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Italeri BMW motorcycle with sidecar 27 Dec 2017 13:49 #13

They look really good. :good
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Italeri BMW motorcycle with sidecar 27 Dec 2017 13:58 #14

That's a lot of work! I like them both! :good
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Italeri BMW motorcycle with sidecar 27 Dec 2017 14:29 #15

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this is the wire wheel v the plastic wheel.
I prefer the wire wheel but in reality the plastic wheel is probably nearer what it should be. I got so hung up on motorcycle wheels i missed the point here. These are actually car wheels !!, the tyres are marked 500 x 16, quite why the germans used the imperial system on tyres (5" x 16" ?) i dont know but they still do today ...
As car wheels the spokes would have been this thick so although it looks odd on a motorcycle its actually correct and obviously done for strength in the field .......that said i have shaved the plastic spokes down a bit (about20%) but not the 50% i was planning on.
You will also see i have gone for the desert option rather than the German Grey option, mainly to give a contrast to the engine and brighten the whole thing up. I figure grey engine and grey bike was going to be a bit drab for display..

Both look great. :popcorn
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Italeri BMW motorcycle with sidecar 29 Dec 2017 05:14 #16

Made a start on the engine cases and frame. starting to look at where i can add detail now :)

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Italeri BMW motorcycle with sidecar 29 Dec 2017 07:56 #17

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Italeri BMW motorcycle with sidecar 29 Dec 2017 07:58 #18

Nice wheels!! Great start> Gary S.
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Italeri BMW motorcycle with sidecar 29 Dec 2017 08:34 #19

Awesome work so far :thumbsup :thumbsup
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Italeri BMW motorcycle with sidecar 30 Dec 2017 07:28 #20

I found these pictures in an auction catalogue , the outfit was sold a few years ago in the US




they show a load of detail not on the kit like the wires running to the fender light which i will add.

Made up some alloy pushrod tubes to replace the plastic, i am hopeless at painting plastic to look like shinny metal !!




I need to go and buy a can of coca cola now because i need the alloy they use in the cans to make some straps :).
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Italeri BMW motorcycle with sidecar 30 Dec 2017 08:02 #21

Nice job. :popcorn
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Italeri BMW motorcycle with sidecar 30 Dec 2017 08:38 #22

Looking good! How is the fit of kit parts? :rockon
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Italeri BMW motorcycle with sidecar 30 Dec 2017 08:44 #23

Hi Mike
The fit is pretty good but a lot of the parts are slightly warped so they need twisting back in to shape especially when fitting two flat surfaces together, quite a lot of flash on some bits as well but overall it's all really nice for a 40 year old mould, detail level is good too, just needs a little time with a sharp scalpel blade and some sanding sticks which is all part of the fun really..
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Italeri BMW motorcycle with sidecar 30 Dec 2017 08:51 #24

How complete would you say the kit is? Will you have to scratch build much?
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