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Tamiya 1/12 - 1986 Honda NSR500 - Wayne Gardner - Finished !

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Tamiya 1/12 - 1986 Honda NSR500 - Wayne Gardner - Finished !
Posted by Rik_Biel on Thursday, August 01, 2013 9:57 AM

Next up a return to my modelling roots!

I first built this kit back in 1986/87 when it first came out - I would have been 15/16 at the time

 

 

 

Cars and Star Wars, that's what I like making and painting!!!.

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Posted by Rik_Biel on Thursday, August 01, 2013 10:06 AM

Done some preliminary work already including;

- removed all parts from sprues and cleaned up mold lines

- sanded down tyres

- assembled and puttied frame and body/cowling parts

Hoping to sand and prime body parts tomorrow :)

Cars and Star Wars, that's what I like making and painting!!!.

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Posted by Rik_Biel on Friday, August 02, 2013 5:48 AM

Well - did a fair bit of sanding and reputtying and sanding before I was happy enough to prime and pure white gloss. But got there by nightfall! Got a nice gloss again.  Tamiya sprays are quality stuff.

Tomorrow I will be able to mask and spray the blue

 

Cars and Star Wars, that's what I like making and painting!!!.

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Posted by Rik_Biel on Saturday, August 03, 2013 8:12 AM

Sprayed the blue- came out fine - pics tomorrow

Tamiya kindly sculpted in some tiny lines to show where the colour breaks are

Started some basic assembly - engine block and exhaust pipes

Replaced the exhaust tips with aluminium tube

Must be either bad glue or too cool temperature but my super glue is very slow to set. Annoys me....

So no more tonight

Cars and Star Wars, that's what I like making and painting!!!.

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Posted by Rik_Biel on Sunday, August 04, 2013 8:46 AM

Colour pics

  

Done the insides flat black

 

Metal rod exhaust tips

 

Primed a heap of parts for detail painting

Cars and Star Wars, that's what I like making and painting!!!.

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Posted by JTRACING on Sunday, August 04, 2013 7:58 PM

good progress so far!

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Posted by Rik_Biel on Monday, August 05, 2013 7:06 AM

Thanks

Tonight I did the gloss black spraying on the exhaust pipes and all the other parts that will get metallic finishes (tomorrow night!)

Cars and Star Wars, that's what I like making and painting!!!.

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Posted by Rik_Biel on Tuesday, August 06, 2013 8:21 AM

The work bench !!

Out came the Alclad this evening - discs in polished aluminium, centres in polished brass, then given a light black wash.

Carbies in polished brass

 

Pipe "cans" in chrome - tips are the aluminium tube (to be polished yet)

 

 

Cars and Star Wars, that's what I like making and painting!!!.

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Posted by JTRACING on Tuesday, August 06, 2013 7:46 PM

nice metalizing! and work area

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Posted by Rik_Biel on Friday, August 09, 2013 12:02 AM

Thanks JTR

Lots of little detail bits done last night. Pics tonight

Engine assembled and time to start putting into frame and swing arm

Looking forward to tonight when it will start to come together

Cars and Star Wars, that's what I like making and painting!!!.

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Posted by Rik_Biel on Friday, August 09, 2013 8:33 AM

Alrighty. Just waiting for some paint to dry so will post up some pics.

 

 

 

 

 

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Posted by Rik_Biel on Friday, August 09, 2013 8:35 AM

 

 

Cars and Star Wars, that's what I like making and painting!!!.

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Posted by Rik_Biel on Friday, August 09, 2013 8:36 AM

Now back out to the shed to keep working !

 

 

Cars and Star Wars, that's what I like making and painting!!!.

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Posted by Rik_Biel on Friday, August 09, 2013 9:02 AM

Oh dear oh dear.

First sign of trouble....

Just did the decals for the gauges - and they are brittle as!!!  Cracked

Not a good sign for the rest of them!

It is a 27 year old kit......

Going to scan them now before I use any more of them.

Not feeling confident......

Cars and Star Wars, that's what I like making and painting!!!.

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Posted by Rik_Biel on Friday, August 09, 2013 9:21 AM

Now I am confused.

These decals are on a light blue backing paper.

Scanned in I get the blue paper.

If I print this onto my decal paper I will have blue all over the place......

I can't cut out blue bits between all of the lettering....

I have both white and clear decal printing paper.....

I am thinking to use Paint to remove all of the blue - but if I replace this with white - will it print white?

