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XenoKryst
12-28-2001, 05:22 PM
Hey!

I just found this site today while searching up finished models and I must say...WOW! You guys are good.

Anyway, I just signed up and this is my first post. I wanted to know why you guys don't like motorcycles?? Tamiya makes a good number but I never seen anyone on this forum make any. Of course, not that their's anything wrong with cars!:smoker2:

I am interested because I am a big cycle fan, so I purchased a Tamiya Kawasaki ZX-12r 1/12. I have been working for a couple weeks when I have time. I wouldn't think you guys would want pics of it, it is my second model kit...just getting into the painting stuff.

I wanted to know since the kit comes with transparent parts, do I prime it if I want to paint it solid colour?

---Thanks

Guiddy
12-28-2001, 05:25 PM
I think the 'Car Modelling' heading really is the reason!

None of us are into bikes I guess, and we would want to keep the forum to just cars anyway!

Cars is where we are at!:D

Mind you, having said all that, I have built 2 bikes in the past!

P.S. Do you really own a Zero fighter????:eek:

primera man
12-28-2001, 05:36 PM
Check out page 11...*primera mans bikes*

XenoKryst
12-28-2001, 05:51 PM
Wow, cool bikes.

But still doesn't answer my question.

It comes with transparent body parts. Clear green parts.

I wanted to know since the kit comes with transparent parts, do I prime it if I want to paint it solid colour?

Or will it still look nice to spray it green?? Since the parts are already green. I wanted to do as the box with a fading of transparent -> solid colour just like the box to show the engine.

primera man
12-28-2001, 05:54 PM
Prime with 2-3 coats first, then paint with the finish coats

XenoKryst
12-28-2001, 05:56 PM
How about if I wanted to make it partially clear like on the box? To show off the engine. Is it possible?

primera man
12-28-2001, 06:05 PM
Originally posted by XenoKryst
How about if I wanted to make it partially clear like on the box? To show off the engine. Is it possible?

Only if you dont paint it

Jay!
12-28-2001, 06:06 PM
I might do some bikes if I could find some I like in 1/24 scale to hang out with my cars. I'm not a bike nut, but I like them just the same.

I have a paper one to build... :D

S Brake
12-28-2001, 08:28 PM
I would love to do a bike, how much do they run?

Guiddy
12-29-2001, 01:37 AM
Originally posted by XenoKryst
How about if I wanted to make it partially clear like on the box? To show off the engine. Is it possible?

If you used Tamiya Acrylica and airbrushed it on, it's possible you could leave a faded clear section in the middle! Cans wouldn't be fine enough!
But I wouldn't bother, it would look better as per the real thing!

primera man
12-29-2001, 02:45 AM
Originally posted by snowboarder927
I would love to do a bike, how much do they run?

Most of them here are about the same price as a Tamiya car kit

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