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cardinal
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Visayas, Philippines
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Posted: Sunday, January 30, 2005 - 02:02 PM UTC
This is a 1/12 Ducati 916 by Tamiya that I built months ago for my wifes' god daughter Kirsten. This is also the first motorcycle model that I built. Comments & suggestions are welcome.




viper29_ca
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New Brunswick, Canada
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Posted: Sunday, January 30, 2005 - 02:45 PM UTC
Hey Cardinal,

Looking good, I just picked this kit up about a week ago.

Any problems with the kit? Anything to becareful of?

Looks like an awesome kit. Be my first Motorcycle kit as well.
Henk
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England - South West, United Kingdom
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Posted: Sunday, January 30, 2005 - 03:23 PM UTC
Looks good, nice paint job ( I hate gloss paint, never really managed it and never had a change to pratice it.)
The personalised numberplate (licenceplate) is a excellent touch which really finishes the model.

Cheers
Henk
Vadster
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Tennessee, United States
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Posted: Sunday, January 30, 2005 - 03:25 PM UTC
- that bike looks like you could start it up & take off down the road on it right now.
Hwa-Rang
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Kobenhavn, Denmark
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Posted: Sunday, January 30, 2005 - 06:51 PM UTC
Fantastic work. The paintjob is superb.
cardinal
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Visayas, Philippines
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Posted: Monday, January 31, 2005 - 06:01 AM UTC
Thanks guys. I've been wanting to build a motorcycle model for a long time & I guess this is it. The personalized number plate was something I thought would give it some sort of originality.




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Hey Cardinal,

Looking good, I just picked this kit up about a week ago.

Any problems with the kit? Anything to becareful of?

Looks like an awesome kit. Be my first Motorcycle kit as well.



As far as I could remember I did'nt encounter any major problem with this kit. The only thing that made it more challenging is the painting of a number of tiny parts which sometimes could be straining to the eyes & to my patience. I painted it using Tamiya acrylic paints & after they're dried I swabbed it with Future for that extra glossy look.
Grumpyoldman
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Florida, United States
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Posted: Monday, January 31, 2005 - 11:40 AM UTC
Beautiful job Alex.
NOSFERATTU
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Istanbul, Turkey / Türkçe
Joined: November 24, 2004
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Posted: Tuesday, February 01, 2005 - 04:33 AM UTC
Looks good, nice paint job .
HunterCottage
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Stockholm, Sweden
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Posted: Tuesday, February 01, 2005 - 04:45 AM UTC
Great work!! I love motorcycle models, but have never made one that big!!

One thing I thought of was the seat looked like plastic, but that could just be the picture...
Major_Goose
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Kikladhes, Greece / Ελλάδα
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Posted: Thursday, February 03, 2005 - 11:14 PM UTC
Very nice work there . Kirsten must be deserving a lot .