Yamaha YZF-R1

Started by Cricket · 27 · 1 year ago
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    Anthony Ricco said 1 year, 1 month ago:

    Wow Cricket @bikequeen - you really are the Bike Queen - thats fantastic, love it.

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    Cricket said 1 year, 1 month ago:

    @rory ROry the screen is supposed to be a UV protective coating, on the box art it looks like it’s smoke tinted

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    Cricket said 1 year, 1 month ago:

    @anthonyricco @gblair @chinesegeorge @johnb @brithebuilder @bikequeen @fiveten @rory

    All in all a great kit except for the decals even the tiniest ones were difficult or impossible 🙁

    The frame came satin Chrome, tank and seat parts are Tamiya Gloss Aluminum cowlings are Tamiya Silver Leaf

    The top and bottom Cowlings did not fit right and I could figure out why, so I had to glue and tape them until they dried. I should have left them off all together….but oh well.

    The rear bottom reflector is a neat trick I figured out and use a lot. Painted chrome silver, dried throughly than a top coat of Tamiya Clear Red is applied …pretty effective

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    George R Blair Jr said 1 year, 1 month ago:

    Looks awesome, Cricket (@bikequeen). The paint and finish of this one are outstanding.

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    Cricket said 1 year, 1 month ago:

    @gblair thanks George I’m Bummed about the decals and the fit of the cowlings but love the colors

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    Brian Mennenoh said 1 year, 1 month ago:

    @bikequeen - The decal situation is unfortunate Cricket. Seems as though you managed to correct the issue with the cowlings though. Nothing noticeable there. Great work!

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    Cricket said 1 year, 1 month ago:

    @brithebuilder Thansk Brian there is a gap on the one side and a bit of glue….I should have left it off and displayed it separately like i have done with some of my other 1/12th builds. I made the little stand for the cowlings

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    Brian Mennenoh said 1 year, 1 month ago:

    @bikequeen - That is a very cool display stand Cricket! I've realized that no one, other than you (the builder), will ever notice the imperfections.

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    Cricket said 1 year, 1 month ago:

    @brithebuilder Yep every single slip of the brush or parts tree that didn't come completely off 🙂

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    George Williams said 1 year, 1 month ago:

    Ah, @bikequeen and @brithebuilder, we’re our own worst critics.

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    Spiros Pendedekas said 1 year, 1 month ago:

    Looking awesome, my friend @bikequeen! You tackled all challenges in a most effective manner!

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    John vd Biggelaar said 1 year, 1 month ago:

    Excellent result, Cricket @bikequeen
    The imperfections are definitely not noticeable, you did an amazing job on this bike.