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NSR 500

December 18, 2022 · in Automotive · · 9 · 0.9K

I'm not going to pretend to know anything about the NSR 500 racer... truth is, all I know is what was written on the instructions.

Spent about nine weeks on it and for a majority of that time it's had my undivided attention, just doing a little here and a little there. Because it's a racer, the only 'shiny' on it are the satin chrome exhaust tips, and for that I used Mr. Hobby lacquer 'SM206 - Chrome Silver'. I also home mixed the dark aluminium / light gunmetal tone for the frame rather than the flat aluminium that Tamiya call-out.

Fairing & mud-guard are Tamiya rattle cans and match the decals perfectly. Talking of which, there are a number of imperfections - all user error - in the decals especially around the intakes ahead of the No.3 decals, so there's some touching-up there. Again decals were applied over about six sessions, I spent a lot of time with the Micro Sol, cotton swabs and the hair-dryer, rolling and conforming them to the complex shapes of the fairings. Not 100%, but close-enough-for-government-work !

So that's all to say, have a brilliant Christmas & New Year. Please comment, criticise and ask any questions. Cheers from a VERY humid NZ.


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  1. A wonderful result, Ian! Loved following your build thread! Thank you so much for this superb entry in our Motorcycles Group!

  2. You created a beautiful racer, Ian @ij001
    It is clear that you put a lot of attention to it.
    Seeing this bike being build in the Motorcycle group was a great experience.
    Well done.

  3. It looks perfect to me, Ian, a great example of a two stroke racer from one of the best periods of motorcycle racing. Really enjoyed your WIP in the Motorcycles Group as well. Let’s see some more, please. Merry Christmas and happy new year to you all in NZ.

  4. Totally awesome work.

  5. Really nice, Ian (@ij001). Now that I have built a motorcycle model, I can truly appreciate how much work it takes to get an awesome model like this. Well done. Happy Holidays.

  6. Thanks folks... appreciate the positive comments.


  7. Great outcome Ian... looks like the real thing, and also enjoyed following along on your build thread. Happy holidays everyone..

  8. Only praise for this great build required, well done it is an excellent build.

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