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Wayne's World

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After winning the British 500cc title on a privately entered Honda in 1984, the Honda Factory gave the Woolongong Whiz a chance to prove himself on a Factory entered RS 500 (same as the NS 500) in the Australian end of year Swann Series. He won the series and a ride in the World Championships for the factory. He won the Championship in 1987.

 

Project

This album is attached to project Wayne's first factory ride.

Albums: 1 with 129 images
1:12
In progress
1:12 Honda NS500 '84 (Tamiya 14125)
 

Comments

3. December 2018 at 01:28:17 Share
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Lode Schildermans Well done, Sir. The build goes as fast as the bike was, Peter. I see fine craftsman with this build. Looking forward to your progress
3. December 2018 at 06:09:51
Peter Hardy Had a major stuff up yesterday. It will require some surgery but only after the tears dry up!
3. December 2018 at 07:58:35
Peter Hardy Some pics added and the stuff up revealed!
3. December 2018 at 22:29:03
Martin Oostrom Now that's a great start buddy. No wonder you were very silent here.
Can't you give the tank a wash to get some definition on it?
For oil and grease I use this https://scalemates.com/colors/color.php?id=7668 Perhaps it could be used on your chain?
3. December 2018 at 22:34:33
Peter Hardy I've got some of that, ..... somewhere? Tank is unpainted as yet. Just glued, sanded and polished. I am not at all happy with the front of the fairing. More work to fix that! I might try filling with plastic again and letting it sit for a couple of days.
3. December 2018 at 22:41:59
Spanjaard you can do some wash with some oil colors too, take for ever to dry, but you can have any shade you want. and one tube will last for many many mamny models.... be careful with aggressive white spirits (almost eat away my NXR750). For the radiator, you can drybrush in black, and keep the aluminium color in the details. paint in back and do a wash in white for example.
by the way, about washes, i tend to use flory model ones.... impossible to harm the plastic with them. and they can be removed with water if you do not like the result.
3. December 2018 at 22:52:19
Peter Hardy I'll 'fess up here, this is one of two to go into the same display case. One with and one without fairings. Both will be clean and polished as in a museum display. I will build and paint two fairings and use the best one. Won't be easy to do as the colours are reversed from what is on the decals.
4. December 2018 at 21:19:20
Peter Hardy More pics added.
5. December 2018 at 00:55:30
Lode Schildermans Peter, nice to see your progress. You've a great eye for detail and realism. I'm a fan of your bikes
5. December 2018 at 06:08:01
Peter Hardy Some issues solved!
19. December 2018 at 00:01:13
Spanjaard well done Peter
19. December 2018 at 05:37:15
Lode Schildermans Peter, this is more than better. OK you could see a small part of a join on the first one, but only on a very close look. The new one is close to perfection. Congrats, perfectionist
19. December 2018 at 06:04:12
Kerry COX In short...............Perfection.
All I will say now is...............The decals will be brittle and possibly ready to shatter. Tons of sofftner and don't scrimp. Just load it on and WAIT for it to take effect. Remember your clear glue as a lubricant Peter.
;)
19. December 2018 at 06:25:18
Peter Hardy And lots of spit Kez! Package arrived today. Thanks for Rodney! Lots of extras in that little box!! :)

