BMW R/75 Motorcycle w/Side-car 1/48th Bandai
Being a model builder primarily of what some consider the one true scale, 1/48th the plethora of aircraft models has never really been an issue. The availability of vehicles though was not so abundant. Bandai issued a large series of 1/48th scale armor and vehicles and I have quite a collection of them, and while good, seem somewhat crude compared to the Tamiya offerings.
Still Bandai was very prolific when they were making these kits and I haven’t seen one of these yet from Tamiya. The kit itself isn’t too bad, although I had to scratch build the side-car seat and add the floor boards as well as the machine gun, jerry can and a few other details. The decals were ancient and resisted just about every decal agent I could find. I think I got them to settle down with just straight vinegar.
When done I was really pleased with the results, and amazingly this little gem has actually place at local shows in the motorcycle section. Believe me I NEVER expected that!
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