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stephen leslie
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Tamiya 1/12 xv1600.

June 21, 2020 · in Automotive · · 8 Comments

Here's the next chapter in my current motorcycle fixation.

It's 's XV1600 Custom which I have modified slightly to look more like a "semi-customised" version...

I removed all the kit's fake chrome and re-did all the metal with assorted Alclad lacquers.

The paint scheme is non standard and is based on one I saw for sale online.

The colours are Tamiya Gloss Black and a mixture based on Mica Red, both lacquers.

It's finished with multiple coats of Tamiya Pearl Clear to give it a metal flake appearance...

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8 responses

  1. Really nice bike. All that extra work sure paid off.

  2. What an eye catcher! How do you strip the chrome plating?

  3. Another great model, Stephen.
    Excellent, quality work!

  4. Very good work, everything is very well photographed!

  5. Absolutely gorgeous.

  6. Masterful build and if you didn't tell me it was a model, I would think it was the real thing! Excellent work with the chrome, it really makes a difference in the entire appearance of the bike.

  7. Tamiya’s 1/12 bike kits are the business and you’ve made a great model from this one.

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