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#1 Posted : 23 October 2019 14:30:21

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Hi all

Started this a while ago but I'll try and get some pics of the build so far.

It appears to be a good quality kit and will be quite a weight when finished, pity I can't get a 1/4 scale Rossi to display next to it. Maybe a helmet.

Anyway the first pics of the tank cover, top fairing and front guard show that they have been clearcoated using Zero Paints laquer. A couple of mist coats first as anything heavier will melt the decals, (tested that on a spare tank cover).

They have then had 6 coats of clear. Front guard has been wet sanded and buffed. Top fairing and tank cover still to be sanded and buffed.
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#2 Posted : 23 October 2019 14:44:45

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Next up is the front end. Wasn't totally happy with the colour of the forks, wanted a more anodised look so again purchased some Zeropaints fork gold.

Fork tubes were stripped and painted. still not quite right so a couple of coats of Tamiya X-24 clear yellow seems to have done the trick. Just need to find some Ohlins decals.

Fork bottoms were re-painted in Tamiya X-31 titan gold more in fitting with the real bike. Got rid of the mould lines on the tyre with magic mould line remover (Rag and White Spirit) Laugh.

Cheers Steve
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#3 Posted : 23 October 2019 15:20:49

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BigGrin Nice work, Bandit ThumpUp
With a name like that i guess you're a Suzuki fan Laugh
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#4 Posted : 23 October 2019 15:30:57

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Thanks CaptnBirdseye

Yep had many of bikes over the years of all makes. Worked on thousands more in my previous incarnation of motorcycle mechanic, some better than others, Italian electrics Cursing.

But the 750 bandit was quite something, Japanese only model. Basically a 1200 with a 750 motor.

Cheers Steve.
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#5 Posted : 09 November 2019 15:46:03

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Hi again all

Just received pack 12 which allows for installation of the exhaust. I unfortunately didn't take any pics of the process whilst building the engine but Mr Birdseye seems to have that and the rest of the build covered very well.

Here's some up to now.

The engine in situ in frame. The oil level window has been painted on the reverse with a few coats of clear yellow until it appears oil like in colour.

The exhausts have been treated to a heat staining with very thinned clear blue and orange, and the weld points have been highlighted with Molotow liquid chrome.

The installation of the exhaust needed a bit of Cursing and loosening of the screws as they didn't quite align perfectly. There is some flex in the headers so all's well.

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#6 Posted : 26 June 2020 11:35:34

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Hi all,

Recently been passing the time with some other kits whilst waiting for further deliveries and during the forever present Covid. Decided to have a go at the Tamiya 1/6 CB750F. Painted with the excellent Tamiya lacquer paint LP46 pure metallic red. Also decided I would like to have some working lights.



After finishing this quite a few Rossi deliveries turned up from Germany of all places BigGrin , starting with issue 13 and going through to issue 17.



More to follow.
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#7 Posted : 26 June 2020 11:54:49

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Pack 14 Basically consisted of R/H footrest and brake pedal.

Pack 15 L/H footrest and gear linkage, airbox intake and top fairing lower cowl.
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#8 Posted : 26 June 2020 12:03:27

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Pack 16

Air intake top plate, coolant and oil tanks, electronic control module and support.
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#9 Posted : 26 June 2020 13:00:06

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Pack 17

Brake control unit and fuel tank.

All the lovely lambda connections, definitely need a touch of glue and tweezers and patience of JobCrying.

I just had to re-finish the fuel tank to get rid of the seam when assembled. It wouldn't show on the finished model but I would know it was there. A bit of filler, primer and metallic silver, and just like new.
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#10 Posted : 27 June 2020 09:25:06

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Coming together nicely, great job on the tank, well done.

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#11 Posted : 28 June 2020 22:35:30

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Making great progress on thisCool The Honda looks great too.

Al
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#12 Posted : 29 June 2020 14:33:31

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Hi and thanks for the comments.

I was inspired to re-start modelling after lurking on this site for a while.

The amount of talent and skill on here is something to truly aspire to.

Thinking of buying a full kit just to do a Quatararo Petronas M1.

Thanks again.
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#13 Posted : 29 June 2020 16:23:35

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Bandit750 wrote:
Hi and thanks for the comments.

I was inspired to re-start modelling after lurking on this site for a while.

The amount of talent and skill on here is something to truly aspire to.

Thinking of buying a full kit just to do a Quatararo Petronas M1.

Thanks again.



NOW THAT would be very interesting! Drool Love Drool
If it's as good as this build, it's one i would follow with interest.

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