This is my Tamiya Yamaha YZF-R1M.
Built almost straight from the box using Mr Color and Tamiya lacquer paints.
The metallic effects are Alclad but with a couple of coats of Mr Color clear so it looks like automotive lacquer.
I lost the suspensio[...]
Hi again folks, I've got another motorcycle here for you. The R1M!
I do have a soft spot for Yamaha bikes. I've been lucky enough now to have owned three. I've owned an R6, and two R1's. And I've never crashed a Yamaha neither, so I consider th[...]
Hi there iModelers!
Here is another project from my shelf...
Initially, this kit was released by Heller back in the 1970s. In the 1980s, I was given the opportunity to drive a bike like this myself. It was a friend‘s bike and since then I coul[...]
Tamiya occasionally decide to re-issue some of their older kits and I was especially pleased when they did a this with this one. Kit no 14001 was the first release in their successful range of 1/12 motorcycles back in 1980. this re-release see[...]
TAMIYA 1/12 YAMAHA RZ250
This model start with the assembly of the engine. This is relative simple and is accomplished in two steps using only 12 pieces. However, just because there aren’t many parts does not mean that it’s not open to some d[...]
When first opening the box you are met with multiple bags of parts that are nicely, and firmly, placed in the box. As seen here.
There are only five total sprues of parts. One white, one chrome, one clear and two black. Also is a bag with[...]
Tamiya 1/12 , the bike of a legend GP drivers : Norifumi Abe.
My first 1/12 Tamiya, I modified the exhausts, filled the holes, might be why the fairing doesn't quite fit, finished in Model Master and Tamiya enamels, X22 over decals. Kenny Roberts was 500cc world champion in 1978, 1979 and 1980.
This is the build review for the 1/12 Tamiya XV1600 RoadStar. This is the model that I received for winning the Model of the Month award!!! I thought it would be appropriate to give a decent review of the kit as construction rolls along.
For some reason when I logged on this morning I discovered that I could post pictures and articles again, so here goes! 2005 was Yamaha's 50th anniversary, and they were determined to win as many world championships as they could. 2005 was als[...]