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    Yamaha V-Max

    Post  bcauchi on Wed Jun 20, 2012 5:16 pm

    Here is another model i am working on. this is great fun. Marco is not going to be happy about this.
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    Re: Yamaha V-Max

    Post  skyhigh on Thu Jun 21, 2012 6:20 am

    Brian they look nice builds and as you sad fun to build,,,
    but I'm afraid, your are going to model builder.......and not aviation model enthusiasts........ Exclamation

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    Post  in nannu pec on Thu Jun 21, 2012 5:22 pm

    skyhigh wrote:Brian they look nice builds and as you sad fun to build,,,
    but I'm afraid, your are going to model builder.......and not aviation model enthusiasts........ Exclamation

    Hey Marco....we are model builders....aircraft is Brian,s excellent forte, yes....but I say as long as he is enjoying it ...just go for it mhux hekk...prosit Brian Smile sometimes it's nice to have a change Smile
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    Re: Yamaha V-Max

    Post  bcauchi on Fri Jun 22, 2012 7:48 am

    We need some other stuff for our expos too, we cannot keep exhibiting only aircraft, AFV's, figures and ships only. Besides, most of the stuff we build is military and war-related. It is about time we show something else. People like to see civilian stuff too. We miss out on part of a possible audience that way. I am getting old and i want this hobby to provide fun and satisfaction so i will build whatever is fun to build apart from the serious stuff. Besides, i love bikes!! Will DEFINITELY build some more.

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    Post  in nannu pec on Fri Jun 22, 2012 8:39 am

    bcauchi wrote:We need some other stuff for our expos too, we cannot keep exhibiting only aircraft, AFV's, figures and ships only. Besides, most of the stuff we build is military and war-related. It is about time we show something else. People like to see civilian stuff too. We miss out on part of a possible audience that way. I am getting old and i want this hobby to provide fun and satisfaction so i will build whatever is fun to build apart from the serious stuff. Besides, i love bikes!! Will DEFINITELY build some more.


    The feeling is mutual Brian....so long as I enjoy it....that's the most important thing Smile

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    Re: Yamaha V-Max

    Post  skyhigh on Fri Jun 22, 2012 6:18 pm

    in nannu pec wrote:
    bcauchi wrote:We need some other stuff for our expos too, we cannot keep exhibiting only aircraft, AFV's, figures and ships only. Besides, most of the stuff we build is military and war-related. It is about time we show something else. People like to see civilian stuff too. We miss out on part of a possible audience that way. I am getting old and i want this hobby to provide fun and satisfaction so i will build whatever is fun to build apart from the serious stuff. Besides, i love bikes!! Will DEFINITELY build some more.


    The feeling is mutual Brian....so long as I enjoy it....that's the most important thing Smile


    May be you are all right... in this... as long as you are enjoying modeling !!!!

    But I use... to built model aircraft, because I have a passion of everything that have power.. wings and can fly !!! ..
    may be my mistake is that I pretend that everyone is like me ..who build model aircraft , is an aircraft freak......

    And Brian I don't agree with you that every model build is military ..there is some that build civil , look at Jerzy Ciupek he build a lot of interesting civil aircraft models .. and for shure he had fun building them , but on the same wing'y track........
    Sorry if I ofended some one in this... but that's how I see it and how I am....in this matter ..

    Sorry ones more Brian ..and for the hijack of your tread .. So guys keep on modeling .......... cheers



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    Re: Yamaha V-Max

    Post  Wayne on Fri Jun 22, 2012 8:30 pm

    Brian, I'm sure you don't need me to tell you this but build whatever takes your fancy. My first love will always be aircraft but I've got race cars in my stash too which I will definitely get round to building some time down the line.

    And yes, I agree that as great as our expo is, it definitely misses the 'civilian' aspect.



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    Re: Yamaha V-Max

    Post  slingshot392 on Sat Jun 23, 2012 8:32 am

    Great work so far on the bike Brian, you are really working your way through it! The photo etch really looks nice on the brakes and on the engine. Glad you are addicted to these bike models now! I can't wait to dig my 1/12 Kawasaki Z1 out this winter.

    One suggestion for the tires, give the treads a nice sanding because that will remove the seam and also give the treads a realistic wear pattern and take away a little bit of the rubber look. Also, are the disc brakes that shiny on a real one? They usually get worn down and dull fairly quickly from use I believe?

    A guy that used to be one of the editors for Internet Modeler who unfortunately passed away a few years ago always ended his editorial with "build what YOU want, the way YOU want". I always thought that was good advice and the best way to keep yourself happy while modeling.

