Lady in Red
Hardly every decade there’s one motorbike that outdoes all the rest in terms of technology, design, innovation and beauty. Talking about these queens of motorbikes, the 916 is one out of a view, in a league with the Vincent Black Shadow and the Honda CB 750.
This kit is about a quarter of a century old now. Accuracy and design still are very good, but the elderly moulds create some serious amount of flash at places. The screws to attach the cowlings to the frame, innovative as they were in the nineties, today they stand out in a bit of a pert way.
After some aircraft projects with the focus on wear and tear, I’m back to glossy surfaces. I used Mr. Paint’s two component clear to create the shine that we know from the original Ducatis. It performed very well, but don’t forget that cleaning the airbrush in time is crucial. Some intermediate sanding between the multiple clear coats and eventually some polishing with Tamiya Compound brought out that gem look that I was looking for.
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