HONDA CX500 TURBO
Tamiya 1/6th scale model kit.
Page 4 Sections 4-6
3 November 2010
Started cleaning up, painting parts for these sections.
Problem with Section 5 'Swing arm'. When gluing parts together,
glue has squeezed out along the joints, which I wiped of, and unfortunately
has taken some of the chrome plating off with it. Think I will try sanding down and
painting with X-11 chrome silver.
Also Part F47 needs 2 coats of X-2 White.
Apart from that the rest of the parts are looking good and ready for
4 November 2010
Painting and assembling some parts.
Problem cutting rubber boot. Very difficult to get a clean, straight line around it.
A groove indicating where to cut would have been useful. A piece of dowel the same size
as the boot would have helped to keep it straight and tight while cutting with a very sharp knife.
Or better still if was made to the correct size inn the first place!!!
5 November 2010
Painting and assembling some smaller parts.
Doing dry runs for assembling damper and swinging arm etc. could be tricky.
7 November 2010
Final assembly of section 6.
Fitted decals to frame and damper.
Not very easy, the 2 that you don't see attached very well, but the 1 that is seen
was a real problem, part of the decal folded back on itself, and
unfortunately I couldn't get it back. Hopefully it's not to noticeable.
Not fitted 2xE6 just in case swing arm needs removing.
Not fitted F54, not sure exactly where it should point yet.
Ready to get started on Page 5 now!
Last updated 4/April/2011