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Hi guys Here I will start a WIP which will probably take some time to get ready. First and foremost, this is not even about the construction but the 3D printing. And I want to share this with you. The first thing on the plan was to reprint the rims of the YZR. Unfortunately, I did not find any drawings on the internet, so I printed them the way I liked them the most. It was not an easy task, because I did not want to succeed in the first 3 D pressure. Constructed with DesignSpark Mechanical. Printed with Elegoo Mars right side kit rim see you next time :)
Ciao a tutti! This is the kit that I am about to start , is the 1/9 scale model of Cagiva Lucky Explorer made by Protar, that runs the Paris-Dakar in 1987 with Auriol. The kit seems particularly rare, since I have not found any WIP on the web, probably this will be the first online, exclusive scaleworks365! It have the frame made with metal (!) tyres and some particulars in rubber, the rest is Polystirene, with parts prepainted chrome. Even the references I have found very few, mainly because at the time the bikes of the Dakar were prototypes, so the photos were prohibited. Reading around, it seems to be quite a challenge, since the fitting is not the best (prerogative of protar models) and pieces have several defects , such as retreats and burrs. Now a bit of history and photo references: "...As said, the bike course at Paris - Dakar 1987, with the driver Hubert Auriol; What happens in the Paris Dakar 1987 enters the pilot in the inner circle of timeless myths. Not for a win, but for a retreat. Auriol leads the race, but between him and the goal is hiding a fold of unexpected destiny: a stupid root hidden in the sand out of the way " Hubert the African" , taking off one foot doing crashing into a tree. French reports both ankles broken.Despite everything he is loaded on the bike and ends the last km of the special in these conditions. Once he managed to cross the finish line, as a logical was forced to retire.The television images of Auriol weeping from the pain go around the world and elevate him to the moral winner of this edition of the race and becoming an unforgettable myth."