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Tamiya 1/12 Ducati Panigale
Topic Started: Feb 2 2015, 01:47 PM (3,218 Views)
Ryano

Guess who's back... back again! Hi lads, sorry I've been quiet, I'm pretty busy at the moment doing the private pilots license, and I wound up with a job in aviation so between the two I've had little time for modelling. Here's my most recent build, hope you enjoy!

Began with the exhaust, painted it titanium silver, then airbrushed tamiya clear blue/yellow over it to achieve a heat-stain effect.

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I also head you guys like neat painting, can't believe how clean this came out:

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Then built the engine, painted the gasket in rubber black, and attached the mufflers.

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Then came the frame, radiators, swingarm and sprockets, which were painted a mix of matte and satin black for the most part.

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When building the rear shock, I noticed the main shock shaft was far too thick, and a chrome finish would be impossible so I cut a piece of a metal pin,
heated it and seated it into the shock, delighted with results!:

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Then I painted fairings

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On go the forks!

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Wheels

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Handlebars, clocks, subframe, tail lights, side panels with electronics:

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Painted carbon fiber front fender (sorry about your leggings woman!)

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Fairings/seat/tank/headlights :D

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Finished construction!!! :

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I wasn't happy with how new looking the tyres were, so I removed wheels, mounted to drill, and ran them on sandpaper
to achieve a trackday-worn effect:

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For size reference:

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All decal-ed up and ready to roll!

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Overall I'm delighted with this build, spend a fortune of time on it. Only things I was unhappy about was glueing tail fairings to tail light cause some paint marking,
and the wheel decals are a nightmare to use so I left them in the bin! Cheers for looking!
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FiSe
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Heil Mickey!
Famous Ducati Red... always trouble to match it, too many variations and some of those were applied over Blue basecoat, for some reason. But that's for the real bikes. The model looks nice.
Filip . . . .

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Prenton
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That looks very well indeed. :clap:

Philip
"To boldly go..."

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Joseph M

Very nice looking bike. Stunning in red.
Do you know if there is/was a model of the old Honda CB250 on the market?
Cheers
Joe M
On the bench in order of nearest to completion;
A Model 1/72 Spad A.2 Finished 24/4/18
A Z Models 1/72 Morane "WR". (Schneider race entry from 1914).
K P Models 1/72 Avia BH-3
Mark 1 Models 1/144 Gloster Gladiator Finished 1/7/8
SRAM Models 1/144 SIA 7-B (Resin)
Valom Models 1144 A pair of Sopwith Pups
MSD Models 1/72 Vickers Vimy 66 Commercial
Revell 1/72 Fokker D.VII conversion to a two seater
Curtiss Condor (added 24/4/18) 1/81
Ansaldo S.V.A 9 (added 24/4/18)

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Ryano

Joseph M
Feb 2 2015, 02:26 PM
Very nice looking bike. Stunning in red.
Do you know if there is/was a model of the old Honda CB250 on the market?
Cheers
Joe M
Cheers lads!

Hi Joe, Academy make a CB250N Hawk in 1/12 ;)

I came across it when looking at Tamiya 1/6 CB750's!
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cyclonus

looks fantastic.i love these bike kits.i have done the tamiya suzuki rm 250,honda cr 250r and honda cr 450r motocross kits
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Welcome back , was wondering where you ( and very swiftly accumulated mega stash if I recall !) had gone too .We have at least one other guy into PPL .Lovely build and can't believe how small it is in final pics,I thought these bike kits were all big .One small thing ( I don't often get to nit pick round these expert pages) is that I'm fairly certain your front tyre tread is 'back to front ' .Water will splash up in your face :-) Bit harder to reverse than on real thing I guess
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