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Old 12-20-2009, 02:34 PM   #1
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Gunze bsa gold star 1/12

An awful kit but a unique subject




Crude metal castings but really nice wheels....but... not complete, you must redone spokes with a piece on its end, and make new valves, first decrome all chromed parts



More step on




Completed wheels








Finished and primed ready to chrome with Alclad II,







I ruined one of the three pieces of the photoetched chain, so had to made a 2-part rtv mould, and a melted plastic copy.











I work slowly, it took 3 months to think about doing wheels and 2 weeks to do them, more soon............

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Old 12-20-2009, 02:44 PM   #2
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Re: Gunze bsa gold star 1/12

Looking good!

Nice subject also.
But please, rescale the pictures as they are way to big to scroll around. You really can't get a grip of what it really looks like this way. No overview so to speak.


Keep it coming.
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Old 12-20-2009, 02:52 PM   #3
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Re: Gunze bsa gold star 1/12

Sorry, dont know how to rescale them
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Re: Gunze bsa gold star 1/12

Can't see the pictures.
I would have preferred them big instead of nothing at all.
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Old 12-20-2009, 05:10 PM   #5
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Re: Gunze bsa gold star 1/12

Edited and resized images, hope you enjoy now...
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Re: Gunze bsa gold star 1/12

Great work!
I love the wheels, they look very realistic in scale.
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Old 12-28-2009, 03:01 PM   #7
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Re: Gunze bsa gold star 1/12

Progressing, but slowly yet...
Fitting chain copy to PE and PE chain mudguard


Very very crude metal casting, you need a lot of effort an a large amount of file work to finish prior to primer. YouŽll need also a lot of drill bits, the whole kits need to open a huge amount of tiny holes, not ever specified in instructions.



Dry test fitting with some pieces (all of them metal) primed and a ligth black basecoat, engine will be aluminium (alclad) and frame and fork black.



I was not going to add more work because of the kit is enough complex, but the handlebar is TERRIBLE, so cut everything and tried to improve it, with plastic, steel and patience, even redone is the throttle output.



Added some Verlinden hexagon nuts.



A front view:



Throttle output:



Rear view



Tricky fit in front mudguard. Side pieces from PE and they are fitted with 6 tiny pin heads. Mudguard was dechromed (all chromed pieces were).



MORE SOON. HOPE YOU LIKE IT:l ol:
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Re: Gunze bsa gold star 1/12

The kit looks tough but, you are making it much better with you detail work!

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Some sub-assemblies taking definitive shape, not finished yet.



Going faster after these days, finished soon, but... next is scratchbuild seat, or a n improved copy of the kit oneŽs.
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A little progress

After Cristhmas and influenza, some progress done and its taking a really good shape, but with this kit one is really near of the disaster and desperation a lot of times....


Hope you like it, comments and critics wellcome.
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Re: Gunze bsa gold star 1/12

I have 4 more gunze kits on my shelves (Indian, Rikuo, BMW R69 and Kawa WIS) and tons of tamiya-aoshima-bandai...If you want more will have to reply............................................. .................................................. .................................................. ...
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I have 4 more gunze kits on my shelves (Indian, Rikuo, BMW R69 and Kawa WIS) and tons of tamiya-aoshima-bandai...If you want more will have to reply............................................. .................................................. .................................................. ...
I'd love to see the Rikuo! I've not started this kit for over 10 years because I lost one half of the frame...recently found it again in another model box..yee haaa!
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I have 4 more gunze kits on my shelves (Indian, Rikuo, BMW R69 and Kawa WIS) and tons of tamiya-aoshima-bandai...If you want more will have to reply............................................. .................................................. .................................................. ...
I'd love to see the Rikuo! I've not started this kit for over 10 years because I lost one half of the frame...recently found it again in another model box..yee haaa!
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I have 4 more gunze kits on my shelves (Indian, Rikuo, BMW R69 and Kawa WIS) and tons of tamiya-aoshima-bandai...If you want more will have to reply............................................. .................................................. .................................................. ...
I'd love to see the Rikuo! I've not started this kit for over 10 years because I lost one half of the frame...recently found it again in another model box..yee haaa!
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Re: Gunze bsa gold star 1/12

I have 4 gunze more, but not finished, this is my GunzeŽs first. Probably Rikuo will be the next one, I have decromed plastic parts now...
Now new images, finished up to stage 7, instruction sheet 1 of 2 (very large ones, seemed to old newspapers) is out, 50% progress done.









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