Building and customizing the Tamiya Kawasaki Ninja H2R #14131 1/12 scale

by Ricardo Gonzalez © Modeler Site

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I decided to build, superdetail and customize this Tamiya kit, due to this subject beautifulness. A stunning futuristic motorcycle where great part of the engine and other structures are exposed which allow modelers show all those details we spent many hours on without the frustration that later will be hidden under the fairing. Thus, it’s possible to present the built model showing all the work made without having to separate the body to appreciate all the details added during the construction



As I use to do with the models I’m more excited with, I decided to super detail it adding all the aftermarket I could get, plus scratchbuilt, and much work, using elements that everybody has in his workshop, for instance a small Allen key to represent nuts, as I’ll explain later. So, this tutorial aims at sharing with the reader my work, using at base all the pictures taken during the process that took many months, discounting some basic assembly steps, trying not to fill pages and pages of text concentrating myself in what the images show. I hope it’s useful and likes you. So here we go!


Next a list of details sets added and other materials.

Detail up Set -Top Studio TD23182.

Detail up Set -Hobby Design HD02-0531.

Carbon decals-Studio 27 CD12006.

Zero Paints ZP-1421b for the chassis and a mix of Graphite Grey Zp-1179 and Senna Grey Grigio Scuro Duc37 ZP-1005 colors for the fairing, tank and tail cowl.

Clear Coat System Diamond Finish ZP-3035.

The bolts, nuts, connectors, hoses, springs and shrink tubing, cables and PE parts from Top Studio, Hobby Design and T2M.

The paints used were Zero Paints, Tamiya and Alclad II.

Construction…picture by picture

In some cases, I’ll follow the instruction steps, but not always, so if you’re building the model, have the Tamiya instructions handy.

Kit presentation and aftermarket


Step 1

Engine assembly. Notice the holes I made for aluminium screws.



I detailed part D30. using a piece of sprue, plastic tube and metal bolts.


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