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Hasegawa 1/12 Honda RS250RW

December 18, 2013 in Cars & Motorcycles

This is a model of the 2009 250cc World Championship winning bike. It’s the works Honda machine entered by the Scott racing team, their rider was Hiroshi Aoyama from Japan who went on to enter the top Moto GP championship. I believe it was Hasegawa’s first motor cycle kit, and it makes an interesting comparison with the more familiar Tamiya models. It’s definitely a more ‘fiddly’ build than a Tamiya, possible slightly more detailed, but also more delicate. I had a bit of trouble with the masking as there is no guide, and I messed up a couple of the decals (I think the water was a little too hot, causing them to wrinkle). In the end, though, I think it looks quite pretty. I’m not sure which background looks better, the black one

or the white one

, what do you think. Here’s a picture of the real thing in action

. Hope you like it, and thanks for looking, While I’m here – Merry Christmas everyone!

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11 responses to Hasegawa 1/12 Honda RS250RW

  1. Great job, George! I’m an airplane guy for the most part, but always look forward to the bikes from your “works”. Might have to drag out another F1 car…

  2. beautiful work george…would love to see the whole collection

  3. What I think is yours looks better than the real one George! I’m sure others will agree too. Will you be building anymore or sticking with Tamiya?

  4. The second picture looks so prototypical, a great build and a great picture!

  5. Another superb build…nice job!

  6. Hi George, both pictures a great but the second one looks like a real bike brilliant, keep it up.

  7. George, you have done it again.
    A superb build, as Neil said the second pic looks so reallistic it`s amazing.
    A very well done George.

  8. Unbelievable, George ! They always look so real it’s incredible !

  9. George,
    You could put it in front of any background and it will,still look outstanding. I marvel at your modeling motocycles. You make them come to life.

  10. George, as Frank said “You make them come to life”. Simply Beautiful

  11. Thank you for all your kind comments, guys, always much appreciated.

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