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Tamiya 1/12 Suzuki RGV-T XR-89 (14081) Finished.

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  • Member since
    February 2017
  • From: Hampshire, England, UK
Tamiya 1/12 Suzuki RGV-T XR-89 (14081) Finished.
Posted by Tubosteve on Sunday, March 21, 2021 11:29 AM

A while since my last post, been busy remodeling my model-shed to make a "display" area so I don't have to keep dusting the models! Just need some lighting for the top shelf:

 

So last week I started tinkering with this model, never did any WIP so here it is all done. Painted all in Tamiya acrylics - except exhausts which got the Alclad treatment. Enjoyed the last bike I built a few months ago so daughter got me this for my birthday last month. Been sitting on the side for a while so thought it was about time to get her done :) 

 

Didn't read instructions carefully enough and put the Michelin decal on before the main Suzuki one and so now have a white box with the decal underneath it! Doh!!













 

Stay safe........Steve

Currently on the bench: Empty bench !!!!!

2021 Finished: Tamiya 1/12 Suzuki RGV-T XR-89 (14081),Revell 1:32 Spitfire Mk II, Tamiya 1:12 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-RR, 1:72 Revell HMS Snowberry (built as HMS La Malouine)

  • Member since
    October 2019
  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Sunday, March 21, 2021 1:11 PM

Oho!

 Nice Bike! I especially like the Sintered metallic look you got on the Brake Discs! Very nice!

  • Member since
    May 2020
  • From: North East of England
Posted by Hutch6390 on Sunday, March 21, 2021 1:39 PM

Beautiful job, as always, Steve - very well done!  The attention to detail is great and, as TB says, the metallic textures stand out - they bring it to life.  

Vell, Zaphod's just zis guy, you know?

 

  • Member since
    May 2013
  • From: From the Mit, but live in Mason, O high ho
Posted by hogfanfs on Sunday, March 21, 2021 2:38 PM

Wow! That turned out sweet! Ha, the swing arm looks like real aluminum. Great job!

 Bruce

 

 On the bench:  1/48 Eduard MiG-21MF

                        1/35 Takom Merkava Mk.I

 

  • Member since
    February 2017
  • From: Hampshire, England, UK
Posted by Tubosteve on Sunday, March 21, 2021 5:28 PM

Thanks for the kinds words guys. Didn't take too long for this build, about a week. Not really a bike person, this is only my second one..........but I find them starngely satisfying.

hogfanfs
Wow! That turned out sweet! Ha, the swing arm looks like real aluminum. Great job!

That is just the chromed finish that the part were supplied in, looked good so never bothered to strip it and redo.

Tank-Builder
 Nice Bike! I especially like the Sintered metallic look you got on the Brake Discs! Very nice!

discs are as per paint instructions 1:1  mix of Gun Metal and Flat Base (X-10 + X-21)

Hutch6390
The attention to detail is great and, as TB says, the metallic textures stand out - they bring it to life.  

Only 'attention to detail' in respect that I follow the instructions fully and paint exteremely carefully Stick out tongue..........except for my penchant to misread decaling instructions (2nd time I've done that recently !!!)

Stay safe........Steve

Currently on the bench: Empty bench !!!!!

2021 Finished: Tamiya 1/12 Suzuki RGV-T XR-89 (14081),Revell 1:32 Spitfire Mk II, Tamiya 1:12 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-RR, 1:72 Revell HMS Snowberry (built as HMS La Malouine)

  • Member since
    January 2020
  • From: Maryland
Posted by wpwar11 on Sunday, March 21, 2021 8:42 PM

That thing is awesome!

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