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1/12 Tamiya Honda RC213V Casey Stoner test Motegi 2015

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So I've been in the modelling doldrums for several weeks now, I've obviously had so much time to build but sit there and get nothing done. So I was very surprised on my wedding anniversary to receive this from my wife, We are both big motogp fans and wasnt expecting this but she thought a change of subject would help kickstart thing again. She had also done a bit of research as she knows I'm not a Marquez fan and found found a really cool decal sheet to build a Stoner test bike as well as a detail set from Top Studio.

 

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So never built anything like this before as it's always been aircraft of various scales  and this is what I'm aiming for.

 

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Got loads of great pictures of this bike and the new fairings are painted matte black rather than being left in carbon fibre with sponsor logos in white. 

 

Here is some initial progress over the last week or so. First up I stared on the swinging arm and removed the carbon fibre strengttheners that Marquez would run with followed by adding the Top Studio details 

 

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Rear damper assembled

 

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And installed in to the painted and decaled swing arm

 

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So far so good and lots of fun, Comments and criticism always welcome.

 

Regards Andy 

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Nice start!  You're going to love building this one - Tamiya motorcycle kits are amazing. The Top Studio details will really take it to the next level.

Looking foward to watching it all come together.

 

Cheers!

 John.

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Comments - this looks like fun!

 

I built an Italeri Norton some time ago and really enjoyed it. Bikes break down into small, separate projects that end up as a whole. And you are very unlikely to get lost in a painting/weathering/research rabbit hole

 

I'd say good choice, only you picked the wrong bike:

 

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Richard

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A nice start to what looks like a nice kit.  I've haven't gotten into motorcycles, yet.  That super detail set looks amazing.  I'll definitely have to watch this come together.

 

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On 6/16/2020 at 1:35 AM, Leaning_Dog said:

Nice start!  You're going to love building this one - Tamiya motorcycle kits are amazing. The Top Studio details will really take it to the next level.

Looking foward to watching it all come together.

 

Cheers!

 John.

Thanks for looking in John and yes really enjoying building this one.

 

Regards. Andy

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On 6/16/2020 at 9:46 AM, RLWP said:

Comments - this looks like fun!

 

I built an Italeri Norton some time ago and really enjoyed it. Bikes break down into small, separate projects that end up as a whole. And you are very unlikely to get lost in a painting/weathering/research rabbit hole

 

I'd say good choice, only you picked the wrong bike:

 

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Richard

Hi Richard, Couldnt agree more with you as no need to get bogged down with endless research, weathering etc, these bike kits kind of remind me of building a WnW kit in as much as you build and paint assemblies as you go and before you know it you have a complete model.

 

Been a big VR46 fan since he started in 125 so have purchased these from ebay as well.

 

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Will do 1 M1 complete with the other with fairings removed.

 

Regards. Andy

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12 hours ago, Gazzas said:

A nice start to what looks like a nice kit.  I've haven't gotten into motorcycles, yet.  That super detail set looks amazing.  I'll definitely have to watch this come together.

 

 Its a lovely kit Gaz and I'm enjoying something different from my usual subject matter for a change.

 

Regards. Andy

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Been working on the engine, I built the basic block up and painted it Mr Surfacer 1500 Black followed bt variuos Vallejo Metal colour shades.

 

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Next up was to build the clutch from the Top Studio set, 24 parts in total with only the clutch cover plate being painted and glued, a little tricky to build but looks absolutely fantastic once together.

 

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And assembled

 

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Got to say its certainly worth the effort to assemble and really is a vast improvement on the kit part.

 

Regards. Andy

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That clutch looks awesome! :thumbsup: 

I have the Top Studio "Detail Master" set for my Tamiya Rossi Yamaha YZR-M1 and the clutch is a highly detailed resin casting - tricky to paint. 

 

Cheers!

 

John.

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Looks great.  I have this kit in my stash as well.

 

I have said it before, and I'll say it again: these Tamiya 1/12 bike kits are some of the best joy to be had in scale modeling.

 

Can't wait to see more of your project.

 

 

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