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Yamaha YZR 500 GP racer

by George Williams on November 3, 2017 in Automotive -- 13 Comments

Tamiya occasionally decide to re-issue some of their older kits and I was especially pleased when they did a this with this one. Kit no 14001 was the first release in their successful range of 1/12 motorcycles back in 1980. […]

Tamiya 1/12 Yamaha RZ250 Build Review

by Harry Brogan on September 27, 2017 in Reviews -- 8 Comments

TAMIYA 1/12 YAMAHA RZ250 This model start with the assembly of the engine. This is relative simple and is accomplished in two steps using only 12 pieces. However, just because there aren’t many parts does not mean that it’s not […]

Tamiya 1/12 Yamaha RZ250 – In-Box Review

by Harry Brogan on September 24, 2017 in Reviews -- 4 Comments

When first opening the box you are met with multiple bags of parts that are nicely, and firmly, placed in the box. As seen here. There are only five total sprues of parts. One white, one chrome, one clear and […]

Yamaha YZR 500

by olivier.rive on August 16, 2017 in Automotive -- 15 Comments

Tamiya 1/12 , the bike of a legend GP drivers : Norifumi Abe. A+

Yamaha YZR 500 1980, Kenny Roberts.

by Allan J Withers on May 15, 2016 in Automotive -- 19 Comments

My first 1/12 Tamiya, I modified the exhausts, filled the holes, might be why the fairing doesn’t quite fit, finished in Model Master and Tamiya enamels, X22 over decals. Kenny Roberts was 500cc world champion in 1978, 1979 and 1980.

Tamiya 1/12 Yamaha XV1600 RoadStar

by Harry Brogan on May 3, 2016 in Automotive -- 7 Comments

This is the build review for the 1/12 Tamiya XV1600 RoadStar. This is the model that I received for winning the Model of the Month award!!! I thought it would be appropriate to give a decent review of the kit […]

Tamiya 1/12th Yamaha YZR-M1 50th Anniversary U.S. Inter-colouring Edition

by George Williams on June 12, 2015 in Automotive -- 23 Comments

For some reason when I logged on this morning I discovered that I could post pictures and articles again, so here goes! 2005 was Yamaha’s 50th anniversary, and they were determined to win as many world championships as they could. […]

Yamaha YZR M1 ” J.Lorenzo”

by olivier.rive on May 3, 2014 in Automotive -- 9 Comments

Hello, Tamiya kit 1/12 : it’s my first assembly of motorcycle. It is the Yamaha M1 YZR of Jorge Lorenzo with the special decoration FIAT of Estoril. The assembly was very pleasant and from the box many détails. Thank you […]

2009 Yamahas

by George Williams on February 25, 2014 in Automotive -- 21 Comments

In 2009 Yamaha fielded four motor bikes in the Moto GP championship. Two were works bikes, sponsored by Fiat, and two were entered by the satellite team Tech 3, sponsored by the Monster energy drinks company. Tamiya have produced three […]

This one’s a ‘smoker’

by George Williams on November 7, 2013 in Automotive -- 9 Comments

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 […]