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Here is my recently finished model of the old, but still very good Tamiya kit straight OOB. After viewing some of the great bikes on here I upped my game somewhat but still managed to make some rookie mistakes, like not letting paint dry properly before installation, not checking the proper positions of decals, not properly filling gaps before painting and finding forgotten parts at the end (the wing mirrors for example).

Painted using Tamiya Lacquer and Acrylics, AK Extreme Metal, Humbrol and Uschi powder.

 

Things I've learned:

Tamiya Lacquers are great. Really easy to use and leave a great finish.

Tamiya Acrylics are limited especially the glitter bomb that is Flat Aluminium

Uschi Chrome powder works well over a bad chrome paint job.

Tamiya tubing bends rather than flexes so a better aftermarket option is needed.

Mr Mark Softer and Setter work well but Tamiya decals are still rather thick.

 

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Nice build mate, I like that!!

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Looks good to me, can't see any of those 'problems' you had!

 

Nice bike!

 

Keith

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Cheers lads. 👍

They're not terrible model breaking problems, ones that I can only see or know are there, but areas that I can improve on.😀

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That's a good looking build.  "glitter bomb", that's funny (but true).  You should be pleased with this build.  

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Nice work. A trick for preventing the bending tubes is to thread another smaller tube or wire inside.

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Thank you all for your kind comments and likes, and for the tip gamblor, most appreciated. 👍

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Great Duke, well done!

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Very nice indeed,i have one of these in my stash,just need the time to get it built,adding wire into the Tamiya tubing really helps getting the look right.

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Cheers lads. It's worth getting out of the stash as it is a fun kit to build and,considering it is well over twenty years old, the fit and details still stand up. If I can ever get hold of the Senna livery deatil/decal set I'd happily do another one or two.😀

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