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    Honda CB900'R'

    Nice clean build Lee.
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    Ducati TT2 1982 Tony Rutter

    Nice little details 👍
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    Protar MV Augusta F4

    I love MV’s, but the lack of detail puts me off, plus I’ve not heard good things about Protar kits. I’m not sure I want the hassle of having to rework everything and then end up with an odd-size bike in my cabinet. I’ll be keenly following this and see if you can convince me to get one... 👍
  4. I started this back in October, but only just getting back to it and realised I'd not posted it up here. So here goes. The first post will be the box contents and some of the extras I plan to use. I picked up the Hobby Design set before even getting the kit, but then I found the Studio 27 set so just had to have that. Box art in all it's glory: On to the contents. I'll let the parts speak for themselves On recommendation, I went for the Hobby Design wheels. Having done a bit of research, they are technically incorrect for the red DTM car, but I'm going to go with them as I prefer the look and it makes it a bit different from all the others Studio 27 CF decals Kit decals. Great to see they are printed by Cartograph so I don't expect any problems from them First detail set - this one from Hobby Design includes lots of photo etch, resin and turned metal rivets Next is the S27 set. Even more detail and quite a bit of white metal parts included. Instructions for both detail sets Studio 27 decals. These are also printed by Cartograph and look high quality as you would expect
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    Tamiya Alfa Romeo 155 V6 Ti DTM

    Thanks @mueller. I’d had a few requests for a video like this and something I’ve wanted to do for a while, so a perfect opportunity to combine the two.
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    Tamiya Alfa Romeo 155 V6 Ti DTM

    This last update should bring me up to date - I decided to do a video for doing the carbon body, as I'd had a few requests for this:
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    Tamiya Alfa Romeo 155 V6 Ti DTM

    I'm not sure if I mentioned this before, but I'm doing this as a dual-build. This one is full detail and will be in the main livery colours - the second is fairly basic, but does have a full carbon body on it...
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    Tamiya Alfa Romeo 155 V6 Ti DTM

    Sorry guys - I've been a bit slack on the updates recently, so hopefully this will bring it up to date a bit. The front anti-roll bar is very visible on the real car, but the kit has nothing to represent it, so the rear area in the engine bay is very empty looking. I decided to replicate this with some scratch-building. Using various thickness wire, brass rod, solder wire, plastic sprue and lots of turned metal bolts, rivets and rod ends and hex nuts from RB Motion, Top Studio, T2M and Hobby design - what a mix! PE brackets were also used which I had spares of from years ago. The main bar made up and all the separate components waiting to be attached to it All assembled and painted up - getting on for 60 parts in this little assembly! Final position:
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    Tamiya AMG GT3 dual build

    These look to be great kits. Double trouble doing a dual -build. Looking forward to watching them come together.
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    Red Porsche Killer Revell 1/9

    Nice work. Certainly something different. I was watching the build progress, although I was quiet for the most part.
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    67 Corvette coupe

    Nice job Lee 👍
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    Honda CB900'R'

    Always good to see stuff being modified. I’ll be following 👍
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    Tamiya Yamaha R1M

    So what started off as a basic, ‘out of the box’ build of the new Tamiya kit, it turned into something more. The kit just begged for extra detail to be added and I had to oblige. Thanks to everyone who followed along the WIP, but to highlight, Zero paints used pretty much throughout with my own paint job on it, finished with 2K diamond clear amd polished up. A few extra wires were added and the kit wires replaced for more accurate scaled equivalent. A bunch of Top Studio, Hobby Design and T2M nuts, bolts and PE heads were fitted throughout. Magnets replace the screws for the fairings and the rest were either covered up or replaced with aluminium tube.
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    Tamiya Yamaha R1M

    Great. Thanks Mark. Top Studio have just released a detail set for it as well - currently on pre-order. That's definitely going on my list for me next one.
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    Intro by Fazer

    That Yammy looks great 👍 Very similar style to the CB400 I've currently got parked.
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    Tamiya 1/32nd De Havilland Mosquito

    Planes aren’t really my thing, although I have build a couple. That’s not stopped me from following along with this one from start to finish! I really appreciate you sharing the progress along with your own learning experiences and trials with it. It’s an encouragement to others to try the same and do things they wouldn’t necessarily normally do. It’s hard to believe that you haven’t build planes before this as you’ve built it like a pro.
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    Tamiya 1/32nd De Havilland Mosquito

    Brilliant work. I’m off to find it in the completed build section now...
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    Tamiya 1/32nd De Havilland Mosquito

    Looking forward to seeing the final result....
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    Intro by Fazer

    Welcome to the forum @Fazer1006. That’s a nice looking Norton 👍
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    Tamiya Alfa Romeo 155 V6 Ti DTM

    Bit lazy on updating this post, but I've now got all the interior complete. Captions with the pictures below to show the progress I started off with the wiring. I'd previously removed the moulded in wires, so first job was to replace these with braided line. I'm not sure of the brand as I just have a variety stashed in a box. The electrical boxes were replaced with items from the Hobby Design detail set. These have a lot more life than the Tamiya part, although if needed I'm sure they could be detailed up sufficiently. The adjuster for the anti-roll bar linkage was replaced with photo etch parts from the HD set, with the handles cut from the kit part. A lot of my reference photos showed a kill switch in front and centre. As this is quite a key area, I decided to scratch build my own. All the base and switch are made from sheet styrene and shaped to match my references. I drilled a 0.2 mm hole in the kill switch for the securing wire to feed through. The fire extinguisher was an after market item from Hobby Design. Not necessarily 100% right to this car, but again, a not of reference photos had them located behind the drivers seat, and as the area was quite bare, I decided to add one in. Pedal assembly all installed, along with kit plates from the Hobby Design set and air jacks from Studio 27. I decided to attack the gear stick as the centre rod was nowhere near round, so I replaced this with aluminium tubing. While it was in pieces, I added a couple of hex washers either side to finish it off. Onto the seat - after covering the seat with microballoons and painted matt black, the hardware was added from the HD set. The belts were made from 2mm ribbon from Ebay and the logos from Studio 27. Onto the dash - a lot of work on this. I replaced all the switches with items from Hobby Design, both from their detail set and aftermarket items. I also removed the moulded in air vents and scratch built my own Almost complete... Last part to be detailed were the door panels. Being it's a race car, these are pretty bland, but still had room for improvement. After painting, I decided to use Bare Metal Foil to make to main door panels and then added a PE plate from the HD set to the rear door panel and around the front door handle. The window winder that was moulded in didn't look great, so more scratch building was undertaken to make a new one. Seat belt harness rear mount points All finished off now
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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 John. Yes, that would be the more obvious place for them, but I like to be different 😁. As for the tint, I did that on the Ducati I built, this was just trying to show an alternative method 👍
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    Tamiya Alfa Romeo 155 V6 Ti DTM

    Not sure to be honest. Most of the time I’m fortunate and don’t get hit by customs.
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    Tamiya Alfa Romeo 155 V6 Ti DTM

    Thanks Imster. Appreciate it 👍 Thanks Kev. Check out hobbyeasy.com. They have them in stock at a reasonable price.
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