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Tamiya 1/12 Ducati Panigale S - Tricolore Ed.
Szmann
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Netherlands Antilles
Joined: September 02, 2014
KitMaker: 679 posts
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Posted: Wednesday, May 16, 2018 - 04:44 AM GMT+7
Hi, guys!

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!
Gabriel
Cosimodo
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Auckland, New Zealand
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Posted: Wednesday, May 16, 2018 - 02:28 PM GMT+7
Hi Gabriel,
As a sports bike rider and a former Ducati owner I will follow this build to see it goes. Looks like a good start with that engine. Great detail.

cheers
Michael
Hwa-Rang
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Kobenhavn, Denmark
Joined: June 29, 2004
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Posted: Wednesday, May 16, 2018 - 05:20 PM GMT+7
Awsome bike. Looks good so far mate.
Szmann
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Netherlands Antilles
Joined: September 02, 2014
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Posted: Thursday, May 17, 2018 - 07:43 AM GMT+7
Michael, you're one of the few lucky ones, huh? How was in your experience the Ducati? I owned once upon a time a IJ Jupiter Mk. III (I don't know the Nato name) but, sadly, because the poor maintenance from the previous owner and the poor Russian craftsmanship I never really enjoyed it and I scrapped it without regrets before I left the country and moved to Caribbean


Jesper, Thank you very much! I think I start catching a tip or two about how metallic colors work

Meanwhile I have the engine block sub-assembly finished - no pictures yet because the glue was still setting and I didn't want to fiddle with it too much - but more updates soon!

Cheers!
Gabriel
Cosimodo
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Auckland, New Zealand
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Posted: Friday, May 18, 2018 - 10:52 PM GMT+7
Hi Gabriel,
I knew Nato gave nicknames to Soviet jets, I am not sure they got as far doing that for East European bikes
I had an original Ducati Monster in London in 1993. Despite the press of the day it was a bit of a dog really. Front cylinder didn't run in cold weather, zero steering lock made very difficult to ride in traffic and so on. They do build beautiful looking bikes though. I have a BMW these days, but even that's not perfect.

cheers
Michael
Szmann
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Netherlands Antilles
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Posted: Monday, May 21, 2018 - 06:52 AM GMT+7
Hi, Michael! Sometimes the Eastern-European vehicles were commercialized under different names and specifications when sold to the West. The best example is Dziguli - sold in Europa as Lada by USSR.
The piston aircraft have NATO names too. They were introduced during WW2: Male names for fighters (Zeke), female names for bombers (Betty). With the Cold War the practice continued, but the apelatives were changed from names to words starting with the letter designating the category F = Fighter (Flora, Frogfoot, Foxhound) and so on...
Thanks for stopping by!
Gabriel