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Offline Steve Ski

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Re: 200mm WWII Dio, Figures and Bikes
« Reply #30 on: Sat Feb, 09, 2013, 12:07:PM »
Oy Mr. Spud, to be sure, Sir. 

I doubt I'll be getting this one done before the snow melt with such a late start this last winter, a month behind schedule as is.  I will do my best.

No major construction this summer, so bunker time will be snuck in there somewhere.

Thx for watchin Spud.  Cheers, Ski.
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Forks to Fenders to Wiring
« Reply #31 on: Sat Feb, 09, 2013, 01:23:PM »
Mornin Guys,

Got a few things done this weekend and throughout the week.   Still plenty to do, but always on the move as best I can before the snow melt.  Holler if yall see anything needing attention and thx for watchin.


Front fork and fender parts and head lamp.  That head lamp cover will be re-worked.


With the forks and head lamp in place, the wiring was a pain in the tuckus, sausage fingers and all.


Wire clamps along the frame.  I'm using copper wire and floral wire depending on what it's used for.


Handlebar configuration and wire bundle along the left frame, split just after that into three wires heading out.


The stock drive shaft is pathetic, so I'll be re-working a new one to taper the ends and add the key ways like the original as best I can.


The seats are placed temporarily with a coat of tissue paper and white glue to give a minor texture.  The rear wheel installation (mounting) points not clearly visible here had to be filed extensively before installation can be complete.  Lots of reworking is still required.

Thx for watchin Gents.  Cheers, Ski.

P.S.  Those sucker holes on the tank will be refilled and filed when all is said and done too.
« Last Edit: Sat Feb, 09, 2013, 01:28:PM by Steve Ski »
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Re: 200mm WWII Dio, Figures and Bikes
« Reply #32 on: Sun Feb, 10, 2013, 10:32:AM »
Very nice Steve, the seats looks perfect also :)

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Re: 200mm WWII Dio, Figures and Bikes
« Reply #33 on: Tue Feb, 12, 2013, 12:39:AM »
Thx Spud, more coming soon.

Cheers, Ski.
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Re: 200mm WWII Dio, Figures and Bikes
« Reply #34 on: Thu Feb, 14, 2013, 12:01:AM »
I don't see anything to point out other than it is looking great.  I would have put it back in the box by now.  You must have an incredible amount of patience but then that is what dioramas are all about.  Congrats on your work.
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Re: 200mm WWII Dio, Figures and Bikes
« Reply #35 on: Thu Feb, 14, 2013, 02:01:AM »
Thx Stevo,

It may get a bit tedious at times, but it sure the heck is a lot of fun.  Just put a good ol war flick in the DVD player and let er rip.

Thx for watchin, Ski.
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Re: 200mm WWII Dio, Figures and Bikes
« Reply #36 on: Thu Feb, 14, 2013, 09:22:AM »
The bike is looking great.
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Re: 200mm WWII Dio, Figures and Bikes
« Reply #37 on: Sat Feb, 16, 2013, 04:34:PM »
Thx Roy, more below.

I began on the exhaust pipe weathering by using decanted hairspray.  I brushed it on the pipes and hit it fast with a hair dryer, then brushed on XF-1 Flat Black.  Again I used the hair dryer and then began to rub it off.  What I'm looking for here is a bottom base tone for my weathering process.  I know this is not the usual way to administer the hairspray method, but I'm experimenting.

Feel free to comment as you see fit and thx for watching.

Cheers, Ski.









P.S.  Still working the lighting on these pics, so bare with me while I work it.
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Comparison update
« Reply #38 on: Sun Feb, 17, 2013, 12:33:PM »
Ok, I had to parade the Dynamic Duo before we get too far into the weathering stage.  It's amazing just how heavy the Italeri Harley is compared to the Dragon BMW R75.  There really isn't much left to install on the Beemer, but the weight difference is impressive.  I do believe this is the case in full scale as well. 

Not being a modern Harley fan particularly, but a crotch rocket kinda guy, I do prefer the lighter, faster, more agile, yank and bank rigs, lol.  In fact, I still have my original KZ750L3 I bought back in 83, the Black Widow.  Ok, back on topic, HA!

Anyway, both rigs still need plenty of details to close them out before moving on to the figures and structures.

Thx for watching, Ski.









P.S.  I'm hoping to get most of the weatheirng done before the snow melts.
« Last Edit: Sun Feb, 17, 2013, 12:35:PM by Steve Ski »
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Re: 200mm WWII Dio, Figures and Bikes
« Reply #39 on: Sun Feb, 17, 2013, 01:29:PM »
they look amazing buddy truly superb work

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« Reply #40 on: Mon Feb, 18, 2013, 12:32:AM »
Thx Gee, pluggin along we are.

Cheers, Ski.
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Re: 200mm WWII Dio, Figures and Bikes
« Reply #41 on: Sat Feb, 23, 2013, 06:38:PM »
Alrighty then, I think this beemer can be set aside until the final weathering and detailing.  I attached everything but the side storage box and speedo glass, decals, etc.  The weathering with pigments on the pipes was pretty much muted with the Dull Coat, but I can fix that easy and maker er just as perty as she was before.  Time to start working over the figures and figure out the base.

Thx for watchin, Ski.








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Re: 200mm WWII Dio, Figures and Bikes
« Reply #42 on: Mon Feb, 25, 2013, 09:54:AM »
wow looks like a photo of the real the thing buddy 

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Re: 200mm WWII Dio, Figures and Bikes
« Reply #43 on: Mon Feb, 25, 2013, 07:42:PM »
Both bikes look Brilliant Steve  :)  Love the old Harley ,fancy doing one of them ..sometime . Looking forward to the figs  ;D

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Re: 200mm WWII Dio, Figures and Bikes
« Reply #44 on: Mon Feb, 25, 2013, 08:24:PM »
sweet motorcycles