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Tamiya Yamaha XV1600

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  • Member since
    July 2014
  • From: Roswell, GA USA
Tamiya Yamaha XV1600
Posted by Ergo Proxy on Friday, January 17, 2020 8:03 PM

I have this one under construction. It's almost done. It's going together pretty easy too.

Too many models to build in a lifetime.

  • Member since
    July 2014
  • From: Roswell, GA USA
Posted by Ergo Proxy on Sunday, January 19, 2020 8:50 AM

Here it is all finished:

Too many models to build in a lifetime.

  • Member since
    January 2005
  • From: sunny Sydney, Australia
Posted by nottheband on Monday, January 20, 2020 1:24 AM

That's a top build.  Not my style of bike, but I can see you did a really neat & tidy job.  The finish is superb.  Would you please advise the paint colour/make of the metallic?  It's a nice soft shade of silver, or gold, or what?  Cheers.

Steve

  • Member since
    July 2014
  • From: Roswell, GA USA
Posted by Ergo Proxy on Monday, January 20, 2020 8:20 PM

It's not really my style of bike either. I do like it anyway especially now that it;s sitting on my shelf along with my other Tamiya bikes. Anyway I was given this kit for free from my model club to build it for a review which will be posted on our website. This is the 3rd kit I've done for them over the last year or so. I also have a street rider figure I'm building now to go with it, also from my club so I guess that's really a fourth kit.

To answer your question the color is Champagne Gold, Tamiya TS-75. The rest are basic colors, Testors gloss, semi-gloss and flat blacks. Some Alclad Chrome & Polished Aluminum and a little Molotow Chrome too. I did use Testors gloss clear coat over the fenders, and gas tank too. I should also add that my painting skills have improved. I can now paint a solid color out of the airbrush and get no orange peel or very minimal at the most. I did not need to do any polishing at all on this model. I just waxed it.

Too many models to build in a lifetime.

  • Member since
    January 2005
  • From: sunny Sydney, Australia
Posted by nottheband on Monday, January 20, 2020 10:27 PM

Thanx for your reply, Ergo, and explanation of your painting process.  I searched and found I have a spray can of Testors Champagne Gold Metallic which looks like it just might be the same as the Tamiya, so I'll use it on ... um, something.  The Tamiya clear gloss sure adds to the look as well.  Cheers.

Steve

  • Member since
    November 2004
  • From: UK
Posted by PatrickW on Tuesday, January 21, 2020 4:33 PM

Superb cruiser. We see Harleys mostly here in the UK on the road.

  • Member since
    July 2014
  • From: Roswell, GA USA
Posted by Ergo Proxy on Tuesday, January 21, 2020 7:10 PM

I see plenty of Harleys here too. I live about a mile away from a Harley dealer I pass daily going to and from work.

Too many models to build in a lifetime.

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