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Peter G (grabius)
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18 6 April 2022, 02:19
Peter G
Why hello there! Thanks for following along.
6 April 2022, 02:24
Tom ...
👀 !! 👍
6 April 2022, 04:09
Peter G
Welcome, tom...
6 April 2022, 10:22
Julian Herrero aka Yuri
Following
9 April 2022, 04:56
Simontie
Will watch with interest wheels look great
9 April 2022, 05:05
Tom ...
Panel liner is your friend!
9 April 2022, 08:00
Tom ...
Awesome
25 April 2022, 04:00
Peter G
Progress has been slow because my wife and I have been in the middle of buying a new home but it's still happening!
25 April 2022, 11:01
Peter G
I finished the model and enjoyed putting it together but encountered a few issues.

First, the instructions for the decals are not complete and because of that I missed applying the decorative band around the gas tank. I couldn't add it after realizing its lack of documentation because I had first affixed the wing logo per their instructions which would then have cut off the band. I suppose this is something I should have caught so I take responsibility but just be careful.

Second, I'm not sure why Aoshima didn't metal-coat the rear tire mudguard, the seat, headlight, and the left and right body panels to match the gas tank and front wheel mudguard. From reference photos they seem to be the same color. I managed to find a silver that was a close match but not perfect. Again, I could have just overpainted the parts that they had prepainted but not sure why they didn't just finish the job correctly.

Finally — and here someone more familiar with motorcycles could fill me in — there is only one exhaust pipe but I can't find a photo online of the real bike that doesn't show two exhaust pipes. What's going on here? Even previous versions of this model had two pipes. Any guesses?

I recommend this model. It was fun and I think it looks great. Love that stripped-down look.
12 May 2022, 15:54
Robert Podkoński
Fantastic work, Peter! Somehow I overlooked this...
12 May 2022, 16:46
Simontie
Well despite your issues the bike has turned out really nice, love the finish the red frame really works well and blends in nicely to show off the engine
Simon
12 May 2022, 17:54
Tom ...
Turned out really nice. Looks super!
13 May 2022, 00:05
Julian Herrero aka Yuri
Looks great ! Congrats !!!!
13 May 2022, 06:08
Neuling
Ja! I like it.
13 May 2022, 09:24
Peter G
Thanks, all! That's very nice of you.
13 May 2022, 10:41

Project

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1:12 Honda Dream 50 DOHC Fifty Sport (Aoshima 020319)No Tamiya Extra Thin Cement (Tamiya 87038)

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