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    1. Kit: , by (VIP/Sponsor) modelmaker is offline
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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!

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  1. Don Garrett's Avatar Asst. Administrator
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    Fantastic Sean...Many thanks for taking the time to share your building techniques with us, we appreciate it more than you know.l: l: l: l: l:

    BTW....any place you post is more than welcome.:)
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    Thanks for shareing your work with us Sean. Feel free to post any of it.

    Rick
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    Thanks Sean, This is the kind of thing we need. By all means post away.
    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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  4. Ok heres some pics of the real thing ! Granted it's not a Hog or a big Ducc but hey Its a very pretty little motorcycle and foremost it's an MV !!
    What really attracted me to it when I first layed eyes on it was it's simplicity and brand name .

    Sean
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  5. Ok now I've got the formalities out the way I've pulled the parts all out of 4 years in storage !!
    As can be seen in the pics the frame has been finished , Today I put it back on it's purpose built alignment jig and spent a few hours straightening everything back up again by reheating all the neccecary soldered Joins,Also gave the wheels a polish and clear laquer coat to brighten them up again!

    For Anyone new on the forum I started building this run of 6 Bikes from scatch about 5 years ago and got very close to finishing them but With no definate orders I stopped building them and put them into storage with the intension of starting them again some time.
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    As always......sterling workmanship.l: l: l:
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    I just LOVE your work, there is something about building bikes that really appeals to me. Thats where my first major scratchbuilds all started (And finished....)
    Have you ever thought of building a 1947 Gilera Saturno?? Now that is a gorgeous bike too!!
    If I ever had the money I would commission you to do one of them for me...... Maybe oneday, hey a man can dream cant he??
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    Doc....I still have my Bultaco Matador, Norton Commando and BSA 441 Victor out in the shed.:) Sold the Bonnie and the Lighting, still regret it.
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    Wow, it's hard to believe that's not the real thing. First rate as usual Sean. l: l: l:
    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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  10. Thanks guys ! The only pics I'll be posting on this site from now on will be of full scratchbuilt stuff !

    So now I'm going back to my scratchbuilding and I'm concentrating my efforts and time on this build.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Don Garrett
    Doc....I still have my Bultaco Matador, Norton Commando and BSA 441 Victor out in the shed.:) Sold the Bonnie and the Lighting, still regret it.
    I just sold my 71 BSA B50MX. Awesome old machine. I would be more into building bikes if I could figure out how to build spoked wheels. That the one thing that brings it to a sreeching halt.

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    I know what you mean Britt...Modelmaker, Mario, Andy and couple of the metal masters we have as members have really sparked an interest in me to build one of my old favorite bikes in 1/6th scale but, like you, I feel I can handle the frame engine etc. and then choke when it comes to the wheels.
    Modelmaker's wheels are works of art by themselves.
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    Sean

    When you set up your web site, don't forget to link with SMC. Also, all of us here appreciate all your contributions so hope you'll continue to play in our sand Scratchbuilt 1/5 scale MV125 Augusta box.

    Rick
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    I wonder if we could get him to do a "How to build spoke wheels." article. If I saw it done once, I would give it a try. Which bike would that be, Don?
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