Aoshima Takegawa Honda Monkey


circuitR
02-11-2017, 04:47 AM
Build #2 for me this year.
I brought 2 Aoshima Monkey kits last year as a friend was restoring his bike and I saw them on Hobby Search and the price was right lol ($10) Funnily enough, I saw some of these kits for sale at my local hobby store (not Takegawa) for 6 times the price I paid. Man, I laughed.

Anyhoo, pics

The small box and contents.
https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170211/cd383ca88997e1062815707926d0ba03.jpg

Then the mandatory chrome removal.
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I then removed the knobs off the tires and sanded to make them look like slicks.
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I modified the handle bars.
https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170211/f467b875b9995d91a93ae18c5c1649f3.jpg

And started painting with Alclad.
https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170211/b61b57358f6808214b14e9c63454249e.jpg

More to come.

Cheers

Niro750
02-11-2017, 09:30 AM
Good start. Man those chrome bits were ugly. Glad you stripped those back

Twowheelsrule
02-11-2017, 11:30 PM
Interesting work so far. With the slick tires, I am wondering if you are planning a supermoto style bike? Keep it up!

circuitR
02-12-2017, 03:58 AM
Good start. Man those chrome bits were ugly. Glad you stripped those back



Ha ha yep, that chrome was pretty bad

circuitR
02-12-2017, 04:00 AM
Interesting work so far. With the slick tires, I am wondering if you are planning a supermoto style bike? Keep it up!



Kind of, just not liking knobby tires on a road bike.

I have done a retro Motard by putting NSR250 wheels on a CR250 kit. It's on here 👍🏻

circuitR
02-12-2017, 04:03 AM
Got a bit done tonight. Cleared the decals on the tank and assembled some parts. Although I am getting fish eyes in my paint finish. Dunno what it contaminating my finish. Really bugging me. I'm wondering if there is something on my Tamiya anti static brush 🤔
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circuitR
02-13-2017, 03:13 AM
Started on the turbo pipework tonight. Over an hours work.
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circuitR
05-17-2017, 07:45 AM
Re did the turbo pipe work and it's now intercooled. 👍🏻
https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170517/f2a2fdae64779a22b6e980c8a5cf1ef6.jpg

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