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Tamiya Honda RC166

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  • Member since
    January 2004
  • From: Australia
Tamiya Honda RC166
Posted by warra48 on Wednesday, June 22, 2016 12:01 AM

Finished, built box stock, apart from the more in scale wire and cabling etc. 

Beautifully engineered kit, but many very small parts make it time consuming to put together, and for which some building experience would be desirable.

The wheels were done as per the kit instructions, leaving the original plating intact. If I was to build another one, I would strip the plating, making it a whole lot easier to glue the wheel and spoke components together, and then shoot it with suitable Alclad2.

OK, photobucket doesn't want me to show you the image. That's it, I'm done with them, going elsewhere. Fotki plays ball !

There is a fairing, but it will be displayed seperately.

  • Member since
    July 2014
  • From: Roswell, GA USA
Posted by Ergo Proxy on Friday, June 24, 2016 10:21 AM

Nice build. I want to get one of those kits too. But I want to get all the extras too. But I bet it builds pretty well box stock too.

Too many models to build in a lifetime.

  • Member since
    February 2016
Posted by jbwelda on Friday, June 24, 2016 4:54 PM

very nice build! I want to get one of these, I am just undecided if I should get the clear view version or the normal one. Normal one is sure less expensive.

I had heard the front forks were the weak link here and it was worthwhile to get the upgrade metal ones. Did you have any problem with them, assembling them or in them not being sturdy enough to hold the bike?

Sure looks great, thanks for sharing!



  • Member since
    February 2007
Posted by shaun.s on Saturday, June 25, 2016 1:53 PM

THAT LOOKS AWESOME!!!! very nice work my fellow builder!

  • Member since
    January 2004
  • From: Australia
Posted by warra48 on Saturday, June 25, 2016 4:21 PM
Thanks for the comments! I've not had a problem with the front forks. I used superglue to do the final assembly of lower half of the forks into the upper halves. Other than that, I use Tamiya Extra Thin cement for my normal assembly work.


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