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      Model Scale: 1/8 Rating:  Thanks: 0
      Started: 11-20-10 Build Revisions: Never  
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      Hello everybody,

      here is my Triumph Tiger build from the reissued Revell Triumph Tiger Revell 1/8 kit in 2004.
      The kit is larger than 1/8 scale, must be 1/7 or so. It is a kit from the late sixties
      or seventies.
      An orgy in chrome- tank , engine-everything !



      Excuse the first poor quality photos , when I build the bike I only had a 1.2mp camera.



      Revell Triumph Tiger Revell 1/8 must have used a custom bike to get their model from. The shape of the tank
      is wrong and also the seat. Infact there were more version of the bike: a ī60 ties Custom bike and two versions of a bare bones drag bike.
      Also a trike was issued.

      I corrected the too narrow shape of the seat with a triangular insert of plastic sheet. I used the Italeri Triumph 350 Military bike kit as an orientation.



      On the left is the Revell Triumph Tiger Revell 1/8 seat and on the right the Italeri seat.


      Here the corrected seat.



      The wheels were respoked with 0.5mm silver wire. Now I use insect pins and brass tube for the spoke ends.



      The cylinder fins were build from scratch. Thankfully Mr. Kinichi Karube from
      KIMSHOUSE
      sent me his drawings for the cylinder fins. I printed them on self adesive paper and put that on a sheet of 0.4mm aluminium.
      Then I cut out the seperate fins.



      The shape of the tank- which is too short was also corrected according to Mr. Karubes build.

      Here is a mockup during construction:




      Now on with better quality pictures of the finished model:

      From the left:



      From the right:



      Details of the engine, the exhaust pipes were bent from solid 5mm alu rod!

      Engine covers shot with Alclad Triumph Tiger Revell 1/8 chrome.




      The rear wheel. New struts for the fender made of 1,2mm steel rod with flattened ends.
      Brake linkage mad of silver wire and aluminium sheet.
      The seatīs springs also from silver wire.



      The right side of the engine. Also shot with Alclad Triumph Tiger Revell 1/8 chorme. Self made LUCAS battery sticker.
      The seat was covered with thin leather and finished off with rivets.



      I printed out photoreduced copies of real instrument dials.
      The shape of the Lamp housing is also wrong, but I noticed it too late. It looks more like an antīs head.
      New handlebars were bent from 3 mm polished alu rod.
      I wanted to make a new tank rack by soldering silver wire.
      This attempt failed and I used the kitīs part.



      Hope you like it.

      Uli
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  1. Egon's Avatar Moderator
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    Triumph Tiger Revell 1/8
    Hi guys.
    Have you ordered some part from Acu.stion ? I'm looking for a chain to a Bugatti front brake, it looks like a normal bicycle chain on the car, but need it in scale 1:8 to detail my Pocher Bugatti. I to have writen to Cosmos factory, no reply yet.
    I think if I order the 1:12 chain it will look right on the model.
    Attached Images Attached Images Triumph Tiger Revell 1/8-br-de-jpg 
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    Try this one also- http://www.topstudiohobby.com. They have lots of 1/12 bike upgrade sets and heaps of goodies that can be adapted to lots of other models. When you get their front page you will see on the left side 5 blue boxes. The third will be "TIPS", click on this and when it drops down click on 'chain making'.

    I bought one of these chains about a year ago and still haven't made it yet. It's very small and it's Very cool I made a chain for my MHR Ducati rebuild which was much easier and looks ok, but the Top Studio chain actually works.
    Hope this helps.
    Dave.
    Last edited by Dr Dave; 02-25-11 at 06:57 AM.
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    Thanks Dr Dave that Top studio chain looks fine, and there are a dealer in UK, he wants Ģ 28,10 a set, The Japan guy only wants 1.400 Yen, thats more than half less.
    The bike builders seemes to have more detailing than cars have.
    I still looking for a large scale Hayabusa 2. gen.
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    Hi Protar Guy:
    I'm really interested in doing the fins in aluminum as per your post. Would it be possible to get a copy of your drawings in correct scale for Revell Triumph Tiger Revell 1/8 's Triumph in 1/8? Thanks Dave
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    Well Uli,
    if you don't mind, I'd rather have a copy of them as well. Was trying to contact Mr. Karube already, but my keyboard is far out of the japanese language. Will appreciate your help.

    Thank you in advance for response

    Michael
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    Triumph Tiger Revell 1/8
    Quote Originally Posted by protarguy View Post
    Hello everybody,

    here is my Triumph Tiger build from the reissued Revell kit in 2004.
    The kit is larger than 1/8 scale, must be 1/7 or so. It is a kit from the late sixties
    or seventies.
    An orgy in chrome- tank , engine-everything !



    Excuse the first poor quality photos , when I build the bike I only had a 1.2mp camera.



    Revell must have used a custom bike to get their model from. The shape of the tank
    is wrong and also the seat. Infact there were more version of the bike: a ī60 ties Custom bike and two versions of a bare bones drag bike.
    Also a trike was issued.

    I corrected the too narrow shape of the seat with a triangular insert of plastic sheet. I used the Italeri Triumph 350 Military bike kit as an orientation.



    On the left is the Revell seat and on the right the Italeri seat.


    Here the corrected seat.



    The wheels were respoked with 0.5mm silver wire. Now I use insect pins and brass tube for the spoke ends.



    The cylinder fins were build from scratch. Thankfully Mr. Kinichi Karube from
    KIMSHOUSE
    sent me his drawings for the cylinder fins. I printed them on self adesive paper and put that on a sheet of 0.4mm aluminium.
    Then I cut out the seperate fins.



    The shape of the tank- which is too short was also corrected according to Mr. Karubes build.

    Here is a mockup during construction:




    Now on with better quality pictures of the finished model:

    From the left:



    From the right:



    Details of the engine, the exhaust pipes were bent from solid 5mm alu rod!

    Engine covers shot with Alclad Triumph Tiger Revell 1/8 chrome.




    The rear wheel. New struts for the fender made of 1,2mm steel rod with flattened ends.
    Brake linkage mad of silver wire and aluminium sheet.
    The seatīs springs also from silver wire.



    The right side of the engine. Also shot with Alclad Triumph Tiger Revell 1/8 chorme. Self made LUCAS battery sticker.
    The seat was covered with thin leather and finished off with rivets.



    I printed out photoreduced copies of real instrument dials.
    The shape of the Lamp housing is also wrong, but I noticed it too late. It looks more like an antīs head.
    New handlebars were bent from 3 mm polished alu rod.
    I wanted to make a new tank rack by soldering silver wire.
    This attempt failed and I used the kitīs part.



    Hope you like it.

    Uli
    HI!!!!!!! i need the assembly instructions of this bike, can you send me a copy? thanks
    QUOTE QUOTE #22

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    HI!!!!!!! i need the assembly instructions of this bike, can you send me a copy? thanks
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    Beautiful work on the Triumph. I had several of the original kits many years ago and for the time found them quite nice models. The work you did on yours really brings it to life.
    gbritnell
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    Wow,,amazing work.
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    Hola Arturo!
    I've just posted the assembly instructions here in my gallery. Hope that everything is visible and clear. Maybe there is a way for the admins to put it into the manuals, 'cause it isn't available on Revell Triumph Tiger Revell 1/8 's site and I tried to get a proper copy for you. Seems to be quite rare. Please forgive me to leave the front page out, there was too many coffee and drybrushing on it

    Cheers
    Michael
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    Very, very nice.
    I bought a bag of parts for this kit on e-bay last year. Do you happen to have a PDF of the kit instructions?
    Thanks
    very much
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