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    I have constructed several Tamiya models over the years, the last about 30 years ago!
    Recently I decided to have another go. I purchased a Honda RC166 250cc Six as ridden at one time by Mike Hailwood.
    It was an extremely fiddly build, in which the rear spoked wheel started losing spokes at the slightest touch! I now don't have a rear wheel! The front wasn't much better, but it had enough spokes left to just hang in there.
    Previous models I've made have had alloy wheels and been easy to put together.
    I've just put together a few pics of the stages.
    I'd be interested to hear from anyone else who has made some of these models and see some of their pics as well.



    Marty 3005

    Moto Guzzi Stelvio & BMW G650GS

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    Holy shit that's intricate.
    In sterquiliniis invenitur.

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    • #3
      I'll be buying the new Tamiya R1-M for Christmas



      I've been building Revell car kits lately, might post up some pics later
      Rest in Peace

      #294

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      • #4
        Ryanocerous may remember the Spitfire. Kindly donated for a client that I am working with. He loved building and painting it so I donated the Hurricane. He had never built planes before and has helped with our work together.




        I have recently thrown my CBX1000B model that I built in 1984. It fell and broke into many pieces.

        I have had this CB 750 kit stored for many years

        Last edited by Graelin; 23-09-2018, 05:36 AM.

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        • #5
          Tamiya do amazing models, plastic, diecast and r/c. Was lucky enough to tour their factory in 2003 while racing the tamiya cup, fkn awesome place. Wanting to get back into rc kit building and static but can't find the time...when the right kit comes along i will make the effort though
          yes, i am ignorant
          yes, i am a prick
          no, i don't care
          you make me sick

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          • #6
            Originally posted by shortSteve View Post
            Tamiya do amazing models, plastic, diecast and r/c. Was lucky enough to tour their factory in 2003 while racing the tamiya cup, fkn awesome place. Wanting to get back into rc kit building and static but can't find the time...when the right kit comes along i will make the effort though
            Whoa, that would have been awesome alright.
            Marty 3005

            Moto Guzzi Stelvio & BMW G650GS

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Graelin View Post
              Ryanocerous may remember the Spitfire. Kindly donated for a client that I am working with. He loved building and painting it so I donated the Hurricane. He had never built planes before and has helped with our work together.




              I have recently thrown my CBX1000B model that I built in 1984. It fell and broke into many pieces.

              I have had this CB 750 kit stored for many years

              I’m glad the kit went somewhere worthwhile Grae ! I’ve been using them to work on my hand skills for uni but I knew I’d never finish that one. The paint scheme is probably outside of my skill level too hahaha
              Rest in Peace

              #294

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              • #8
                I used to have dozens of Tamiya kits, my brother probably 100's everything for F1, Tanks, RC battery and Nitro you name it we built it. Would be keen to get into it again one day. Sadly all my models and kits are now long gone.

                There are many "Detail Up" kits available which include photo etched metal parts to really add some detail to them and take your models to the next level.

                I was tempted to give Top Studio a go;
                https://www.ebay.com.au/p/Top-Studio...5172114&chn=ps as they look highly detailed too.

                You can even buy 1/6 scale chain kits...
                https://www.tamiya.com/english/products/12674/index.htm
                Trying to think of a wise and sincere signature quote, but the only words that leap to mind are, "TITTY SPRINKLES"

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                • #9
                  Check out this detail up kit for Tamiya's 1/12 McLaren MP4/6

                  https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Top-Stud...oAAOSwvAhbUNWk


                  Trying to think of a wise and sincere signature quote, but the only words that leap to mind are, "TITTY SPRINKLES"

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                  • #10
                    My old man used to do highly detailed trucks in the 70's and 80's to wind down after work. [as a long distance truck driver, which was ironic.. ] . White Road Bosses, Peterbuilt, Mack and Kennys. He has a pretty big collection and has carried them all over the country.

                    They would literally take over a year and sometimes 2 , for him to build, paint and detail, as he could rarely take the time to set up since he was due to do another East-Wester in a day or 2.
                    I would save up and my Mum and myself would buy him a new one every second Christmas and another for his birthday. Many were often left for years before finished
                    He still has them now and are willed to my younger Brother, who will, in turn, will them to his Son. Yep, they are still works of art to this day.

                    Alas, the genetics were never handed down and we are just not able to pay the necessary attention and dedication to achieve the results he did.

                    My admiration goes out to those who have the motor skills, patience and dedication to do them now. I am eternally jealous...
                    Sventek, being a predominantly lazy fuck can you please purchase some for me, bring me the stuff, create something I want after you think of it for me then clean my house, wash my car, dog, bike breathe for me.

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                    • #11
                      I've got the Tamiya Honda VFR750 kit sitting in my cupboard, waiting for myself to get around to building it. Thought it would be nice to have seeing I have this bike's Great great grand son sitting in the driveway.
                      It will be my first Motorcycle/automotive kit. I usually do planes, ships and tanks and the usual stuff.


                      Originally posted by zadok View Post

                      It was an extremely fiddly build, in which the rear spoked wheel started losing spokes at the slightest touch! I now don't have a rear wheel! The front wasn't much better, but it had enough spokes left to just hang in there.
                      You can buy a better wheel than the stock kit. At the price, it looks like it is made from a metal.

                      https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Tamiya-1...AAAOSwZW5Z6NC5
                      https://www.bnamodelworld.com/model-...9b69115b595fa5

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                      • #12
                        Well this thread prompted me to get off my ass and down to the hobbie shop. Starting from scratch so bought the 1/24 tamiya honda nsx. Base painted parts still on trees, touch up as assembling. Detail is surprisingly intricate, front sway bar so thin it was like string. Once all glued in position looks mint. Needed another paint (chrome silver for exhaust parts and engine/dash detail) so picked up a 3000gt while at it. Will do a 90's jap exotica collection i recon . Fd rx7, 300zx, celica gt4 and maybe an evo. Then wanna do some 1/12 kits, enzo, 240z and carrera gt. Skills improving by the day, now to stop being lazy and start masking of detail for better finish.
                        yes, i am ignorant
                        yes, i am a prick
                        no, i don't care
                        you make me sick

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                        • #13
                          After six months away I revisited my client. From the early days of the Ex rhino's Spitfite build things have changed. A display cabinet purchased and four model plane kit sets built! Now he has bought an air gun to paint models. Has asked to build another model insisting that I take it home when finished.

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                          • #14
                            Have a good one.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by TurboR1 View Post
                              I used to have dozens of Tamiya kits, my brother probably 100's everything for F1, Tanks, RC battery and Nitro you name it we built it. Would be keen to get into it again one day. Sadly all my models and kits are now long gone.

                              There are many "Detail Up" kits available which include photo etched metal parts to really add some detail to them and take your models to the next level.

                              I was tempted to give Top Studio a go;
                              https://www.ebay.com.au/p/Top-Studio...5172114&chn=ps as they look highly detailed too.

                              You can even buy 1/6 scale chain kits...
                              https://www.tamiya.com/english/products/12674/index.htm
                              Go for it. It's time cosuming as you must know, but rewarding.
                              Marty 3005

                              Moto Guzzi Stelvio & BMW G650GS

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