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    I've just uploaded some photos in the Completed Section Here for those that want to have a look. I'll just leave this photo here as a teaser:
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    Ever since I built the original Tamiya Yamaha R1 about 10 years ago I’ve been hopijg they would release a new model. Earlier this year thst finally happened, with the new R1M being announced in May 2018 at a show in Japan. As soon as it showed up on retail sites I had my pre-order in. Finally it arrived this week, so I got stuck straight in!
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    This is the Tamiya kit with a fantasy Momo livery. I used 2 or 3 decal sheets to finish up the graphics. For the 'cf' parts I sprayed them with metallic black then flat clear to replicate dry carbon.
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    Progress is being made slowly after a break for a bit. Engine and gearbox are now mated together which makes the gearbox in it’s mount feel a lot more stable. My RB Motion plug boots arrived as well so I was able to get the leads installed.
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    Next job was to work on the roll cage, gearshift and seats. The roll cage was mocked up, as you can see in the photos it consists of 7 seperate pieces which didnt fit too well, lots of filing and adjusting was needed for it all to fit nicely Once all the adjustments were made I soldered all 7 pieces together ready for paint and installation: Also I forgot to take 'before' photos of the gearshift, so this photo is the only clear photo I have of the gearshift as it looks in kit form, pretty basic and not up to my standards I turned the actual knob section on my lathe and carefully drilled out the sections where the detail was lacking and added some bolts as per my reference. Next task was the seats, I wanted to create some texture on the seats but to still keep a little bit of sheen as the seats werent alcantra but looked like leather, I used microballoons mixed with my primer to get some texture, but it looked like the texture was a little too rough so I rubbed it down to smmothen it a bit, then I painted over the top with TS-29 Semi Gloss Black I also had to add holes for the seatbelts on the drivers seat, I was baffled as to why MFH missed out on doing that? The seatbelts were done next, I couldn't find much references for them which was pretty frustrating. The most frustrating thing was that after doing the belts I found out that the material colour was red not blue (blue is supplied in the kit!) so annoying! I was also very unimpressed with the 'Autoflug' heat transfers that MFH provide with the kit, the characters look blurred and the edges of the lettering isnt crisp. Here it is complete and ready to be installed Here is a couple of photos showing the gearshift installed Once the seats and gearshift was completed I finished off the roll cage, mocked up and ready for paint: Painted and installed:
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    I bought Sherline lathe and vertical mill 4 years ago to try to make axles and rear swing arm pivot for Tamiya 1/12 motoGP kits, because the attached Tamiya screws is unacceptable to me. I saw so many nice builds are literally "ruined" by these unrealistic Tamiya screws: so may times when I appreciated fantastic 1/12 motoGP builds, I would convince me they are real thing until I saw these big ugly Phillips screws...... What a shame! I don't want any Tamiya screws on my 1/12 motoGP builds. That's the initial motivation to enter the machining field. All of the axles should be hollow with correct nut patterns!! A lot of frustration? of course. But when I finally successfully made the metal parts, I experienced the feeling of satisfaction like never before. Make front axles, rear swing arm pivots, working front shock absorbers (with internal springs) are easy, however, rear axle is the real obstacle. Because all aftermarket PE sets for Tamiya 1/12 motoGP rear axles are designed to accept Tamiya screws....... i.e. all of the commercial rear axle PE are too small to accept my machined rear axles. This leads me into the PE world in the end...... Last August I finally make my self the world's first PE to work with my machined rear axles! I have to admit my PE skill is not as good as commercial ones, but it works and I am happy now.... I may be the world's first guy to achieve this, aoaoaoaoaoao!!!
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    Hi there folks I haven’t posted anything for a while, but I’ve been busy building a few projects.This is my latest finished build which is a Birthday present for my nephew.Here are the details.Kit:- 1/24 Hasegawa VW T2 23 Window Bus.Paint:- Zero Paints VW Turkis Green and VW Pearl White, clear coated using Zero Paints Diamond Finish Clear Coat.Additions:- Highlight Model Studio Front Safari Windows and rear number plate surround. Bare Metal Foil on the front and rear bumpers.Modifications:- The Bus has been lowered all the way round, by simply modifying the kit suspension.Anyway that’s it, thanks for popping by and having a look.
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    Hey all!! With the recent delay on my Williams FW14b build I decided to dust this one off and continue on with it. I will have some photos up soon but I have been working on the front end, chassis, and suspension. Thanks!
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    I assemblied this motorcycle a few weeks ago. I used the detail set up and the chain set of Top Studio, the Tamyia Front Fork and Drycolors paints. I hoe you like it!
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    Hi everyone this is my first build post on the forum. i started this a couple of weeks ago I am using studio 27 carbon decals, PE sheet and top studio shock absorbers and electrical and plumbing fittings. i am going to try and super detail this kit. Warning photo over load. thanks for looking any tips welcome as I've seen some stunning builds here and I hope to learn a lot from other members.
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    This is about a 150 hour build I completed in November 2017. I loved every aspect of this build including the challenges it presented. This is an amazing kit. I built it out of the box except the addition of braided lines from pro tech and electrical wiring. Paint is Gravity Colors Gulf blue and orange with Concept Clear coat. Any questions ask away! Dave T
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    Another Ducati finished, this time a Panigale in the 2013 SBK version, Chaz Davis pilot, Tamiya kit with CGM Modulo transkit, Top Studio detail set and Top Studio broadcast chains as well. Sandro
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    WIP can be found here: Lotus Type 78 Detail Up Sets Used: Studio 27 Detail Up Set EJan DFV Funnel and Distributor Set MFH Air Funnel Mesh Decals: Tamiya Kit Decals (for the various warning signs and detail parts) Tabu Decals (for the biscuit coloured lines and JPS logos) Indycals Decals (for other various parts) Nuts and Bolts: Various T2M, Top Studio and RB Motion Wiring and Cables: T2M, MFH, and Tamiya Kit Tubing Paint: Alclad Metalizers Tamiya Semi Gloss Black TS-29 Decanted (Engine, Suspension, Chassis and all Body Parts) Alclad Grey Primer Gravity Colors 2K Clear
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    One more finished, despite the problems of the transkit, the result was satisfactory. I'll put more photos in the completed work sector.
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    So I managed to get the front end done, a few little details and final touches are needed (like covering up the + screw in the front axle). I didnt do a write up on the front suspension but if you are intending to build this kit then I would highly recomend getting the front fork detail up set. This set allows you to build the suspension with an actual spring and actual working front suspension forks! Great job Tamiya! I added some metal wire to the rear section of the front fenders to hold the brake lines in place as in the actual 1:1 version, I was surprised that Tamiya didnt include this in the kit. Overall the front end went together without any dramas, now for the pics! Enjoy
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    You got lucky with this sprue, i was waiting 7 months for a clear sprue!!! following this one.
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    Wow imster - you are off to a really great start excellent work on the engine details Imster when did you get the RBmotion "pod" detail set? Also do you remember how much you paid for it? Cheers John
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    All and all, I think it’s a nice result, i hope that i can have such a good result on my car!!
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    Good progress Kev! I wish I had more bench time lol!
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    Beautiful work as always Dave ?
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    Nice to see you back here Dave. And what a stunning build to kick off with!
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    Hey Kev and Imster - you guys know there is a HRM transkit for this Fujimi kit right?? It has the full engine/transaxle and suspension and bulkhead bits for the Fujimi kit - the last I saw it sold for like $35.00 USD + shipping Cheers John
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