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Yamaha YZR500 World Champion with Kenny Roberts Rider

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  • Member since
    May 2018
  • From: Ohio (USA)
Yamaha YZR500 World Champion with Kenny Roberts Rider
Posted by DRUMS01 on Sunday, June 17, 2018 4:09 PM

Built out of box, no other details.

I may need to tone down the shine on those leathers...

As always, your feedback is encouraged.....

  • Member since
    September 2013
  • From: Tacoma, Washington
Posted by Gary Davis on Sunday, June 17, 2018 4:17 PM

Man D01....great job. Looks real as it's leaning into a turn.

Been a member since 2005. Had to reup after they made their change over in 2013

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    April 2018
Posted by jchrisf on Sunday, June 17, 2018 5:11 PM

Really nice... did you just build this one?  I have a couple of race bike kits coming.

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    January 2005
  • From: sunny Sydney, Australia
Posted by nottheband on Sunday, June 17, 2018 8:43 PM

Well done, Drums, looks really authentic.  Cheers.


  • Member since
    March 2017
  • From: Brighton England
Posted by Spencer Mopar Fan on Monday, June 18, 2018 3:04 PM

Beautiful model , you're right about those shiny leathers though . 

I met Kenny & er... possibly this bike ..(?) at Goodwood Festival of Speed 'years ago' & just the smell of the exhaust alone was a " SHWIIING " moment !Stick out tongue  

power wheelies off the start line and a screaming two stroke .... yes please ! 


  • Member since
    June 2018
  • From: Winnipeg, MB, Canada
Posted by NathanLuise on Wednesday, June 27, 2018 3:04 AM

Looks amazing, really tiny and quality work, most of all, I like the color - it is so bright and natural, like this bike was on real track for many times. And the driver - like real one, looks so cool. What paints did you use? And what the material? 

Of course, you have your own technique and you won't tell us about it, that is normal, I also don't like to tell people about my betway canada strategies. But I am really interested in paint, I want to use such cool colors in my works, if it is possible.

  • Member since
    May 2018
  • From: Ohio (USA)
Posted by DRUMS01 on Wednesday, June 27, 2018 9:38 AM


Thanks for the kind words. I used Testors Model Masters paint and after the decals I clear coated the bikes bodywork with clear acrylic (future floor wax). I used gloss on the rider to ensure the decals set properly, but I forgot to dull coat the rider prior to taking the photos. I will do with decanted clear mat and a brush. 


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