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  1. Thanks very much for that. I'd never come across that site before.
  2. Thanks also for that one. You might like this set of pics then, although 06. https://www.asphaltandrubber.com/bikes/valentino-rossis-2006-yamaha-yzr-m1-photos/
  3. What a great link. Thanks for sharing. I'm certainly following this build as, despite building one years ago, I have one of these with a Renaissance upgrade set and Rossi / Abe decals.
  4. This is going to be interesting. I wonder why Tamiya have never made a 1/6 racing bike? I'd love to have a go at one.
  5. Really nice finish. Very well done. Has anyone used that Panigale kit with the aftermarket racing decals? I believe that there have been decal sets for Checa and Davies. I've held off as I'm wary of there being discrepancies that would be beyond my ability to find scratch solutions to. I
  6. Nice job. Bold of Honda to make an oval piston production bike (very limited numbers) after the ambitious race experiment didn't go to plan in the early 80s. There's a cutaway engine in the Honda Collection Hall at Motegi. Eight valves per cylinder!
  7. Cheers. I hope that you have - or have already built - the Tamiya NS from 83 and the NSR from 84 ( upside-down fuel tank)? Both with Spencer's numbers as the flagship. Thanks. The original decals were pristine, even after 34 years, but I ballsed up the placement of one on the front fairing. This knocked everything else that was due to go below it out of line. Upshot was that I sourced the Studio27 set; which meant that I didn't have to scavenge my leftover decals - and another kit - for Spencer's bits and bobs. They clearly look better than the originals! You're too kind. Unfortunately, it doesn't look as mean on display as it's facing its future self from 89; which, imo, puts it to shame in terms of appearance.
  8. Scandalous that Tamiya omitted Freddie Spencer's decals from this kit. Shame on them. Alright, he hardly rode the thing, but that wasn't his fault (taken out in the first race of 86). His exploits in 85 - winning both the 250 and 500cc championships - surely should have given buyers of this kit the choice of giving him the No. 1.
  9. Managed to glean this piece of knowledge from the vehicle section of the forum. I haven't got satin but will mix Tamiya LP Matt and Semi gloss clear to make some. Hopefully it'll go OK.
  10. Very useful for me to know this. Thanks.
  11. Thanks for the tips, rob. I did use an old plastic cup to help fill the frame and swing arm of an RC211V. I can't say for sure that I would have thought of that if not for your recommendation.
  12. The scratch-building from the chaps on this site astounds me. Great job rob. Just contemplating the additional tools required, before getting into the skills and patience, renders me exhausted.
  13. Might be of interest to any that don't know about this series - I highly recommend it. Sorry to go off-topic, but does anyone know if Peter Starr (host of that series) was born in the UK? He doesn't have much of an American accent.
  14. I'd be grateful for others' opinions on what I should do here. This was completed last year. I mixed up my own red using Gaia fluorescent and Tamiya X7, no clear coat whatsoever. I'm pretty sure that the Gaia fluorescent is to blame as it's happened on another kit where I also used red and orange in a mix. Now, what do I do? - just lay the replacement decals on top and hope that the bleed doesn't affect them (doesn't sound good) - clear coat first and then proceed as above (a pain, as masking in situ won't be fun) - a n other (removing the decals seems a non-starter as I've experienced this on another kit just today; paintwork damaged) Any advice from the denizens here will be much appreciated. Cheers,
  15. I'm looking forward to seeing this progress. Not the same marques, but the images of John Surtees on the dustbin-faired MV are fantastic.
  16. Did you use the Tamiya demarcation stickers, and cut them out yourself? If so, kudos to you (I didn't fancy that and opted for the pre-cut sheet). My #93 and RCV decals are now pink after bleeding through. Probably my own fault as I wasn't using any clear coat prior to decals back then. Hopefully you're too switched on to make my rookie mistake (I've got some extra decals to go over the top, when I can get around to it). Great work and an interesting build to follow.
  17. slippers

    'Codger' R I P

    Extremely sad news. His posts were frequent and giving in terms of knowledge or acclaim. R.I.P.
  18. Nice work. I have the 89 version stashed. I really appreciate the extra touches that Hasagawa kits have. The overall finish might be just below Tamiya but the attention to details is higher, for me.
  19. Thanks for your kind words (the out of alignment silencer really rankles me). The decals are this set, from Reji. https://www.spotmodel.com/product_info.php?products_id=49192&language=en Generally okay but a few had lighter patches and a sort of furry finish. The Top Studio gear was just the exhaust kit (springs, end plates, mounting plate, tips) and a fair few nut and bolt ends. I've stocked up on quite a lot for my next kits: clutch, gear linkage, footpegs etc. Your kit will be one of those YZRs in my post. The naked one is actually the Abe 99 kit, but there's also an Abe 01 kit (same as the Biaggi kit). Check the front brake calipers, you'll see they are different for each YZR. Good luck with your build. I'll hope to see it here.
  20. Thank you to all for your complimentary comments. Finished another Biaggi bike last year - 01 YZR. Unfortunately, the red has bled through the white decals now. This is still awaiting decals. I'm hoping to print some myself to end up with Noriyuki Haga's wildcard YZR entry for Suzuka in 98. Nori finished third (second until the final chicane) and Max won on the subject bike of this thread.
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