_194818019 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

I also made a start on roughly planning out how I want the engines to look

 

52476713062_812b236bc4_c.jpgIMG_20221104_193059714 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

52477215631_1e32d5b728_c.jpgIMG_20221104_193122882 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

Think I'll bring the lower engine forward a little bit, so next up I'll start getting the engine structure built up with some styrene sheet and bits so I can get something permanent together.

 

Thanks for looking, more soon :)

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2 hours ago, rockpopandchips said:

Those engine thrusters are looking fantastic. In there going to be a big air scoop up front?

 

Thanks Brian! 

Well I want to avoid just throwing a jet intake on the front and have it look like it's just a bike slapped on an engine. 

I also didn't want to mess with the natural front opening of the fairing because I want to keep the same smooth lines and avoid sanding down around a lot of crazy details. 

Cant just leave it open either as that wouldn't look right as you'll see inside the radiator and bits that make it obvious that there's no intake of any kind. 

So it's going to have a long rounded bit filling the middle of the front opening to look as if the air is going around it and being fed into a large intake. 

So Im probably going to scour the shampoo/shower gel isle to find a suitable bottle to slice a bit off of for it! :lol:

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Time for an update! Had a cold last week which slowed me down a bit but have still managed to do some on this here and there.

 

Started off by spraying the front control bit bright orange, was going to just go with black but thought this looked a bit more sci fi funky!

 

52496652987_0c66521cb2_c.jpgIMG_20221106_140320319 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

Also got the handlebars and other bits sprayed black

 

52497419309_ff983f0f03_c.jpgIMG_20221106_140401021 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

Painted the little piston detail on the rear brake painted, did it a glossy blue

 

52497133361_a65c60b4e2_c.jpgIMG_20221106_142614098 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

I have been mucking about with the engine details to see how I'll get it all in and go about making them. Cut some styrene tube and pressed it in to see how that would look

 

52497418874_e0f1756ac6_c.jpgIMG_20221107_191854611 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

52497613925_f087455476_c.jpgIMG_20221107_192211006 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

52497418799_382fcc24a9_c.jpgIMG_20221107_192812645 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

I'm toying with having the bottom one stick out further so they are in a line but I think I like the stepped look with it sitting further back, plus I'm thinking I want to get the fairing done and screwed in place so I can be really accurate about where I need it all to sit.

So next the bulk of what I've been doing is mucking about with my waterslide decals, so I grabbed out my stash and the few sheets of generic ones that I purchased off the bay

 

52497131811_15a96898dd_c.jpgIMG_20221112_124557788 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

 

Its all a glossy finish so no need to gloss coat it, so I grabbed my bottle of micro sol and micro set and started getting them on. First of all I got 3 little ones on to the small dash to make it look like a monitor of a computerized system, and it will be in the middle of a hard 180 turn so wanted to make it look like an automated warning of a dangerous maneuver or a stall warning.

 

52497131701_42af54c34c_c.jpgIMG_20221112_130321211 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

From there I just started cutting decals for the main fairing, didn't have a plan just made it up on the fly going with what I thought looked right. I want to give it a "technical" look, like maybe its a prototype that still has a lot of warnings/cautions/instructions stenciled directly on.

 

52496650997_e3fe3f3895_c.jpgIMG_20221112_132203192 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

52497692268_41e26758c6_c.jpgIMG_20221112_134223507 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

52497131206_5055ddef71_c.jpgIMG_20221112_135801129 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

52497611925_2c19f86bed_c.jpgIMG_20221112_142102207 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

52497416334_4189db660e_c.jpgIMG_20221112_190713716 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

Once I got the one side sorted the tricky bit was copying it all in the same places on the other side!

 

52497130646_43ae7ab84a_c.jpgIMG_20221112_191615750 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

52497130351_4b38f9d2ae_c.jpgIMG_20221113_114351673 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

52497130356_5cedf7b3a6_c.jpgIMG_20221113_115740469 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

Once I was happy with how it was looking I moved on to the main fairing, which is where I'm at the minute so I've only done the one main decal on the side. I wanted something black so it popped a bit more than the white/orange/grey so I made one up.

I took a Warsteiner decal from a truck set and cut off the "steiner" part and added a crazy dancing frog logo from a Ma.k1/20 Krote and I'm actually really happy with how it came out!

 

52497610925_8e92a9f4f0_c.jpgIMG_20221113_121727223 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

So next up I'll just carry on getting the rest of the decals on the front fairing ready for a few clear coats and a polish.

 

Thanks for looking, more soon :)

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Great progress. These decals do a good job (good set, envy it). Mr Frog and top hat rulezzz!

Although I liked the previous exhaust system better, with a shorter lower one. I think... 😉

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2 hours ago, Col. said:

The engine pod does look 'right' with those extra tubes and the dash is insanely cool :thumbsup:

 

Cheers Col! :)

 

 

1 hour ago, voozet said:

Great progress. These decals do a good job (good set, envy it). Mr Frog and top hat rulezzz!