 

 

Edit: Found the transparent feature on Paint but means making a background uniform then selecting as transparent....this will be a huge job....

 

Now that I have scanned the decals - I might try my luck with them.

If they fail - then I will have to do the major Paint editing job.

I don't want to do it if I don't need to..yet anyway.

Cars and Star Wars, that's what I like making and painting!!!.

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Posted by Rik_Biel on Saturday, August 10, 2013 6:35 AM

Well - today has been very long and frustrating.....

After a late night - 12.15am - I finished up the construction.

So today was all about the decals and wrapping it up.

Anyway - I was worried about the decals after doing the gauges last night -  and my fears came true.  They were all very brittle and would not conform to curves at all.  My Micro set seemed to have no effect at all.

So I persevered very, very carefully, trying to be as patient as possible.

Some decals were writeoffs and some I have just accepted - cracks and all with  bit of paint touch ups.

Attempts at printing fresh decals were foiled because although my ink jet ink is meant to be water resistant - that didn't mean it worked when they were dipped in water.  I did not have any recommended spray fixative.

The biggest areas I had to improvise on were the front yellow number block which I had to paint as well as the black outlines, and the stripes on the fuel tank which I ended up doing with insulation tape cut thin.

The reverses tire transfers were also hard to do but actually with patience went on fine. Clear canopy glue on top to seal.

Most of the decals seemed to have little adhesive - so we'll wait and see how long the stay on... 

To be realistic - this kit was produced in 1987 so it is 26 years old.

Despite my frustrations this build is light years ahead of my first attempt at it in 1987 at the age of 16.

 

So anyway - without further ado here are the finished pics.I

 

Cars and Star Wars, that's what I like making and painting!!!.

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Posted by Rik_Biel on Saturday, August 10, 2013 6:37 AM

Cars and Star Wars, that's what I like making and painting!!!.

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Posted by Rik_Biel on Saturday, August 10, 2013 6:40 AM

Cars and Star Wars, that's what I like making and painting!!!.

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Posted by papadan on Saturday, August 10, 2013 8:40 PM

in spite of the problems you were or had, this came out just fantastic.  Beautiful build!

Great job, it looks almost real from where I set.

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Posted by Rik_Biel on Saturday, August 10, 2013 9:00 PM

Thanks PD

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Posted by darboss on Sunday, August 11, 2013 7:06 PM

Hey Rik, I am sure Wayne would be proud of that build!

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Posted by nottheband on Sunday, August 11, 2013 7:23 PM

Well done, Rik, I'm glad you perservered with the decal repairs, your end result is a great looking model of an awesome historic machine.  Goodonya.  Cheers

Steve

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Posted by Rik_Biel on Sunday, August 11, 2013 7:34 PM

Thanks Guys

It was great to revisit a kit from my childhood !

Cars and Star Wars, that's what I like making and painting!!!.

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Posted by shaun.s on Friday, March 07, 2014 5:24 PM

hey rik, this has always been one of my favourite kits, sorry about the decals but I think it looks amazing!!!!!!!! shaun.s

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Posted by Rik_Biel on Saturday, March 08, 2014 6:12 AM

Thanks Shaun

Cars and Star Wars, that's what I like making and painting!!!.

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Posted by PatrickW on Thursday, March 13, 2014 4:38 AM

Superb build Rik! It takes me back to seeing Wayne race here against the likes of Barry Sheene etc. The Silverstone Circuit is just 5 miles away so easy to get to to watch the greats like Wayne racing these 500 screaming two-strokes.

Thanks for sharing.

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Posted by Busa Quick on Friday, July 18, 2014 11:49 AM

You can print two decals and use layers. Use the first decal for background colors when necessary. The two decals can be different sizes as well.

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Posted by peteski on Thursday, September 04, 2014 3:56 AM

Consumer computer printers do not print white!  White parts of printerd image will be ...white. Basically there is no ink of any color printed there, so the white color of paper shows through.

The transparent feature you are talking about is there to be able to see what is under the "white" areas when overlaying images (in the computer).

So, go ahead clean up the blue areas (make them white) and print your decals.  But a word of warning - computer printers use transparent inks and for proper colors to show up they expect that the background is white (like paper).  If you use clear decal film with a color image printed on it and you apply the decal to a non-white surface, the colors will not show up correctly.

For example, if you have a blue color in your decal and you apply it to a yellow surface, the blue will show up as green.  You could print the decal on a white film decal paper, but then you would have to trim the decal film tightly around each decal image.

I hope this helps...

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