Thanks Spanjaard and Lode.
19. December 2018 at 06:59:35
Martin Oostrom She is looking sharp buddy.
19. December 2018 at 22:20:48
Peter Hardy Enjoying this one immensely. So many KC skills to try out. That bloke has opened a new world for me!
19. December 2018 at 22:42:55
Michael Hickey Don't you mean a can of worms. hahaha :)
19. December 2018 at 22:44:17
Michael Hickey Looking awesome by the way mate.
19. December 2018 at 22:44:55
Peter Hardy One and the same Mick!
19. December 2018 at 22:45:35
Spanjaard nice details in on the engine. upholstery look good too
19. December 2018 at 23:14:25
Kerry COX His skills were there all the time. Grasshopper just had to admit it to himself first. ;)
I wish I had half his patience.
20. December 2018 at 06:18:19
Brad Furminger This one is looking great, Peter. If I didn't have so damn many cars to build in my stash I'd run out and grab another bike tomorrow!
29. December 2018 at 00:00:00
Peter Hardy Yarda yarda. Build a bike!
29. December 2018 at 00:18:23
Kerry COX Peter. The 'naked' bike approach sounds good.
Looking forward to the images. :)
29. December 2018 at 01:28:58
Peter Hardy Ha ha! So am I brother, so am I!
29. December 2018 at 02:51:24
Peter Hardy More pix added
6. January at 22:40:46
Lode Schildermans Well Peter. What to say...This build is so perfect...I bough to you froma upmost respect. Other reaction was Waaaaaauw, amazing
6. January at 23:08:58
Spanjaard nice engines :)
6. January at 23:09:23
Peter Hardy Thank you!
7. January at 04:25:21
Martin Oostrom Sometimes when the cover picture stays the same, I forget to browse the pictures. Just looked through these and I have to say I'm very impressed with the improvement of your skills.
7. January at 06:57:33
Peter Hardy Thanks Martin. I might change the cover next time I upload a few more pix.
7. January at 08:13:22
Bart Goesaert Nice work on this beauty...
7. January at 11:32:32
Peter Hardy Thanks Bart! No Daisy to ride her though!
7. January at 11:34:58
Nathan Dempsey Nice! Love the exhaust coloring.
13. January at 23:12:43
Peter Hardy Thanks Nathan, it's that hardest thing to get right!
13. January at 23:27:04
Ronny Verlaek Nice work ...
13. January at 23:44:38
Peter Hardy Thanks Ronny!
13. January at 23:50:09
Alexander G. Terriffic double build, Peter! How did I miss it?? Did you use real leather for the seat? Looks awesome! Going to follow intently, one of my next projects will be a motorcycle. I might pick up a tip or two
14. January at 06:03:13
Bart Goesaert looking really good like this... in pic 57, don't forget to sand the attachment points of the PE-parts... something you see all too often...
14. January at 08:15:09
Peter Hardy Geeze Bart you had me floundering then! The PE parts are the handle end of glue applicators. The exhaust springs are a HIRO stock generic item and the loop brackets are scratched together.

