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  1. ratcycle

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    weapon system

    how did you make that shotgun?
     
  2. Lightfoot

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    Stop teasing us! Let us see the whole bike! :lol:
     
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    this is not a bike, it IS a work or art - you are the master - I am the grasshopper... league of it's own - and the best whatever it is for sure... i can't wait for retirement... outstanding work and brainpower - hat's off you.
     
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    show us the whole bike already!!!! theres no way im riding behind this guy!!!
    fast eddie outty
     
  5. CCR

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    i think its gotta tractor beam, so you may have too :mrgreen:
     
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    progress pics?

    how long have you been working on this thing?
     
  7. fsjaak

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    Finally reached a good time for paint.

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    Once paint is dry enough to work with, a thorough once-over with 0000 steel wool will bring out highlights and allow some of base color and texture to poke thru.

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    I kinda like the way this is going so I think we're pretty much ready for final finish coats. I will probably use amber shellac.

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    Cool...

    Got that burned on re-entry look...
     
  9. fsjaak

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    OK. Wheelset not really finalized yet but I think we're getting there. There's still some detailing and wiring ahead, but he's actually rideable.

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    VERY Cool!!!
     
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    Yes I agree, very cool. :D
     
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    wow, heavy metal !!!
     
  13. Lightfoot

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    I like it!
     
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    Once missions details were finalized, we printed out a copy of the cue sheet on really crappy newsprint paper. It was already a little yellowed with age and we thought this would achieve the effect we were looking for.

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    We then ran the print through the laminator which applied self adhesive coating to back of print.

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    The protective covering is removed and print is trimmed to size.

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    Backing paper is removed from trimmed print and applied to GPS (galactic positioning system) unit.

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    Many of the accessories originally found on these ships were very often pilfered and then repurposed. This galley fixture was discovered in a yard sale and was reported to have been used as a paperweight. We recognized it immediately as the afterburner which was carried in the forward section of the cargo area. The missions would sometimes continue for a Century or more which meant that the motors would need re-fueling during the mission. The motor of this ship ran almost completely on a mixture of warm, dark, fluid which was brewed from an organic bean that was roasted, gound to a powder and then water, which had been heated on the galley fixture, was run through the powder. This mixture along with the fumes from another organic substance which was ignited and converted to a gas was ingested by the motors at various intervals during the mission. Attempting to run the motors for longer periods without these necessary additives usually resulted in high pitched whining and refusal to complete the mission. The pilots were careful to ensure that there was always a ready supply.

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    Picked out the motor today. It has quite a few missions on it but it still runs and the his pilot says he's pretty reliable and good company on long hauls.

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    A stove?
     
  17. Roll'inSixes

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    Well I love spacetravel and fly'ing high, also love Organic FrenchRoast it really fuels the fire! While traveling how will you brew the nessasary fuel to survive such a journey? TimeBandit? Can you break the barrier of time with this sweet Craft?


    I love this bike!
     
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    Coool! I want that bike!
     
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    you did an excellent job on this build. Story is interesting too!! :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
     
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    Awesome bike, great concept!! Hats off!!
     

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