Welcome Guest Search | Active Topics | Log In | Register

Bandit Build Options
Bandit750
#1 Posted : 23 October 2019 14:30:21

Rank: Beginner Level 2


Groups: Registered

Joined: 13/10/2019
Posts: 19
Points: 63
Location: Wigan
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.
Bandit750 attached the following image(s):
Tank-Cover.jpg
Top-Fairing.jpg
Front-Guard.jpg
Bandit750
#2 Posted : 23 October 2019 14:44:45

Rank: Beginner Level 2


Groups: Registered

Joined: 13/10/2019
Posts: 19
Points: 63
Location: Wigan
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
Bandit750 attached the following image(s):
Forks.jpg
CaptnBirdseye
#3 Posted : 23 October 2019 15:20:49

Rank: Elite

Active Service Medal: 500 post active service MedalPurple Medal: Super active service medal for 1000 postsRed Medal: Red MedalBuild-Diary Medal: Build-Diary Medal of Honour
Groups: Registered, Official Builds

Joined: 10/05/2010
Posts: 2,477
Points: 7,123
Location: Lincolnshire
BigGrin Nice work, Bandit ThumpUp
With a name like that i guess you're a Suzuki fan Laugh
Bandit750
#4 Posted : 23 October 2019 15:30:57

Rank: Beginner Level 2


Groups: Registered

Joined: 13/10/2019
Posts: 19
Points: 63
Location: Wigan
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.
Bandit750
#5 Posted : 09 November 2019 15:46:03

Rank: Beginner Level 2


Groups: Registered

Joined: 13/10/2019
Posts: 19
Points: 63
Location: Wigan
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.

Bandit750 attached the following image(s):
Bottom-end.jpg
Sump.jpg
Exhaust-1.jpg
Exhaust-2.jpg
Bandit750
#6 Posted : 26 June 2020 11:35:34

Rank: Beginner Level 2


Groups: Registered

Joined: 13/10/2019
Posts: 19
Points: 63
Location: Wigan
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.
Bandit750 attached the following image(s):
Passing-the-time.jpg
rad-13.jpg
Rad-pipe-13-.jpg
Bandit750
#7 Posted : 26 June 2020 11:54:49

Rank: Beginner Level 2


Groups: Registered

Joined: 13/10/2019
Posts: 19
Points: 63
Location: Wigan
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.
Bandit750 attached the following image(s):
RH-14.jpg
LH1.jpg
Lower-cowl-15.jpg
Lower-cowl2-15.jpg
duct-2-15.jpg
Bandit750
#8 Posted : 26 June 2020 12:03:27

Rank: Beginner Level 2


Groups: Registered

Joined: 13/10/2019
Posts: 19
Points: 63
Location: Wigan
Pack 16

Air intake top plate, coolant and oil tanks, electronic control module and support.
Bandit750 attached the following image(s):
Intake-16.jpg
Tanks-16.jpg
Cowl-complete-16.jpg
modul-base-16.jpg
Control-box16.jpg
Box-complete.jpg
Unit-16.jpg
Bandit750
#9 Posted : 26 June 2020 13:00:06

Rank: Beginner Level 2


Groups: Registered

Joined: 13/10/2019
Posts: 19
Points: 63
Location: Wigan
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.
Bandit750 attached the following image(s):
Brake-control-17.jpg
Unit-1.jpg
Tank-3.jpg
Tank-2.jpg
Tank-1.jpg
Tank-4.jpg
alemo
#10 Posted : 27 June 2020 09:25:06

Rank: Pro
Red Medal: Red MedalBuild-Diary Medal: Build-Diary Medal of Honour
Groups: Registered

Joined: 11/03/2010
Posts: 234
Points: 734
Location: Whelpley Hill, Chesham
Coming together nicely, great job on the tank, well done.

Alec
Built: Bluenose, Arab Dhow, HMS Bounty, Hummer H1, D51, Spitfire,E type Jaguar.
In Progress: HMS Victory, , Yamaha YZR-M1

Adapt, improvise, overcome.
Spal
#11 Posted : 28 June 2020 22:35:30

Rank: Super-Elite

Publisher Medal: Featured Build of the MonthActive Service Medal: 500 post active service MedalPurple Medal: Super active service medal for 1000 postsRed Medal: Red MedalBuild-Diary Medal: Build-Diary Medal of Honour
Groups: Official Builds, Registered

Joined: 19/06/2013
Posts: 4,587
Points: 13,550
Location: West Yorkshire
Making great progress on thisCool The Honda looks great too.

Al
Bandit750
#12 Posted : 29 June 2020 14:33:31

Rank: Beginner Level 2


Groups: Registered

Joined: 13/10/2019
Posts: 19
Points: 63
Location: Wigan
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.
CaptnBirdseye
#13 Posted : 29 June 2020 16:23:35

Rank: Elite

Active Service Medal: 500 post active service MedalPurple Medal: Super active service medal for 1000 postsRed Medal: Red MedalBuild-Diary Medal: Build-Diary Medal of Honour
Groups: Registered, Official Builds

Joined: 10/05/2010
Posts: 2,477
Points: 7,123
Location: Lincolnshire
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.

