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Postby royjess » Mon Feb 25, 2019 9:07 pm

Some great work there Mark, looking good :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Re: Build of the Year: Tamiya Kawasaki H2R

Postby casper » Tue Feb 26, 2019 5:07 pm

Great build Mark :clap: Love the green frame. You did a nice job on those CF Decals matey
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Re: Build of the Year: Tamiya Kawasaki H2R

Postby wingnut2 » Tue Feb 26, 2019 5:25 pm

Hi Mark :) That green frame is the Dogs B****** can't wait for your decals.
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Re: Build of the Year: Tamiya Kawasaki H2R

Postby Mark » Tue Feb 26, 2019 5:42 pm

Thanks guys. I did try using a hair dryer on some of the carbon fibre decals. It makes them settle down very nicely, but it's very unforgiving. Once they are down, they are down for good. I'll post some more photos in a few days.

However, this evening, I've been tinkering with the front discs. I was unsure which to use. The Hobby Design, on the right, or the Top Studio, on the left.

The Top Studio ones, still have some bolts to be added where the discs is fixed to the wheel.
The Hobby Design ones have bolts to add for the wheel fixing, and also for fixing the ABS rotor to the wheel, although it's all one part on the etch. They also have 10 small etched discs which simulate the discs that hold the brake disc to the hub.

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Which do you think looks better?
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Re: Build of the Year: Tamiya Kawasaki H2R

Postby number1 » Tue Feb 26, 2019 11:34 pm

Has to be the Top Studio one, looking at pics from the link I posted earlier :handgestures-thumbupright:
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Re: Build of the Year: Tamiya Kawasaki H2R

Postby Mark » Wed Feb 27, 2019 6:08 am

Here's the reference pic.

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I'm leaning towards the HD set myself. It' will look better when the little discs are added.
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Re: Build of the Year: Tamiya Kawasaki H2R

Postby Morris » Wed Feb 27, 2019 6:46 am

Yeah..., HD one when you see it along with the ref. pic...
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Re: Build of the Year: Tamiya Kawasaki H2R

Postby Mark » Tue Mar 05, 2019 5:40 am

Just a quick update. Here's the air intake with the carbon decals on. The hair dryer works a treat. I've made a start on the winglets too, and I've polished the paint first. It makes a big difference to the smoothness of the decals. It's not polished to a shine, but to about 1000 grit so it's flat and blemish free. I've started polishing the main part of the cowl as well. However, I spotted some blemished and 2 missed mould lines, so that now needs another coat of paint and re-polish.

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Obviously, these still need clear coating. There should also be a rubber seal round the outside of the front of the scoops. It's shown as a solid black line on the decal, but it's not very effective. I'll see if there is space in the cowl so I can add a layer of matt black painted masking tape.

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Incidentally, you can see the brake ABS pump on the front of the frame. This is missing from the kit, so I shall attempt to scratch build it.
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Re: Build of the Year: Tamiya Kawasaki H2R

Postby casper » Tue Mar 05, 2019 9:46 am

CF Decals look the business Mark. I would probably struggle with those, excellent work :clap:
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Re: Build of the Year: Tamiya Kawasaki H2R

Postby Morris » Tue Mar 05, 2019 9:50 am

Mark are you going to try to 'blue' the exhaust - only ask as I'm thinking on doing it on my Easy Rider partwork kit....Decals are super awesome - liking this build a lot
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Re: Build of the Year: Tamiya Kawasaki H2R

Postby Mark » Tue Mar 05, 2019 10:18 am

Thanks for the compliments guys. Yes, I’ll certainly be doing something to heat stain the exhausts. Not sure what yet.
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Re: Build of the Year: Tamiya Kawasaki H2R

Postby number1 » Tue Mar 05, 2019 6:11 pm

Lovely job on the decals, can't wait for the next instalment!
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Re: Build of the Year: Tamiya Kawasaki H2R

Postby Mark » Tue Mar 12, 2019 5:39 pm

The holes in the front discs were too big to fit in the mandrel as they were, so a couple of discs of plasticard sorted that problem. As I mentioned, the discs are in numerous parts, and the inner and outer are separate. One of the discs separated while I was making the pad marks, but that was easily glued back together.

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Just some fiddly bits to add, then you'll get the finished disc. Making the pad marks like this is actually really easy, and very effective.

The thingy on the end of the fuel rack with some etched bolt heads on it. I think this is probably a feedback unit to tell the computer what the throttle position is.

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And finally, for tonight, the supercharger. Various etched details on this.

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Slow progress, but we're getting there slowly. I've got to do the cylinder head cover next. That needs improving as well. I think I've had a tweak at most of the parts so far. I am enjoying this kit.
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Re: Build of the Year: Tamiya Kawasaki H2R

Postby royjess » Tue Mar 12, 2019 6:08 pm

Coming along nicely and I'm enjoying following this one :clap:
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Re: Build of the Year: Tamiya Kawasaki H2R

Postby Morris » Tue Mar 12, 2019 7:26 pm

:o :clap: k given for the problem solving!
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Re: Build of the Year: Tamiya Kawasaki H2R

Postby Mark » Wed Mar 13, 2019 6:05 pm

Thanks Guys!

A bit more progress, although I only had about half an hour modelling time today.

The cooling water pipe fitted, with pipe band from the Top Studio kit. It was marked as for the supercharger, but I'd used the HD parts for that, so this was spare

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And the supercharger fitted.

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The engine is coming on nicely. I've also ordered a stack of Evergreen styrene strips to help me build the ABS pump. Not quite sure what to do about the throttle cables yet. Needs more thinking......
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Re: Build of the Year: Tamiya Kawasaki H2R

Postby casper » Thu Mar 14, 2019 10:01 am

coming along great Mark, love the supercharger :clap: Where is it you get your upgrade parts from for Tamiya bikes
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Re: Build of the Year: Tamiya Kawasaki H2R

Postby Mark » Thu Mar 14, 2019 11:09 am

Thanks Casper.

The detail set are Hobby Design and Top Studio. I get them from Hobbyeasy in HK, but I think Hiroboy do them as well

https://www.hobbyeasy.com/en/data/cmmyv ... 5gclc.html
https://www.hobbyeasy.com/en/data/6ck9c ... n0n8w.html
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Re: Build of the Year: Tamiya Kawasaki H2R

Postby Mark » Thu Mar 14, 2019 11:11 am

Just looking at the pictures, I’m wondering if a touch of black paint in the centre of the cap head bolts might make them look better :think:
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Re: Build of the Year: Tamiya Kawasaki H2R

Postby wingnut2 » Fri Mar 15, 2019 6:45 pm

Hi Mark :) it looks good to me "sometimes less is more"
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