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Tamiya 1/12 Yamaha YZR-M1

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  • Member since
    July, 2014
  • From: Roswell, GA USA
Tamiya 1/12 Yamaha YZR-M1
Posted by Ergo Proxy on Thursday, May 03, 2018 10:39 AM

I built this over the course of a year. I detailed it with a Top Studio superkit, the Tamiya brass fork kit (discontinued but I found it on Amazon) and Scale Motorsports CF decals.

Box art:

The model:

Too many models to build in a lifetime.

  • Member since
    March, 2017
  • From: Brighton England
Posted by Spencer Mopar Fan on Thursday, May 03, 2018 5:18 PM
Amazing detailing , love it !
  • Member since
    April, 2018
Posted by jchrisf on Friday, May 04, 2018 5:54 PM

That looks great!  I love the racing motorcycles and you did a great job.  I'm curious if they are harder than the cars or easier?  I am new to this and would love to build one.  I am also curious why they are so expensive?

  • Member since
    July, 2014
  • From: Roswell, GA USA
Posted by Ergo Proxy on Saturday, May 05, 2018 1:26 PM

I find them to be pretty easy. But I went full tilt on aftermarket detailing. These bike build great even when you build them box stock.

Too many models to build in a lifetime.

  • Member since
    April, 2018
Posted by jchrisf on Sunday, May 06, 2018 10:20 AM

Your's looks great... does the aftermarket front fork make a huge difference or does the stock one look pretty good?

  • Member since
    July, 2014
  • From: Roswell, GA USA
Posted by Ergo Proxy on Sunday, May 06, 2018 6:07 PM

The aftermarket fork looks much better plus it comes with a few extra details too.

Too many models to build in a lifetime.

  • Member since
    April, 2018
Posted by jchrisf on Monday, May 07, 2018 3:31 PM

I was so motivated and impressed with your build that I went ahead and got the Tamiya Ducati Desmosedici off amazon for a good price.  It was the least expensive of the nicer looking bikes to me. I didn't get the fork kit as I am new to all this and I'm sure it will not be perfect so why waste the money.  After I get more experience and know more about what I am doing I will probably grab a few different Tamiya motorcycles with the fork upgrades.  Thanks for posting your's as it really inspired me.

  • Member since
    July, 2014
  • From: Roswell, GA USA
Posted by Ergo Proxy on Monday, May 07, 2018 7:20 PM

Enjoy building it. You'll definitely want to build more after that. I like that Ducati, I would like to get that one too.

Too many models to build in a lifetime.

  • Member since
    February, 2008
Posted by justmike on Wednesday, May 16, 2018 8:29 PM

Awesome workmanship. Did all that wiring coming out of the backs of the gauges come with the kit or did you fabricate that yourself? I am assuming you made it up yourself but it looks so doggone good!  The whole bike is amazing and the closeups of the engine area only hilight the skill you have even more

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