Alex, the seat "leather" is a vinyl off the shelf self adhesive sheet. I will PM you as I need some help with something and you are the only person in the whole wide world who can assist!
14. January at 08:28:36
Bart Goesaert Ok, thought they ware some protection grid for the exhaust...
14. January at 09:04:38
Alexander G. "you are the only person in the whole wide world who can assist" I don't know if I can carry this burden, Peter :D
14. January at 09:26:37
Peter Hardy Well, maybe not the "only" person but ... ;)
14. January at 11:28:00
Lode Schildermans But, there are just a few. lol. Top build, Peter. You're a master bike builder
15. January at 05:58:30
Peter Hardy Long way to go to sit comfortably under that title Lode. Kez has taught me so much but I have a long way to go. Still tearing up rice paper underfoot! I will make him proud one day though, I am determined to please my Master!
15. January at 07:21:28
Kerry COX Settle Grasshopper. ;)
Your so far ahead of all of us in so many ways.
I felt it was just your choice of paint that failed you in the finishing department, not your skills.
15. January at 07:49:20
Spanjaard i am sure you are pleasing Kezza already. but there somebody a lot harder to please.... yourself ;)
16. January at 10:38:45
Peter Hardy Still got the hard part ahead. I can't use most of the decals as they are reversed colours. Wayne's bike had blue on top with red fairing panels. Decals are reversed! We will see if I can pull it off or bury it next to the Kawasaki. Time will tell ......
16. January at 10:45:47
Bart Goesaert where's that like button when you actually could use it for once...
16. January at 10:46:32
Kerry COX Peter. PLEASE. Take extra care with these decals, because being as old as they are, they will just shatter if handled too much. Use all the softener you can and wait for it to take effect. I can't implore you enough on this matter.
OR, to protect them completly, spray a diluted coat of 'liquid Decal film' over the whole sheet and let dry.
Then cut the decal away when ready, cutting right up to the coloured edge.
Mine failed misserably, and that was years ago.
16. January at 14:56:58
Peter Hardy Thanks Kez. The kits are new, the decals are Cartograph but softening them sounds like an excellent idea. I'll give it a try and PM you with any questions. There will be hundreds!
16. January at 18:41:20
Lode Schildermans Peter, very nice job. You're a master biker builder and agree with your disappointment on the scale of the cables. You've got to get them right in every detail, don't you?
21. January at 06:24:26
Kim Branders Nice Peter.
21. January at 06:45:47
Peter Hardy Thanks Lode! Not a Master anything yet, got some problems to solve but will admit to improving bit by bit. I have some cables on the way for the next bike but I have another "little" build and then back to the Bismarck!
21. January at 10:42:32
Peter Hardy Thanks Kim, much appreciated. Not many Mates comment on bike builds so yours is appreciated!
21. January at 10:44:04
Bart Goesaert you are right with the out of scale cables... but otherwise it is a gem.. nice paintwork too so far...
21. January at 12:49:23
Laurent PEREZ your work on this nsr is magnificent.
21. January at 14:45:42
Spanjaard Amazing job on those bikes Peter. simply excellent. about the cabling, i can suggest to check finishing shops. they have certain amount of wires, and in colors and various diameters. but you probably know that already.
how did you do the metal binders in the centre of picture 82 (the ones that hold the black pipe going to radiator)? they look real good
21. January at 15:43:06
James C Despite not being a fan of bikes, I have to say that your doing an incredible job on the detailing of all the internal components. I particularly like the heat stressing on the exhausts etc. VERY accomplished work mate!
21. January at 17:38:33
Kerry COX I echo all the mates compliments and comments Peter.
Me lid I tip's. :)
As for the kit cables. I used the fine black vinyl tubing that fly fishing enthusiasts use to rig their fly's with. :) As I have done here. ;)
Tamiya Repsol MotoGp bike | Album by RedRoo
21. January at 19:26:10
Peter Hardy Bart & Kerry, I just happen to be going into town this weekend and I know where a fishing tackle shop is so I will be exploring their stocks!

Laurent, If I can achieve something like you have with your NSR I will be very happy!!

Jimbo, I know you aren't a fan of bikes but you don't have to be to enjoy the visible complexity of building them. The joy is most of the detailing you put effort into stays visible. Thanks for the wrap, appreciate it.

