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Tamiya 1/12 Ducati 1199 Panigale S

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  • Member since
    April, 2003
  • From: USA
Tamiya 1/12 Ducati 1199 Panigale S
Posted by keavdog on Monday, October 08, 2018 10:12 PM

Just wrapped this up for the 2018/19 motorcycle group build.  Being a new Tamiya kit it went together well.  I really struggle with the wheel decals (red stripes) but thats probably my impatience.  Paint was tamiya TS8 - Italian red right from the can.  Their paints are pretty amazing.  Anyhow -fun as usual!

Some of the build shots

Nice alclad titanium gold

The clear coat ruined it, so I pulled and resprayed - this color is very sensitive to touch BTW

Ducati uses the engine as part of the frame.  Interesting build

Forks and swing arm on

Just before the seat and body panels went on.

All that was left was the rear view mirrors, rear license plate and decals

Thanks for looking.









  • Member since
    September, 2017
  • From: western North Carolina
Posted by kensar on Thursday, October 11, 2018 8:10 AM

Looks sharp.  The exhaust painting is convincing enough.  A lot of detail gets covered with the body panels.

I don't get why the screw heads in the ends of the axles aren't covered up on these Tamiya kits.  It would be so easy to put a plug over them.



  • Member since
    April, 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Friday, October 12, 2018 2:23 AM


Ya - with these kits you spend a lot of time building up sub-assemblies, detail painting and the overall affect is really cool - and then you put the body panels on.  That’s why I take the pics along the way.  I agree a few little plugs here and there would cover up the screws, but all in all they are a joy to build. 


Kensar - thanks for the kind words. 




  • Member since
    June, 2014
Posted by BrandonK on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 9:24 AM

Very nice. That is a very realistic look you pulled off. I'm not a bike guy but that is one sharp build.


On the bench: 1/48 Hobby Boss Ta-152C1/R14

1/25 MPC Deserter GMC 4x4.   2%

On Deck: Kenetics 1/48 E-2C Hawkeye 

1/650 AMT U.S.S. Enterprise

  • Member since
    May, 2013
  • From: Indiana, USA
Posted by Greg on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 11:10 AM

I'm not a bike guy but that is one sharp build.

I'm not either, but I'm building one for the same group build and having lots of fun with the model.

And I agree, John's Ducati is one sharp build indeed.


  • Member since
    April, 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 11:31 AM

BrandonK - I reccomend building one of these Tamiya bike kits.  The best fitting, best engineered models I have ever built.  I'm not really a bike guy either but after doing a couple of these I'm hooked.  Thanks for the kind words.

Greg - looking forward to your finished Police bike.  Then do yourself a favor and get one of these amazing Tamiya bikes!



  • Member since
    March, 2012
  • From: Corpus Christi, Tx
Posted by mustang1989 on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 2:07 PM

Very nice turnout bud. I'm not a bike guy but I know a good build when I see it. YesYesYesYes


Being really stupid IS "the new smart"!!


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