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Yamaha MT-01 by Dan Vadas - CARD - FINISHED


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Hi all, this is the start of my latest Card model- a Yamaha MT-01, which was built between 2005 and 2012. As I did with the other Yamaha (YA-01) I built this will be a very truncated Build Log, consisting of pics of the major stages. Here's a pic of how it will look (hopefully ;) :D) :

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I started this one by building the wheels to see if I would carry on with the build. If you saw my YA-01 the wheels were the hardest parts to build, and didn't turn out 100% on that one. This time they turned out a LOT better, not perfect due to the tags, but still good enough to keep going :). The design, being mag wheels, was different to the spoked wheels of the YA-01. Here are some pics of the wheels :

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My method of fitting the last part - a band in the middle of the tyre. I glued extra card between the tags to get them the correct distance apart and stabilise the whole unit, which had significant distortion and stress before I added them :

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Punching out the cooling holes in the twin disc rotors :

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The completed front wheel :

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And the HUGE rear wheel. I'm fairly happy with the way they turned out, so the build will continue :) :

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The two wheels for comparison :

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Danny

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Here are most of the pieces of the crankcase. All of them have been folded and glued ready to assemble :

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The crankcase assembled :

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The barrels and other accessories fitted to the crankcase. That concludes the engine, I'll put it aside for now :

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Danny

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  • 2 weeks later...

Thank you David and Richmond.

 

The completed rear suspension, chain and it's guard and the lower mudguard :

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The front mudguard. LOTS of tabs :) :

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The front forks. There is a paper tube running the full length, they're quite strong :

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The front disc brake calipers :

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The brake and clutch levers. These were a bit difficult to make, but they turned out very nicely :

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Danny

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Wow, I missed this one so far.

You tab-gluing-speed is unbelievable :)

Before long you will need more tabs and parts to fulfill your needs.

There are some very, very demanding models around (not ships, but cars) These models for instance would keep you at least two weeks from the street:

http://e63papermodel.altervista.org/download.html

(only edge gluing, no tabs at all. They have some unbelievable detail)

 

 

Jan

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Thanks David, Jan and Nils :). Jan, I've seen the Ferraris before but I can't remember the site they can be bought from. Do you know what it is?

 

This is the front suspension, steering and handlebars. The top bracket has not yet been glued in, as it needs to go through a tube at the front of the frame to enable the steering to turn. I actually made a mistake with the previous bike, gluing it in this stage, and had to cut it apart again. Lesson learned ;) :

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Danny

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Fitting the motor to the frame :

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The airbox took a bit of tricky fitting, aligning the two pipes :

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The exhaust system fitted rather well, although I had to cut one piece off and re-align it slightly. I started by gluing the two short pipes into the barrels :

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The tank and seat had to be modified quite a bit before they'd fit properly. They both turned out OK :

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Danny

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The model is now finished. I made a simple stand from cedar and gave everything a couple of coats of clear gloss :

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My next "real" model will be a WW2 tank made again from Card. While waiting for it I downloaded a fairly simple ship - a German Monitor named Mosel. A link to it can be found in my Signature.

 

Danny

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23 minutes ago, Kevin said:

lovely work Dan, do you feel like getting back to another wooden build ?

Thanks Kevin. I'm going to stick with Card for a while yet as I don't have a workshop suitable for wood models at the moment. That may change in the future.

BTW - I edited your Signature to make it a bit smaller. The links now work by clicking on the model's name instead of using a separate one.

 

20 minutes ago, druxey said:

Impressive, Dan! Well done. Aren't you going to build the rest of the Yamaha models as well? ;) 

Thanks David. I'm a bit "over" these particular kits - they aren't particularly well designed. My next kit of a WW2 German Tank looks like it will be quite challenging :).

 

Danny

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8 hours ago, Dan Vadas said:

Thanks Kevin. I'm going to stick with Card for a while yet as I don't have a workshop suitable for wood models at the moment. That may change in the future.

BTW - I edited your Signature to make it a bit smaller. The links now work by clicking on the model's name instead of using a separate one.

 

 

 

Danny

Thank you for sorting that out for me, looks much tidier 

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