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Torben H. (mostrich)

DUCATI 1199 Panigale S - Senna Edition


2 16 March 2015, 20:05
Torben H.
Thanks! Tamiya Front Fork Set arrived today. 🙂
17 March 2015, 14:01
Stefan Suessemilch
Interesting, I'm tuned in.
18 March 2015, 17:46
Michel Huijghe
Because I own a Ducati and a BIG fan I'm going to follow this one. 👍
18 March 2015, 19:06
Donald Medley
I had a mini Ducati dirt bike when I got out of the Service, 4-speed, 18" at least. fun as hell. LOL
18 March 2015, 22:41
Choppa Nutta
Cool 🙂
7 April 2015, 22:46
Michel Huijghe
That's very nice. 🙂
8 April 2015, 17:54
Norman Gruss
8 April 2015, 17:58
Stefan Suessemilch
Yep, agree to Guido, perfect chain 👍
23 May 2015, 00:00
Donald Medley
Like your detailing🙂
23 May 2015, 09:15
Donald Medley
Using Alcad Paints?
23 May 2015, 09:16
Kerry COX
Torben, You will really enjoy this kit. I built the "S" when it first came out, the detail is something else. 🙂
Mine was OOB, no after market.

I will be following this build with much interest.

Will you be doing the carbon fibre decals as well ?
23 May 2015, 09:18
Torben H.
Thank you all for your kind annotations.
Donald, I used Alclad Aluminium vor the main engine body, the rest are Tamiya colos as suggested in the instructions.
Kerry, thanks to Norman Gruss I have a Hobby Design carbon decal sheet lying on my bench. Will cover the front fender with it and I bet I'll need loads of softener for the job.
25 May 2015, 16:47
Donald Medley
Beautiful paint work Torben🙂
1 July 2015, 03:41
Donald Medley
I saw where Alcad paints has it's own web page and they have a gallery of projects that guys have done with Alcad. Very Cool Page!
1 July 2015, 03:43
Kerry COX
Torben, I like the way the metal effect paints you have used have turned out.😉
Did you use ALL those extra PE engine parts. ?:-\
The final result will be an interesting view. 🙂
Was the chain assembly done on a 'jig' or was it freehand and link by link. ? ;.|
The drilling of the disks is quite well done, and how did the front fender with the carbon fibre decal turn out. ? 🙂
But looking good so far. 👍.
1 July 2015, 04:00
Torben H.
Thank you Donald, much appreciated!
Kerry, how are you, mate? You caught me icecold here, I'm still running away from that front fender decaling-drama. Had a first try two weeks ago, but the decal stripes I've cut from the sheet won't really stick to the surface, even after use of softener and a whole night of drying time. I could peel it off like cigarette paper from a window. The decals are from Hobby Design and a bit thick for my taste. Most of the engine PE-parts were used for that tiny electronic box, nearly the rest is pure Tamiya plastics. The chain assembly was done on the edge of some cardboard to level out the overlap of the pins and prevent them from jumping out of their links. Also a small glass plate and some Tamiya tape was used. Thank you both for your interest. Next UD coming soon.
1 July 2015, 19:32
Kerry COX
Torben, I am well and thanks for asking mate. 🙂
'Top Studio' carbon fibre is what I used for mine Torben, and turns to almost slime (yes, SLIME) by the time it is ready to me coaxed into place with a soft tipped brush. 🙂
The quality of your work is truly admirable mate, just beautifully done. 👍 👍 🙂
1 July 2015, 20:29
Donald Medley
Torben could under coating with a surface like a pledge surface r' help. Just guessing here now.🙂
1 July 2015, 23:28
Donald Medley
Yes I worked as a Janitor, not proud of it but learned a few things along the way and was that the floor was porous and had to stripped, then sealed before applying wax, well believe it or not plastic is porous and a sealer probably needs to be applied, in that way you'ed have more surface for the decal to adhere to. What do yah think?
2 July 2015, 00:17
Torben H.
Hi Donald, thanks for your support. I forgot to mention that I primed the fender with Gunze Black Primer before decaling. I'll try another decal brand because mine are way to thick so my softener gave up. I've tried with laquer thinner but it was too strong and the decal melted. 'TopStudio'-decals are hard to get atm, can someone give a recommendation?
2 July 2015, 17:05
Donald Medley
Guess I was talking about a commercial sealer, like Johnson and Johnson or something like it LOL.🙂
3 July 2015, 02:09
Choppa Nutta
28 July 2015, 23:33
Torben H.
Thank you, Choppa. Glad you like it!
28 July 2015, 23:54
Mike Berry
that is super sic nice job!
10 August 2015, 21:52
Kerry COX
So, what happened to the Carbon Fibre ?
11 August 2015, 00:01
Torben H.
Thank you, Mike!
Kerry, I'm blushing in front of my screen right now. I've stripped the third attempt of decaling that *#% front fender a few days ago. It's covered with Future again and I'll try it now with really small strips of foil that hopefully can't buckle, twist, fold or do any other annoying s**t.
11 August 2015, 08:33
Kerry COX
I am really impressed with the overall look of this most amazing kit mate, and as for the CF decals, I had a hell of a time and went through more of the stuff I care to say.

