well after finishing the engine i moved onto the next stage WOOP
after only completing parts 1 – 4 yesterday due to my lack of free time i was more excited about today because i had more free time on my hands which meant more time that i could build the model.
So today i managed to do parts 5 – 12
Part 5: FUEL TANK
Part 6 + 7: EXHAUST ASSEMBLY
Part 8: ATTACHING FUEL TANK
Part 9: ATTACHING RADIATOR
Part 10: FRONT WHEEL ASSEMBLY
Part 11: FRONT FORK
Part 12: ATTACHING FRONT FORK + FRONT FENDER
i found most of these areas reletively ok, had a few fiddly parts but that was to be expected with all the small parts it contains.
i also did some spray painting for the first time ever today for the model, which was for the fuel tank and i also sprayed some of the other body parts while i was at it. i used plasti-kote primer on them first 2 thin layers and then i used plasti-kote bright red super gloss spray – 2 thin coats again which gave me a nice finish. To say i have never used spray paint in my life i found it very easy to do and gives little mess – i used a colapsing shoe box so i could reduce spray and then i could colapse it when i wanted to spray in the hard to reach places.
Here are some pictures of what the bike looks like now i have added all these parts.
on the exhausts i wanted them to look kinda worn a little which i think looks good – i didn’t want fully out shiny ones – just another little thing i have altered.
I also altered the bright red paint that i used on the body – i didn’t really like the red so i used some of the metallic red that i had over the top which has given me a slightly darker red with a slight sparkle which i feel looks a lot better.
well that it is for today i am sure i will be doing more 2moro
hope you enjoyed reading 🙂