Indain 741b motorcycle 1/35

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Indain 741b motorcycle 1/35

Postby d_anonymous_modeller » Sat Mar 14, 2015 9:50 pm

Hi all,I got this at Telford two years ago & it turns out Mirror Models are made in County Clare,Ireland of all places.A nicely detailed kit with a bit of etch & small decal sheet & two kits in the box.I also picked up the LZ Models detail set for this kit which consists of another etch set & resin saddle bags which just replace the kit parts.Theres a lot of detail in this kit which will be my first 1/35th. & first motorbike.For the Splash of colour this one will be a post WWII civianised red bike.
A little history behind Indian - Indian Motorcycles were built between 1901 & 1953 when they went bankrupt but in 2011 the brand was bought by Polaris Industries & they currently sell a range of 5 new Indian bikes.The 741b was built from 1942 & used by the US Army & overseas by Commonwealth forces under the lend lease program.Maybe the most distinctive feature of the Indians was the "suicide shift" gearstick,Indian motorcycles would be rare in Ireland,maybe some were bought during the Celtic Tiger??I remember seeing two at a Wall of Death show a few years ago in Cork.

A few shots of the kit,

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More soon hopefully,
Anon...
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martay
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Re: Indain 741b motorcycle 1/35

Postby martay » Sat Mar 14, 2015 11:22 pm

Nice lookin kit there Anon, really must get my hands on one of those Mirror kits at some stage they look the job espch with the etch. Lookin forward to seeing how you progress with this
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Re: Indain 741b motorcycle 1/35

Postby Vinny » Wed Mar 18, 2015 10:29 pm

Very cool Anon! Will be looking forward to this. That etch fret is a very nice addition. This shouldn't take you too long ;)

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Re: Indain 741b motorcycle 1/35

Postby fs2005 » Tue Apr 07, 2015 12:49 pm

Cant see pics Anon.Those Mirror Models always looked super high quality with plenty of building in them .It mightnt be THAT quick a build ...

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Re: Indain 741b motorcycle 1/35

Postby d_anonymous_modeller » Wed Apr 08, 2015 9:45 am

Hi lads,not much to see yet John.Been taking advantage of the good weather & doing a lot of work outdoors.Still some cutting off the sprues to do.Mirror Models kits have large-ish sprue connections to the parts & usually 4 per part so a lot more cleaning up than you would expect.Came accross some sink areas in some parts as well.Slow progress so far (what's new).
I might get some model time at the weekend.
Anon....

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Re: Indain 741b motorcycle 1/35

Postby jaydee » Thu Apr 09, 2015 11:59 pm

The ultimate in cool. Very tasty indeed. [smilie=thumb.gif]

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Re: Indain 741b motorcycle 1/35

Postby Georgeconna » Fri Apr 10, 2015 3:57 pm

nice Choice, Lights init would look massive
Cheers

George

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