Not wanting to distract from the thread but that's not a good sign for the future of this place.
If this future of the community is in jeapordy, it won't be due to the loss of this or any other single member. It was a shame that Lee pushed the staff to this point, but as with everyone else, he made his own choices.
Julien, after reading what you said. I understand your point, But Here is my point. I don't care what you build and if your 100% set on making an accurate build. that's fine. its the stuck up nature of Certain Individuals here that leave a sour note. one just got banned. All talk, all knowing, no building. build what you want. but try to do it without being a insert your favorite insult here. And seeing as this is an OPEN forum still. just as you have your Opinion. I have mine.
And again im always a PM away which no one ever does.
Each single SS loss is dramatic to the SS community. Look at the number of guys contributing to this section. Maybe 20 or 30 guys ? (and I mean contributing in all way, being building models or sharing infos). 60% (more at some times) of the posts of this section are not even SS related but from new members that cant even read where they are posting.I know the RPF staff doesnt care about the studio scale community, there is not even one dedicated moderator for them.
Soooo...regarding Art's question...it also looks like it could be a cover off a weed wacker engine...the housing covering starter assembly?? But given the scale, it also looks to be only a few inches across? So maybe an rc engine housing??
Art - I have two of our ace Japanese IDers on the case. We will ID the part one way or another, don't worry.
There's a lot of off-brand kit makers who could have made a bike that fits the bill. Was the helmet made in the UK I can assume? That can help us narrow it down too...