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Harley Davidson 18F, AEF 1918 - 1/16 scale

Started by Manu-Military , Jun 18 2017 08:25 AM

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#1 Manu-Military

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Posted 18 June 2017 - 08:25 AM

Hi,
 
On the 100th anniversary of the AEF's commitment into the Great War, I thought it was a good opportunity to pay tribute to the Doughboys and by doing something else than an armored vehicle, my 1st motorcycle in this scale.
 
Here is the Aoshima’s Harley Davidson 18F built directly from the box except for three pipings (including the two with a loop) and the speedometer which is made using a real spring.
 
Thank you for coming here and have a good ride.
 
Manu
 
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Posted 18 June 2017 - 09:04 AM

Outstanding.

Great detail and workmanship.

#3 Proud Kraut

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Posted 18 June 2017 - 11:33 AM

Wunderbar! Thanks for posting another great kit!



#4 ArtyScout

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Posted 19 June 2017 - 06:28 PM

Very cool. Great Work!

 

Semper Fi.

 

Manny



#5 superchief

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Posted 20 June 2017 - 05:04 PM

Sweet job on the Harley. Can you tell us what scale it is? Thanks. 



#6 cutiger83

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Posted 20 June 2017 - 10:12 PM

Very nice 1/16 scale model! Looks great! 

 

...Kat



#7 crashdive

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Posted 21 June 2017 - 01:23 AM

Great model, I really love all the detail!

#8 The Meatcan

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Posted 21 June 2017 - 03:43 AM

Manu, this is yet another terrific build! Was it a good kit? Did you have any problems during construction?
Magnifique!
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#9 Manu-Military

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Posted 21 June 2017 - 04:04 AM

Thank you all for your kind comments.

 

To reply to the questions:

- As the post says and like all my models, the scale is 1/16.

- the model was entirely built out of the box.

I found no problem, this is a real fine and neat model, pretty accurate, finely moulded with clear instructions.

As said the only parts I rebuilt are

- the copper line that starts on the left side under the tank, going across the two engine cylinders and ends on the right hand side in the aluminium carter,

- the grey oil line with a loop and the other one, both on the left hand side, as well with a loop.

I needed to replace the first two two since the parts as they were supplied didn't really fit, one was far too long and the other one wasn't realy in the good shape. The third one (the gas feed line) wasn't supplied.

 

Cheers, 
Manu



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Posted 21 June 2017 - 11:30 AM

Amazing.

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Posted 21 June 2017 - 06:02 PM

Beautiful work.  



#12 Manu-Military

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Posted 12 July 2017 - 09:31 PM

Thank you Ronnie and Old Marine for your comments!

Cheers from Normandy

Manu




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