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Yamaha YZR 500 1980, Kenny Roberts.

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

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

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”

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

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’

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 […]

Pair 1

A pair of Yamahas

The Moto GP world was surprised when hearing the news that three times world champion Valentino Rossi was moving from Honda to Yamaha for the 2004 season. Yamaha had developed their 2003 machine and were ready to take over the […]


Yamaha YZF R1

by Richard Mcstay on September 24, 2013 in Cars & Motorcycles -- 14 Comments

Hi everyone, this is my Yamaha R1. It’s a Tamiya 1:12 kit, and the kit had been sat in my wardrobe still in the box for about ten years! It was originally the Taira racing kit but I haven’t really […]


GO!!!!!!! Tamiya’s 1/12 Yamaha YZR-M1

by James Kelley on August 16, 2013 in Cars & Motorcycles -- 5 Comments

Tamiya’s 1/12 Yamaha YZR-M1 Built OOB using the following paints: Testors MM Acryl True Blue Pearl Testors Metalizers Titanium Titanium Bronze Gunmetal Aluminum Coat Tamiya Acrylic: Black Clear Blue Lots of polishing and waxing between coats, but I never did […]