Spanjaard, BMF supplied by KC. I have bought some since but haven't actually used it yet. Kez warned me that there is an 'art' to using it and unfortunately I am not there yet! I still approach with enthusiasm but still feel like a klutz!!! Thanks for the positive feedback, I will surprise you one day with a well built pair of KR 500s!!
21. January at 22:22:48
Spanjaard I wonder what i was thinking when I typed finishing shops, instead of fishing shops :P
I am sure your KR 500 will be much better than the one I have, no doubt about it.
21. January at 22:32:45
Martin Oostrom Kapow! This is a work of art Peter. Best one yet. More to come, so even more potential for improvement!
22. January at 08:32:20
Peter Hardy That's a big call Marty! Too many imperfections in the paint for that but a big step forward for me nonetheless. Should be finished in a couple of weeks if I have a win with painting the fairing!
22. January at 10:40:28
Lode Schildermans Peter, I am starting to believe you're even more modest than me. It appears to me it is your biggest quality
22. January at 22:01:35
Spanjaard remember that one when we comment on your builds, Lode ;)
22. January at 23:03:45
Lode Schildermans An expected comment, Spanjaard :). But Peter is a hell way better than he claims to be. Always complaining what can be improved, and not seeing what he has already achieved. Very recognizable, I admit
22. January at 23:27:06
Kerry COX Very well put Lode.
Peter has all those qualities, and more. :)
22. January at 23:51:27
Peter Hardy Not to mention being so handsome!
23. January at 00:17:18
Martin Oostrom His most endearing quality is his total inability to gracefully accept some well deserved praise.
You're doing great buddy, just accept it!
23. January at 11:23:41
Maurizio Pessina Great work Peter!
24. January at 23:20:13
Peter Hardy Maurizio? Martin, go and get Maurizio a beer. Maurizio please take Martin's seat! He wasn't watching anyway!
25. January at 07:54:37
25. January at 08:35:52
Peter Hardy You can sit next to me Martin. You can always sit next to me!
25. January at 08:41:48
Maurizio Pessina Peter, I think most of us want to seat next to you!
25. January at 13:19:24
Martin Oostrom He just wants to be able to blame me ;)
"I didn't break the suspension, Marty bumped into me!"
25. January at 13:47:59
Peter Hardy Lol! I got nothing!!
25. January at 21:00:25
Chris Greathouse Wow Peter... That's some detail you got going on there :) Amazing :D
29. January at 02:28:30
Donald Dickson II *pulls up a seat in the back* Another type of kit I have never done. Enjoying watching you guys knock them out. Making me want to get a Harley.
29. January at 04:07:07
Bart Goesaert Awful? Looks good. Maybe a small repair in the blue, but it's not An easy area, but otherwise great work with the tape
29. January at 05:08:13
Peter Hardy Chris and Bart, thank you for the positive comments. Getting a bit annoyed with myself with rushing to get a result I think. Welcome along Don, got a seat up here at the front mate, Marty will make a bit of room for you. Go get the Harley, but you'd better get some extra black gloss and chrome to cover your needs!
29. January at 06:13:36
Martin Oostrom Yeah, DD2 is here! Want some beer, nuts?
Pete, sit down and do your exercises. Breathe in, breathe out, puff puff puff! Calm down and fix this thing, we all know you can do it
29. January at 07:03:49
Lode Schildermans Martin, he will do fine. Let him complain about it (as usual) he is a greater skills man than he admits
29. January at 07:40:51
Kerry COX Right now, With the extreme heat wave conditions we are experiencing here. Spraying ANYTHING with any sort of paint is dicing with the devil, as most of the atomized pint would be bone dry well before it gets to the model.
Great work so far Peter.
29. January at 08:03:33
Peter Hardy I can get it right, that's why I am doing the testing. Been raining all day here and still not a puddle on the ground. The earth is parched! Kez, I'll put a few more pics up tomorrow morning with the Italian red on the seat unit. Lode? Stop pumping my tyres! They will explode soon! ;)
29. January at 10:10:37
Kerry COX I have been keeping my eye on the rain fall up there Peter and imagining just how green it will all look soon.
Looking forward to the pics mate. ;)
I am on the verge of building the Trumpeter 1/32 F-100D for the nationals in Melbourne. With all the bells and whistles too. :)
29. January at 21:19:10
Chris Greathouse Can you describe the process of how you did the colors on the pipes in pic #7. That is a very interesting look and great for the bike :)
29. January at 21:25:18
Peter Hardy Kez, if you're going to go, GO BIG! Our "rain" in Moranbah has been a 3 day scotch mist. No puddles on the ground but things are getting green. It'll burn off when the sun comes out though. Back to the four year drought!

Chris, the pipes have been painted entirely with Alclad II lacquers.
ALC-414 Sepia with no black base. It would be too shiny with a base.
ALC-411 Red
ALC-413 Blue
ALC-417 Violet

