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Old 01-10-2017, 05:40 PM   #1
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Yamaha YZR-M1 2004 1/12 Tamiya

Hello everyone,

This is my first post here in the forum.

My name is Hugo, and I'm from Portugal. I started modeling just two or three ago so don't expect to see great modeling skills, but I hope to be able to improve as the time goes by. I'll be taking as much advice from you guys as I can, so please comment at will.
Although this is a bike I started by making 1/24th cars, but the ones I already built are not that good so maybe I'll show them someday... maybe not. But I'll be doing a car next.

As for this project I started about 9 months ago. It's the Yamaha YZR-M1 2004, from Tamiya. In addition to the kit itself I also used some aftermarket parts and even tried to make some small parts out of milliput.

Now, enough writing. This is what I began with:

And then the shock-absorver reservoir

Then I looked at the exhaust manifold and thought "there's something missing...", so I used a small piece of styrene and cut and molded those small pieces (I don't know the name of them in english).

And now some mixed parts already painted

Detailed picture of the finished shock-absorver, only missing the decal

And some parts that I tryed to paint in order to simulate carbon fibre

Sorry for these two final pics, I've forgot to resize then.

Comments are welcome. Sorry for the bad english.
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