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    Tamiya Yamaha YZF-R1M

    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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    Tamiya Yamaha YZF-R1M

    Thanks @andrew59it Great 👍. This is the sort of thing I’ve used: https://www.hiroboy.com/12mm_Rivets_A__TD23098--product--4840.html
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    Tamiya Yamaha YZF-R1M

    Thanks @mueller - Yes photos below.. Kit forks were replaced with the ones from the detail up set. Makes a nice improvement to any bike having the fork set to go with it. T2M nut was added on the left side. RB Motion banjo fitting was used along with some T2M braided line. I also ran some wire for the ABS sensor cable. Lots of PE bolt heads were used as well Top studio turned meta bolts were used for the mudguard fittings. I drilled out the bar ends and fitted a PE bolt head in there as well Clutch and brake levers were modified and painted to look loke aftermarket options. Again, lots of PE bolt heads and turned metal parts used Top Studio air valve painted to look like an anodised cap was fitted Lastly, I replaced the spring in the side stand to make it look more in scale
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    Tamiya Yamaha YZF-R1M

    Next instalment of the video diary - building the forks
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    Tamiya Yamaha YZF-R1M

    Cheers @imster. I was pleased with the end result. I was winging it really so wasn’t sure how it was going to turn out.
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    Honda NS500 83/84

    Looks great @andrew59it👍
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    Lotus 49

    Beautifully executed. Congrats again on the win - all that hard work paid off!
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    1/20 Lotus 49

    Just catching up with this @imster. You’ve done a cracking job on it and well done on the win - well deserved 👍
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    Tamiya Yamaha YZF-R1M

    Thanks @mueller👍 Few photos to go with it
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    Tamiya Yamaha YZF-R1M

    I decided to modify the exhaust on this to get rid of the ugly cat underneath and then modified the silencer at the back.
  11. Looks good. What did you base the RC212 bike on, as I’m not aware of a kit for that version?
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    Aoshima CB400 Four

    Thank you. That’s an interesting observation on the rear mudguard. I’ve used some artistic license as far as the colours and the front bit not being plastic. I was aware of that from my reference photos. It’s probably worth changing the upper part though, as I hadn’t made the connection thst was part of the frame.
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    Aoshima CB400 Four

    Next kit I’m about to start, Aoshima’s 1974 CB400Four. I’ll kick it off with the box art and contents.
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    Tamiya Yamaha YZF-R1M

    Few photos of where I’m at with this. Wheel was masked off to replicate a ‘rim sticker’ to make it a bit different to all the others being built. Lots of various PE washers used to finish it all off. Swing arm was painted with Alclad polished Aluminium and everything else was a range of Zero Paints. Scale Motorsport CF decals were used on the rear hugger, chain guides and front sprocket cover. All cleared with Zero paints 2k diamond. T2M braided line was ran and pinned fown as per my reference photos Rear disk was scuffed up to look used. An RB Motion banjo fitting finished the caliper off Rear chain was painted silver, then a black oil wash applied and then the pins picked out with a fine brush and silver paint. Side stand was modified to not use any screws. Pin to push it down and the spring where both scratch built.
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    Tamiya Yamaha YZF-R1M

    Got the latest video uploaded for this now:
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    Tamiya Yamaha YZF-R1M

    I’ve got some S27 decals for my Alfa build, but found them a bit brittle. Maybe the R1M ones will be better.
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    Tamiya Yamaha YZF-R1M

    Yes, a bit of artistic license. As there are so many being built now I’m trying to make mine a bit different.
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    1/20 Lotus 49

    Great work. The detail on that dash and the wiring us stunning!
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    Alfa Romeo Tipo 33/2

    Here what will be my next project - a 1:24 Model Factory Hiro kit of a 1968 Alfa Romeo Tipo 33/2. I've not decided yet which version I will go with, but thought I would make a start with the box contents. As always with MFH kits, they are beautifully presented an a red cardboard box Model details are on the side Opening up the box, we are presented with the full colour instruction sheet below this, we can start to see the details. On the right is the resin body, with the clear parts and decals on the left Underneath the decals we find the while metal parts And underneath this, and the foam layer are the PE sheets Onto the details - The resin body. Nicely cast, as you would expect with very little amount of cleanup from what I can see Clear parts -these are vacuum formed so will need to be carefully cut out Decal sheets - I'm not going to remove the protective cover until I'm ready to use them, but at first appearance these are crisp and nicely printed. Again - you would expect nothing less Wheels and tyres - the wheels are nicely turned aluminium and very nicely moulded and detailed rubber tyres to wrap them with. A few more turned metal parts A few extra details - wires, rods and other miscellaneous parts onto the white metal - first bag is the chassis components Second bag contains all the smaller parts which will make up the bulk of the model - these all need identifying and sorting as they are not labelled or numbered like you would get in a mass produced plastic kit. As they are soft metal, they could also be some that are out of shape. All will need careful clean up and attention from the casting process Photo etch - two frets in the box. All nice and detailed - and no tabs to clean up which is a bonus! Onto the instructions - all nicely layed out and illustrated in colour. Reference photos are a necessity to get the correct colours and details for these
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    Alfa Romeo Tipo 33/2

    Thanks @imster. I’ve had a few other things push their way in front, but it will be back!
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    Tamiya Yamaha YZF-R1M

    Thanks, I use Windsor and Newton artist oils to make the washes.
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    durarara

    Beautiful! The bikes ok as well ?
  23. Nice work! It’s certainly a livery that stands out ?
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    Alfa Romeo Tipo 33/2

    Thank you. Once I’ve got a few things finished off I should be back at this one.
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