Each colour must have time to harden or it will blend with what's already there. Not what you want so in short, patience is required.
29. January at 22:10:40
Lode Schildermans Nice to share Peter. Could be interesting for the interior of my funnel ????
29. January at 22:12:42
Peter Hardy Do they get that hot inside????? This might be more appropriate. alclad2.com/finishes/transparent/alc-405-black-smoke/
29. January at 22:15:32
Martin Oostrom Exhaust gasses for a modern diesel reach 600 Celsius. Not sure about the heat requirement for generating super heated steam. AND the resulting cool down up to the funnel.
Wouldn't the paint on the exterior peel off as well?
29. January at 22:18:50
Martin Oostrom Wikipedia'd this. Firebox temp is approximately 2500C Superheater is approximately 1300-1600C. Haven't found exhaust temperatures yet. Temps are a bit higher than I imagined!
29. January at 22:28:52
Lode Schildermans They exhaust gasses came pretty hot out. Apprixamately 200 °C. So burned metal looks fine by me. And the smoke fell down with wind, so there were traces on the top of the funnel. No peeling of on all the pics I've already spotted, Martin
29. January at 22:32:39
Thomas Benzinger Oh my god, this one's also absolutely stunning, mate!
29. January at 22:59:05
Donald Dickson II All Harleys are not black you know. LOL This is mine.

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29. January at 23:48:56
Chris Greathouse Cool... and must be a difficult technique.... I'm blown away :)
30. January at 00:10:53
Peter Hardy Martin and Lode, I am pretty sure that the temp at the top of the funnel would be still hot but doubt it would be that hot to discolour the metal. If it was I doubt gunners would be manning gun mounts attached to the funnel.

Thomas, thanks for the encouragement mate. I have some issues as a builder which I am still to beat but some new skills are coming through. I hope I will one day be up there with you and KC!

DD II. If it isn't black it isn't a Harley. There aren't many Harley kits around so the choice is limited. I'm not a Harley fan but have a Road Train Driver here that wants me to build him one.
30. January at 00:23:56
Lode Schildermans Looked the info up. The temperature of the exhaust pipes (5 in the case of Rodney, exceeds 200°C at full speed. The funnel itself was off course at much lower temperature as the funnel top
30. January at 06:26:57
Peter Hardy Well, that settles it. I think?
30. January at 07:50:47
Lode Schildermans I guess, Peter
30. January at 08:00:32
Bart Goesaert splendid work on the masking...
30. January at 08:50:59
Lode Schildermans So, Peter, you're also a big spender of tape
30. January at 10:14:43
Peter Hardy Thanks Bart! I have a couple of "leaks" but I am getting the hang of it now.

Lode, got plenty left for the Bismarck and the Dazzle! ;)
1. February at 09:33:43
Peter Hardy Some success and a failure!
4. February at 01:00:36
James C You've done well with the masking mate.
4. February at 18:36:48
Alexander G. There is no failure, Peter, just lessons learned! Great progress m8
4. February at 19:57:16
Michael Hickey These two girls are coming along at a nice steady pace.
4. February at 22:15:05
M M Great work! What colors did you use for the blueing on the exhaust?
5. February at 01:12:21
Peter Hardy Thanks M M. All Alclad hot metal. There is actually four colours there. Sepia for the base, then hot metal blue, violet and red.
5. February at 01:40:30
M M Thanks Pete! Good to know
5. February at 01:41:53
Lode Schildermans What a perseverance to have the perfect build. You're pretty close to it, Peter
11. February at 22:37:47
Chris Greathouse Wow!!!!! Great decal application! Sharp!
11. February at 22:39:10
Michael Hickey That fairing looks absolutely beautiful, well done mate.
11. February at 23:10:57
Donald Dickson II Looks awesome!
12. February at 00:15:45
Peter Hardy Thank you one and all! This has been a very long haul, almost like building a battleship. Thank goodness there is no PE.
12. February at 01:32:58
Kerry COX I tip's me lid Peter. Still light years ahead in your attention to detail. Salute. ;)
12. February at 01:41:27
Tom Beighley Top shelf work mate.
12. February at 01:51:30
Chris Greathouse (what's PE?)
12. February at 04:18:33
Peter Hardy Photo Etch brass fine detail. Available to masochists, morons and modellers. Bismark | Album by Cracka (1:350)
12. February at 05:26:27
Peter Hardy Thanks Tom!

