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1/12 Dani Pedrosa Honda RC 213V Repsol 2014 highly detailed without the cowls from the Tamiya kit


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Hello to all,

 

When I began the build/ thread dedicated to the Honda Repsol 2014, it was to take a break while I was struggling with paint problems on my 1/16 AMT Ford Mustang 1964 Convertible. I thought then that I would build it straight for the box or nearly so.

It appeared very quickly (as Jochen had foreseen) that it would turn to a highly detailed build, using several details sets (mainly from Top Studio but also from Blue Stuff, Decalcas, Tamiya etc.) and bringing also my own touch for many details. It appeared then that it would be a pity to hide all these details, wires, cables under the cowls. I decided so to keep only the seat/ tank cowl, while all the other ones would be exposed separately.

Then came other ideas: build a second bike, that would be the Marc Marquez one (this one is the Dani Pedrosa, using the Pedrosa Blue Stuff set), with a bit less details and with cowls assembled on the bike.

But this, with probably a mechanic working on the "naked" Pedrosa bike and Marquez sitting on the one to come, and if possible with a little paddock scenery, is for later...

I thank warmly here all my followers in the WIP section, who encouraged me and sometimes, gave me a hand to avoid errors. In particular, gamblor 916 was my GP expert, me who was up to now totally ignorant on motoGP.

I am very happy with the result, especially since the last build I was able to finish was the 1/48 Nieuport Ni 11, in May 2020.

I apologize for the Mustang followers, this build will go on waiting, but I prefer to go on and begin asap the 2nd bike. I will not open a new WIP thread for this 2nd bike. The latter will appear in the RFI section when over.

And now the last pics of this highly detailed Honda Repsol 2014:

 

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Some more pics will be added asap…

 

Cheers, Olivier

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Wow, that's nothing short of amazing Olivier. I expected nothing less actually, even if I haven't followed your build thread since page 5 or so. 

 

What can I say, I just don't like to follow the basic OOB builds 😉 

 

The bike looks heavy in the pictures, I know almost nothing about them but I can't imagine that you left anything out, it looks so complete! Well done, and it must be a good feeling to have finished a build like this. 

 

I'll be patiently waiting for the Mustang build to continue, in the meantime good luck with the other bike build!

 

 

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Thanks a lot my friends for your likes and kind comments.

Here are, as promised, the last pics of this finished build, showing close-ups of several areas:

 

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My bike is gonna take to way to my dental office where it should be temporary displayed near the Fiat 806 (both builds being 1/12 scale), waiting for the 2nd bike. After having been crucial for the build, the jig will be very useful for the delicate transport in a shoe box:

 

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And a few hours later:

 

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Funny to associate such different models, but after all, the scale is the same (1/12) and, even if they are about 87 years apart, it is precisely interesting to see the evolution in design between 2 GP beasts... Anyway, this association should remain temporary, as mentioned above.

 

Happy modeling to all, and, as says Hamden, one of my most faithful follower in the WIP, stay safe!

 

Cheers, Olivier

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Thanks again chaps!

I began all now the 2nd bike (the engine is ever assembled and painted) for which my own WIP thread will be very useful.

Considering the experience I got with the first build, this second one should take much less time, especially since it will be a bit less detailed and since I will not spend time posting in the forum this time.

I hope this 2nd bike will be finished end of this year or beginning of 2013.

For the ones who would like to take a look to the WIP dedicated to this Pedrosa Honda Repsol 2014, here is the link:

 

 

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Olivier, this is a really fantastic model. You have managed to bring so much reality into it. Like Jeroen said, even the close-ups do not clearly show that this is “just” a model. 

Well done and it looks great on display next to the Fiat.

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