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#101 Posted : 17 July 2020 19:05:35

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FRIDAY 17TH JULY 2020 - HARLEY DAVIDSON FLSTF “FAT BOY”


PACK 20

PCTURES 1 Through 6

From what I have no learnt it appears build guides are now being left out of the monthly packs with the intention the builder downloads the instructions from the model site itself.

However, in the latest pack received yesterday it seems the parts sent to me are from the release that was done by Altya in France.

Each set of parts is accompanied by a Very good illustrated booklet (certainly of a higher standard that the booklet we were initially getting with the UK version.

It seems the French version also had the instructions for that stage as an individual printed page.

I can appreciate the reasoning in terms of coats of leaving out these guides and replacing the building instructions with downloadable versions but for me I really like the guides.

The initial HMS victory and Sovereign of the Seas booklets were a wealth of information and I found them very interesting.

Maybe in the minority on this but would have liked to had the option of all the Harley printed guides.
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BUILDING: Harley Davidson Fat boy, Lam. Countach, Hachette Spitfire Mk 1A, Constructo Mayflower
COLLECTING 1:200 Bismarck (Hachette)
SUBSCRIPTION COMPLETE (Awaiting building): USS Constitution, Sovereign of the Seas
COMPLETED: Porsche 911, E-Type Jaguar
birdaj2
#102 Posted : 17 July 2020 19:09:24

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STAGE 63 – THE REAR WHEEL

PICTURE 7

In this stage we get:

Support for the Oil Filter
Exhaust Cover
Oil Filter
Starter Cover
Type K Screw

PICTURES 8 & 9

We also need the following parts:

From Stage 26 – Drive Wheel
From Stage 56 – The Rear Wheel
From Stage 54 – 73.5mm axle for the rear wheel, and nut
From Stage 27 – Rear Brake Disc

PICTURES 10 & 11

Up until this point I had not fitted the rear tyre to the rear wheel or fitted the connectors so that was the first thing to do in this stage.

PICTURE 12

We then press fit the Drive Wheel onto the left side of the rear wheel.

PICTURE 13

The Brake Disc is next and this is press fitted on its support on the right side of the rear wheel.

PICTURES 14 & 15

Taking the very heavy engine block and frame we need to loop the drive belt over the Drive Wheel on the rear wheel as we line up the wheel between the rear swingarm.

This is then all secured using the 73.5mm axle (not quite sure how they have measured this axle as end to end its longer than the advertised 73.5mm and needs to be in order to pass through this assembly).
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BUILDING: Harley Davidson Fat boy, Lam. Countach, Hachette Spitfire Mk 1A, Constructo Mayflower
COLLECTING 1:200 Bismarck (Hachette)
SUBSCRIPTION COMPLETE (Awaiting building): USS Constitution, Sovereign of the Seas
COMPLETED: Porsche 911, E-Type Jaguar
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#103 Posted : 17 July 2020 19:13:06

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STAGE 64 – FITTING THE TAIL LIGHT

PICTURE 16

In this stage we get: (and use none of these parts this time)

Type N Screw x 1
Gear Cover
The Transmission Case
Timer Cover

We also need the following parts:

PICTURES 17 & 18

From Stage 62 – Pieces of the Tail Light
From Stage 50 – The Rear Fender
1 x Type C Screw

PICTURE 19

Its at this stage I noticed something looking a bit odd in terms of the rear indicator lights.

The wires are routed through a slot in the indicator arm and I thought it looked odd having this visible.

Only after checking did I realise I had fitted the brackets the wrong way around so as these are just press fit it was easy to rectify.

PICTURES 20 & 21

We start by threading the cable on the rear light through the large hole on the rear fender.

The rear light assembly then press fits into the remaining holes on the rear fender

PICTURE 22

Its secured in place with 1 x Type C screw.

PICTURE 23

We complete this stage by clipping the rear light cover in place.