Kezza, I'll PM you.
12. February at 05:27:30
Bart Goesaert Cracking job... Really nice work, much harder to achieve this result then one thinks.
12. February at 05:48:56
Peter Hardy Thanks Bart, more than a few lessons learned.
12. February at 09:47:24
Chris Greathouse @Peter I see what you mean, that's insane! Just looking at that PE scares me lol, I'll stick to decals. (and thanks for your help on the truck, just waiting for some colors in the mail to get here to start :) )
12. February at 10:11:02
Spanjaard looking really good Peter
12. February at 10:13:45
Peter Hardy You're welcome Chris.

Spanjaard, thanks, been a huge project!
12. February at 11:20:41
Lode Schildermans I am sure it was, Peter, following your build closely, and seeing all the efforts to your paintwork and decals. A master piece to be proud on
12. February at 22:07:30
Peter Hardy It's no masterpiece Lode but it is an improvement. It should be finished when I work out these HONDA decals + 2 weeks. Getting a hankering for a big German Battleship again!
13. February at 03:51:03
Lode Schildermans Wait a few months, so we can build together the big German. If you call that an improvement, I'll be very curious about a masterpiece...
13. February at 05:48:32
Peter Hardy My own worst critic maybe but so many many problems with what I thought would be simple reversal of colours! Too much handling of the model and too much damage with glues. But, .... :)
14. February at 07:29:09
Bart Goesaert everybody is his own worst critic... unfortunately... but it is still looking good...
14. February at 07:39:02
Lode Schildermans Peter, do you really think that nothing goes wrong when I post pictures? Or that the results after repairs does satisfy me? You've had some issues, you handled them and the result is highly appreciated by fellow modelers
14. February at 11:25:58
Peter Hardy So true! Started cutting out the HONDA from the blue background tonight. Won't know how I went until the decal starts sliding off the backing paper.
14. February at 12:03:27
Martin Oostrom After my extensive experience building Honda bikes (yes, the one), I can only say that I'm once more very impressed by your bike building skills Buddy. Sometimes a bit of stumbling improves the walking abilities. First walk, then run :) You are running quite fast
14. February at 14:10:56
Michael Hickey Look out Bolt, here comes Peter. ;) :)
14. February at 23:56:08
Peter Hardy Sorry, I don't share your confidence but never doubt I am out there giving it every effort!
15. February at 01:23:12
Chris Greathouse Definitely a labor of love... or madness :P Good Stuff :D !
15. February at 02:29:36
Michael Hickey You underestimate yourself in what you can achieve, just believe and it will be. ;)
15. February at 03:03:47
Peter Hardy More pics added.
15. February at 03:47:38
Donald Dickson II You are totally kicking this things ass. Even with the oopsies here and there. I do love watching your builds.
15. February at 04:30:53
Peter Hardy Thanks Don! I do try to entertain!!
15. February at 04:32:58
Michael Hickey Looking good mate, looks like you got fuel in your fuel lines from the top of the tank in pic 107 or am I mistaken and my eyes deceive me.
15. February at 06:04:57
Lode Schildermans Peter, when I open my eyes wide open in picture 107 it looks perfect from any angle!
15. February at 06:38:16
Peter Hardy No, your not being deceived. I have either been soaking clear tube in 2stroke mower fuel for 3 months or I bought some brown tube. Can't remember which! Lode, put your glasses on then look!
15. February at 07:04:19
Bart Goesaert thumbs up for the Honda cutting... becoming a real masterpiece. Haven't seen it in the other pictures, but one of the coolers in front has a mold-line which is rather prominent, the other one seem to have it removed (pic 65/107/10 8)
15. February at 07:17:04
Kerry COX Peter. I posted a whole lot of images of the micro tubing and sizes. These may be of help.

