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Rick Schad
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1/9th WLA 750 Harley Davidson finished.

April 4, 2023 · in Automotive · · 31 · 0.7K

Hey modeling friends,

Here is my completed 1/9th scale "" WLA 750 .

Good kit, needs a lot of work and patience. I recreated the saddle bags, seat and holster from craft paper. Lots of weathering and detailing. I created a sling for the Tommy Gun.

This is a fun build just be aware the sprues have no callouts and the instructions are not very precise.

Other than that I enjoyed the 125 hours of building.

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31 responses

  1. Damn near looks real. Well done, Rick

  2. I think this is the most realistic-looking model of anything I have ever seen. This looks like it must have 100,000 miles on it, most driven on dirt roads in rain and snowstorms. This is excellent work in all ways. Congratulations for such an excellent effort and superb result.

  3. Tom,
    That is an amazing compliment! Thanks for checking it out!

  4. She’s a real beauty. About how big is it?

  5. Amazing build Rick, it does look real, well done.

  6. Great to see this finished here, Rick, your extra detail work and weathering have really brought it to life.

  7. Thank you so much George!

  8. As they've said above you've done a great job on this build!

  9. I appreciate it so much Robert!

  10. A superb model in every respect, Rick! Build, extras, painting and weathering are excellent, the result being really unique!

  11. Thanks for that Spiros! It was a fun build

  12. Amazingly realistic, Rick @rickschad
    Lots of extras which made it even look better.
    Well done.

  13. Great end result. Looks like you could get on and start kicking her over.

  14. WOW Rick, that is absolutely fantastic in every respect. I can only dream of doing work like that!

  15. That’s really well done!

  16. Realism at the highest level. Super.

  17. Very nicely done! Beautiful detail and weathering. Like you said, the kit can be difficult at times but it is really a fun kit to build.

    • Thanks Tom! Yes it was a challenge only due to vague instructions and the unnumbered parts.

      • The instructions and the parts issue was why I downloaded the Army Field Manual. Because the kit parts mimicked the actual bike parts fairly well, the manual helped me identify the parts and where they went during the build. I would recommend that to anyone who builds this kit in the future.

  18. Great build Rick am assuming this is the ancient ESCI kit.
    Very imposing in that scale. Nice one 👍

  19. That’s what I’ve heard. It’s reboxed by Italeri. Thanks for checking it out!

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