Regards
Gray
Bandit750
#14 Posted : 26 August 2020 11:02:21

Rank: Beginner Level 2


Groups: Registered

Joined: 13/10/2019
Posts: 19
Points: 63
Location: Wigan

Pack 18

All the components needed for the handlebars. They are very well detailed with working levers with a good feel to them, not too firm or soft. The throttle is also good with a sprung return.

The throttle cable ends need to be removed from the sprue and are marked front and rear accordingly. I did place a tiny amount of glue on the switch gear halves just to be sure.
Bandit750 attached the following image(s):
Bar-left-1.jpg
Bar-left-2.jpg
Bar-right-1.jpg
Bar-right-2.jpg
Bars-complete.jpg
Bandit750
#15 Posted : 26 August 2020 11:36:28

Rank: Beginner Level 2


Groups: Registered

Joined: 13/10/2019
Posts: 19
Points: 63
Location: Wigan
Pack 19

Top yoke, brake/clutch reservoirs and steering damper. Brake lines and splitter to be used with future packs.

Again these are well made and will allow you to finally attach the front end BigGrin by means of screws and push fit. I have put lock wire on each end of the grips as in the real bike. The only issue i had was with the steering damper. out of the box the small regulator piece was cracked and nearly hanging off (circled).
The damper internal bar was slightly scuffed but no bother will re-paint.

I will remove the regulator piece and either not use it or make one from scratch out of a needle or leg of L.E.D.
Bandit750 attached the following image(s):
Top-Yoke.jpg
Brake-Res-1.jpg
Brake-res-2.jpg
Clutch-res.jpg
Damper.jpg
Lock-wire.jpg
Bandit750
#16 Posted : 26 August 2020 11:46:26

Rank: Beginner Level 2


Groups: Registered

Joined: 13/10/2019
Posts: 19
Points: 63
Location: Wigan
The fork tops I have attempted to match the colour of the new forks by wrapping them in bare metal foil then painting with clear yellow.

The new forks were sourced from Japan as it appears that the Japanese market received anodised forks. I have also got a work in progress for the clock decal. first try is a little small but I will persevereBlink . Brake disc re-painted with zero paints carbon.

Nearly at the end. Now I need a case for this monster.Drool
Bandit750 attached the following image(s):
Fork-top.jpg
Fork.jpg
Clock.jpg
alemo
#17 Posted : 27 August 2020 11:38:50

Rank: Pro
Red Medal: Red MedalBuild-Diary Medal: Build-Diary Medal of Honour
Groups: Registered

Joined: 11/03/2010
Posts: 234
Points: 734
Location: Whelpley Hill, Chesham
Nice work, looking very good superb front forks.

Alec
Built: Bluenose, Arab Dhow, HMS Bounty, Hummer H1, D51, Spitfire,E type Jaguar.
In Progress: HMS Victory, , Yamaha YZR-M1

Adapt, improvise, overcome.
Bandit750
#18 Posted : 13 October 2020 10:16:50

Rank: Beginner Level 2


Groups: Registered

Joined: 13/10/2019
Posts: 19
Points: 63
Location: Wigan
Morning all

Whilst waiting for parts to be delivered I was looking at the model, Particularly the airbox. Both sides have access holes in them, so I looked through the instructions to see if there would be any data cables or pipes included in the issues. I think there should be something like a MAF sensor that goes to the ECU.

So I've cobbled one together. Also started working on a rear camera.
Bandit750 attached the following image(s):
Airbox-connections.jpg
Rear-Cam.jpg
alemo
#19 Posted : 15 October 2020 10:00:44

Rank: Pro
Red Medal: Red MedalBuild-Diary Medal: Build-Diary Medal of Honour
Groups: Registered

Joined: 11/03/2010
Posts: 234
Points: 734
Location: Whelpley Hill, Chesham
Great attention to detail, well spotted, I wondered what those loops on the air box were for. Will camera be forward and rear facing?

Alec
Built: Bluenose, Arab Dhow, HMS Bounty, Hummer H1, D51, Spitfire,E type Jaguar.
In Progress: HMS Victory, , Yamaha YZR-M1

Adapt, improvise, overcome.
Bandit750
#20 Posted : 15 October 2020 13:05:13

Rank: Beginner Level 2


Groups: Registered

Joined: 13/10/2019
Posts: 19
Points: 63
Location: Wigan
Thanks Alec

I seem to keep finding things to do whilst waiting for the next instalment. As well as the rear the front camera is in the process of being made, tricky little devil about 6mm square. Trying to find some reference to how they are mounted.

Something else I'm looking at is a little flat spot positioned above and to the left of the speedo. Think it may be yet another sensor.Blink

Enough to keep me going with that and the fibre optics for the rear light (wet race mode).

Users browsing this topic
Guest
Forum Jump  
You cannot post new topics in this forum.
You cannot reply to topics in this forum.
You cannot delete your posts in this forum.
You cannot edit your posts in this forum.
You cannot create polls in this forum.
You cannot vote in polls in this forum.

Powered by YAF | YAF © 2003-2009, Yet Another Forum.NET
This page was generated in 0.238 seconds.
DeAgostini