Tamiyas Repsol Honda NSR 500 '99

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Tamiyas Repsol Honda NSR 500 '99

Postby RedRoo » Sat Jul 12, 2014 3:12 pm

:superlglue: I am killing two birds with one stone here as I made a big blunder with the '98 model of the same bike by not taking measures to stop the decal from falling apart as soon as you touch them, :angry-banghead: and so, as there are no more models of the '98 around now, the '99 is the exact same bike, just different decal, AND, I will add here, the decals in this model are just as brittle as the earlier ones. :angry-banghead:

So, I sprayed the decal sheet with some thinned out, "Liquid Decal Film" by Microscale, and even though they didn't shatter, they refused to be softened with the microscale decal softner and setting agent. :angry-banghead: :angry-banghead:

What I have ended up with is a set of decals that went on the bike and they look a bit 'Bulky". :(

Any way, this is a pictorial of the build and the results.

I need a rest !!!!
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The box art shows the different colour scheme from the previous year when Mick Doohan won the championship, and the blue colour is "Royal Blue".
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The decals were for Doohan, Greville and Okada.
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The decal film after it dried was a bit on the thick side as I applied too much, overcompensated you might say !!!
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My usual approach to painting my models is to remove the parts and stick them to some masking tape and spray them there, as this saves trying to remove the burrs from the parts if you sprayed them on the trees. And I use Parafilm extensively on my models to mask and shield parts when painting specific items or areas.
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The rear mudguard is covered with 'carbon fibre' decals that almost turn to jelly when softened and conform to all types of irregular surfaces and "sit down' really well, as you can see.
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The expansion chambers before they get the welded discolouring paint job, which I have now mastered, and looking at heaps of images on Google helps too.
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The orange paint for this model was a mixture of orange and lemmon yellow at a rate of 1:2, 1 orange 2 yellow. and the decals on the tyres were after market ones, different from the ones in the kit.
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The expansion chambers are made up of different sections that are then hand welded with oxy acetelene Doh ! and the difference in heat transfer in the metal can be replicated with the careful application of black and clear blue. Very thin paints and lots of practice can get some great results.
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The swing arm is very simple to do, but to add a little more effort like painting the main spring helps improve the 'look'.
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The seat/tail cone with the royal bloe. It almost looks black, but that's the colour required.
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Re: Tamiyas Repsol Honda NSR 500 '99

Postby RedRoo » Sat Jul 12, 2014 3:38 pm

I continue.
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I always do a "dry" fit, to see if things go where they should and I also do all the "Plumbing" with the vinyl tubing.
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The radiators and air scoops are complete and I also covered the air scoops with carbon fiber too.
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The underside with all on view.
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There is the carbon fibre , and before I handle my builds, I spray every part of the model with clear gloss acrylic, as this is a great protective barrier that helps prevent paint from being rubbed off from all the handling you must do.
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Paint pens help bring up a lot of detail, some is over done here, but it wont be seen once the fairing is on.
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Starting to take shape now. !!!
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The gold on the lower legs of the forks was achieved by painting some silver foil clear yelloy, cutting some strips to size and 'gluing them around the shaft with some clear glue, just enough to effect a bond with no excess.
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The blue discs are gone , painted over to a more realistic colour for the sensors.
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This is now the final stages of the bike assembly, ready to stand alone with only the faring and decals to go,
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The wheels and brakes came out ok I think.
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Re: Tamiyas Repsol Honda NSR 500 '99

Postby RedRoo » Sat Jul 12, 2014 3:45 pm

And I continue. !!!
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The front I think LOL
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Yeah, the back.
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More of the back.
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THE END. I am sorry I didn't do a bit by bit photo session, I just got so engrossed in building it, I would simply forget I had a camera !
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Finaly, it is complete and if you do zoom in you will see where the decals refused to cooperate, but its for my pleasure and I wont be competing with it, but I am really pleased with the build.
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Re: Tamiyas Repsol Honda NSR 500 '99

Postby casper » Sat Jul 12, 2014 4:12 pm

Top job Redroo :clap: :clap: :clap: :)
Nice paintwork and Love the CF decals ...excellent :clap:
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Re: Tamiyas Repsol Honda NSR 500 '99

Postby Manoverboard » Sat Jul 12, 2014 5:41 pm

Good job Redroo, great attention to detail :clap: :clap: when you say "competing" what do you mean ?
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Re: Tamiyas Repsol Honda NSR 500 '99

Postby number1 » Sun Jul 13, 2014 12:05 am

Another fantastic job RedRoo :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Re: Tamiyas Repsol Honda NSR 500 '99

Postby Chadders87 » Sun Jul 13, 2014 10:46 am

Great bike RedRoo. What did you use for the frame as the silver metal looks pretty real?
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