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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.
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The main aftermarket is the Top Studio set MD29001, excellent quality and level of detail. It comprises about 25 resin parts (except for the electric connectors), an etched fret and several white metal parts.
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
The pictures I used as reference were from the book Moto GP Racer's Archive 2005, essential to detail a model of such a high level.
And of course, the Tamiya kit 14104 (1/12 Yamaha YZR-M1 2005 50th Anniversary USA )
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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