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  1. A little more progress. After filling (with Tamiya putty, I previously used a sprue goo mix, but lately it has been leaving ghost seams I cannot remove..) and sanding back the seams, I have primed to check my work. Still some spots to fill and further flatten out. Happy with progress so far.....
  2. Almost done..... Leathers are a little too dark, will try to lighten with a lighter drybrush. Decals again by Decalpool and go down very well.
  3. @andrew59it I had the same issue with the YZR500. Will be careful as these pins look just as fragile.
  4. Actual glue this time 😉 There's a bit of flash to clean up, but the cowl has gone together reasonably well. There will be filling.......
  5. Ok, have made a start. It's that time where you start to feel out how the kit may come together. As always, I start with the body panels. I like to get them together then fill, sand, prime and base coat etc whilst putting the engine and frame together. So body work is off the sprue and taped together ready for work on the weekend. So far, the fit feels good, the plastic a little more brittle than the usual Tamiya plastic, but the same as the YZR500 I built last year. Looking good so far. It doesn't look like there will be too much filling, although the tank is made of
  6. I found this awesome site for reference photos: http://skylinezero17.cocolog-nifty.com/blog/2014/09/1989-honda-nsr5.html
  7. Hey @mueller, I have thought long and hard whether to purchase one of these jigs for my bike builds. I look forward to following to get an understanding if they are worthwhile. Have you found it useful so far?
  8. I know, I know - we have been away for Easter... I will make a start this week I promise! 😉
  9. New build on the bench starting next week. Hasegawa 1/12 1989 Rothmans Honda NSR500, Wayne Gardner #2. I will be using the Hobby Design detail up set and Top Studio cable tensioners. I will paint with Gravity (Spain) Honda Rothmans Blue (GC164). Looks to be a complicated kit, but I'm looking forward to it very much.
  10. Thanks @mueller, appreciate your kind words. Bike finished now, so have started on the rider figure. I know these go back to the 80's, but I have to say it fits much better than the (reasonably) recent Rossi figure.
  11. Small update.... almost finished... Getting the chambers on is tricky... one side is too far from the swing arm, the other is hard up against it... I'm using Top Studio's cable adjusters for fun and practice I used Hasegawa Mirror Sheet on the fork legs, again, first time using it. Very happy with the finish.
  12. Thanks @mueller. Yes, clearcoat went down very well this time (I think previously error must have been between airbrush and chair!) . In fact I'm very, very happy with it. Was excellent to work with... I used 6000 and 8000 grit laplos sheets. Came up very well.
  13. Hi All, Happy New Year. Started a quick build of Wayne Gardner's 1986 NSR500. I'm using the Factory Colour kit from Tamiya (kit 14099). It's starting to show it's age, but is a fun build so far. I'm using Decalpool decals to portray Gardners mount. There was an issue with them which I didn't see until I was using them... the black border surrounding the rear number panel was half missing and there was a smattering of red - perhaps a dirty ink jet?. I let them know online and they sent me a new set free of charge. They arrived from Hong Kong in under three weeks - so ver
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