|1983 Honda NS500 MotoGP bike
This model was done as part of 1983 San Marino Motorcycle Grand Prix (MotoGP) diorama.
The four colour paint on the masking on the bodywork was one of the more challenging paint jobs I've done. I put together a write
up on how this was done.
Honda NS500 paint masking article (300 kb PDF)
Base Kit(s): Tamiya Honda NS500 GP bike (kit number 14032
Finished: August 2013
- mostly out of the box
- some 0.5 mm rivets around the windscreen
- Hobby Design rivets for MotoGP bikes HD07-0039 on the fairing
- Zero paints for white and Tamiya decanted lacquers for bodywork, Tamiya and Alclad for metallics
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Some in progress shots, showing that there is actually an engine under the bodywork. The paint on the exhaust pipes got
scrapped off during test fitting but is completely hidden under the bodywork.