Tamiya 1/12 Suzuki GSX1100S Katana

108 posts · Last reply 3 months, 2 weeks ago · 1/12, 1100S, GSX, Katana, Motorcycles GB, Suzuki, Tamiya
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    Spiros Pendedekas said 3 months, 3 weeks ago:

    Hi everyone!


    This will be my first ever motorcycle attempt, for which I chose the now classic and (as the motorbike Experten say) solid Tamiya kit.
    The Katana needs no introduction, since it is one of the most iconic superbikes evet constructed, not because of its technological supremacy (actually it was relatively conservative), but for the superlative futuristic looks her designer Hans Muth decided to treat us with.
    More to come!

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    Andrew H said 3 months, 3 weeks ago:

    Great entry Spiros! The kit shows its age subtly when compared to the newest Tamiya offerings, but it builds up great none the less. Looking forward to you progress, I have this kit about 85% complete (SoD for no justifiable reason), and im not sure if I should post here or in the articles page when completed.

    Thanks too for creating this group!

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    Spiros Pendedekas said 3 months, 3 weeks ago:

    Thanks my friend @pb_legend! You should definitely post yours at the headlines when completed, but it would be great if you post it here as it stands at the moment and document your progress.

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    neil foster said 3 months, 3 weeks ago:

    I am looking forward to seeing this take shape mate, didn't one of these bikes have a pop up headlight

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    Spiros Pendedekas said 3 months, 3 weeks ago:

    Thanks my friend @neil-foster! Not sure about the headlight, probably was fixed, but I think another Suzuki superbike had a pop-up one. Will have a look!

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    Spiros Pendedekas said 3 months, 3 weeks ago:

    Starting off...

    So Tamiya (though an elderly one...)!

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    Bill Koppos said 3 months, 3 weeks ago:

    I remember when the Katana first came out, man the bike created quite a stir with it's "Futuristic" styling. Now, it's just tame. I am a Harley guy, and all my buds wouldn't touch it. Now, the newest Harleys look similar to me. Nothing stays the same except change. Enjoy the build.

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    Spiros Pendedekas said 3 months, 3 weeks ago:

    Thanks my friend @billkoppos! How about building a Harley here?

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    Spiros Pendedekas said 3 months, 3 weeks ago:

    Engine, air filter, swing arm and exhausts assembled. The engine is used as a jig, in order to align the exhausts...

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    John vd Biggelaar said 3 months, 3 weeks ago:

    What a great entry and ditto start, Spiros @fiveten
    Something without wings is really out of the box thinking.
    For sure your modelling skills will turn it into an amazing bike.

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    Spiros Pendedekas said 3 months, 3 weeks ago:

    Thanks my friend @johnb!

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    Spiros Pendedekas said 3 months, 3 weeks ago:

    The exhausts had their seams scraped off. The joints gaps were initially filled with liquefied styrene...

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    Spiros Pendedekas said 3 months, 3 weeks ago:

    And here is the progress so far...

    Thanks for stopping by!

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    George Williams said 3 months, 3 weeks ago:

    Hey, Spiros @fiveten, thanks for creating this group. You’re making great progress on this Katana already, using the engine as a jig for the exhausts is a solid idea. Looking forward to following your progress.

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    Spiros Pendedekas said 3 months, 3 weeks ago:

    Thanks my friend @chinesegeorge!

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