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PostSubject: Monogram 1/24 Scale "Cherry Bomb" Harley Re-do   Monogram 1/24 Scale "Cherry Bomb" Harley Re-do Icon_minitimeSun 14 Jul 2019, 8:54 pm

I've had this on the corner on my desk for a while (years??).  I've never liked the gas tank on this which was blocking me from putting it back together.  I decided to scrap that "cherry" tank and throw one together myself ... so here we go:  

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In order to make the new tank, I cut out the basic shape multiple times out of plastic stock.  

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Then laminated them together:

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Filed to rough shape, threw some putty at it, sanded, primed (repeated and repeated and repeated ...).  A new bar made for the frame using a scrap drive shaft.  Also, not going with the big sissy-bar look Tom Daniels originally designed.  

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PostSubject: Re: Monogram 1/24 Scale "Cherry Bomb" Harley Re-do   Monogram 1/24 Scale "Cherry Bomb" Harley Re-do Icon_minitimeSun 14 Jul 2019, 10:36 pm

That tank will look WAY better. Nice work dude.

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PostSubject: Re: Monogram 1/24 Scale "Cherry Bomb" Harley Re-do   Monogram 1/24 Scale "Cherry Bomb" Harley Re-do Icon_minitimeSun 14 Jul 2019, 10:50 pm

That was a clever idea. I wouldn't have thought to do it that way and would still be sitting at the bench trying to figure it out. Nice.
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PostSubject: Re: Monogram 1/24 Scale "Cherry Bomb" Harley Re-do   Monogram 1/24 Scale "Cherry Bomb" Harley Re-do Icon_minitimeMon 15 Jul 2019, 1:34 pm

Very nice work building that tank.
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PostSubject: Re: Monogram 1/24 Scale "Cherry Bomb" Harley Re-do   Monogram 1/24 Scale "Cherry Bomb" Harley Re-do Icon_minitimeTue 16 Jul 2019, 6:19 pm

Thanks for all the comments and encouragement guys.

Up next, I guess I had to put the cart before the (Iron) horse was finished.  

Though Tom Daniel's surf board...ish trailer would have worked, like the tank, it never grew on me.  

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In the junk box I had various parts from two Daniel's Paddy Wagon and the fenders caught my eye.  I extended the floor board by combining two of the floor boards to the length of the red trailer.  

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Then cut out out the wheel holes from the red one.  Interestingy, the front fenders from the 'wagon filled  out nicely for the wheel tubs of the trailer.  

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Some more slicing to integrate the two parts, plastic stock and a lot of milluput filler and here is where I am at today.  
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I am contemplating narrowing it a bit and moving the fenders forward a bit.
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PostSubject: Re: Monogram 1/24 Scale "Cherry Bomb" Harley Re-do   Monogram 1/24 Scale "Cherry Bomb" Harley Re-do Icon_minitimeTue 16 Jul 2019, 6:41 pm

Nice work Chris, I particularly like the scratched tank.

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PostSubject: Re: Monogram 1/24 Scale "Cherry Bomb" Harley Re-do   Monogram 1/24 Scale "Cherry Bomb" Harley Re-do Icon_minitimeSat 20 Jul 2019, 11:05 pm

Some great modding! Love the way the tank turned out and the removal of the big sissy bar is definitely an improvement. The trailer mod is also looking good - the fender placement looks good but I support your thoughts on narrowing the whole a bit, it seems just a bit wide. Not really wide, mind you, it would definitely work in its current form.
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PostSubject: Re: Monogram 1/24 Scale "Cherry Bomb" Harley Re-do   Monogram 1/24 Scale "Cherry Bomb" Harley Re-do Icon_minitimeSun 21 Jul 2019, 6:20 am

Hi Mr S,

Looking good so far Sir, as the others have said, the tank tool so much better than the stock version, the trailer is also coming along nicely, just a though, if you left it the width as it currently is, you could make spaces for two extra bikes...

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PostSubject: Re: Monogram 1/24 Scale "Cherry Bomb" Harley Re-do   Monogram 1/24 Scale "Cherry Bomb" Harley Re-do Icon_minitimeMon 22 Jul 2019, 1:31 pm

Great scratchbuilding.
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PostSubject: Re: Monogram 1/24 Scale "Cherry Bomb" Harley Re-do   Monogram 1/24 Scale "Cherry Bomb" Harley Re-do Icon_minitimeMon 29 Jul 2019, 3:32 pm

Thanks for all the comments and suggestions.

A brief update.

Looked for some tank art and am going to use the red and black "Z" off this spare sheet.

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Added the tow bar to the trailer. I also decided to narrow it a bit and still have to re-add the fenders.

