Building the Tamiya Yamaha YZR-M1 2005 for novices 1/12 scale

by Ricardo Gonzalez © Modeler Site

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The Yamaha YZR-M1 2005 is very well represented by the Tamiya kit #14116 and if we look for more details, we may add lot of available aftermarket like the set screw kit, linkage, Top Studio chain, T2M hoses, Tamiya front fork set, MSM Creation Gauloises decals Scale Motorsport carbon fiber decals, and a nearly endless list, of course.


This article aims at sharing my experience building this model. Nowadays, there’s a lot of aftermarket available that can be added to a Tamiya Yamaha, but this also involves time and higher level of skill. The model shown here looks detailed although it received additions that a not very experienced modeler could achieve. Along this article I’ll only explained what is considered as “extra details”. The rest will be found in the instructions indications.


When I build a motorcycle, I always make dry-fit before painting in nearly all the stages. I usually start with the fairing to check the fit of parts and if there is some modification to accomplish.
I started filling the holes for the screws of the side fairings, parts G6 and G9.


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