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Yamaha YZR-M1 2005 Rossi - Quick Build 3 years 5 months ago #1

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Much like Michael I needed something for the 'Italian Job' theme for our club meeting later this month and with the wife still overseas and a little extra time up my sleve I decided to try and complete a bike as ridden by one of Italys most famous sportsmen, Valentino Rossi


I have a bunch of bikes in the stash but this was the only one without extra detail parts (aka time leeches) so it is also being built 'out of box' with the only change being the set of Rossi decals

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The build started on the 27th April


Only 3 runners of any substance in the box, molded in black, grey and white.
3 small bags are also included. 1 with the clear parts. 1 with the tyres, screws, poly caps, and the lil red screwdrive found in all tamiya bike kits. And the final one with the front faring.


**Seems some photos have been lost, if I find them ill add them here**

The exhausts always require a lot of cleanup with their 4 piece design.


Experience tells me to tacked them in pairs to start with so you can get into the gaps.


Here is an example of the intricate nature of these bikes with a metal part needing superglue on, to allow movement through the poly-caps


And here we have a big pile of parts that have been sorted into sections of the assembly instructions (about 2 pages per polystyrene block) and then into the primary colour for painting, you can also see a selection of the paints used.
I am really becoming a fan of the Vallejo Metal Color paints

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WICKED!! going to enjoy watching this one

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Very Cool!

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Side effect of all that painting, a filter that REALLY needs replacing


Engine etc are making good progress with their 2nd and 3rd colours


Really happy with how the forks came out, normally I just buy the detail set with metal parts but Vallejo Metal Color White Aluminum mixed with Minitaire Ghost Tint Orange (which mix perfectly) then overcoated with the Orange.


Inside the faring gets left with Stynelrez black primer, the ejector pins will never be seen once attached.


The ejector marks on the back of the radiators are much worse, and are obscured when attached


Voyager stencils for 1/35 AFV's work perfectly for masking small parts like the clutch plate


Normally I would get aftermarket chains but as this is a quick build and 'out of box' ill do what I can with the plastic ones


3 shades of Aluminum add interest to the engine block but are not fun to mask, you really have to think about the order of spraying to avoid massive headaches.


Fairings etc are masked and ready for primer


Once a lot of the small components are assembled into sub assemblies there is less space needed

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Fairings etc primed with Stynelrez white


It does not spray perfectly smooth (right) but a quick run over with a Flory Models Buffing stick and its ready for colour. (left)


Mask on and out of the drawers come the Zero Paints which although expensive and full of nastys are brilliant for auto finishes and are so nice to spray.


After 2 light coats parts are almost covered, the Zero Paints spray with a satin finish so need a clearcoat to make them pop


Engine assembled


Tamiya supply hoses for the bikes and mark the length required in the assembly instructions so just lay the hose and cut to length, no rulers needed


Even before paint the connectors can be very tight so I like to poke a toothpick in the end of the hose before dabbing a little bit of CA glue into the hole and attaching.


Another gold star for Tamiya with the screws needed shown in 1:1 scale in the assembly instructions


Frame ready meets engine

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Wow that engine looks sweet! Doesn't look plastic at all! That's really awesome

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The biggest issue with these kits are the seam lines around the otherwise brilliant rubber tires
Th rear tire mid sanding next to the untouched front.


Decals on the exhaust, Minitaire Ghost Tint Blue and Orange were used for heat staining


Display done with a nice clear decal. Rear decals attached


Chain etc attached to rear swing arm


Its starting to look like a bike


Most impressed with the AK Decal Solution, works like Microset and leave it for a while and the decals conform like MicroSol


Thought I might need to go after these side decals with something stronger but the next morning results were fantastic


Front forms on (make sure you get them the right way round or else you have to cut them loose and superglue them back on :angry: )


Test fit of the fairings, decaling the rear of the bike revealed the Alclad Clear was not yet dry and softened with a combination of decal solution and warm fingers.


