TAMIYA 1/12 SUZUKI GSX1100S KATANA
Well, this one is now complete. Although an older kit from Tamiya it was a good build. With the exception of just a couple of very minor issues.
Starting off was the usual engine build. Seems that almost all of the Tamiya motorcycle start off in this manner. Flash was minimal and it went together with almost no fitting issues.
Frame was next up to build. Unfortunately, this requires you to actually place the engine as you assemble the frame. It’s not that this makes it hard to do, it just leaves no room for error once the parts are secured together.
This is the rear swingarm assembly. During the build as well as after installation. Again it was typical Tamiya quality.
Here we have the front fairing, seat, and headlight assembly. Looks a little on the odd side as the forks are not installed yet.
The front forks were a relative breeze to assemble. Other than waiting for the paint to dry this was, believe it or not, one of the fastest steps to assemble.
I thought I would go with something a little different in regards to color. This particular gold is Krylon Metallic Gold. But be forewarned when using this type of paint. If not used VERY sparingly over multiple coats it WILL melt the plastic. But it looks darn good on the completed model. Which is pictured below.