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D’Antin Pramac Ducati GP4

July 31, 2013 in Cars & Motorcycles

Hi folks, just to round off July with something different. Following on from the Honda posted earlier, this is a more up to date offering, another Tamiya 1/12 kit. Team d’Antin Pramac are a private Spanish team, and in 2005 had a deal to run the previous year’s works Ducati GP4. They had only one rider, Spaniard Roberto Rollo, an experienced 250cc rider. Unfortunately they didn’t achieve any podium finishes, but the bike looked pretty neat all the same. Their lack of relative success may have been due to running on Dunlop tyres, as opposed to Bridgestone (as used by all the other teams), and also the choice of Nissin brakes, instead of Brembo. Although the bike featured a very attractive colour scheme using white hibiscus flowers of the red and black colours

, I actually the look of the machine without the cowling

. Thanks for looking.

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13 responses to D’Antin Pramac Ducati GP4

  1. Good looking bike. Great finish including the decals.

  2. fine job george…and nice metallics

  3. One must admit that even thou’ aircraft models are cool, this is striking. Really stands out in this red livery. Thanks for sharing 😉

  4. Beautiful job….nice work, George.

  5. George,
    Magnificent….. I marvel at anyone that can do what you did with this model. I would not have the patience to do this.

    • Thanks, Frank, I think patience comes with old age, and, boy, I must be getting old! These Tamiya motorbike kits are good, they have the usual quality, so no worries, but they are definitely not “shake the box” kits either. They are quite “busy” to build, and well detailed (remember they are !/12), and for someone like me without much space they are ideal. I guess you’ve got to like these machines though!

  6. There is something special about Ducatis… A friend of mine rides a Monster, he says he had to learn a few new mechanical tricks to be able to service it himself but that it was well worth it! I’m not a motorcycle guy myself but I like your model a lot!

    Regards Magnus

  7. Nice bike! I like the concept of a street fightered GP bike mind. I have an R1 kit still in the box and was thinking about doing a custom job on it.

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