Although I liked the previous exhaust system better, with a shorter lower one. I think... 😉

 

Thanks voozet, yeah I totally agree, fits the shape of the bike much better like that 

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23 hours ago, Yg Models said:

you need hot pinups for motorcycle😗

 

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Funnily enough I do have some pin up type decals, they're from the italieri 1/24 truck accessories set (they're actually hilariously awful I'll share a pic on the next update) but they're not in pairs and I'm a sucker for symmetry. 

Plus I want it to have a more hi tech look, although in the same set there is a cool tiger one that I may put in the back of the androids jacket. 

 

19 hours ago, Bobby No Mac said:

This is all quite, quite mad. I'm hooked and loving the Tron vibes.

 

🏍️🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩

 

Cheers Bobby, welcome to the madness! :banghead:

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I've got the decals sorted finally, first off though here are the pretty terrible girl decals from the italieri truck set I mentioned!

 

52510353740_8d6f1e8528_c.jpgIMG_20221116_184350121 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

They're very american 80s cheese! I do like the tiger one though, it might be a bit big but if it fits I'll use it on the back of the android girls jacket.

 

So I've just been carrying on adding decals to the main fairing from my stash

 

52510419973_ab55971793_c.jpgIMG_20221116_185555145 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

52510353580_31511b4f14_c.jpgIMG_20221117_185416354 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

I added a white 8 to the front bit it really doesn't stand out that great, its looks way better in the photo than real life, so I have the same number in dark red so added that but off centre a bit to give a slight white shadow

 

52509394652_c131b34764_c.jpgIMG_20221117_185427852 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

52509394507_d62f3f7832_c.jpgIMG_20221118_185140724 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

Then I added a couple of smaller ones either side

 

52509873496_761e40bc7e_c.jpgIMG_20221118_192338950 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

And then added the last few to the sides

 

52510353385_9aafc32472_c.jpgIMG_20221117_190702799 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

I added chequer detail to the underside too as it will be leaning so wanted to add a detail there too.

 

52509394302_c81d3615da_c.jpgIMG_20221118_190206945 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

Found these cool tiger heads that look pretty cool on there too

 

52509394327_b7c8310d11_c.jpgIMG_20221118_192324653 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

52509873516_12cc6f440c_c.jpgIMG_20221118_192332016 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

52509394007_d27c9c38e2_c.jpgIMG_20221118_192350741 by Nick Frost, on Flickr

 

Next up I can start with the clear coats, I dont want to risk damaging any of the paint or decal when I use the tamiya polishing compounds so I'll probably give it 3 coats just to be sure. I want to get this as glossy as possible, and once its finished I can concentrate on all the other little bits that need doing.

 

Thanks for looking, more soon :)

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18 hours ago, Pete in Lincs said:

Yep, works for me. Nice update, Thanks.

 

Cheers Pete! 

 

15 hours ago, Corsairfoxfouruncle said:

Looks great will you be adding a forward anti gravity unit or is this the way it will be ? I like this as it is I’m more curious than anything. 

 

Well what I want (and I'm still searching for a bit I like) is a kind of rounded long bit to sit in the middle of the gap in the front fairing to cover it and also look like it's the centre of the air scoop for the jets. 

And there will be a couple of fins at the back but I'm working on the basis all anti grav stuff is concealed, I really want this to have clean lines with minimal bits sticking out for a sleek look to contrast what will be a very grungy punk android rider. 

 

I'm kind of doing this a bit weird i guess because I'm finishing the fairing first, but this is because the other "jet bike" details will be done as sub assemblies I can attach after I've got the fairing on the frame. 

And I need the fairing on first so I can be sure of angles I'm cutting and the space I've got to work with for the extras. 

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56 minutes ago, Hunter Rose said:

is a kind of rounded long bit

Small ball point pen? Or a bit of a Sharpie if you need bigger?

 

56 minutes ago, Hunter Rose said:

And I need the fairing on first so I can be sure of angles I'm cutting and the space I've got to work with for the extras. 

Always the chicken and egg situation with scratchbuilding, eh?

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1 hour ago, Pete in Lincs said:

Small ball point pen? Or a bit of a Sharpie if you need bigger?

Sharpie lid is good shout! I've got a few of the bits from the big gundam I was going to check out but that's definitely a good idea 👍

 

1 hour ago, Pete in Lincs said:
2 hours ago, Hunter Rose said:

 

Always the chicken and egg situation with scratchbuilding, eh?

 

Oh man big time!! Spot on analogy :lol:

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Loving your work dude, but I feel I must take issue with just one small thing,

The cutting up of Warsteiner decals…. Absolutely shocking and a terrible crime to Wobbly. :angrysoapbox.sml:
Im following this build very closely now and in no way making any notes or copying your homework. :giggle:
 

 

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3 hours ago, Hockeyboy76 said:

Loving your work dude, but I feel I must take issue with just one small thing,

The cutting up of Warsteiner decals…. Absolutely shocking and a terrible crime to Wobbly. :angrysoapbox.sml:
Im following this build very closely now and in no way making any notes or copying your homework. :giggle:
 

 

 

Apologies but I'm a thrill seeking modeller and when the colourful decals come out I just get a bit over excited with the scissors I'm afraid! :D

 

Thanks a lot appreciate the interest mate! 

 

*moves arm over work to cover it* :lol:

 

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