Tamiya 1/12 See through rc166 Honda "Close up".

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Tamiya 1/12 See through rc166 Honda "Close up".

Postby RedRoo » Sun Jul 20, 2014 2:18 am

:superlglue: I am posting this because I have just acquired a new digital camera and the previous pics I posted missed a lot of the detail I included in the model. :angry-banghead:

:superlglue: So, I hope that these pics do more justice to a beautiful little model that took me many months of research and the fact that I saw one of these bikes being demonstrated at the old Calder Raceway in 1972 by Gamicl Aggostini when he bought his MV Augusta six and the Honda to Australia. :D :D :D

:shock: The noise chilled my blood and that sound has never left my ears, and this is why I went crazy doing all the detail you will see here. :D

:superlglue: I hope you like it and I inspire some of you out there to have a Honda six in your collection, :D

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THE NOISE. Youtube has it too ! Note the "Triangular shape of the tyres. The Dunlop K-70 series was the tyre developed to give the rider as much rubber as possible to be on the track when cornering.
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On all the Honda race bikes, tye wire was used to hold every nut and bolt in place, the bolt and nut heads were drilled with a hole big enough for the wire to pass through,and EVERYTHIG was secured this way. You might say, the bikes were literally tied together !! LOL I will also draw your attention to the drive chain..Every link is hand built/assembled from a kit that you buy seperatly from Tamiya.
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Inside the fairing, you can see the oil cooler pipes that moved the hot oil to the two coolers mounted in the fairing.
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Looking at the brake actuator levers, you will see more tie wires in place.
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The exhaust system is also held in place by wire as well as the brake system levers.
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The mechanics loved wire LOL, and I managed to get some wire on the rubber hoses that connected each carby to it's neighbour. The wire I used came from a small electric drive motor from an old CD player, super super thin, but to scale !!
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A "busy little place" is the area behind the six cylinders !
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The wheels were the kit that is extra from Tamiya in kit form, with metal rims, stainless steel spokes, all built with the aid of a jig that comes with the wheel kit.
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It must have been a really noisy 'office' with six reverse cone megaphones a couple of feet to your rear, but a good point of view !
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Re: Tamiya 1/12 See through rc166 Honda "Close up".

Postby RedRoo » Sun Jul 20, 2014 2:47 am

:superlglue: I need to do this as I am at my limit of 10.
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This is the little "Motor" from my old CD player that has wire so thin it is perfect for all kinds of things that needs it, be it rigging for a ship, ariels, ignition wiring, ANYTHING.
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Re: Tamiya 1/12 See through rc166 Honda "Close up".

Postby Mark » Sun Jul 20, 2014 5:47 am

That's an outstanding model Roo. Love all the wires. You must have the patience of a saint :o

I have this kit in my stash (which I can't access at the moment) and am itching to get my hands on it again. Might just have to buy another copy of the kit :oops:
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Re: Tamiya 1/12 See through rc166 Honda "Close up".

Postby Spal » Sun Jul 20, 2014 9:45 am

Wow fantastic attention to detail Roo 8-) certainly deserves a K

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