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Everything posted by cmfowler86

  1. Thought I might document my build of two Tamiya AMG GT3s. Both will be built using Hobby Design detail sets and after market decals as well as resin headlights that bring the cars up to date. One will be buit in the EVA livery and the second in Hello Kitty. So far I have started by getting the bodies together and working on the front brakes. The HD set adds quite a bit to the models. While somewhat intimidating, I really enjoyed adding all the detail to me 1199 so I am looking forward to it.
  2. Very nice and clean build. The rear axle gave me some issues on mine as well.
  3. Looks good. Look forward to seeing more of your work.
  4. Thanks again. If it hadn't been for this site I wouldn't have thought about the magnets. The lack of screws does make a huge difference.
  5. Thanks guys. This build was loys of fun.
  6. I finished this one up tonight. You can see my WIP in the WIP section of the forum. This build was fairly easy with little difficulty. I added the Hobby Design detail set, the one without resin, the Top Studio chain kit, Tamiya Fork kit and Hobby Design Tri Colore decals and body rivets. I added wiring the suspension components and electrical boxes. Used magnets in place of screws for the fairings. Avoided screws most everywhere else I felt I could. Heres the quick pics from tonight when I finished up. Will post better ones later.
  7. Thank you Doc for the comment and I will have to try baby oil fortyfour Since my last update I have essentially finished this one up. It is just lacking a tag. Have to figure out how to mount one without the huge and ugly stock piece. First I primed all but the rear side pieces in Tamiya pink primer I followed this up by the painting these panels with Gravity colors Ducati Red. I then applied the decals and applied Gravity clear. While waiting for the clear to cure I added some wiring to the suspension components and to the two electric boxes.
  8. Thanks imster and marco. I would like to know of a lube as well.
  9. Some more progress on the 1199. Since the last post I have finished up all the plumbing. Installed the rear fender, exhaust heat shield, chain guard. Got the left rear set installed. Applied carbon fiber to the front fender using Hasegawa trytool carbon finish, then installed it. Painted and installed the electrical panels. Installed the handle bars/clip-ons. Rear frame piece and the front and rear lights.
  10. Amazing! Outstanding detail and very clean. Beautiful build.
  11. Thank you. It was a pain to get it all to work together and the axle was instrumental in making it all happen. I did end up pulling it all apart to find out the front sprocket parts had seperated. I epoxied them back together and while still not perfect, it is much better.
  12. Some more work done. First I machined the axle I needed in order to get the wheel assy and chain to rotate Next I finished up the triple clamp by installing the rest of the Tamiya fork kit. I then installed the rear brakes, wheel and final installed the chain. The chain works but is not as smooth as I would like it to be but it does work.
  13. Interior looks great. Dash texture looks spot on and your CF work is awesome. Keep it up and looking forward to seeing more.
  14. Finished building the chain tonight. Just need to clean the glue off the link it together once its back in place.
  15. Great work so far, looking forward to more. Makes me want to start work on mine.
  16. First off thank you for the comment. The HD body kit fit great. All the pieces had positive fit except the side skirts, which really don't need it, and the rear diffuser. The rear diffuser piece requires you to remove the smaller factory ones found on the kit to sit right.
  17. They look good in red too. The color is defiantly different, which is what I wanted. The thing almost gloss in the dark it is so bright. Thanks for the comment
  18. Did you use the resin from HD? The kit I am using is just photo etch with the rear sprocket hub being the only resin. Thanks for the comments.
  19. Recently started this Ducati 1199 as I was finishing up my LB Huracan. My goal is to add a bit of detail to this kit that is missing such as the missing suspension wiring. I will be using the smaller Hobby Design set as well as their two rivet sets and tri-colore decals. the Top Studio Chain set, and Tamiya's fork set. I also intend to avoid the use of the out of scale screws Tamiya wants used all over. I will use brass rod for most locations and tube most others, screws will still be used where they are not likely to be seen. First I started with the engine, adding all the PE boys included the HD kit as well as the Termingnio decals. The springs were by far the hardest thing at this point. The mufflers where installed with pins instead of screws. Next I started work on adding magnets to the body work, an idea I am borrow some other builds on this site, for now they are installed in slightly oversized holes at the screw locations. Next I installed the upper frame to the engine as well as installed all the radiator and hoses using the HD hose clamps. This brings me to my current spot. I have the front wheel and form assembly complete minis any plumbing. I have the swingarm installed as well. Both the front wheel and swing arm are installed with tubing. The rear wheel will be installed with a machine axle as any available tubing is the wrong size. I have also started build the Top Studio Chain kit and all I can say is wow. It's tedious, but I think it offers the most impressive addition to detail for the effort. The rear sprocket is currently just temp attached as I will need to modify it I order for the rear wheel to spin and move the chain. While not visible the rear brake master cylinder and suspension parts have been drilled for plumbing and wiring as well as the swing arm. Should mention this is my first build with my MarcoMotoDesign Motojig. Have not used it for much at this point but I can tell it will be very useful for plumbing /wiring, chain installation and other fine detail work that is a pain with the bike just laying on the bench.
  20. Recently finish this build of the 1/24 Aoshima Lamborghini Huracan with the Hobby Design Liberty Walk wide body trans kit. The HD kit included lots of photoetch on top of the nine piece body kit as well as wheels and tires. I did however use a different set of wheels. Overall I think it's a great kit with my only real complaint being how the side glass is installed
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