Terminator 2 Harley Fat Boy 1/6th scale

Kiwimike

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Here are the finished disc brakes. I'm showing the rear disc brake again because it now has a different, lighter finish than before. I found Alclad Stainless Steel made it too dark.

In order to get the pattern of eight openings in the front disc brake completed to a high level of detail/finish, I created a pattern which I used to produce a photo-etching mask. I then did a very deep etching, not all the way through the 1.2mm aluminium sheet but enough so that I had good accurate set of shapes which I could then finish off by drilling out and filing.
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The Terminator

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Here are the finished disc brakes. I'm showing the rear disc brake again because it now has a different, lighter finish than before. I found Alclad Stainless Steel made it too dark.

In order to get the pattern of eight openings in the front disc brake completed to a high level of detail/finish, I created a pattern which I used to produce a photo-etching mask. I then did a very deep etching, not all the way through the 1.2mm aluminium sheet but enough so that I had good accurate set of shapes which I could then finish off by drilling out and filing.
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An insane amount of attention to detail, to say the least :D
 

Kiwimike

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Here's the fuel cross-over line, noting that I'm only posting those aspects of the build that either don't come with the kit or aren't accurate. This item doesn't come with the kit.
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Kiwimike

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Added a couple of round-head rivets to the rear fender. Tamiya primer sanded up in preparation for a top coat. Still thinking about how I'm going to approach the pin-striping.

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Kiwimike

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Finally got some more stuff completed.

I basically had to trash the exhaust system I'd originally built as I hadn't properly factored in the exhaust shields. This meant building a vacuform machine, re etching the SUPERTRAPP exhaust covers, taking a casting off the exhaust system so I could then fashion the exhaust shields for vacuforming, and making new exhaust cones. Here's the end result primed, which will need a sand and polish before I base coat with gloss black and chrome it.
 

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The Terminator

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Finally got some more stuff completed.

I basically had to trash the exhaust system I'd originally built as I hadn't properly factored in the exhaust shields. This meant building a vacuform machine, re etching the SUPERTRAPP exhaust covers, taking a casting off the exhaust system so I could then fashion the exhaust shields for vacuforming, and making new exhaust cones. Here's the end result primed, which will need a sand and polish before I base coat with gloss black and chrome it.

The heat shields don't match the 1:1 scaled real-world ones. Let me know if you like some more reference photos :)
The mufflers look fantastic :D
 

Kiwimike

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I'd appreciate any shots you have of the heat shields.Thank you. I based it on the configuration in the attached photo
 

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Kiwimike

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Finally have something new to post. I just spent the last 6 months on and off working on the revised exhaust system. Who knew getting a smooth finish for the alclad chrome finish was going to be such a challenge. Lost count of how many times I've stripped and repainted the exhaust. The parts are all finished now and will be assembled at the end of the build.So of course I'm going to post a shot of something else.

I photo-etched the HD logo onto a thin bit of aluminium foil. Looks much better than the decal that came with the kit.
 

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Kiwimike

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Here is shot of the rear tire, both sides. Paint references included. Decided on light weathering of the tire, using Tamiya "Mud" weathering pastel. Note the tire (not the rim) was 3d printed by Shapeways, from my design.
 

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Kiwimike

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Rear tire screwed into place. Feels like it's starting to take shape.
 

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Kiwimike

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One more thing... I just decided alclad "polished" aluminium doesn't cut it for the rims so I have re-sprayed alclad chrome over the polished aluminium. Much better result; giving the right amount of sheen without being full-on chrome.
 

Kiwimike

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Saddle bag mounts. Average finish, as they won't be seen once the Saddlebags are mounted.
 

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Kiwimike

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Front tire completed. The rim on the non-disc brake side is so iconic, I had to get it right, and I think I did.
 

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