It will sit like this till the weekend so im sure the rest of the clear is dry

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Very quick build of a very quick bike - Great work Webby. The exhaust staining looks perfect.

I haven't done a 1/12 Tamiya bike kit for years but seeing all that vinyl tubing created some flash-backs. I think I might have an old RGB500 kit in the stash - just in case there's ever a motorbike GB... :whistle:

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You get so much satisfaction out of building Tamiya and Hasegawa Motor Bikes. The detail in these kits is amazing.

Looking really good so far.

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Nice Kit, lots of detail in this one and looking great

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Drop dead gorgeous so far. Nice presentation and coming together beautifully. B)

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OH YEAH!!!! LIKING THIS AND WATCHING WITH INTEREST

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Fast build!

I have just ordered this bike from HLJ, I saw it at the Wellington show and realized how much I liked the look and just had to get it.... along with a few bits n' pieces! :whistle:

I have 2 questions for you, 1st what are the Rossi decals that you refer to and where do you get them. 2nd where are you getting the Zero paints in New Zealand????

Cheers,

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Nice work so far B)

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Thanks guys

Fooesboy wrote: Fast build!

I have just ordered this bike from HLJ, I saw it at the Wellington show and realized how much I liked the look and just had to get it.... along with a few bits n' pieces! :whistle:

I have 2 questions for you, 1st what are the Rossi decals that you refer to and where do you get them. 2nd where are you getting the Zero paints in New Zealand????

Cheers,


1. They are Crazy Modeler decals that came from overseas, likely Hobby Easy or BNA
2. The Zero Paints were purchased from Hiroboy back when they would actually ship to NZ. Spot Models can ship to NZ and Gravity Colors in the US are giving them a run for their money with 'colour matched' paints with a slowly growing collection of colors.

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and its done.

There is probably twice as long decaling this kit than there was assembling it, as you can see from the pile of backing.


In total 4 different types of markings, stickers for the Yamaha badges on either side of the tank, special decals for the tyre markings, and 2 lots of waterslide from the kit and the aftermarket that behaved slightly differently


I could not have done this without the joy to work with that is the AK Decal Solution, my new favorite decal solution.
www.mightyape.co.nz/product/AK-Decal-Adapter-Solution/25031510

Done in 18 days has to be a personal record.

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Lovely work Webby - good luck with the club competition. :)

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Oh WOW!! That looks awesome. Gotta be happy with that!

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Wow, that was a quick build Reon. Well done.

Who did you buy your Zero paints off, Hiroboy?

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Viperbuilder wrote: Wow, that was a quick build Reon. Well done.

Who did you buy your Zero paints off, Hiroboy?


Yup. Hiroboy when they could actually ship to NZ.
Got a Tomcat to finish but have a lambo awaiting gravity paints as a comparison.

This one got me on the Metal Color and AK decal sution bandwagon, sorry alclad and Micto industries, I still like your products but acrylics are less nasty and 1 bottle for everything is easier than 2

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Goodness me that looks outstanding. Makes you want to take it for a spin.

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:ohmy: :woohoo: Superb Webby, I am drooling at that and now find myself looking up bike models online...beautiful work, well done ;)

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The bike looks great, well done!

I will be interested in hearing your comparison of Gravity Colours with the Zero paints.

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Awesome work Webby. I'll have to try this decal solution. What was your process for using it?

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Again, thanks for all the positive comments, and gif's :-)

I used my normal decal process which is room temperature water (i find warm water dilutes the adhesive to much)
water on the destination surface
decal slides into place
cotton bud or paper towel to wick away excess moisture
then a wipe over with ak decal solution, just a little if its a flatter surface (eg front faring), more on tight curves or recesses (vents in fairings)
and once the solution starts to conform the decal after a minute or so i sometimes hit it with a hairdryer on its lowest setting (air and heat) to help it suck into really tight corners.
If there are still imperfections i apply a bit more, let it soak in and hit it again w the hairdryer.

This may not apply to all decals as the heat can damage very delicate decals so test on less important ones first.
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Nice job :woohoo:

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