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Re: Tamiya Honda VFR750 R30

Postby casper » Tue Jul 18, 2017 6:50 am

wingnut wrote:Very nice work Casp :clap: :clap: can't wait to see the end result ! any chance of pics with the "cube" for the scale ?

Hi matey :)
thanks. The next photo will have an OXO cube to show scale. The clocks are pretty small
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Re: Tamiya Honda VFR750 R30

Postby casper » Tue Jul 18, 2017 6:52 am

royjess wrote:Excellent work there Casp :clap: Really coming together nicely

Cheers Roy :)
hopefully have some nice weather to spray the cowl toward the weekend, I can't do it in-doors at the moment as I'm decorating :roll:
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Re: Tamiya Honda VFR750 R30

Postby casper » Tue Jul 18, 2017 6:56 am

Mark wrote:Looking very tidy Casper. Looking forward to seeing how the cowl comes out.

number1 wrote: shame they dont do a series of British bikes :angry-banghead:

Have to agree Les. The closest they came was the Honda RC166, which is one of the best kits they've produced.


Thanks Mark :)
I'm thinking of painting down to the Red instead of fading the blue into clear, there is a small red decal to add where the two cowling parts meet.
I didn't know Tamiya only did Japanese bikes :think:
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Re: Tamiya Honda VFR750 R30

Postby casper » Mon Jul 31, 2017 6:10 am

On closer inspection you can see a raised line either side of the two headlight apertures. I'm unsure if these are supposed to be there or need sanding back because there are some raised lines were the decals sit to help with positioning I think:think:
The cowl is very thin and sharp around all edges so will also need a light wet sanding and then I can add another coat of primer.
I have also noticed that two of the indicator clear parts are missing :angry-banghead: The two in the photo had a coat of Tamiya clear orange.

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Re: Tamiya Honda VFR750 R30

Postby number1 » Mon Jul 31, 2017 1:36 pm

Shame about the missing clear parts, not sure on whether Tamiya supply spare parts, if not could you fashion some from a piece of clear sprue?
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Re: Tamiya Honda VFR750 R30

Postby Mark » Mon Jul 31, 2017 4:57 pm

It might be worth a message to Tamiya's importer.
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Re: Tamiya Honda VFR750 R30

Postby casper » Tue Aug 01, 2017 4:44 pm

number1 wrote:Shame about the missing clear parts, not sure on whether Tamiya supply spare parts, if not could you fashion some from a piece of clear sprue?

I had them at the start of build and the sprue photo shows all four clearly :think: oh well i will see if I can make some out of clear sprue.
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Re: Tamiya Honda VFR750 R30

Postby casper » Tue Aug 01, 2017 4:49 pm

Mark wrote:It might be worth a message to Tamiya's importer.

thanks for the tip Mark :)

the cowling was lightly sanded and re-primed and some detail work done on the bike.
I have a few more pipes and wires to add and the foot rests to paint later, also the exhaust pipes needs a light sanding and may need small amounts of filler.

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Re: Tamiya Honda VFR750 R30

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Re: Tamiya Honda VFR750 R30

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Re: Tamiya Honda VFR750 R30

Postby royjess » Tue Aug 01, 2017 5:02 pm

Your doing a great job there Casp, looking really good :clap:
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Re: Tamiya Honda VFR750 R30

Postby casper » Thu Aug 03, 2017 1:29 pm

royjess wrote:Your doing a great job there Casp, looking really good :clap:

thanks Roy :)

I found the other indicator clear parts :dance:
the rear view mirror housings need cleaning up before painting black

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Re: Tamiya Honda VFR750 R30

Postby Mark » Thu Aug 03, 2017 3:05 pm

Glad you found your missing winkers. She's coming on in leaps and bounds :clap:
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Re: Tamiya Honda VFR750 R30

Postby casper » Thu Aug 03, 2017 4:37 pm

Thanks Mark :) found them where i left them :laughing-rolling: only don't remember leaving them their :think:

:) rear indicators now added to the bike

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Re: Tamiya Honda VFR750 R30

Postby casper » Sun Aug 06, 2017 8:26 pm

I ran out of vallejo white so I used some thinned Humbrol flat white and clear coated the lower part ready for the decals.
The front decal is an odd shape and curves into a dip in the cowling so wish me luck :shifty:
Another concern is where the two decals meet along the edge :think: will i get some white showing through between them if the join isn't perfect

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Re: Tamiya Honda VFR750 R30

Postby casper » Mon Aug 07, 2017 9:16 pm

I masked up the top part ready for the blue

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Re: Tamiya Honda VFR750 R30

Postby casper » Mon Aug 07, 2017 9:19 pm

first colour done :) Vallejo blue. looks dark in the photos

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Re: Tamiya Honda VFR750 R30

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Re: Tamiya Honda VFR750 R30

Postby casper » Mon Aug 07, 2017 9:26 pm

After some careful masking using cling film and a sponge the Mediterranean dark blue was added to the right side only.
The small white strip is where the red decal goes.

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