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Re: Tamiya Yamaha YZF-R1M BOTY

Postby Mark » Thu Oct 10, 2019 1:57 am

Mark wrote:The hex bolt is a big improvement over the cross head screw.

As an aside, I’ve got a selection of bolts, and nuts with washers cast from resin. Eastern European manufacturers and they are very nice, but need painting of course.

I see that Top Studio have just started selling a range of metal bolts too.


The resin ones are made by MasterClub. Aimed at the armour market, but bolts is bolts. Unfortunately there are no cap head (Allen) bolts in the range.

The Top Studio range have some dimpled hex bolts, but they are metal, and much more expensive.
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Postby casper » Tue Oct 15, 2019 9:52 am

Found the MasterClub resin bolts thanks Mark, a lot cheaper than the plated brass. I think I have used 10 hex bolts and 4 nuts up to now that I had originally got for the Ferguson Tractor, hope I have enough left :roll: I used three on the side stand, wish I added a spring now :think:
I did some work on the exhaust assembly but still unsure about the Tamiya weathering master burnt red :think: I wanted it a bit darker around the edges. I don't have any red or brown Ink so I left the assembly dry fit for now. I think I will change the radiator pipe on the right side of the bike as well, its stiff and won't bend without kinking unless you put wire inside it :think: but I do have some fishing tube somewhere thats softer. The tyres need cleaning :roll:

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Re: Tamiya Yamaha YZF-R1M BOTY

Postby casper » Tue Oct 15, 2019 9:55 am

Some areas of the fairing need some work before primer
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Postby number1 » Tue Oct 15, 2019 4:23 pm

Most excellent sir :clap:
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Postby wingnut2 » Tue Oct 15, 2019 4:45 pm

Same as Les said and very fine attention to detail :clap:
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Re: Tamiya Yamaha YZF-R1M BOTY

Postby Morris » Tue Oct 15, 2019 6:12 pm

wingnut2 wrote:Same as Les said and very fine attention to detail :clap:
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Same! And Beautiful and detailed :clap:
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Postby royjess » Tue Oct 15, 2019 6:42 pm

As the above say's looking beautiful, coming along really nicely :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Re: Tamiya Yamaha YZF-R1M BOTY

Postby casper » Wed Oct 16, 2019 11:24 am

Thanks guys :)
after a sanding session I decanted some Tamiya primer (why can't you get this stuff airbrush ready :think: ) and gave all the parts a couple of coats.
One or two areas will need attention but I'm really pleased how the front wheel guard came out.

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Re: Tamiya Yamaha YZF-R1M BOTY

Postby Mark » Wed Oct 16, 2019 11:42 am

Looking really good. No dust in the paint either. Your man cave must be cleaner than mine :lol:
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Postby casper » Wed Oct 16, 2019 7:25 pm

Mark wrote:Looking really good. No dust in the paint either. Your man cave must be cleaner than mine :lol:

:lol: Thanks Mark, the parts have been cleaned up now and primed ready for the black. I have decided to use Tamiya X-1 Black instead of the Zero Black its too smelly for indoors even extracted :snooty:
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Postby casper » Mon Nov 25, 2019 4:55 pm

Need to pull my finger out and get some paint on those parts, time is running out :think:
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Postby Mark » Tue Nov 26, 2019 1:28 am

Me too, although I did squirt some black last night.
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Postby casper » Tue Nov 26, 2019 2:37 pm

Well I managed to get the black X-1 on some parts apart from the rear side panels for the seat area :roll: missed those and the airbrush is all clean now. I thinned the Tamiya X-1 by topping up the new pot with thinners and mixing thoroughly on the end of a jig saw, works a treat and shakes it up in seconds. Though I think I was a little high on pressure :think: I'm not used to airbrushing Tamiya, I usually use Vallejo. What pressure do you normally spray at Mark when using Tamiya.
So the parts have been placed in a tub to dry for a day or so then I will try to get the surface as good as I can with micro mesh cloths and polish before attempting the CF decals :|
I have some other things I need to be getting on with but first a recap :think:
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Re: Tamiya Yamaha YZF-R1M BOTY

Postby Mark » Tue Nov 26, 2019 5:01 pm

Looking good Casper. I usually spray Tamiya around 20 psi. However, with the matt paints, increase the pressure if you're getting a grainy finish. I shy away from spraying Tamiya gloss paints as I've had problems with them taking a really long time to go hard (days, if not weeks!) Perhaps it's the climate?

The CF decals are remarkably thin and will show any defect. However, you don't need a gloss high shine. Just as long as it's smooth.
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Re: Tamiya Yamaha YZF-R1M BOTY

Postby casper » Thu Dec 05, 2019 5:12 pm

I gently sanded and polished the parts with micro mesh and went over them with the Zero gloss black. I sanded the side fairings as best I could then hit the top section with the Zero silver, the paint is excellent and dries quickly. The finish could have been better if I had originally used the Zero black but I'm happy and can carry on with the build. :) The tank was also sprayed Zero black but was off camera getting polished.
will give these a gentle going over with mesh
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Re: Tamiya Yamaha YZF-R1M BOTY

Postby Morris » Thu Dec 05, 2019 6:09 pm

lovely stuff - Both of the bike builds are awesome and the paint finishes / detail work is setting a high standard...
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Postby number1 » Thu Dec 05, 2019 9:51 pm

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Agreed, both doing an excellent job, going go be very hard who to vote for with everyone who's entered doing /done fantastic builds.
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Re: Tamiya Yamaha YZF-R1M BOTY

Postby casper » Thu Dec 05, 2019 10:34 pm

Thanks for your kind comments guys its much appreciated :) I just hope I finish in time :pray: these CF decals are challenging
I started with the top of the fairing. I could have spent longer on the polishing but didn't want to take any paint off. I'm pleased with how it came out apart from a clumsy mistake with a finger nail :angry-banghead: I think its in line with the Blue Decal that runs alongside the CF so It may disguise it a little. The smaller seat cover was an easier part to do and looks really good. The pics were taken around an hour ago and the parts look even better now so I'm really pleased with my first CF decals, not perfect but I wasn't expecting them to be :D The sides of the fairing are a lot more difficult so they will be last I think.

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Re: Tamiya Yamaha YZF-R1M BOTY

Postby Mark » Fri Dec 06, 2019 4:28 pm

Nice job on the decals. They look very smooth. Did you use a hair dryer, or just the solutions?
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