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TAMIYA 1/12th KAWASAKI ZZR1400 (Finished)


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Afternoon Everyone :) 

Time for another one.   (and for once, a bike I've actually had a go on,  waaaaaaay back.) :yes:

I suppose if you wanted a big bike, this would do the job for you :)  Although big, it is actually surprising light and incredibly fast. The thing I remember the most tho was that it, for me, wasn't very comfortable really to ride. I was still riding my 81 Suzuki GSX 1100 at the time, which I thought was fast with its just over 100hp, but this monster had 190!!! Biiiiiiig smiles. 

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Here's all the bits then.... ( I have undercoated it all already)

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Noooooooooooo way the shiny shiny chrome is going to be left like that.

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Now as to the colour.... 

There's really no other option is there than to build the bike I rode :w00t::yes: I remember James bike was Metallic Blue, so this one will do

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And I just so happen to have the colour...

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should be a laff hey... :) 

 

 

 

 

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Afternoon Everyone :) 

Made a start and have just basically been painting up a storm.

First up the engine and its one hell of a lump (painted Tamiya LP5 Semi Gloss Black, and then coated with Semi Gloss Clear)

 

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Then the rear frame...

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The main stress frame 

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and the rear swing arm....

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Hands up Children, anyone noticing a pattern here :) 

(for the slow ones in the middle of your Island, its all Black :yes:)

I didn't realise that basically everything was black, but it will be a nice contrast against the blue. 

Onwards then, hopefully with a few more brighter colours :w00t:

 

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Afternoon Campers :) 

I took a load of photos and forgot to do an update....

Anyhoo...

I needed to get the wheels painted so I can fit the swing arm, and they are a pretty weird colour. (My mates were Black) 

I mixed a 1:1 of these 2

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and it came out like this - I actually think its quite cool :) 

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The engine has already been attached to the stress frame, and now the swingarm can be attached...

(You'll notice my no expense spared, patented, model bike holdery upper thing.)

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And then the rear frame is attached

(both the white splodge and joint line on the stress frame are hidden under stuff, so no need really sort them out.

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and from 't other side...

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I've also made a start on the bodywork and I love the colour, but that's for next time :) 

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Helllooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo :w00t:

Not much of an update really, just a catchup....

The Auspuffs were fitted...

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And the Radiator stuck on the front...

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time to make a start on the bodywork :) 

 

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14 minutes ago, Mad Steve said:

Sorry to put it into perspective for the non bike heathens, its about just over half a meter long, about 25cm ish high. Youd really need a big freezer 😬

i would buy a real one for that price

 

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Afternoon Everyone :w00t:

Front end is on...

I think this is moving swiftly because everything is black, and usually with these modern bikes are normally a multitude of colours.

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not far to go now :) 

 

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Another micro update 😬

Spent the morning before my friend arrived putting the front fairing together. 

The ZZR was a special child with not 2, not 4 but 6 headlights and trying to get all those lights, and glass bits wearing rubber gloves was fun 😬

I did make a bit of a fu fu.. the decal on the inside of the windshield is a bit damaged 😳

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