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PostSubject: Re: Monogram 1/24 Scale "Cherry Bomb" Harley Re-do   Monogram 1/24 Scale "Cherry Bomb" Harley Re-do Icon_minitimeMon 29 Jul 2019, 6:51 pm

Love the colour on the frame and trailer. The narrowing of the trailer definitely works, really gives it a sleeker look. The decal choice is also great, can't wait to see it on the tank. Monogram 1/24 Scale "Cherry Bomb" Harley Re-do 1705482731
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PostSubject: Re: Monogram 1/24 Scale "Cherry Bomb" Harley Re-do   Monogram 1/24 Scale "Cherry Bomb" Harley Re-do Icon_minitimeMon 29 Jul 2019, 7:00 pm

KatsZenJammer wrote:
Love the colour on the frame and trailer. The narrowing of the trailer definitely works, really gives it a sleeker look. The decal choice is also great, can't wait to see it on the tank. Monogram 1/24 Scale "Cherry Bomb" Harley Re-do 1705482731

I agree with Katz, huge improvement.

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PostSubject: Re: Monogram 1/24 Scale "Cherry Bomb" Harley Re-do   Monogram 1/24 Scale "Cherry Bomb" Harley Re-do Icon_minitimeMon 29 Jul 2019, 9:35 pm

Really great scratch building on the tank.
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PostSubject: Re: Monogram 1/24 Scale "Cherry Bomb" Harley Re-do   Monogram 1/24 Scale "Cherry Bomb" Harley Re-do Icon_minitimeTue 30 Jul 2019, 1:34 pm

The red and black should look great on that color frame. Monogram 1/24 Scale "Cherry Bomb" Harley Re-do 1705482731
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PostSubject: Re: Monogram 1/24 Scale "Cherry Bomb" Harley Re-do   Monogram 1/24 Scale "Cherry Bomb" Harley Re-do Icon_minitimeWed 31 Jul 2019, 5:17 pm

Some more kit bashing ... leaf springs from the parts box ... removed from the molded in axel and shortened and notched to hold an aluminum stock axel. Monogram wheels and tires from an unknown kit. I pinned the fenders and they will be attached to the bed to corresponding drilled holes.

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PostSubject: Re: Monogram 1/24 Scale "Cherry Bomb" Harley Re-do   Monogram 1/24 Scale "Cherry Bomb" Harley Re-do Icon_minitimeWed 31 Jul 2019, 5:45 pm

Great progress! The decals on the tanks and rear fender suit the look perfectly. Is that a new trailer? Monogram 1/24 Scale "Cherry Bomb" Harley Re-do 1817768433
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PostSubject: Re: Monogram 1/24 Scale "Cherry Bomb" Harley Re-do   Monogram 1/24 Scale "Cherry Bomb" Harley Re-do Icon_minitimeThu 01 Aug 2019, 5:25 pm

Kats, the trailer is the one I started building by mashing the "Cherry Bomb" and "Paddy Wagon" kits earlier in the post.  Its been narrowed with the fenders moved forward a bit and mounted on top of the deck; a tow bar made from plastic stock was added up front.  The rear license plate was scrounged from a Petty Pontiac NASCAR bit.  Still need the tail lights and finish the pintle and it'll be ready for paint.  

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PostSubject: Re: Monogram 1/24 Scale "Cherry Bomb" Harley Re-do   Monogram 1/24 Scale "Cherry Bomb" Harley Re-do Icon_minitimeThu 01 Aug 2019, 7:41 pm

Good progress, the decals look good with the colour.

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PostSubject: Re: Monogram 1/24 Scale "Cherry Bomb" Harley Re-do   Monogram 1/24 Scale "Cherry Bomb" Harley Re-do Icon_minitimeSat 03 Aug 2019, 4:14 pm

Chris - thanks for the clarification. The trailer set up looks great and the 'floating fenders' are just the right touch. Monogram 1/24 Scale "Cherry Bomb" Harley Re-do 1705482731
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That looks great Chris.

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PostSubject: Re: Monogram 1/24 Scale "Cherry Bomb" Harley Re-do   Monogram 1/24 Scale "Cherry Bomb" Harley Re-do Icon_minitimeTue 13 Aug 2019, 7:52 pm

Great result Chris, outstanding.
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PostSubject: Re: Monogram 1/24 Scale "Cherry Bomb" Harley Re-do   Monogram 1/24 Scale "Cherry Bomb" Harley Re-do Icon_minitimeTue 13 Aug 2019, 8:44 pm

Hi Chris,

I'm with Gary, this looks very, very sweet Sir, top marks...

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Excellent! The matching colours are superb and the bike looks perfect on the trailer.
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