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MRC/Tamiya Zundapp KS750 BMW R75 2 pack

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  • From: Kincheloe Michigan
MRC/Tamiya Zundapp KS750 BMW R75 2 pack
Posted by Mikeym_us on Saturday, January 3, 2009 6:34 PM

yup this is the ancient MRC/Tamiya (yes back when MRC was teamed up with Tamiya) Zundapp KS750 BMW R75 2 pack. I have no idea exactly how old it really is but it is definitely OOP but I guess it is rare and it smells old too. I got this on Ebay for $7.99 + $7.99 shipping which is definitely a good deal.

 

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Posted by T26E4 on Saturday, January 3, 2009 7:45 PM

If that's worth $16 to you, get one of the new Lionroar cycles for $24, free shipping

http://www.luckymodel.com/scale.aspx?item_no=LR%20L3508

 

These are state of the art.  Look here:

 http://www.perthmilitarymodelling.com/reviews/vehicles/lionroar/l3508.html

 To be frank, they'll make the 35+ year old Tamiya kits look pretty pale in comparison.  Good luck to you

Roy Chow 

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Posted by wbill76 on Saturday, January 3, 2009 10:29 PM

I'd have to agree with Roy...unless you picked those up as a collector's item (and if they are rare and OOP you might be better off hanging on them for that purpose), the Lion Roar kits are far superior. They offer the two-pack as a bike-only option or you can get one with sidecar, both are priced the same.

I had a chance to see both of those up close and personal before they were released and they are spectacular. You can see how they build up via this link on Armorama: http://www.armorama.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=SquawkBox&file=index&req=viewtopic&topic_id=124857#1030657

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  • From: Kincheloe Michigan
Posted by Mikeym_us on Sunday, January 4, 2009 10:43 AM
 wbill76 wrote:

I'd have to agree with Roy...unless you picked those up as a collector's item (and if they are rare and OOP you might be better off hanging on them for that purpose), the Lion Roar kits are far superior. They offer the two-pack as a bike-only option or you can get one with sidecar, both are priced the same.

I had a chance to see both of those up close and personal before they were released and they are spectacular. You can see how they build up via this link on Armorama: http://www.armorama.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=SquawkBox&file=index&req=viewtopic&topic_id=124857#1030657

They are interesting but something bothers me about that kit the tires are fine for a bike without a rider (having no figures with the kit makes one wonder) but if you do build it and add "riders" the tires they provide (which are excellent looking) lack the bulge of a weighted down bike. Now only if LR would release a R75 in the same quality. Now which company makes German WWII motorcycle riders?

On the workbench: Dragon 1/350 scale Ticonderoga class USS BunkerHill 1/720 scale Italeri USS Harry S. Truman 1/72 scale Encore Yak-6

The 71st Tactical Fighter Squadron the only Squadron to get an Air to Air kill and an Air to Ground kill in the same week with only a F-15   http://photobucket.com/albums/v332/Mikeym_us/

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Posted by T26E4 on Sunday, January 4, 2009 5:19 PM

LR has it out already

http://www.luckymodel.com/scale.aspx?item_no=LR%20L3510

 

Enjoy the buy.  They bring back great memories.

Roy Chow 

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  • From: Kincheloe Michigan
Posted by Mikeym_us on Sunday, January 4, 2009 5:42 PM
 T26E4 wrote:

LR has it out already

http://www.luckymodel.com/scale.aspx?item_no=LR%20L3510

 

Enjoy the buy.  They bring back great memories.

Looking at both I think the best way of painting would be to build the wheels first paint the tires then seal with testors dull coat. Then mask and build the bike around the wheel assemblies then paint whatever color you wish.

On the workbench: Dragon 1/350 scale Ticonderoga class USS BunkerHill 1/720 scale Italeri USS Harry S. Truman 1/72 scale Encore Yak-6

The 71st Tactical Fighter Squadron the only Squadron to get an Air to Air kill and an Air to Ground kill in the same week with only a F-15   http://photobucket.com/albums/v332/Mikeym_us/

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Posted by Satori on Sunday, January 4, 2009 5:52 PM

The lionroar cycles should only be recommended to experienced and avid modelers. The finished products are of course light years ahead of the tamiya, but getting there isn't cake walk. It's not just a matter of working with small plastic and PE parts, but also a lot of modification and corrections on square and round tubular joints.






 

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