Kitbashing the Yamaha
YZR M-1 Moto GP 2005
Tamiya 1/12 scale
by Jose I. Hernandez Diez © 2011 Modeler Site
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Tamiya have been offering high quality motorcycles kits very detailed and good presentation. If you add to this the modern detail sets, the result will be a superb museum piece that will look striking in any showcase, this is the case of the of the Yamaha YZR M-1 (#14104) to which I added several aftermarket. The aim of this article is to share with readers my experience in the construction of this model with these extra sets, so here I will basically refer to their use.
I also used extra parts from different manufacturers
1/12 Top Studio YZR-M1 2005 Super Detail-Up Set MD29001
1/12 Top Studio Chain Set 3: Yamaha YZR-M1 (Gold) TD23014
0.7 & 0.9 mm Top Studio Rivets TD23017 & TD23023
1/12 Top Studio Air Valves (Large) TD23025
1/12 Top StudioYZR-M1 Racing Stand Set TD23028
1/12 Top Studio Assorted Details MotoGP Small TD23027
0.7mm tapered type allen head rivets - Tuner Model Manufactory T2M-1036, 1039, 1005, 1006, 1007
Cable tensioner - Tuner Model Manufactory T2M-1052
Rhombic knurling electronic connector - Tuner Model Manufactory T2M-3009
1/12 Tuner Model Manufactory Combinatory Tapered Hex Fitting A Inner Threaded T2M-3001
1/12 Tuner Model Manufactory Combinatory Tapered Hex Fitting B Inner Threaded T2M-3002
1/12 Tuner Model Manufactory Combinatory Tapered Hex Fitting C Inner Threaded T2M-3003
1/12 Tuner Model Manufactory Combinatory Tapered Hex Fitting D Inner Threaded T2M-3004
1/12 Tuner Model Manufactory Combinatory Curved Hex Fitting F Inner Threaded T2M-3006
Simulated corrugated ducts - Tuner Model Manufactory T2M-2002A
1/12 Tuner Model Manufactory Adjustable Axis & Hex Nuts for MotoGP M1 Front & Rear Wheels T2M-1026
Rivets 1.2 mm body from Hobby Design HD07-0038
1/12 Muffler Springs and Metal Hook - Hobby Design HD07-0021
Front fork set - Tamiya TAM12613
I started following the Tamiya instructions by assembling the engine as indicated in Step 1. Once the model was assembled, I sprayed a primer coat of Mr. Surfacer 1200. When it was completely dry, I painted according to instructions but using Gunze Sangyo Super Metallic (fine pigment), and once dry could be masked without problems.
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