I'm starting today to blog my build on Tamiya's 1/12 Ducati Panigale S tricolore Edition.
I think are another two other Panigale from Tamiya (Panigale S and a black special edition).
Tricolore edition was launched with the occasion of 150 years since the Italian Unification (2011), with reference to the tri-color Italian flag. Red, white and green can be found masterfully incorporated by the Italian designers in the motorcycle's chromatic scheme.
The kit itself is a jewel and the decals are printed by Cartograf. It just couldn't be better! There is a detail-up set also on the market, launched by Tamiya (anodized aluminum fork, pre-painted suspension spring and a few small other "beautification" parts). However, what is in the box can satisfy almost all exigences. The detail is lavishly spread out all the sprues (see infra).
An inbox review will follow shortly - I didn't decide yet if as video review or as text-and-pictures review.
And there is the beginning, as usual with the engine:
It's hard to believe that this assembly has only 5 parts!
The drive sprocket cover, engine heads and oil pan are called out in different color and need to be painted separately:
The engine block painted, before any weathering / detailing:
The above mentioned parts painted individually and ready to be installed on the engine.
More updates soon!