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1/12 Tamiya Ducati 1199 Panigale S Tricolore

This one doesn't need weathering. This is my first motorcycle model.
I have added the 's front fork upgrade. The wheel cover is covered by carbon fiber decal.
I really like the effect of satin vanish with the carbon fiber decal.
The kit fits together very well. There isn't any difficulty in the build.

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16 responses

  1. Looks spectacular, Thomas!
    I had the impression I was looking at the real bike.

  2. I used to go to the AMA races at Road America back in the early '90s. You always knew where the Ducatis were, because nothing else sounded like them.

    • Thanks, Steven. You have to give it to the Italians. Their design is superb.
      I love the sound of Ducatis. I don't ride motorbikes, but a good friend of mine did. He has a couple of Ducatis. I always enjoy just looking at them as an art piece.

  3. 🙂 ... Greetings ... 🙂 :
    Good modeling Thomas, the paint work is very well done and has a well defined shine to it.

  4. Nice! Bike builds are so cool, and this was a great one.

  5. These Tamiya 1/12 motorcycle kits are great and you've done a nice job with this one, definitely worth buying the extra detail up parts as well. Liked.

  6. Hi Thomas, great work, great paint! I have this one in my stash as well as two of the older Tamiya 916 Ducatis. I am fortunate to own a full size Ducati 748 (yellow) which is indistinguishably identical to the 916. I have the two kits and have had custom decals made to build into two 748's for a diorama... one super detailed (hopefully) without the fairing on, and the other ready to ride. Love the subject.


    Rory Wilson. South Africa

    • Thanks, Rory. Ducatis are fantastic and yellow is a great colour for them. I have a Ducati Desmosedici in my stash, and I haven't gotten around to building it yet. I like your idea of two 748s in a diorama. Unfortunately, I haven't learnt how to ride a motorbike. I race cars on the track instead.

      I need to build models soon; I have been working on other projects lately.

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