Very well done my friend. 🙂
11 August 2015, 09:15
Roberto Rocat
Amazing work, bravo.
11 August 2015, 14:17
soheil moghisi
Amazing.really nice.
12 August 2015, 07:01
Marc Schimmler
Stunningly realistic ...
12 August 2015, 07:03
Donald Medley
I'm sure you'll fine the right solution for your Decals soon.
12 August 2015, 19:36
Torben H.
Thank you for your kind words, Gentleman. Much appreciated.
12 August 2015, 19:41
Gordon Sørensen
Great work on a great looking bike!
13 August 2015, 00:02
Dave Adel
Good thing there is toothpics and tweezers in the picture. Otherwise it looks like pictures of the real one in your garage. Great work.
29 August 2015, 22:35
Kerry COX
A superb kit and a superb build and result. Cheers. 🙂
30 August 2015, 02:54
Torben H.
Cover parts are painted and drying atm. Think I'll finish her within one week. Love it to be on the homestretch...
4 October 2015, 17:31
Choppa Nutta
some superb work here ! 🙂
one thought regarding the brake discs, they need to have those circular grooves/grain that they get from being rubbed by the brake pads, perhaps this thought is too late or too small a consideration. Certainly doesn't let the model down at all but would be a nice touch, hope you don't mind me saying so though 😄
4 October 2015, 18:25
Torben H.
Thanks for your input, Choppa. In the beginning I planned to give the tires a bit wear and tear, but then I was too chicken-hearted to mount the wheels in my Proxxon tool, because I didn't want to ruin the glossy painted rims.
And now, after the tires look like brand new, I have to stay on my "exhibit style". Most of these bikes were acquired by collectors, so maybe I'm not so far away from the sad truth... 🙂
4 October 2015, 18:33
Choppa Nutta
haha, maybe 🙂 great work though.
I wasn't referring to the tyres but the brake discs themselves but now you mention it the tyres would look cool with some slight road wear too😉
But I can understand your hesitation though but rather than use a machine to help do it perhaps a gentle sanding by hand might work ?
4 October 2015, 19:02
Torben H.
Would like to have that effect, but the whole bike is so d**m fragile. My hands are shaking while just thinking about it.
4 October 2015, 19:22
Choppa Nutta
haha don't blame you 😄
4 October 2015, 19:31
Kerry COX
The over all impression you have created here is spectacular, and something a top executive would proudly have on his desk if he was a Ducati salesman.
Nicely done Torben. 🙂
4 October 2015, 19:54
Torben H.
Thank you Choppa and Kerry!
She's nearly done now. Only rear mirrors are missing. Will go in the basement now to catch my photo tent. I love those 'finishing days'!
23 October 2015, 14:12
Michel Huijghe
23 October 2015, 18:07
Kerry COX
Utterly fantastic Torben, I am super impressed with the extra detailing you have added, and it serves to 'make it come alive'.
Hearty Congratz mate. 👍 🙂
23 October 2015, 19:33
Torben H.
Thank you Kerry, though I quit on the decals for the front fender. Had to strip them off four times, after that I said *#@ it and made it glossy. 🙂
Added the gallery pics for your viewing pleasure.
23 October 2015, 22:44
Donald Medley
Outstanding Work!
24 October 2015, 22:30
Torben H.
Thanks Donald!
25 October 2015, 16:44
Rutger Boom
you almost fooled me, I thought you posted a real picture of the bike 🙂
25 October 2015, 20:31
Gordon Sørensen
Fantastic finish on the bike! Great job!
25 October 2015, 21:11
Marc Schimmler
25 October 2015, 22:06
Torben H.
Thank you guys! And congrats to your award for the 'Big Boy', Marc.
25 October 2015, 23:13
Terry Wright
Absolutely gorgeous build, few quids worth of detail parts on there which are way out of my price range, I love the tip about using wire for the brake lines etc, what kind of wire do you use?
22 December 2015, 12:04
Kari Saarni
Outstanding Torben!
22 December 2015, 12:34
Torben H.
Thank you, Kari. Much appreciated!
Terry, in the end the set was worth the effort, though it more than doubled the price of the kit. I used aluminium wire I took out of a cable. Its flexibility lies somewhere between lead and copper and works very well for this task.
Thanks for your encouraging words, mate!
22 December 2015, 12:46
Michel Huijghe
I love this one. 👍
22 December 2015, 17:26
Kerry COX
I would have still loved some carbon fibre to have made an appearance. !! :-/
22 December 2015, 19:02
Donald Medley
Are you sure that's not a real Bike?🙂
23 December 2015, 00:33
Kerry COX
The real ones had carbon fibre mud guards front and back.
23 December 2015, 01:15
Torben H.
Ok, ok, I confess, I'm a carbon abusing sinner! I'm prepared for an Australian birching.
23 December 2015, 01:29
Terry Wright
@ kerry, the Tamiya one I am building shows carbon fibre in the box art but does not provide any decals for this
23 December 2015, 01:35
Kerry COX
No criticism Torben, as I do remember you had an attempt and it didn't work out, but what is here is superb mate. 🙂
23 December 2015, 02:37
Kerry COX
Terry, the carbon fibre decals can be obtained from all hobby shops, and it is tricky to use, so see what is on offer . 👍
23 December 2015, 02:39
Terry Wright
I tend to build out of the box unless it is a special build and I am aware of aftermarket options, not everyone has that kind of budget though, especially me lol
23 December 2015, 02:45
Torben H.
Kerry C.: Please, I had FOUR attempts, Sir. And thank you for reminding me. 🙂
All's good, I know your sense of humour and I'm down with it.
23 December 2015, 02:49
Kerry COX
All is good. 🙂 👍.
23 December 2015, 03:56
Hammer, nice job
16 July 2019, 23:10
What a beautiful bike! That dark graphite silver is just perfect😉 I had a Senna 916 back in the day, was like shaking hands with God every time I rode it.
16 July 2019, 23:21
Torben H.
Thank you, Gentleman! Much appreciated. I had a blast building this kit. Thinking about doing one more in the Martini livree.
17 July 2019, 18:24

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Ducati presented the Senna Editition of its Panigale S on the Sao Paulo Motorcycle Show in 2011, to praise the famous Formula 1 driver 20 years after his passing. 161 of this bikes were produced, the exact number of grand prix Senna raced.

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