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I also realized i got to a point where i had zero workspace left on my workbench! :D. Time to declutter a little so I can actually work on it.


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I wasnt very confident on my centerlines or how plumb my bat junction line was with this conical shape, so I abandoned the idea of being precise with my initial cutout lines. So I simply marked up rough lines with plenty of margin all around and came up with this Boba Fett design.

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Broke out the dremel and ended up with this samurai helmet.

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You're just a few pie cuts away from making it work. And yep, my workspace needs some housekeeping too, funny how that happens.
 

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Got some room back. Roughly started hammering the nose sides.

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Did a simple clamped bolt mount for the yard sale bench grinder I got a few weeks ago. This thing rocks! Nice upgrade for the shop.

Went to work on removing all of the paint/coating from the bat.

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Did a simple cleanup of the bat with a tiny wad of Never Dull and paper towels.

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Nose cap is still rough but removed the tape to get a better feel for it.

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Taped it up again to make the cutouts more uniform and symmetrical. Also laid out the curved ends. Got to it on the grinder wheel and some filing.

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I didn't like how blunt the curved pounts were, so i laid them out to mimic the pointy curve of my shop scissors and did some more grinding.

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You seem to favor the blues for sure.

Have you considered perhaps a nice Wedgewood green?

(I gotta consider getting rid of this iPhone.)

Actually after a couple tests I doubt it will be blue at all.
 

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Couldn't wait to test the tank with the nose on it even though it is raining.

Time to work on the tank tailpiece next.

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Was going to try the SteelStik for the tail, but Ive had this for over 10 years and it's no good now. Gonna make a home depot run.

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I think I have found my color. It was by accident too. I have been through the colors at both Home Depot and Lowes and had a few options. Then walking farther in Lowes to get find some SteelStik, they had a separate display box with Rustoleum's new Farmhouse matte paints. Sitting right there was this cool matte finish Farmhouse Slate Blue. It is exactly the color I was looking for. So when I got home I sprayed the paint test fender even though it was drizzling and 8pm.

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Rolled the bike out this morning and I think this is gonna work.

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You seem to favor the blues for sure.

Have you considered perhaps a nice Wedgewood green?

(I gotta consider getting rid of this iPhone.)

Update: Looks like I was in favor of the right blue after all. :D
 

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43 pages and you ain't done yet? (me neither, but trying...)
Looks like wet primer. I like it.
I may not cater to the build off crowd but I know what crayons I like best.

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I really like the new 'bull nosed' tank! The rounded look really works with the build.

Your matte blue / gray paint will be a great back drop to your chrome springs and black bars, and whatever you highlight colors you dream up.

PaiNt oN~!
 

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43 pages and you ain't done yet? (me neither, but trying...)
Looks like wet primer. I like it.
I may not cater to the build off crowd but I know what crayons I like best.

Carl :crazy:

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You know page numbers don't have a one-to-one correspondence with build progress on my build threads. I always have too many pics. :D
Your builds are always crowd pleasers! Mainly because you don't keep your crayons between the lines, which is what the Build Offs are all about.
 

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I really like the new 'bull nosed' tank! The rounded look really works with the build.

Your matte blue / gray paint will be a great back drop to your chrome springs and black bars, and whatever you highlight colors you dream up.

PaiNt oN~!

Glad you like the nosecap in the tank. I'm pretty pleased with how it came out. Hopefully I figure out the mounty for the pointy end just as well.

I've got a few ideas around complimentary colors for the slate blue. I'll test them out first.

Maybe I'll get Amazon to sponsor me? :D :D :D :D I can rename the build "PrimeTime" :D


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