Tamiya 1/12 Repsol Honda RC213V '14, Marc Marquez

Started by John vd Biggelaar · 145 · 5 days ago
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    John vd Biggelaar said 3 months ago:

    For this build, I have to blame my daughter, even though it's not a bad thing. My daughter really likes the MotoGP and did convince me some time ago to build the Suzuki GSX-RR '20. That was my first ever bike and I have to admit that it was a lot of fun to do so. Yesterday we were at a hobby store in Rotterdam where she noticed this Repsol Honda RC213V, the championship bike from Marc Marquez in 2014. She really wanted to have this bike on her shelf next to the Suzuki of Joan Mir. Guess who the lucky person was who she asked to build it for her.

    Opening the box showed more or less the same content as from the Suzuki, so this is a good sign. A couple of sprues in bright white plastic and one sprue in silver colored plastic. Some transparent parts and a big with tiny screws and other metal parts are present as well. Tires are equal to the ones included in the Suzuki kit.

    The instructions are the well known ones from Tamiya, so not expecting too many issues from that. Decals and masks are also present. For the Suzuki, bike numbers for both riders were included but for this bike Tamiya chose to only include the bike number of Marc Marquez, no option for Dani Pedrosa.

    It will not be an easy task to build this in such a high quality as other modelers, like @bikequeen for example, are able to, but I do hope to be able to improve with the learnings from the Suzuki build and all the build threads posted by others.

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    Spiros Pendedekas said 3 months ago:

    What a wonderful entry, what a wonderful present you got from your daughter, my friend @johnb! Might not be a weekend build, but you will do a splendid job. Looking forward to it!

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    John vd Biggelaar said 3 months ago:

    @fiveten, thanks a lot, Spiros. Indeed a wonderful gift.

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    John vd Biggelaar said 3 months ago:

    And off we go, seperated some parts for the engine and painted them with Vallejo Metal Colors, silver.

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    Spiros Pendedekas said 3 months ago:

    Nice start, my friend @johnb!

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    George Williams said 3 months ago:

    I’m sure you’re going to enjoy this build, @johnb, and the best part will be the thanks you will get from your daughter when she proudly receives the finished model from her dad.

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    John vd Biggelaar said 3 months ago:

    @fiveten, thank you, Spiros
    @chinesegeorge, thanks, George. My daughter is happy already now that I started it right away.

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    John vd Biggelaar said 2 months, 4 weeks ago:

    Engine slowly coming together.

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    George Williams said 2 months, 4 weeks ago:

    Great start ,@johnb.

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    Spiros Pendedekas said 2 months, 4 weeks ago:

    Engine looks super so far, my friend @johnb!

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    George R Blair Jr said 2 months, 4 weeks ago:

    This should be fun, John (@johnb). Don't blame your daughter. I think you are secretly a motorcycle guy.

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    John vd Biggelaar said 2 months, 4 weeks ago:

    @chinesegeorge, @fiveten, @gblair, thanks a lot gentlemen.

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    Cricket said 2 months, 3 weeks ago:

    @johnb late to the party as usual :). GREAT start John, your daughter has great tase ;). There are lots of after market stuff for that kit…just sayin, give mine your daughters email and I will drop the hint to her … LOL

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    John vd Biggelaar said 2 months, 3 weeks ago:

    @bikequeen, thanks a lot, Cricket. You can never be too late to a party. I do know about all those extras, need to think if I want to go that far.

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    Cricket said 2 months, 3 weeks ago:

    @johnb LOL…I was just messing with you John 😉