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Old 10-11-2014, 08:20 PM   #1
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2006 Desmosedici ItalyGP/Capirossi

I've been collecting detail parts and doing research on this lately and will begin the build in a couple of weeks. As usual, I start with a 'dry fit', making note of any poor fits or problems in the build order. I reversed the screw in the steering crown by adding styrene tubing, drilling out the top, and making it easier to assemble later on the jig. Ordered a HobbyDesign PE sheet in addition to the chain kit and Tamiya fork kit. I am trying a new jig attachment here to hold the fork alone. Let's see if it helps... comments/criticisms accepted
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Old 10-12-2014, 02:50 PM   #2
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I'm working on the same one, Marco. So looking forward to watching yours go together...
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Re: 2006 Desmosedici ItalyGP/Capirossi

Wow. Nice project.
Is any source to buy the decals?
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Old 10-13-2014, 11:34 AM   #4
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Re: 2006 Desmosedici ItalyGP/Capirossi

Thanks Jim! I'm excited about this one, planning to scratchbuild that clutch access hatch in the right fairing. I'll try to post often...

Thanks LykTeacherCY! The decal is from Studio27, bought from bestbalsakits.be in their Ebay store. Hope that helps.. Marco
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Old 10-15-2014, 07:37 PM   #5
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Re: 2006 Desmosedici ItalyGP/Capirossi

In this work session, I've drilled and modified the engine and intake parts to accept bolts or wiring, filled and sanded the frame, and will prime it in grey, and later, white, before painting it Italian red.. I have also drilled out my fork parts for bolts. Comments/criticism/advice encouraged... Enjoy, Marco

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Old 10-16-2014, 10:39 AM   #6
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Re: 2006 Desmosedici ItalyGP/Capirossi

You might consider doing a test and prime with either white or bright yellow and then shoot the red. The yellow really makes the red pop. I learned this years ago from some Japanese modelers who were building Ferraris and this particular Ducati. Just a thought...
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Re: 2006 Desmosedici ItalyGP/Capirossi

Now that is an awesome idea, Jim! I'm going with the yellow, as I have
alot of that leftover from the Honda build. I can't imagine white being
anything but pink when red goes over it. All lacquers are a bit transparent
from my experience. Thanks, Jim! Marco
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Something else to try: Get three white plastic spoons and prime the back of them individually with white, pink or yellow. Then shoot the red. I think you'll be interested to see the differences in the final red depending on the primed color. 1:1 red Ferraris are primed with pink!

If you haven't built this kit before I think you will love it. Yes, It's Tamiya so should be, but it is a really nice kit to build. Your skills will undoubtedly make this one stellar.

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Old 10-20-2014, 07:16 PM   #9
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Re: 2006 Desmosedici ItalyGP/Capirossi

Thanks, Jim!
I've painted all the engine parts now, added some PE,
and cables for throttle etc... Beginning to CF the airbox.
If anyone has wiring reference for this bike, post a link if
you can. I'd like to wire the ignition correctly... Marco

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Re: 2006 Desmosedici ItalyGP/Capirossi

A mini update, just so you all know I haven't fallen asleep on this one.
I completed the frame, painting it first brilliant yellow, then Italian Red.
I am very pleased with the color, very rich and deep, without being too pale as T-47 would have been.
The rear mudguard needs clearcoat, and the rear shock is next. Most of the bodywork is in white primer
Comments, criticism encouraged.. Enjoy! Marco


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Re: 2006 Desmosedici ItalyGP/Capirossi

Looking great, Marco. The frame color looks very nice with the yellow undercoat. All the rest looks very nice too.
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Re: 2006 Desmosedici ItalyGP/Capirossi

Nice project Marco, I also work on this GP6

Be careful, lot of parts are different than Tamiya GP4. Wheels and exhaust of course, but also fuel filler, feet of fork, rear swing arm, rear mud guard, frame, dashboard, center of direction column, junction between side fairings and fuel tank...

Max Moto Modeling have done a T/kit for GP6. Not complete, but a very very good base for a project like yours.
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Re: 2006 Desmosedici ItalyGP/Capirossi

Thanks Dexter, can you tell me where/how to buy the transkit easily??
If not, I am in trouble here, because I did not realize all the differences :-(
Because I am a beginner, I guess.. Marco
If I cannot acquire the correct parts, I must choose an 04 decal set.. sadly
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Re: 2006 Desmosedici ItalyGP/Capirossi

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Thanks Dexter, can you tell me where/how to buy the transkit easily??
If not, I am in trouble here, because I did not realize all the differences :-(
Because I am a beginner, I guess.. Marco
If I cannot acquire the correct parts, I must choose an 04 decal set.. sadly
Don't joke MArco.... you WERE a beginner..... :^)
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Re: 2006 Desmosedici ItalyGP/Capirossi

Thanks, Andrew (I think..)
After being disappointed for a day, I've decided to finish the build, and have fun with it. I am too far along to go back and re-do everything. It'll be a GP4 with
GP6 markings on the fairing. Not historically correct. Oh well.. I will try a transkit when I have 6-8 months to devote to it.. This build will be done by Dec 31, 2014
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