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BUILDING: Harley Davidson Fat boy, Lam. Countach, Hachette Spitfire Mk 1A, Constructo Mayflower
COLLECTING 1:200 Bismarck (Hachette)
SUBSCRIPTION COMPLETE (Awaiting building): USS Constitution, Sovereign of the Seas
COMPLETED: Porsche 911, E-Type Jaguar
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#104 Posted : 17 July 2020 19:16:41

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STAGE 65 – THE REAR FENDER

PICTURE 24

In this stage we get: (but again do not use at this stage)
1 x Type E Screw
Mud Flap
Set of Seven Cables

PICTURES 25 & 26

I thought it worth mentioning the quality of the mud flap.

Its really nicely made and is a piece of real leather.

PICTURE 27

We also need the following parts:

From Stage 61 – Two Side Reflectors for the Rear Fender.
Four Type U Screws

PICTURE 28

The reflectors are just a press fit into a couple of Hex shaped holes in either side of the fender.

In my case excess paint required cleaning out from these holes so that the reflectors could be pressed into place without having to resort to excess force which could see them break.

PICTURE 29

The rear fender is then placed in the slot between the 2 frame halves, watching out for the routing of the 3 cables coming from the fender itself.

Its secured in place using the 4 x Type U screws.

PICTURES 30 & 31

And for this pack that was all we were required to do.

The bike is really looking good and while I have had some issues during the build, I think it fair to say this has been (so far) my favourite build of all the kits I have tackled.

Just hoping that the remaining 4 packs needed to complete this come through with no issues as and when they are due.

Until the next time Stay Safe and Happy Modelling.



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BUILDING: Harley Davidson Fat boy, Lam. Countach, Hachette Spitfire Mk 1A, Constructo Mayflower
COLLECTING 1:200 Bismarck (Hachette)
SUBSCRIPTION COMPLETE (Awaiting building): USS Constitution, Sovereign of the Seas
COMPLETED: Porsche 911, E-Type Jaguar
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#105 Posted : 18 July 2020 09:28:31

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Coming on very nicely Tony.Love

Mark
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#106 Posted : 18 July 2020 10:02:58

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Excellent work once again Tony, looks amazing when done.. Just hope you have somewhere nice to display this beast.....Drool Drool Drool

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Alan
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#107 Posted : 18 July 2020 10:38:00

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Amazing work Tony. You must be very chuffed with it.BigGrin
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#108 Posted : 18 July 2020 20:40:41

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Great build TonyBigGrin looks an amazing kit to put togetherBigGrin


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#109 Posted : 13 August 2020 20:10:55

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Happy days.

Email to say my next £27.00 has just been charged.

Loved this bike build to bits - its something after trying cars, ships and the like that i can honestly say i have loved to bits.

Complete “idiot” but to me they seem to be able to scale down bikes and retain amazing detail better than they can other “craft” and i should add that is NOT a dig at deagostini but applies across the piece.

There is just so much detail in this build and it looks so complete a “Mini me” Could ride it.

This one has not been without its challenges and once those set of parts arrive i have 3 more to complete the build.

Was just looking at it tonight and not sure what it is (Maybe a youth never realised) but it looks absolutely fantastic.

Virus caused issues but not as many issues as we will see And my next Hachette Bismarck is in transit (Not sure were that has gone) and the expected ship on the next spitfire is month end.

Its “odd” but bismarck goes in a crate (not even been tempted to start that one) and although the spitfire build so far is fairly detailed i would be honest and say none of these give me the same excitement as my Harley build has been doing.

I am so tempted by the Honda CB50 but confidence is lacking on how would do this late in getting parts. I am not a patient person.

Happy days

Tony
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BUILDING: Harley Davidson Fat boy, Lam. Countach, Hachette Spitfire Mk 1A, Constructo Mayflower
COLLECTING 1:200 Bismarck (Hachette)
SUBSCRIPTION COMPLETE (Awaiting building): USS Constitution, Sovereign of the Seas
COMPLETED: Porsche 911, E-Type Jaguar
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#110 Posted : 13 August 2020 23:08:29

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Beautiful work. The choppers are fun, aren't they?BigGrin

Tom
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