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Postby casper » Sat Apr 29, 2017 2:29 pm

Been thinking about doing a bike for some time and thought this would be a good place to start.
My Brother Paul who sadly passed about ten years ago had one in the late 80,s early 90,s so its a tribute build of sorts. Its also good value at the moment so no probs if I mess up along the way.
I did search for additional upgrades but to be honest its a nice kit without apart from cross head screw that holds the forks in place.
here are a few pics to start with then I can get started :)

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Postby casper » Sat Apr 29, 2017 2:35 pm

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Postby casper » Sat Apr 29, 2017 2:37 pm

Tyres and pipes etc
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Postby casper » Sat Apr 29, 2017 2:39 pm

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Postby casper » Sat Apr 29, 2017 2:39 pm

Oh and the decals

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Re: Tamiya Honda VFR750 R30

Postby royjess » Sat Apr 29, 2017 4:10 pm

Looks like a very nice kit
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Re: Tamiya Honda VFR750 R30

Postby Mark » Sat Apr 29, 2017 6:31 pm

It does indeed ! Are you doing a clear view version, or painted cowl ?
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Re: Tamiya Honda VFR750 R30

Postby casper » Sun Apr 30, 2017 1:37 am

royjess wrote:Looks like a very nice kit

The parts are nicely detailed Roy but some do have a little flash to clean up before painting.
overall looks a nice kit
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Re: Tamiya Honda VFR750 R30

Postby casper » Sun Apr 30, 2017 1:47 am

Mark wrote:It does indeed ! Are you doing a clear view version, or painted cowl ?

Was going to paint the cowl Mark but half and half would look cool :think: not sure yet but will give it some thought.

made a start on the twin spar frame. nice weld detail

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Re: Tamiya Honda VFR750 R30

Postby Mark » Sun Apr 30, 2017 8:52 am

I was never a lover of clear view model, but my half n half RC166 converted me.
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Re: Tamiya Honda VFR750 R30

Postby casper » Sun Apr 30, 2017 4:48 pm

Clear parts are a first for me Mark so this should be fun, still undecided on what to go for :think: what do you think :)
The clear parts look really clean with no surface scratches

more done on the frame
The instructions say to use Tamiya chrome silver but I prefer the vallejo silver and Dull aluminium to give contrast. But first I needed to mask the silver :whistle:

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Re: Tamiya Honda VFR750 R30

Postby casper » Sun Apr 30, 2017 4:53 pm

took about thirty minutes to mask (while watching the Russian Grand Prix) and five minutes to paint :lol:

Matt vallejo black and a coat of semi gloss clear

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Postby casper » Sun Apr 30, 2017 4:56 pm

hopefully you can see the contrast in colours on the frame in the above photo's
bit of flash to clean up before paint

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Re: Tamiya Honda VFR750 R30

Postby royjess » Sun Apr 30, 2017 4:57 pm

The silver came out very nicely :clap: Yes I can see the contrast in colours in your photos

How about painting only half of the clear cowl, so when displayed one way, you have an opaque bike, but when facing the other way, it's show's off the engine? The only problem is that you won't be able to view it head on (unless you paint more than half of the clear cowl leaving only a small window to expose the engine) :think:
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Re: Tamiya Honda VFR750 R30

Postby casper » Sun Apr 30, 2017 5:04 pm

Thanks Roy ;)
I like a challenge and it does look good on the box :think: :whistle:

I made a start on the engine, the parts are nice but some areas need fine sanding before painting

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Re: Tamiya Honda VFR750 R30

Postby Mark » Sun Apr 30, 2017 5:59 pm

casper wrote:Clear parts are a first for me Mark so this should be fun, still undecided on what to go for :think: what do you think :)
The clear parts look really clean with no surface scratches


I painted the front and a little down the sides - leaving a feathered edge. Getting the yellow strip to feather out to match the silver was tricky !! I didn't get it perfect, but overall I'm pleased that you get the impression of a painted bike, but with the engine still visible. Having the fairing painted where it meets the screen makes a big difference (In my opinion anyway).

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Great paint work on the frame. Looks perfect to me.
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Re: Tamiya Honda VFR750 R30

Postby royjess » Sun Apr 30, 2017 8:29 pm

Brilliant Mark, Jess say's it's absolutely beautiful, well done :clap:

You've set the bar very high, so no pressure on you Casper ;)
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Re: Tamiya Honda VFR750 R30

Postby casper » Sun Apr 30, 2017 11:02 pm

feathered edge sounds a much better idea Mark and looks great thanks.
the bar is set very high and would be too difficult for me to achieve but will give it my best shot.
looks superb Mark :clap:

The frame is all but done apart from picking out the bolt heads and I'm thinking oil pin wash :think:
I used vallejo clear coat and I'm not impressed with it, It was a little thick unlike the satin gloss and didn't brush well so won't be using that in future as it ruined the finish a little.
Decals were added and some tubing. Incidentally the instructions say four types of tubing including one clear but only two are present.

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Postby casper » Tue May 02, 2017 6:45 pm

rear suspension assembly
painted in metal colour dull aluminium and a bit of foil. The spring was painted red and clear coated

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Re: Tamiya Honda VFR750 R30

Postby casper » Tue May 02, 2017 6:48 pm

few more parts painted
the carbs, cooling system and the front forks have had the lower parts painted, just need to do the chrome/silver
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