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Tamiya 1/12 Suzuki RGB500 Herron Racing, Ridden by Randy Mamola

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Tamiya 1/12 Heron racing team Suzuki RGB500 as ridden by Randy Mamola in 1982 I believe. This was Tamiyas re-release of this bike but with Cartograf decals making my life a bit easier than having to use the crispy old ones that are in the original release of this kit.Done basically OOB with the exception of aftermarket tubing and cables. I added the antidive tube from the front caliper to the fork valve on each side. I ditched the styrene seat pad for a more realistic one cut from sheet neoprene rubber. I also added the windshield bolts that weren't there. I added bare metal foil to the upper fork tubes, and exhaust silencers. Painted with decanted and airbrushed Tamiya sprays. Decaled, cleared with Alckad aqua gloss clear. Wet sanded out to 12,000 grit, polished and final assembly. It was a pretty fun kit to build, and went together very nice with the one exception of the fit of the windscreen to fairing. This area needed to be mocked up and mated together to achieve a decent fit. Even then the windscreen looks about 2" thick in relation to scale. This will be my next tool quest and research effort. To devise a method for vac forming winscreens for these old bikes. I hope you guys like it. Questions, comments are appreciated! Thanks . Tom.

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Thanks guys. I'm glad you like it. One of the three or four kits I've done with Aqua Gloss clear. I have since switched to Gravity 2K, which I love.

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Construction very clean and perfect, I have this in my stock and I intend to do it soon.

 

Sandro

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