Norbert Steffens Nice build, and a great idea to show your model with a real bike.
12. October 2019, 06:06
Erik No It's great to build your own bike. I wish there was also a Model of my old VTR.
12. October 2019, 06:49
Rod - Thanks I've owned the real one for 10 years. It took me a while to find a kit to build, they're getting quite rare and expensive. I also have honda Z50 gorillas, real bike and model.
I had a GPZ400, real and model. The real one got sold and the model got smashed.
I'm looking for a tamiya fzr750. That kit has the same paint scheme as my old fzr600 and the bikes are very similar.
12. October 2019, 09:58
Munkyslut That looks very cool, you've nailed the original perfectly!
I've got a few BMW S1000RR's & an HP2Sport but no models are made for it.
I've had plenty of the older Jap bikes in the past so was able to build replicas of CB900's, Z1300's, Z1000's, RD350LC's etc, loved em
12. October 2019, 10:07
Rod - I experimented with different metal finishes for the muffler but nothing looked truly like metal. I ended up making an aluminium one on the lathe and polished it. Much more realistic!
Rod - Thanks guys! To be fair, the camera was very forgiving. If you've got the model in your hand you can see a bunch of flaws. It's still one of my better builds though. The aoshima kit is very complex, but still fits together quite well. The instructions need to be studied very carefully before you start work or you'll get into trouble as the assembly order is all wrong.
Joe3D Hi Rod, not sure how you've gone with this, but I had a crack through two driver side windows. I used a sheet of clear plastic, glued to the 'B' pillar, using CA glue. This seemed to work okay, although it didn't feel like it had the transparency of the clear parts. Gluing to the 'B' pillar means that it will form the contour much like the original.
18. April, 08:45
Rod - I was very lucky! I contacted the guy I bought it off (second hand) and he had another kit and swapped the clear sprue for me Very happy!
Rod - Thanks guys It's the first time I've used micromesh/tamiya polishing compound and panel line accents. Mr hobby super clear polishes up very well without to much effort. The clear coat filled some lines a bit to much. I might try doing panel lines before clear next time.
Its a nice kit, one of the better fujimi's perhaps. Comes with P.E. grilles and seat belt buckles and some cloth to make the belts.