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Tamiya 1/12 Yamaha YZR-M1, 04 Norifumi Abe (fairing off)

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Used a few extras on this so it's being displayed naked. 


Norick didn't shine in the four-stroke era, and you have to believe that him being Rossi's teammate in 04 was at Vale's insistence - his Rossifumi moniker was a homage to Norifumi.

A poor season in WSBK really wasn't the way that this all-action 500 hooligan deserved to leave the international scene. His debut at 18 years of age in 94 (on a 500) is the stuff of legend. 

I'll be building one of his 500s in the future. A more fitting stead for this amazing rider. 


Tragically, Abe was killed in a senseless road accident caused by a truck performing a U-turn (echoes of the incident that befell Mike 'the bike'). 


(some pics are edited and others not, please let me know if this causes any display issues) 

Edited by slippers
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On 13/11/2022 at 15:33, gamblor916 said:

Great build. Loved seeing Norick on the 500 with all his hair out the back.


On 13/11/2022 at 16:42, klubman01 said:

Very nice indeed.  Some lovely detail touches.



On 13/11/2022 at 16:46, desert falcon said:

That’s a fantastic looking bike 👍 


Really appreciate your kind words, chaps. 👍

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