Ultra thin plastic tubing. | Album by RedRoo
15. February at 09:05:18
Peter Hardy Bart, yep you caught me! I decided not to redo it because it will be behind the fairing. It is prominent though. No one in this house will give it anymore than a casual glance and a cursory "Yes, very nice dear, will you take the rubbish out now please"? Why I live and die on things like his I dunno, unless you are a modeller you wouldn't actually notice! What I have struggled with on this build is excessive handling of the model and wearing the paint.

Thanks Kez, I'll google the brand and buy in some stocks! I also thought I'd look for some braided line. I did buy some Tamiya product but it was way oversized for bikes.
15. February at 22:47:26
James C Cheer up me old Aussie mate! Hope all is ok.
15. February at 22:53:27
Peter Hardy Jimbo, I need an arvo at your place, a few beers and a long talk on a subject dear to us both!
16. February at 00:11:19
Michael Hickey That's alright Pete, I was reading my online news articles this morning and there was one particular article I thought humorous, the headline read a tourist wanted to know the way to DRIVE from Sydney to New Zealand. You could read the article to get the directions and meet up with old Jimbo. ;)
16. February at 03:23:49
Peter Hardy Not a bad idea Mick. I'll take the company fourby just in case there is a water crossing along the way. Don't want to take the Patrol over there. It'd probably get stolen. Wanna come along and drink Jimbo's beer?
16. February at 04:11:47
Martin Oostrom Would be a nice trip. Can someone send me some directions as well? already have been to the Original zealand many times. The new one could be interesting ;)
16. February at 05:01:51
Michael Hickey Yeah shore mate, why not, I'm always up for an adventure, besides the more of us Aussie's at his place the quicker we'll go through his beer. Hear that Jimbo, you'd better start stocking up we're on our way. :D
16. February at 05:29:53
Peter Hardy Martin, just go to the beach and turn left. I'll be down that way somewhere.

I was over there a year ago for my honeymoon. Watched a bloke pour a bottle of Alka Seltza down a hole in the ground and all this water came spewing out. He called it a geyser. Think I'd rather have just stayed in Auckland and had a beer with Jimbo.
16. February at 08:17:59
Donald Dickson II New Zealand doesnt exist. Its just a figment. I mean they dont put it on half the maps out there. ;)
16. February at 14:58:38
James C Haha... As a former cub scout... I'm always prepared. ;)

If I stopped buying beer, NZ breweries would go broke. I consider it a National service!
And Pete, make sure you wash your jandals before you arrive mate.
16. February at 18:49:38
Kerry COX And when was Tasmania set free to drift the southern Antarctic seas. :-O ?
16. February at 22:38:09
James C Kezza…. you will have to put Pete on a leash... clean him up a tad to make him respectable/presentable etc. Otherwise all travellers from overseas are very welcome. :D ;)
16. February at 23:05:09
Clifford Keesler You guys don't drink beer, it's bloody snake oil or something like that. LOL.
16. February at 23:13:23
James C I'll drink anything... including tooth paste if it's got alcohol in it! ;)
16. February at 23:33:17
Kerry COX Goanna oil extract is what we like to add to our beers here. Giving our beer that extra bite. ;) hehehehehehe
17. February at 00:22:19
Clifford Keesler When I was in Vietnam, we used to drink this beer called Tiger Beer, it was made from rice but it tasted more like panther piss. LOL.
17. February at 01:27:10
Donald Dickson II Annnnnd you know how panther piss tastes????? LMAO
17. February at 01:41:44
Clifford Keesler Very funny Donald. LMAO.
17. February at 01:48:17
Peter Hardy All finished!
19. February at 23:56:14
Chris Greathouse Those are fantastic! I love the photo journey too!!!
20. February at 00:44:04
Kerry COX You have excelled yourself Peter.
Great determination to better every step you took.
A masterful result you can be justly proud of. :) :) :)
20. February at 00:55:03
Michael Hickey You should be very happy with what you have done with these two beautiful kits. If you photoshoped these in the pits down at Phillip Island I'd swear they'd look the real deal. Well done mate, no more complaining from you how your not a top notch modeler, your up there with the best.
20. February at 01:16:05
Alec K I agree completely - very well done mate
20. February at 02:39:05
Kerry COX Beautifully put Michael. :) Totally agree. :)
20. February at 02:42:26
Donald Dickson II They already said everything. Awesome!
20. February at 04:24:42
Martin Oostrom One, no two, of the better bikes here. The next one will be THE best!? May I suggest a Yamaha?
20. February at 06:32:20
Peter Hardy Wow! I am humbled! Thank you all as a group of friends and also as individual fellow modellers!! A special thank you to Kerry for showing me sooooooooooooo many new techniques and to Marty and Don who have dusted me off so many times. Alec K and Chris, thanks for your support!
20. February at 06:49:10
Kerry COX The grasshopper has attained much in self discipline. ;)
Just what is going to satisfy you in the bike department now Peter. ?
I have seen some nice ones done by Hasegawa, especially the Rothmans Yamaha. ;)
Hasegawa 1:12 Honda NSR500 1989 WGP500 Champion Eddie Lawson Model
20. February at 06:51:25
Bart Goesaert Nice pair ...

