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1/12 Maisto - 2012 Ducati 1199 Panigale

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  • Member since
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  • From: Tumwater, WA.
1/12 Maisto - 2012 Ducati 1199 Panigale
Posted by M. Brindos on Friday, October 15, 2021 7:53 PM

This is a largely overlooked source of decompression modelling. These pre-painted kits from Maisto are easy to assemble and offer some good platforms for some basic skill practices, such as washes and touch up painting.

They don't cost too much and look good after a few basic techniques are applied. Not nearly as detailed as a full kit, but neither are they as costly, they are fun to build and don't take up much time to complete.

As I said, good for scratching the itch to build and decompress.

I chose this particular kit for it's basic color scheme of Black and Red and masked off the lower body panels for some customization. Adding a flat black and some decals from the World of Tanks decal sheets for some fun.

You could generally call this type of kit more of a toy than a model, but for the self-assembly. I'm not typically a motorcycle fan, but this kit suited a secondary need as a prop for one of my other hobbies, which is collecting figures for display. 80's nostalgia is huge right now and it's in high demand in all areas.

Anyways, 

The figure (The Baroness) is from the new G.I. Joe Classified series. I modified the figures' neck because is was absurdly long, because of an unnecessary second articulated joint at the base buried in the top of the chest. I then painted the chest up to the top of her collar to give her (the figure) more of a classic look from the past. 

So I did a little of almost everything here to achieve a certain look I wanted to display. Plus, figures always lend to scale. 

For those who are curious, it's pronounced pahn-ee-gah-lee (Panigale) which it is so named for the town in Italy that builds these gorgeous machines.

Next motorcycle project will likely be a Harley Davidson Streetglide. Now that's a sexy machine!

- Mike Brindos

Figure Painting Moderator -- Genessis-Models

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    March 2003
  • From: Towson MD
Posted by gregbale on Saturday, October 16, 2021 4:56 AM

Certainly a dramatic combination!

As you said, decompression is the key. Pretty much anything that gets us there in today's strange world is okay by me.

Cheers

Greg

George Lewis:

"Every time you correct me on my grammar I love you a little fewer."
 
  • Member since
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  • From: Tumwater, WA.
Posted by M. Brindos on Saturday, October 16, 2021 9:27 AM

Thanks, Greg!

It was fun and I find myself actually wanting to build a few more of these just because this one turned out looking pretty sweet from a short distance lol. It definitely stands out in the display case.

- Mike Brindos

Figure Painting Moderator -- Genessis-Models

  • Member since
    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Saturday, October 16, 2021 11:53 AM

Cool!  I did the Tamiya 1199 and would look good side by side with yours.  I haven't tried any of the Maistro kits, sounds fun.  Scale looks spot on with your figure - where did she come from?  Maybe add a scabbard for her rifle while she's jamming at 170 on that crotch rocket Cool

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    January 2015
  • From: Tumwater, WA.
Posted by M. Brindos on Saturday, October 16, 2021 5:39 PM

The Maisto kits can typically be found around most toy sections in your local stores. They carry them at Fred Meyers around me, but I haven't checked Target. Walmart used to carry some, but I haven't seen them around in over a year, maybe two. Any 6" figure should do these days. Hasbro and Mattel have been moving over to this scale with up to 20 or more points of articulation! So options for 1/12 scale figures of almost any genre are available these days. 1/12 scale vehicles, not so much lol. But hey, Master chief, Captain America, Black Widow, plenty to choose from and a growing custom market to modify them to your heart's content! Heads, hands, weapons, accessories galore.

If I could slap a one point sling on the MP-5K it would be tossed on her back for sure lol. Although, at 160mph, maybe a two point would be wiser lol!

- Mike Brindos

Figure Painting Moderator -- Genessis-Models

  • Member since
    June 2017
  • From: Winter Park, FL
Posted by fotofrank on Saturday, October 16, 2021 8:33 PM

M Brindos, your build has got me thinking about something similar, not that I'm stealing your idea. There is a diecast store in Orlando that has so much stock that it's hard to move about the store. I'm sure the store carries Maisto. I'll go have a look after Modelpalooza to see what I can find. Very cool build you have there.

OK. On the bench: Way too much to build in one lifetime...

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  • From: Tumwater, WA.
Posted by M. Brindos on Saturday, October 16, 2021 8:41 PM

Thanks, Frank! 

It does stand out in my collection. :)

The action figure market is going nuts with super articulated figures from 3/34-4" all the way up to 1/6 scale figures and there is a huge lack of vehicles out for 1/12 and larger.

The 3D printing of custom reproductions of all sorts of vehicles is just beginning. There's an enormous demand out there for the plethora of figures that are being churned out right now.

There is a lot of money to be had out there for the right people. Sadly, I'm not one of them lol.

- Mike Brindos

Figure Painting Moderator -- Genessis-Models

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