This one’s a ‘smoker’
It’s red, it’s fast, it’s good looking, but it’s Japanese, not Italian. This is Tamiya’s 1/12 scale kit of the 2001 Yamaha works bike,
it’s a 500cc two stroke machine, ridden by Italian Max Biaggi. Here it is without the cowlings
, and here’s the real thing
. I bought the kit second hand (it’s out of production now), and it came complete with after market Marlboro decals by Crazymodeler. I think the red livery works very well with the black and white Marlboro markings. It’s built OOB with the exception of the decals, using Tamiya sprays and acrylic paints throughout. Thanks for looking and hope you like it.
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