Post by Keith Christie on Sept 9, 2013 6:06:21 GMT -5
Thanks for the info on the enamel paint, which seller do you use?
The start of the paint looks great, very smooth, this colour will look really smart with a 2k clear coat over the top.
A word of warning about zero paints, If you feel you are going to need a second bottle, then it is worth getting it sooner rather than later as I have found in the past that there can be slight colour differences between batches, If I think I'm going to need more than one, I always order it at the start and then mix the two bottles together before starting. this alleviates any colour differences later on in the painting stages, which may only show up after the clear coat, and then it is too late.
He ships very quickly, I normally wait until I have a need for a few bottles before I order.
Thanks for the heads up on the Zero Paint, it never crossed my mind! I guess it makes sense if you think about it. Before I read your thread I had a crack at painting more of the bodywork, it's gonna be tight but I think I have enough...just.
Engine is now in. Only problem is there are no positive location points on the frame Only solution is to dry fit the primary drive case to the engine as that in turn locates on the gearbox, that way you can get the distance between engine and gearbox correct before the glue sets.
After that, rear shock absorbers were assembled and fitted along with the rear crash bars.
Keith, thank you, progress is slow on this sort of thing as you well know.
DP, good job I live in a nice part of the South of England then!
Boo, cheers buddy, they're real fun and rather addictive...
Luigi, thanks, she's looking ok, better than I hoped.
Gary, Dave, your comments make me wonder about a 1:6 dio, hmmm
Dicky, cheers geeza, not anywhere near as good as Keith, Boo or Boots but I'm happy with it.
Steve, most kind mate, thank you.
CB, not good either...
Jeff, appreciate the kind words fella.
Bill, thanks, it's a tight fit in there, the challenge is getting it in without damaging the paint!
Right, similar pics to yesterday although they represent a fairly big step forward. Primary drive case, starter motor, foot controls, side stand, ignition coil and leads, spare plug holder and front crash bars all make an appearance. The front crash bar is metal and very heavy, care needed to get it to line up.
And you should be happy with it prof and I agree with Dicky, I'd be proud of it. If it wasn't so good I wouldn't be getting so much drool on me chin and it inspires me to get building. Which I am but I haven't had time to blog anything this last few days.. The Tammy 1/12 Duck I picked up from HC, I'm loving the build and its this Harley that made me switch from the Ligier to the bike build