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    1. Kit: , by (VIP/Sponsor) modelmaker is offline
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      Model Scale: 1/8 Rating:  (1 votes - 5.00 average) Thanks: 0
      Started: 11-03-06 Build Revisions: Never  
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      Ok Dan Rick and Don I've decided I'm going to document the build of one of my 1/5th scale Full scratchbuilt in metal MV125 Motor cycles in photographic form pretty much the same way I did with the Alfa and I want to do it in my own time which could take awhile with all my other modelling comittments inbetween!
      I don't want to waffle on with heaps of text rather let the photos do the explaining but I'm only to happy to answer any questions as I go along.
      So I hope I've started this thread in the correct place ? pictures will come latter!

      Sean
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  1. hot ford coupe's Avatar VIP/Sponsor
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    Yeah, I know 1/5 is better but I'll need a bigger work bench. A 1/5 scale Caddy is about 40 inches long.
    Sometimes a handful of patience is worth more than a truck load of brains. Have the courage to trust your own beliefs. Don't be swayed by those with louder voices. W.S. Maugham :)
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  2. yeah but imagine the posibilities?
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  3. last couple of days has seen steady progress being made on the handle bar details I've also machined a new set of gauges in aluminium ,I also had a set of my CAD drawn Instrument faces reverse Bromide printed they got back today so I spent a few hours cutting and fitting them and the clear instrument Vials which I machined from Clear .04 polycarb Sheet, I'm pretty chuffed with the end result!
    Once again sorry but the photos are very dark infact their getting darker ? I really have to get the flash Scratchbuilt 1/5 scale MV125 Augusta fixed on my camera.
    Attached Images Attached Images Scratchbuilt 1/5 scale MV125 Augusta-dsc03165-jpg  Scratchbuilt 1/5 scale MV125 Augusta-dsc03168-jpg  Scratchbuilt 1/5 scale MV125 Augusta-dsc03170-jpg  Scratchbuilt 1/5 scale MV125 Augusta-dsc03174-jpg  Scratchbuilt 1/5 scale MV125 Augusta-dsc03175-jpg  Scratchbuilt 1/5 scale MV125 Augusta-dsc03176-jpg  Scratchbuilt 1/5 scale MV125 Augusta-dsc03177-jpg 
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  4. Not much progress lately I'll take more photos soon .I've just purchased a brand new resistance soldering unit which allows me to solder parts very close together without the parts falling off.
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  5. Don Garrett's Avatar Asst. Administrator
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    How 'bout a product evaluation and photo's of the new soldering unit? You know, likes...dislikes.
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  6. Sounds like a great idea Don give me a week and I'll have something for you,I'm still waiting for it to arrive Via mail!
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  7. Sorry Don I'm still waiting on the resistance unit, Long story!!!
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  8. Recieved my new soldering unit today Now progress can be made on this long overdue build

    Sean
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    Looking good.

    Are those a few of the pieces I sent you??? Looks like the brakes and fork support may be the cast metal parts from last year. Ive still got that mold if you want to try anything else. The rest of the molds were recycled.
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    Quote Originally Posted by modelmaker View Post
    The chain is specialist Photocopier chain which I purchased Via mail order from Japan! Bugger ! I can't lay claim to building That !
    To get the detail in the head lamp lens all I did was to scribe the detail in the back of the lens using a scriber and my straight edge ruler then I polished it with Autosol on my Buffing wheel.
    Anything available in 1/9? I'd like to change my belt secondary Softail Springer to chain.

    BTW - Your scratch build Scratchbuilt 1/5 scale MV125 Augusta makes my plastic effort seem pathetic by comparison.
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    I’d also like to know if there’s anything that can be used for a chain in 1/9, I have a 1/9 Triumph that could use one whenever I get to it.
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  12. hot ford coupe's Avatar VIP/Sponsor
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    I think someone said that you can use some parts in a derelict printer that would make a great chain. It's worth looking at.
    Sometimes a handful of patience is worth more than a truck load of brains. Have the courage to trust your own beliefs. Don't be swayed by those with louder voices. W.S. Maugham :)
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  13. Quote Originally Posted by ScaleMotorcars View Post
    Looking good.

    Are those a few of the pieces I sent you??? Looks like the brakes and fork support may be the cast metal parts from last year. Ive still got that mold if you want to try anything else. The rest of the molds were recycled.
    Yes they are the parts you did for me I had them nickel plated Scratchbuilt 1/5 scale MV125 Augusta . I think I have enough parts here to get me through the build as I'm only going to finish the one bike now.

    Sean
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  14. Quote Originally Posted by Bob Cline View Post
    Anything available in 1/9? I'd like to change my belt secondary Softail Springer to chain.

    BTW - Your scratch build Scratchbuilt 1/5 scale MV125 Augusta makes my plastic effort seem pathetic by comparison.
    Bob I remember a japanese site on the web called "Kims House" this guy chops up protar motorcycles and superdetails them with incredible detail and I remember seeing photos on the site of photo etched chain he was using.
    I tried to google the site for you but nothing came up for me ?
    The stuff I'm using isn't avaliable any smaller than the size I have which is way to large for 1/9th.


    Sean
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