Suzuki RGV (XR89) Tamiya 1/12
Back in 2014 my friend Jack Mugan @camaro1 posted his build of this kit, it was his first, and, as far as I know, his only motorcycle kit. In fact, Jack was the first person to post a WIP thread on the then new Automotive group. I thought eight years was long enough to wait to post my version.
It’s quite an old kit but holds up well compared to more recent models. Suzuki raced this bike in 1999 with much success, particularly with Kenny Roberts Jnr as their number one rider, surely a legend in his own lifetime.
The kit comes with a chrome plated frame and front forks.
Here are few more pictures of the build.
Like most modern racing machines the colour scheme is very transfer dependent. I think Tamiya have updated the transfers since the original release and they went on without any problems. Apart from the basic white finish the only part that needs painting, other than the details, is the under cowling which gets a coat of French blue.
Here are a few more pictures of the completed model.
I’m sorry if there are a lot of photos but I was so lucky with the weather that day.
My QA inspector feels that the number 10 on the nose isn’t quite central, she may well be right.
Whatever, thanks for looking, any questions please ask. Happy modelling.
1 additional image. Click to enlarge.