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COMPLETE - Tamiya Kawaski Ninja ZX-RR

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  • Member since
    April, 2003
  • From: USA
COMPLETE - Tamiya Kawaski Ninja ZX-RR
Posted by keavdog on Saturday, November 04, 2017 12:53 AM

I've done a couple motorcycles in the past - this should be fun.

 

I have the engine mostly together and in the frame

Bad Pics - but the Tamiya decals for the funky green wheel stripes went on okay.  I still need to settle them down a bit

And I couldn't resist the Tamiya detail set - love the forks

 

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    September, 2017
  • From: western North Carolina
Posted by kensar on Saturday, November 04, 2017 7:23 AM

Good start on that engine.

The upgrade parts look good.  This should be interesting.

I've built a few bikes myself.

 

Kensar

 

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    January, 2016
  • From: A Galaxy Far, Far Away
Posted by Hunter on Saturday, November 04, 2017 10:05 AM

Great looking kit, and very nice start! I'll be around watching

Hunter 

      

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    April, 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Sunday, March 11, 2018 10:04 PM

Been a while, but I spent some time on the bike this weekend.  These kits are a joy to build - though is it me or are some of the tamiya metalics really not brush friendly....

 

 

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    April, 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Sunday, April 08, 2018 1:10 AM

Little more work.   Front forks are next then body work.  I really love these Tamiya bike kits.

Thanks,

John

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    May, 2013
  • From: From the Mit, but live in Mason, O high ho
Posted by hogfanfs on Sunday, April 08, 2018 7:07 AM

Looking good! I love MotoGP bikes. I'm looking forward to more progress.

 Bruce

 

 

  • Member since
    April, 2016
  • From: Parsons Kansas
Posted by Hodakamax on Sunday, April 08, 2018 7:22 AM

All Right! This looks fun. I am a motorcycle guy and modeler. I do have the Tamiya Bimota stashed here somewhere. Anyway, I'll keep an eye on you to see how this goes. It looks good so far.  Geeked

Maxie

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    March, 2012
  • From: Corpus Christi, Tx
Posted by mustang1989 on Sunday, April 08, 2018 7:39 AM

At 1/12 scale this sucker's already packin' a punch in the detail department and then you go and add all this "fun stuff". This one outta be good.Popcorn%20and%20drink%20emoticon_zpsnbkzs8ys

 

Being really stupid IS "the new smart"!!

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Posted by Returner43 on Sunday, April 08, 2018 9:10 AM

Looks great! Can't wait to see the finished results. I have never built a bike before but I might try one after seeing this. 

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  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Tuesday, April 17, 2018 1:59 AM

Forks and front wheel on.  Still lots to do

Thanks,

John

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    April, 2016
  • From: Parsons Kansas
Posted by Hodakamax on Tuesday, April 17, 2018 10:41 AM

Just checking on you and your build. Cool!

Max

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Posted by scottrc on Tuesday, April 17, 2018 1:14 PM

The more I see these kits and how they go together, the more I really want to try one.  Thanks for posting this build log.  

Scott

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    April, 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Thursday, April 19, 2018 11:13 PM

These 1/12 scale tamiya kits are extremely well engineered. 

Did a bit more work and I think next is body panels :o   Need to paint and polish

Anyhow - more fork detail, handblebar grips etc.  Nice decals providing really cool detail

 

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    April, 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Saturday, April 21, 2018 10:14 PM

Got all the plumbing done and the final details.  Here's a shot of her before buttoning up all the panels.  Kinda sad as it hides the details

All buttoned up, ready for decals

As an example of the increadible engineering these 1/12 scale recent moto kits have - the windshield installs with NO glue needed!  Slick.

Got started on the decals.  They are still settling, but wow even the decals are well thought out.

Thanks,

John

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    July, 2014
  • From: Currently in the Dallas area
Posted by modelcrazy on Saturday, April 21, 2018 10:24 PM

Cool John,

I built a couple back in the 70's and really enjoyed them. I would like to get another someday.

Steve

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  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Saturday, April 21, 2018 11:49 PM

I built a few back then too.  The newer kits are even better!

Thanks,

John

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    April, 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Sunday, April 22, 2018 4:42 AM

I'm calling this one done.  If you haven't built one of these recent Tamiya 1/12 motorcycle kits I suggest you do.  They are really a joy to build.  If you are a painter, you'll love these kits.

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    November, 2003
  • From: Naples, FL
Posted by tempestjohnny on Sunday, April 22, 2018 5:17 AM
Love that Kawasaki green. Time to add that to the new shelves. Up front of course.

 

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    May, 2013
  • From: From the Mit, but live in Mason, O high ho
Posted by hogfanfs on Sunday, April 22, 2018 8:01 AM

John,

Wow! It turned out fantastic! 

 Bruce

 

 

  • Member since
    April, 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Sunday, April 22, 2018 1:23 PM

It's the green that attracted me to the kit.

Thanks Johnny - it's front and center on the new shelves :)

Hogfanfs - thanks for the kind words. 

Thanks,

John

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    April, 2016
  • From: Parsons Kansas
Posted by Hodakamax on Sunday, April 22, 2018 1:35 PM

Good job for sure. Looks real to me!

Max

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  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Thursday, April 26, 2018 2:14 AM

Thanks Max - You need to petition Tamiya to do a Hodaka Cool

Thanks,

John

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    April, 2016
  • From: Parsons Kansas
Posted by Hodakamax on Thursday, April 26, 2018 8:23 AM

Funny John! I'd have to modifiy it though!

Max

  • Member since
    July, 2014
Posted by Bakster on Thursday, April 26, 2018 8:51 AM

keavdog
I'm calling this one done

This looks awesome. Nice job!

 

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