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Tamiya 1/12 YAMAHA YZF-R1M.

This is my Tamiya Yamaha YZF-R1M.
Built almost straight from the box using Mr Color and Tamiya lacquer paints.
The metallic effects are Alclad but with a couple of coats of Mr Color clear so it looks like automotive lacquer.
I lost the suspension spring to the carpet monster so I had to make my own, which I reckon came out better anyway.
I also used the kit forks as I couldn’t get the anodised update parts, with careful painting they came out fine though.
I also drilled out the holes in the brake discs, very tedious but we’ll worth the effort.

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6 responses to Tamiya 1/12 YAMAHA YZF-R1M.

  1. Very tidy build.

  2. This is awesome work, Steve!
    Congratulations!

  3. Although I’m not into building motorcycles, I do drive them however, I have to say that this one looks beautiful.
    Even difficult to distinguish from a showroom model.

  4. Great build, those 1/12 Tamiya kits are the business.

  5. Nice bike!
    The R1 is my lucky bike, I’ve never crashed one!
    It’s good to see this kit getting popular.

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