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Tamiya's 1/12 NSR Honda 211V

Postby RedRoo » Tue Aug 05, 2014 10:35 am

:superlglue: I am posting this because I had encountered a problem that some of you may encounter too if you buy the front fork update kit for the 211V. :angry-banghead:

I have now got two models of the 211v, but one box has totally different box art and the biggest difference is that the Danny Pedrosa kit (26) number plate kit has got a totally different shaped front mud guard that does NOT go with the update kit, but I will point this problem out with some photos of the difference. :angry-banghead:
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What you see here are the two 211V's I have. One is Rossies and the most recent acquisition is the 26 of Pedrosa's
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The differences are the length of the attachment boots that go almost to the axel here are on Pedrosa's bike, but on the following pic of Rossie's bike, the boot only goes a short way down the fork.
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This is Rossie's front end, with the shorter mounting boots.
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This is the update kit I bought with the Pedrosa kit and to my horror, the kit was useless because of the difference in mounting lud location.
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Here is a closer look at the "lugs" on the upright strut o the rear of the down tube, note there is only one lug, but on the Pedrosa guard there is provision for two lugs, so, no fit works with the update set !!!!
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The engines are exactly the same for each kit, but there are two exhaust systems supplied, but Pedrosa's is the one with the "Reverse Cone Megaphone" ends.
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The pipes of glory LOL.
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The clutch that comes with the fork set is machined alloy and looks the part with the larger carbon fibre cover.
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The larger clutch cover looks better I think.
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The carbs take a bit of time and effort as there are about five different painting sequences involved.
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Re: Tamiya's 1/12 NSR Honda 211V

Postby RedRoo » Tue Aug 05, 2014 11:44 am

This is the paint department here and I have now started using Acetone to thin down the Tamiya paints and the results are second to none. :D

Acetone evaporates from the paint at a rapid rate and leaves behind a really smooth glossy finish that is rock hard 15 minutes after painting.

:naughty: The usual precaution must be adhered too when using acetone as its fumes can be pretty overpowering so, make sure the area is well ventelated and free of any naked flame source. !!! :angry-banghead:
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Parrafilm is the usual masking material and it is good to use when covering an area you want to keep clear of overspray.
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The Pedrosa bike was painted with a "Mica Blue" and is almost black in looks , in fact it is actually called black blue,
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The engine is complete with hose clamps made from ultra thin strips of bare metal foil.
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The motor is in and here you will see the oversized CF cover over the clutch to which I added some CF decal.
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I have become used to handling the carbon fibre decals now and I think it adds a really nice dimention to a kit.
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Given that most of the bikes are built of carbon fibre, It fits well that you cant use too much.
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I am so pleased to say that all the kit decals went on perfectly, no dramas, just as long as you use the decal softner and setting fluids. This was the first one I did and it is located UNDE the tail seat exhaust outlet.
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The kit decal actually have a Carbon fibre texture to some of the decals and it is hard to notice but on closer inspection it looks really cool.
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The tank decals MUST be applied using the reference drawings at all time as these decals will fit exactly the way depiucted in the pics, just take your time and gently move them to their right positions.
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the finished tank and believe me, it took me about an hour to get it right.
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Re: Tamiya's 1/12 NSR Honda 211V

Postby RedRoo » Tue Aug 05, 2014 12:02 pm

I now get to the final assembly part here and I will stress, I had a ball building this kit, in fact, I have become hooked on bikes now and I have acquired quite a nice collection now. :clap:

:superlglue: Thank you for letting me indulge myself here :laughing-rolling: :violin: :whistle:
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Fairing parts in place and now she gets all gussied up.
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Ta dahhhhhhhhhhhhh
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Pardon my butt.
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Re: Tamiya's 1/12 NSR Honda 211V

Postby Chadders87 » Tue Aug 05, 2014 12:43 pm

Another great looking bike RedRoo!
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Re: Tamiya's 1/12 NSR Honda 211V

Postby Spal » Tue Aug 05, 2014 2:28 pm

Great info about the fork upgrade, another excellent model 8-)

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Re: Tamiya's 1/12 NSR Honda 211V

Postby number1 » Tue Aug 05, 2014 10:18 pm

Very very nice K awarded
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Re: Tamiya's 1/12 NSR Honda 211V

Postby Mark » Wed Aug 06, 2014 8:40 am

Another great build there RedRoo :clap:
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Re: Tamiya's 1/12 NSR Honda 211V

Postby casper » Thu Aug 07, 2014 1:18 am

Lovely bike redroo :clap: :clap: :)
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Re: Tamiya's 1/12 NSR Honda 211V

Postby RedRoo » Thu Aug 07, 2014 9:18 am

Thanks guys, your praise is graciously accepted. :D :oops:
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