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Pocher 1/4 ducati panigale

September 19th, 2017, 8:14 pm

Hi all well it's arrived man it's huge here is a pic of the box
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And just for size comparison here it is along side a calor gas fire
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The instruction manual
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It's really well packaged
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And here is the Paul Koo upgrade kit
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I'm not allowed to start it till my birthday on the 26th of next month though (although I wasn't allowed to open it then);)

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September 20th, 2017, 5:06 am

Wow! Got any pets? You could maybe teach them to ride it :grin:

Nigel

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September 20th, 2017, 6:55 pm

Hi all well I've not actually started building it yet but I couldn't resist comparing it to the biggest scale I've built so far (1/6 bikes) these bikes are huge but putting the ducati crank case and gearbox along side it this is going to be enormous (baring in mind there are no cylinder heads or fuel intake on it) by the time I add those the engine will probably be twice this size.
I will probably being upsetting the purists among you as it won't be the box colours it will be a custom job.
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Our daughter has a dachshund but it would be to big for him.

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September 21st, 2017, 5:17 pm

That is a hell of a kit, KP and with the additional parts will surely build up into a first class model of this Ducati superbike. At 1/4 scale it will be pretty big - almost like a paddock bike!

The Mad Max alike Katana looks interesting.

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September 27th, 2017, 10:55 pm

wow this is a big one looking forward to seeing you build this

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October 25th, 2017, 7:46 pm

Hi all well I won't be here on my birthday so I got permission to start it today.
I decided to start on the exhaust as it has been noted as the worst fitting part of the whole kit, this thing is huge the bit of the exhaust I've started is the length of a 1/24 car and that's basically just the down pipe. So here is the start of this massive kit, I must say I'm buzzing with excitement.
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I've plugged some of the screw holes
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Then decided to add the first missing detail, the welding seam on the curved outside and inside section of the exhaust (i will add the weld seam round the other side when its finally attached to the rest of it)
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I've not glued the two sections together yet to make drilling of the holes for the oxygen sensors easier.
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There's loads of detail you could add just to this part and I'm going to try and add it all, I did say TRY.

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October 25th, 2017, 8:34 pm

Nice start!

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October 30th, 2017, 10:31 pm

Hi all well after an update on my samsung tab s2 it has made it totally useless for posting on forums so I'm now stuck with this incredibly slow and clumsy laptop so here is the next installment. i was following silver911 build of this and decided to emulate his enhancement of the exhaust joins and copied his use of aluminium foil on them.
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also I've added the thickening where the oxygen sensors go
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(its made from the phillips screw covers from a bedroom unit)
made a start on the engine too. Added some weathering as well. Put a rule in the last pic to give an idea of the size of this beast.
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October 31st, 2017, 6:40 pm

That engine is looking the business, KP. I'm a bit out of touch with modern bikes, is this Duke a big twin or a V4?

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October 31st, 2017, 9:28 pm

Made a start on the exhaust valve and made up the spring hangers soon be ready for priming.
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It's a twin mate.

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November 2nd, 2017, 4:24 pm

making a good start lot of detail in that exhaust can`t wait for more

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November 2nd, 2017, 9:07 pm

Hi all I've started weathering the exhaust I'm using Uschi metal powders and a combination of copper and blue grey dry brushed on, still more to do but it looks promising
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Added some more engine details like the generator wires
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November 3rd, 2017, 9:16 pm

Hi all well here is the first disappointment with the upgrade kit he supplies the steel beads to make the banjo connectors for various connections but then tells you to use poacher 2 millimetre bolts for the head of the banjo connector (there are none supplied in the kit only cross head screws) I realise Paul has built loads of poacher kits, this is my first so I don't have any poacher 2 mill bolts, what I do have though is these.
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So onwards and upwards
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I've made the springs for the exhaust too.
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November 4th, 2017, 7:31 pm

Hi all well (despite the gorgeous paint job on the kit parts) I've primed it ready for the new colour (I intend to leave this for at least a week to cure before adding the first coat of the two pack paint I have)
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Done some more to the engine
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November 5th, 2017, 6:17 pm

Excellent stuff, KP, this is really coming along very well indeed.
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