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#1 pcben80

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Posted 25 April 2018 - 05:01 AM

Hey guys,

 

I've been in a little of a funk lately as it relates to building LSPs. So, on a complete whim, I decided to snag this kit and the optional chain kit during a recent Squadron sale. Not sure why exactly - I am not in any way, shape or form a motorcycle guy. Probably just because it's Tamiya and I knew it would be quality... :thumbsup:

 

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Anyway, I've been plugging away at it for the past few weeks so I thought I'd start up a thread for anyone thinking about building this monster. And it is most definitely huge! 

 

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Hope you guys like it! As with the Tamiya 1/32 aircraft, the pieces just fall together - the kit has been an absolute pleasure to build. Highly recommended if anyone wants to try something different.

 

Cheers

Ben


Edited by pcben80, 25 April 2018 - 05:02 AM.

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#2 Wolf Buddee

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Posted 25 April 2018 - 05:36 AM

Very cool! Always liked Tamiya's big bike kits.

Cheers,
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Posted 25 April 2018 - 07:57 AM

Looks great! 


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Posted 25 April 2018 - 08:02 AM

Looks like the real thing. Awesome.


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Posted 25 April 2018 - 08:04 AM

Flippin' Heck! That's lovely


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Posted 25 April 2018 - 10:40 AM

Ben,
Love the SUPERB detailed workmanship on the Engine.

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Look forward to more. Looks like a really gorgeous choice for a build.scrumptious indeed!

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Posted 25 April 2018 - 02:24 PM

Nice! I'll be very interested to see the chain kit go together.
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Posted 25 April 2018 - 03:12 PM

This is very cool! I really don't appreciate you making me want to expand my stash, though. Maybe if we could justify it by saying it's an LSP, it would be ok. I just can't decide what the P would stand for. Projectile?

 

PS: I just found out how much these 1/6 bikes cost, so I guess there's no danger of one getting into my stash after all!!!


Edited by BiggTim, 25 April 2018 - 03:23 PM.

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Posted 25 April 2018 - 06:31 PM

Thanks for the positive comments. Having a ton of fun with this and definitely stoking the fires for my next LSP project.

This is very cool! I really don't appreciate you making me want to expand my stash, though. Maybe if we could justify it by saying it's an LSP, it would be ok. I just can't decide what the P would stand for. Projectile?

PS: I just found out how much these 1/6 bikes cost, so I guess there's no danger of one getting into my stash after all!!!


Yeah, I got this one with a 30% off coupon from Squadron but it’s definitely still an expensive kit. However, as with the Tamiya aircraft, the engineering is exquisite. It’s nice to go through a build knowing that you never have to worry about things fitting the way they’re supposed to!

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Posted 26 April 2018 - 04:00 AM

It does look to be of great quality! Really makes me want one.
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Posted 27 April 2018 - 05:43 AM

Made some more progress. Radiators installed and more pipework done.

 

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Cheers,

Ben


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Posted 27 April 2018 - 05:57 AM

Mind blowing. 


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Posted 27 April 2018 - 07:03 AM

Ben,
That is EXQUISITE and EXTRAORDINARY work you have there.

Incredibly NEAT and outstanding job.

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Posted 30 April 2018 - 03:58 AM

I love this.

 

These big Tamiya bike kits are totally cool.

 

1/12 is really too small for bikes IMO.  Wish more were big like this baby!

 

Keep up the good work.


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Posted 11 May 2018 - 10:31 AM

Hello all,

 

Its been a while since I updated this build. Definitely been making progress but most of that has been priming and painting of smaller parts that come together for the larger sub-assemblies. The build sequence for the wheels on this beast really is ingenious - I remember thinking on multiple occasions "there's no way this is going to come together" but of course, I'm always proved wrong.

 

Anyway, hope you guys enjoy the pics!

 

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Thats it for now! Have a great weekend all.

 

Cheers.


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