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Kev The Modeller

Yoshimura Suzuki GSX-R750

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I'm calling this finished.

 

I have to say this is the hardest kit I've made, certainly my first bike in many, many years, it has tested my skill to the limit and beyond in so doing has developed them.  There're still imperfections but mostly down to my lack of skill and experience things like the frame, discs, fork, shock and chain finishes and the shadow mark in the tank from the two holes which appeared, to correct these now would mean a complete strip down and I think (if you've been following the build) I've done more than my fair share of!  The screen had quite a few scratches on so I dipped it in AK Gauzy glass coat, which although got rid of the scratches didn't drain too well and bubbled at one of the rivet mouldings.  I think my pot needs thinning slightly and I should have brushed it a little perhaps.  

Although a I've managed a reasonable standard of finish, its not where I want to be, but I've learned a huge amount, future builds will be planned more thoroughly sections built to finish rather than building then painting all metal parts for example.  

 

The kit it's self was a disappointment in both quality and the method of assembly, both are nowhere near Tamiya standards and the kit is very fragile, the end can hanger snapped while attaching it to the tail cowling while taking the pictures!  Parts weren't moulded correctly or missing the hose connector for the cam cover breather for one, the clip on's don't fit correctly.  Considering the kit coast more than a lot of Tamiya 1/12 kits, personally  I think it's hard to justify that, I for one only went Fujimi because it's the only GSX-R plastic kit out there, well what I could find. 

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Despite all she threw at you I think it turned out a real stunner Kev, and one to be proud of.  If you hadn't pointed out the issues I don't think anyone would notice and the paint finish is superb.

Lets hope the next one tries not to trip you up so much, possibly a Tamiya offering :) 

 

Thanks for sharing your build.

 

Doc

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Wow! What an excellent result! Fujimi kits are a real PITA but you have seriously done this one justice, you should be very proud of your work :)

 

 

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21 hours ago, Dr_Fester said:

Despite all she threw at you I think it turned out a real stunner Kev, and one to be proud of.  If you hadn't pointed out the issues I don't think anyone would notice and the paint finish is superb.

Lets hope the next one tries not to trip you up so much, possibly a Tamiya offering :) 

 

Thanks for sharing your build.

 

Doc

 

1 hour ago, imster said:

Wow! What an excellent result! Fujimi kits are a real PITA but you have seriously done this one justice, you should be very proud of your work :)

 

 

Thanks guys really appreciate that. 

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