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    Post  bcauchi on Sat Jun 23, 2012 2:34 pm

    Correct on both counts Brad, now is the time to sand the tyres before they are connected to the rest of the frame. Also the discs are really shiny, i might try using some steelwool on them.

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    Re: Yamaha V-Max

    Post  Ray on Sun Jun 24, 2012 9:33 am

    Brian, this could not get any better!!!

    You are building what YOU WANT & ENJOYING it & WE ALL ARE ENJOYING it EXCEPT Marco that is.......now COULD THIS GET ANY BETTER lol! ?

    Anything that would IRK Marco (modelling wise ONLY, since he is THE GREATEST TRAITOR OF THEM ALL by swapping modelling to PHOTOGRAPHY) is soothing balm to an open wound lol!

    Bri, as you can see, this is a repetetive process (his grumbling & his HIJACKING) so that he increases his tally of posts Suspect

    Positive thinking leads to positive attitude so again a big APPLAUSE to you mate & keep at it at will I love you cheers

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    Re: Yamaha V-Max

    Post  slingshot392 on Mon Jun 25, 2012 2:36 am

    If you still have any of the photo etch tree left and it's just as shiny, you could try out some different techniques, steel wool might work, a pencil or ink eraser might work, maybe also in combination. If you use clear flat over chrome, it ends up looking like brushed aluminum, you could try a clear flat on the tree as well. I found out that the Tamiya clear flat in the model isn't actually a paint to be used, but is a base to be added to other paints, it can also be added to Future, 30% for dead flat.

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    Post  Paul Salomone on Mon Jun 25, 2012 8:47 am

    Good Job Brian, Basketball

    I fully agree with you - a wider variety of models can bring in more members. Very Happy

    I also agree with Ray - just as long as you enjoy doing it, kepp on going mate. Rolling Eyes

    cheers cheers cheers cheers cheers cheers cheers cheers

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    Re: Yamaha V-Max

    Post  bcauchi on Tue Jul 03, 2012 7:28 pm

    Sorry guys my mistake. Must be the heat and the sweat in my eyes, just come from my daily brisk walk but it is soooo hot!
















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    Re: Yamaha V-Max

    Post  slingshot392 on Wed Jul 04, 2012 12:37 am

    Fantastic bike model! That's also one of my favorite motorcycles, I've had an interest in it ever since it first came out. It looks great with a deep red bodywork, I'm really glad you went with that instead of all black, it helps give it a little bit more eye appeal. I showed Lou the pictures and she kept insisting that it was a real motorcycle and not a model, she saw your text where you said you had your motorcycle outfront and she thought I was teasing her saying it was a model! That's probably the best compliment I can think of for a model!

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    Re: Yamaha V-Max

    Post  bcauchi on Wed Jul 04, 2012 7:30 am

    Thanks for your comments Brad, and a BIG THANK you for the bike. Thanks to you, i now have this great model. Just need a base for it. I love it. Could have come better but not bad for a first one.

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    Post  skyhigh on Wed Jul 04, 2012 4:30 pm

    bcauchi wrote:Thanks for your comments Brad, and a BIG THANK you for the bike. Thanks to you, i now have this great model. Just need a base for it. I love it. Could have come better but not bad for a first one.

    It looks real in the photos......... cheers

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    Post  in nannu pec on Wed Jul 04, 2012 4:43 pm

    imma kif kul ma tibni...kollox tal genn Brian.....well done habib....my apologies toi our english speaking friends but I couldn't say this any better other tha Maltese....well done BRian....nice build...
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    Post  Tancred on Wed Jul 04, 2012 5:14 pm


    Brilliant work Brian, bike looks real cool Cool


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    Re: Yamaha V-Max

    Post  bcauchi on Wed Jul 04, 2012 5:18 pm

    Thanks guys, glad you like it. You should try something completely different to the usual, it is great fun. What modelling should be all about after all!

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    Post  J.Fenech on Wed Jul 04, 2012 8:04 pm

    Excellent work!!

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    Post  Robert on Fri Jul 06, 2012 8:34 pm

    Prosit very very nice

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    Post  Robert on Wed Aug 22, 2012 10:49 am

    http://www.japan-dream-direct.com/product/736

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    Post  bcauchi on Wed Aug 22, 2012 3:37 pm

    Rob, that would have been a great book to have during the build.

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    Re: Yamaha V-Max

    Post  olivermifsud on Fri Aug 24, 2012 7:54 am

    keep it up brian prosit

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