Honda REPSOL RC213V ’14, Tamiya, 1/12
I haven’t posted a motorcycle for quite a while so here’s Tamiya’s latest 1/12 kit of the 2014 Moto GP championship winning Honda ridden by Spaniard Marc Marquez. This is the first Moto GP bike issued by Tamiya for a few years, and, apart from a few problems with some of the decals it went together without any problems. The only modifications I made were to drill out the ventilation holes in the rear brake disc, give the tyres a good scrubbing-in (mainly to remove the centre moulding seam), and attempting to give the effect of heat staining on the exhaust (all covered up now by the fairings).
I think there’s no doubting Honda’s commitment to motor sport, especially motor cycling, resulting in their outstanding success, including winning the triple crown in 2014 of riders’, constructors’ and team championships. Most of the pictures I took are on my kitchen worktop using natural light from the window, plus a couple more outside in the lovely Spring sunshine. Thanks for looking, George.
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