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Hi all,

 

I finished up a client build of the NSR500 Daytona 200 version. The main differences between the Daytona version and the standard 1984 NSR500 are:

 

- no vents on the rear tail section for the Daytona 200 version

- different colour scheme for the rear hugger

- different colour scheme for the cowlings

- fuel fillers on both side of the bike (on the main fairing)

So overall a little bit of modifying was required. :)

 

I didn't do a build diary for this one because it was a client build that originally had a fairly tight deadline. In terms of detail, both axles, and the controls section were heavily detailed, the engine was not because the cowlings are permanently attached to the bike, I used the kit chain for this one as well.

 

On with the pics, any questions feel free to ask :)

 

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This is epic and REALLY stands up to viewing under the microscope of modern digital photography which exposes EVERYTHING usually. You should maybe consider building a Freddie figure to ride it!

 

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Superb modelling Imster, as always.  Attention to detail is exquisite including 3 wires fixing the throttle grip and 2 on the clutch side and all the scratchbuilding. For me one of the best looking monster 500's of the 80's and a Fast Freddie bike which is a bonus.

 

A question, you did ask, why did you leave the last screen fixing pin open?  I know you had to locate the screen but could this be filled?  Only asking as I have one in the stash and interested for my build.

 

Keep em coming.

 

Doc

 

 

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21 hours ago, Dr_Fester said:

Superb modelling Imster, as always.  Attention to detail is exquisite including 3 wires fixing the throttle grip and 2 on the clutch side and all the scratchbuilding. For me one of the best looking monster 500's of the 80's and a Fast Freddie bike which is a bonus.

 

A question, you did ask, why did you leave the last screen fixing pin open?  I know you had to locate the screen but could this be filled?  Only asking as I have one in the stash and interested for my build.

 

Keep em coming.

 

Doc

 

 

 

Thanks Doc! I left it open because if you fill it then the screen will not sit properly, I did play around with the idea of filling it and chopping the tab off the clear part and tacking it down but with the time constraints I had to choose what to do and not to do :) I did put a PE bolt there to cover up the clear plastic (after the photos were taken)

 

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1 hour ago, imster said:

 

Thanks Doc! I left it open because if you fill it then the screen will not sit properly, I did play around with the idea of filling it and chopping the tab off the clear part and tacking it down but with the time constraints I had to choose what to do and not to do :) I did put a PE bolt there to cover up the clear plastic (after the photos were taken)

 


Yeah I though as much, had the same issue with my RGV 500.  What material did you use for the heat shroud cover in the side panels?  Also when you add the clamping bolts on the clipons do you saw the yoke to create the split? 

 

I see it has graced the hallowed pages of 112....112on2 link ,

 

Still in awe

 

Doc

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On 10/08/2017 at 4:13 AM, Dr_Fester said:


Yeah I though as much, had the same issue with my RGV 500.  What material did you use for the heat shroud cover in the side panels?  Also when you add the clamping bolts on the clipons do you saw the yoke to create the split? 

 

I see it has graced the hallowed pages of 112....112on2 link ,

 

Still in awe

 

Doc

 

What heat shroud cover mate? The yokes werent cut through, its something that could definitely be done though :)

 

Yes I was pretty chuffed when it was posted on 112on2 :)

 

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Really a sweet build Imster

Plenty of detail there from what I can see

Was that paintwork or decals?  for the bulk of the bodywork

Too bad there was not a WIP on this one -  it really came out clean

 

Cheers

John

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22 hours ago, John18D said:

Really a sweet build Imster

Plenty of detail there from what I can see

Was that paintwork or decals?  for the bulk of the bodywork

Too bad there was not a WIP on this one -  it really came out clean

 

Cheers

John

 

Thanks John and good to hear from you again :)

 

The cowlings were all painted, if it wasn't for a client build and I didnt have a deadline I would have definitely done a WIP for it.

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