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Postby casper » Tue Apr 02, 2019 10:54 am

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Well I'm a bit late joining the fun :shifty: had a busy few months transitioning from one work role to another and home stuff but I have more time on my hands (well a little more :shifty: ) and fancy joining in the fun :)
I have chosen this amazing looking kit after seeing lots of good reviews, I just hope i can do it justice and finish in time. I also picked up the two part blue and silver Zero paint and front fork upgrade set and I'm waiting on a Studio27 CF decal set and that should be with me shortly. Will grab a cup of rosy and look over the kit and post some pics later
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Postby Mark » Tue Apr 02, 2019 12:09 pm

Nice one Casper. It looks like a brilliant kit. If it’s anything like the H2R, it goes together like Lego!
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Postby Morris » Tue Apr 02, 2019 2:00 pm

be watching this one too !!!
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Postby casper » Tue Apr 02, 2019 2:27 pm

I must say the parts look really nice, one or two areas here and there to finely sand but overall very crisp and clean with tons of detail.
here are a few part pics. start on the engine and frame later :D

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Nice detail
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Frame is nice
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Brake discs are really good, nice and thin and will look better cleaned up and drilled.
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Exhaust Pipies, Cat, swinging arm and engine block
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Postby Mark » Tue Apr 02, 2019 3:35 pm

Looks great Casper. Like you say, loads of detail. The footrests are superb.
Drilling the disks and careful painting will really make those discs pop. The ABS ring on the rear disk is really nice. You can see improvements over the H2R.
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Postby number1 » Tue Apr 02, 2019 4:48 pm

Well Jell :mrgreen: watching with interest!
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Postby casper » Wed Apr 03, 2019 11:48 am

I am waiting on some Tamiya extra thin glue but just couldn't resist putting the engine and frame together and I must say its a really good rendition of the real thing. Tiny bit of cleanup around the joins but hardly anything to do thankfully. The frame went together very well, a little fiddly but once together and lined up it was left well alone. Make sure you use thick glue to get a good bond, essential for the frame.
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Engine parts cleaned up ready for assembly
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Postby casper » Wed Apr 03, 2019 11:53 am

Mark wrote:Looks great Casper. Like you say, loads of detail. The footrests are superb.
Drilling the disks and careful painting will really make those discs pop. The ABS ring on the rear disk is really nice. You can see improvements over the H2R.


Didn't look at the footrests until you mentioned them Mark :o amazing detail.
I received today the back copy of Tamiya mag from Feb and read through the Yamaha build. I notice the builder use's Tamiya X-20A thinners as a softener for the CF decals, has anyone ever tried this method :think:
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Postby casper » Wed Apr 03, 2019 12:42 pm

Dry fit, looks nice :D

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Postby casper » Wed Apr 03, 2019 3:32 pm

rear suspension parts with upgrade spring

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Postby casper » Wed Apr 03, 2019 3:38 pm

suspension cleaned up and glued

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The discs were temporarily secured using double sided tape to make drilling out the ventilation holes easier. Think I may have gone slightly oversize with the rear sprocket but it looks fine. I just need to remove the discs and carefully run the drill back through the other side to clear any swarf and burs.

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Postby number1 » Wed Apr 03, 2019 4:15 pm

:o awesome, love the photos of the engine and frame, looks like their floating in air!
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Postby royjess » Wed Apr 03, 2019 6:55 pm

Looks like a lovely kit, great modification on the break discs, got my popcorn ready :mrgreen:
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Postby casper » Wed Apr 03, 2019 9:41 pm

number1 wrote::o awesome, love the photos of the engine and frame, looks like their floating in air!

:laughing-rolling: I thought the same after I posted them :lol: Its the coffee table glass in the conservatory, best natural light in the house. :)
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Postby casper » Wed Apr 03, 2019 9:51 pm

royjess wrote:Looks like a lovely kit, great modification on the break discs, got my popcorn ready :mrgreen:


Its a lovely kit Roy and very little cleaning up to do..so far. But the discs took me two hours to get where I am now :shifty: After drilling all the holes and sanding turn the drill around in the pin vice and run the shank through to clear the holes, i did this a couple of times. Only use the drill once or you will end up with oversize or oval holes. If you closely you may notice the rear disc has larger holes, a slightly larger drill was used but it looks ok. I'm hoping the sanding lines around the discs will look like wear after painting, we will see :)

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Postby casper » Wed Apr 03, 2019 9:53 pm

Its a shame about the lines through the discs, If I try to sand them out the disc will be too thin
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Postby Mustang » Wed Apr 03, 2019 10:39 pm

casper wrote:Its a shame about the lines through the discs, If I try to sand them out the disc will be too thin


I shouldn't worry about the mould lines mate, you should hopefully be able to hide them. The rear with the swing arm or chain and the fronts behind the forks, but I'm sure by the time you've primered and paint they won't notice. ;)
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Postby Mark » Thu Apr 04, 2019 3:58 pm

Or position the mould lines inside the calliper.
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Postby Mark » Thu Apr 04, 2019 4:04 pm

casper wrote:Didn't look at the footrests until you mentioned them Mark :o amazing detail.
I received today the back copy of Tamiya mag from Feb and read through the Yamaha build. I notice the builder use's Tamiya X-20A thinners as a softener for the CF decals, has anyone ever tried this method :think:
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Never tried X-20A as decal softener. I’d try it on scrap first, but you don’t get any scrap with the Studio 27 set :?
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Postby casper » Thu Apr 04, 2019 4:13 pm

Don't like the sound of using X-20A especially on my first attempt, think I will stick to the Red and Blue stuff :)
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