Tamiya Repsol Honda RC213V

Mr Bowcat

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Morning all. :smiling3:

I decided it was time to try my hand at a motorcycle, never built one before so why not jump in at the deep end with this.

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It's a very nicely detailed kit and typical Tamiya quality. I spent much of the Easter weekend turning this

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Into this

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So far so good, although the masking of the body panels looks like it will be fun. :smiling3:
 

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Not a bike man myself but nicely done so far.

ATB.

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Hi Bob
I have only ever built a little 1/35 motorbike but never something like this.
All I can say to your progress so far is WOW! - that looks great.
It's gonna be a striking model with all those decals.
jim
 

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Done a couple of bikes myself, both tamiya. You've done a cracking job of that engine. Good luck with the rest of the build.
 

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That looks great Bob. I think you could start it if you added petrol ;) They are very nice kits actually. Building one feels just like building a real bike.
 

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Cheers Tim. :smiling3:

It certainly makes a change from building cars & AFV'st as there is actually something under the hood.
 

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not only have you jumped in the deep end, you done it off the 10m diving board!!

have fun, you will find it a refreshing change
 

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Nice start ! Those Tamiya motorcycles always fit together well and look great - I'll be tuning in for the build !
 

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Cheers Steve. :smiling3:

Thanks to whichever mod moved this to the correct section.

I've been working on getting the back end completed. First step was the pit stand and swing arm.

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Then it was on to the brakes (also got the front disks done at this point), chain, suspension and radiator.

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And while I was at it I got some of the body parts glued together, sanded, filled, sanded again and primed. I also got the first colour down on the wheels, these are due to be gloss coated today so I can install the back end to the frame.

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