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Old 02-11-2017, 04:47 AM   #1
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Aoshima Takegawa Honda Monkey

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.

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The small box and contents.


Then the mandatory chrome removal.


I then removed the knobs off the tires and sanded to make them look like slicks.


I modified the handle bars.


And started painting with Alclad.


More to come.

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Re: Aoshima Takegawa Honda Monkey

Good start. Man those chrome bits were ugly. Glad you stripped those back
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Re: Aoshima Takegawa Honda Monkey

Interesting work so far. With the slick tires, I am wondering if you are planning a supermoto style bike? Keep it up!
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Good start. Man those chrome bits were ugly. Glad you stripped those back


Ha ha yep, that chrome was pretty bad
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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 👍🏻
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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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Started on the turbo pipework tonight. Over an hours work.
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Re did the turbo pipe work and it's now intercooled. 👍🏻
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