Vespa Scooter
The Vespa scooter is one of the "10 Ultimate Motorcycles" chosen by Discovery Channel.  Luckily I was able to locate an out of
production kit of this scooter on eBay.

Base Kit(s):     Aoshima 1/12 scale Vespa P200E (kit number 34125)     

Finished:        January 2006

Modifications/Additions:
- kit was built basically out of the box
- customized license plate
- 0.4 mm (0.015") styrene rod added to seams on seat to simulate vinyl joints (see pictures below)
- bare metal foil added to various catches and emblems and behind turn signal and brake lights
- seat buckles made of pop can aluminum, with Plastruct hex rod bolt head
- speedometer replaced with decal from Tamiya RZ350 decal sheet
- engine and front suspension stripped of chrome plating and sprayed with Alclad Duraluminum
- paint is Tamiya Italian red, sprayed through an airbrush (but not clear coated or polished)

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Evan Jones Motorcycle Models