of motorcycles....

Beautiful result...
20. February at 07:10:08
Peter Hardy A short break from the bikes Kez. However I am now the proud owner of 5 KR 500s so chances it could be one of them or, one of 5 NSRs or, Kevin Magee's 88 Jam Jar. Still got another NS500 too! Decisions decisions!

Thanks Bart!
20. February at 09:49:16
Lode Schildermans Waauw Peter, fantastic result.The compliments of the mates are well desserverd, and what could I possibly add to those comments...They are all true and you are skilled and talented modeler
20. February at 10:31:19
Brad Furminger Fantastic work, Peter. They look ready for cruising.
20. February at 10:52:19
Bart Goesaert @brad, I'll take the one with seat then ;)
20. February at 11:18:36
Peter Hardy Yeah, the naked one might get a bit warm on the bum!

Thanks Lode, you inspire me young man!

Cheers Brad!
20. February at 11:25:31
James C Bloody nice work again Pete. The internal panting and detailing you've achieved looks superb!
20. February at 18:34:38
Kim Branders Excellent Peter. I got the kawsaki ninja h2r from MENG because of you, damm you :)
20. February at 20:04:06
Kerry COX Peter. You have set the world of modelling on fire with these superb builds mate. ;)
Hard to stop when your on a roll. !
Varoom. !!! :)
20. February at 20:37:37
Spanjaard excellent job Peter. you should be really prod of what you have done
20. February at 22:38:55
Peter Hardy Thanks Jimbo!!

Kim, let me know how the Meng kit works out, it looks interesting. Did you get the pre painted or the unpainted kit? Happy to encourage someone to try building a bike. They are so visible! You can't hide a flaw!!

Oh stop it Kerry, I'm all embarrassed! I want two sets of hands, two brains and two workspaces so I can build MORE kits! I LOVE MY HOBBY!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thank you Spanjaard! I am, sorta. Enie meanie miney mo, which motorcycle is next to go??????
21. February at 01:12:09
Chris Greathouse This is me too :P - "I want two sets of hands, two brains and two workspaces so I can build MORE kits! I LOVE MY HOBBY!!!!!!!!!!!!!" Great Bikes!
21. February at 01:19:14
Tim Heimer Out standing work my man! O.k who did you pay to do those? LOL!
23. February at 01:58:34
Peter Hardy Shush! Some one might hear you!
23. February at 06:11:21
Martin Oostrom I love the hobby as well. And the mates it brings from around the globe
23. February at 10:37:23
Peter Hardy Global village Marty, we are all related to each other. Some closer than others! We should do our usual thank you to Tim for the thousand friendships he has sponsored with his web site! Thanks Tim!
23. February at 11:18:53
Tim Heimer You're welcome! LOL!
23. February at 13:35:49
Alec K Well said Mr. Hardy
23. February at 14:52:24
Spanjaard well said Peter. at the moment, i wish i could have some time and place for modelling....but the time is near :)
25. February at 22:10:00
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