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Hasegawa 1/12 SUZUKI GT380B

's scale kit

I have assembled the first Hasegawa old road bike, the .
The spokes on the wheels have been re-tensioned with metal wire, the cables have been replaced with thinner ones, and some of the fins on the engine have been shaved.

The body color is a limited edition Gaia Notes color, Pearl Ultramarine Blue Brilliant.

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16 responses

  1. Exceptionally well finished Kawasaki, the wheels are terrific and the blue really pops, definitely liked.

  2. Definite winner. I love the work you've done to improve the scale (spokes, etc) as these really take the presentation and realism to the next level. And that color is gorgeous, Liked!

  3. A true gem, Dagored @dagored
    Amazing work on the spokes, they look perfect.
    Well done.

  4. A masterpiece of a model, Dagored!
    Amazing extra work at the spokes and cables (and elsewhere).
    Congratulations!

  5. You've done an exceptional job on this kit but the detail that makes it look like a real bike and not a kit is the wheels , the mouldings are clumsy and way out of scale and for me make it not worth the investment in these kits , I would love to know how you recreate those spokes.
    I adore these two stroke triples from the 70's and 80's , I would build them all if I could recreate those wheels like you have .
    Well done.

  6. Maaaan... Photo 11 of 12, what great memories. My older brother-in-law's rebuild project Suzuki GT was my first exposure to the 2-stroke triple; led to my picking up a KH400 for $400 from a guy in my shop in my USN days. Loved that bike, hated to part with it, but post-Navy I had insufficient resources to service it when it spun a bearing and I ended up abandoning it at the old apt. complex. Can barely find them anymore on the secondary market unless I'm willing to part with over 10X what I paid in 1987.

    Thanks for the 1/12 reminder Dagored!

  7. Wow Dagored - Incredible work - it looks so real - the wheels like everyone else has said just make it look amazing.

    Great work.

  8. Beautiful Model and work Dagored ! It Makes me nostalgic to the time when these bikes were around in my youth.

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