Yes, folks, it’s another Tamiya 1/12 scale motorcycle kit, this time, to give it its full name, it’s the Honda CBR 1000RR-R Fireblade SP, one of Tamiya’s more recent offerings.
Here’s an excerpt from the instructions giving the history of the bike:
Honda have always placed great importance in competition and the Fireblade is no exception, being used in various classes based on production bikes, including road racing.
One of their most successful road racers is Englishman John McGuinness, (not to be confused with a certain Northern Irish politician of the same name), generally acknowledged as being second only to the late great Joey Dunlop, and highly rated by a certain Valentino Rossi. Here’s a little about John’s racing history:
There is much speculation about his rumoured retirement after his entry in this year’s Isle of Man TT races.
Onto the kit,
Tamiya offer two colour schemes, I chose the traditional Honda colours
Here are a few more pictures of the finished model:
I used the Tamiya Front Fork Detail Up kit, but the picture has not uploaded. They did on the third attempt.
The paints are all Tamiya spray cans as per the call outs in the instructions.
And lastly here’s my QA team giving her nod of approval.
Most of the pictures downloaded successfully, although a couple were not transferred. Martin @martin @techsupport, most of the pictures were taken on my Sony camera then transferred to my iPhone.
That’s about it, thanks for looking, any questions please ask, happy modelling.