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The Bosozoku Bike Build continues

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It's been a while since the last instalment of this build report. Mostly because I've been neglecting it.   Painting the tank took more masking than I'd ever done before. I'm happy with the lotus flowers that resulted, though I am showing you the side where a section of paint didn't lift off with the tape and require bodging with a brush. Also shown in the last photo are the Croc Jaw foot pegs. Future builds will likely use a higher proportion of Spinneyworld products, but this one only features the pegs and the Ape Hanger handlebars.   The bike...

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Introducing the Early Adopter Discount

Posted by Ian Pattinson on

The Early Adopter Discount, active from today, is a scheme to help me launch new products, and an opportunity for you to get them for less, if you grab them soon enough. Think of it as a rolling, in-store, Kickstarter scheme. The discount applies from the time a new product is listed, until the first batch is delivered. Qualifying products get a discount of 20%. You'll have to wait a little longer for delivery, but you'll be amongst the first to get the model, and I'll be able to expand my range. This is an automatic discount, applied to qualifying...

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Unboxing Italeri's 1:24th Land Rover Fire Truck

Posted by Ian Pattinson on

You wait for years for a 1:24th scale Land Rover kit to be released or reissued, then two come along at once. Well, almost at once. The Italeri model is out now, with a Revell kit expected in September. I'll be buying both, and measuring them up for components and add ons. I've already done a roof rack for Italeri's 1:35th kit, I ought to do one for its big brother. The Italeri arrived today, and I did a quick unboxing and took some photos. Check out the gallery embedded below, or click through to Flickr. Sorry for the blur...

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Build report- 1:12th Aoshima Honda CB400T Hawk II

Posted by Ian Pattinson on

This is the first build I'm going to be doing that will utilise Spinneyworld products. I've been so busy developing them, that I've neglected the workbench, and haven't built as much as I'd like. It's also my first bike model, and, being me, I'm building it custom. Bosozoku are Japanese biker gangs (the most common translation I've seen of the name is "running tribe"), who have developed their own style of customising for cars and bikes. On bikes, it manifests as chopper style handlebars, exaggerated seat backs, and aero fairings lifted up so far they're more likely to detract from...

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In development

Posted by Ian Pattinson on

The product development process here at Spinneyworld is, well, let's call it organic. I create items I want to use in one of my projects. Even if that project is scheduled for some unspecified point in the future. As I find the points where my odd interests intersects with yours, no doubt my direction will change again. This week's deigns are spun off from a motorbike project I'm about to begin, if not immediately usable in it. For a while now, I've wanted to build a bosozoku style bike. I purchased the base kit last month- an Aoshima 1978 Honda...

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