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Tamiya Kawasaki H2R Options
Mark
#1 Posted : 02 November 2019 18:51:09

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Here's a few pics of my Tamiya Kawasaki H2R kit which is still in progress. I'm going for a highly detailed model, using both the Hobby Design and Top Studio detail kits. The TS set has turned forks and a better rear brake disc. The HD set has a lot of stuff that the TS set doesn't. It's front discs are better than the TS set, and it includes a chain as well. There's also add scratch built parts, various bolts and rivets added, Studio 27 carbon decals and Zero paints set. The horrible cross head screws Tamiya insist on using will all be replaced or hidden.

The Zero paints candy green on the frame is stunning.

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The fairing is held on with magnets. Really easy to do using 2mm x 1mm disc magnets from eBay.

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The ABS pump was missing from the kit, so I scratch built one using photos on the 'net as a reference.

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Missing rear brake pipes added.

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The Hobby Design chain compared to the kit part. I really like the Hobby Design chains. Not too difficult to assemble, and look amazing. Easier that the Tamiya RC166 chain, and a lot easier than the Top Studio chains.

IMG_4787 by Mark Wakelin, on Flickr

In close-up

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A more or less completed engine.

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The Hobby Design front disc, compared to the kit part. Thee are about 40 parts in the front discs if I recall.

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Front fairing with Studio 27 carbon decals. These go on a dream as long as you apply a bit of heat with a hair dryer on low.

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Rear brake pipe that goes over the swing arm.

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Finally, this is more or less the state of play at the moment.

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Feel free to ask questions, comment or critique.


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#2 Posted : 02 November 2019 21:19:33

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BigGrin This looks amazing and I WILL be following ! That green looks fantastic and very Kawasaki
The difference in the two chains is like day and night.

Well done so far ThumpUp
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#3 Posted : 18 November 2019 02:02:50

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Thanks Gray.

Still making slow but steady progress. The rear brake pipe is finally fitted. This took much longer than anticipated. The cable fixing points were too thick to allow the swing arm cover to fit properly, so out with the clippers, files and knives, and eventually I beat it into submission.

The ABS sensor cable is there as well. I didn't connect the pipes to the pipes from the ABS pump in the end, as they are hidden by the seat frame and can't be seen at all. It was going to be very difficult to get right as well, so I stopped them where the seat frame started.

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Now I can get the back wheel on as well. This didn't want to go on either. There seemed to be a step inside the axle hole which was just stopping the wheel going on. The axle is exactly 4mm, but I didn't have a 4mm drill bit. We don't have DIY shops in Hong Kong either, so I ended up sanding it out with some rolled up sandpaper.

The outer hub, silver grey coloured with the silver raised lines, was also a pain. The instructions say to paint it gunmetal, and them put a decal on for the raised silver lines. The gunmetal was way too dark and the decal went all skew wiff! So, it got stripped, repainted silver grey. A mix of light grey and flat aluminium. The raised lines were added by hand. Came out much better second time. Then it wouldn't sit on the sprocket properly. The spigot broke while I was trimming it, and it took a bit of scraping and fettling to get it to fit even then. What a pain in the neck....... That was most of the weekend gone!!

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Now on to the front forks. These went better (at last..... something went right!)

All superglued together, and a drill through the axle holes to ensure everything is aligned. The fork bottoms are cut from the kit forks. I hole drilled, then they can be glued on to the ally aftermarket forks. Now it's assembled, I can start super-detailing the forks and calipers. Mainly adding/replacing bolts, replacing the brake pipe unions, etc.

I'm really pleased with the black nitride finish to the fork sliders. I've since learnt that it's actually called a diamond like carbon finish. Apparently it's virtually black in real life. However, the gloss varnish with the bit of black in it, over the polished ally gives a great effect. High gloss and metallic, but not at all like a metallic paint. Quite different from the semi-gloss black of the fork bottoms.

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So, what's next. Well, the exhausts are in the process of being painted. The rad is more or less finished, but needs work on the pipework. The tank and fairing parts are being painted.
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#4 Posted : 18 November 2019 09:07:31

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Fabulous work Mark, love the detail.....Drool Drool

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#5 Posted : 18 November 2019 11:46:37

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Great work Mark and a great presentation.

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#6 Posted : 20 November 2019 05:30:26

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Thanks guys, I’m really enjoying this build.
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#7 Posted : 20 November 2019 08:49:21

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Great work Mark, loving all the attention to detail.Love Drool

Mark
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Amazing work there Mark. It looks as big as the DeAg kits.
This is going to be a real showpiece.
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Looking very good. Drool Drool Drool

I also like the method of supporting the build.

Congrats on your "Blue" medal for starting/running a build diary. Cool


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#10 Posted : 21 November 2019 10:23:44

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Thanks Derek. Hadn’t noticed the medalBlushing

The motojig is brilliant, if expensive. Worth the money if you’re super-detailing a bike though. However, it’d be a lot cheaper to make your own if you have a drilling and milling machine.
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#11 Posted : 21 November 2019 11:04:19

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Mark wrote:
Thanks Derek. Hadn’t noticed the medalBlushing

The motojig is brilliant, if expensive. Worth the money if you’re super-detailing a bike though. However, it’d be a lot cheaper to make your own if you have a drilling and milling machine.


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You're not kidding about how expensive that jig is (£130!!!)
However, if i could get one to fit the M1 ..... Drool Love Drool
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#12 Posted : 03 December 2019 05:41:31

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A bit more progress. Heat staining on the exhausts. This was done with Alclad hot metals red and blue, and the Tamiya weather powder burnt red, which is more of a sepia.

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Exhaust springs, which were from the Top Studio detail set. Fiddly in the extreme!

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Fitted to the bike.

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The tank and front mud guard are painted in Zero gloss black with a coat of clear on top. Looking good, even if I say it myself!

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Then finished with a metalising powder to give the black chrome effect. This was part of the Zero paints matched set from Hiroboy.

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I just hope I can get the other body panels finished to the same standard!
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Excellent work Mark, those exhaust pipes look spot on.Love Drool

Mark
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Drool The tank and front fender look the dogs Love
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Thanks for the comments guys. I've noticed that the tank and front fender look different in the two photos. It's a trick of the light. They look the same in real life. Mind, the black chrome does look different depending on how the light catches it.
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I've been making slow progress, and generally filling about with bits here and there, or that's what it feels like.

Radiator plumbed in, hose clamp added, and bolt head added to the top of the rad.

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Started work on the front brake lines. I'm making these from 5A fuse wire. Once they are to size and shape, I slip silver brained hose over them, paint them with diluted Krystal Klear to stop any fraying, then they'll get glued in place. Still a work in progress.

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Handle bars are still in progress, but getting there. Numerous colours on these. I sprayed the base satin black, then hand painted the rest. The green fork tops are sprayed of course as they are separate parts. There was etched replacements for these in the HD detail set. However, they are made from layers of etched parts, and it would be a devil hiding the edges. So I decided to use the kit parts. There are a couple of tiny rivets from the detail set in place. There are also some really tiny etched rings to go on top of the 4 pips. Not sure if my eyes are hands are up to adding these, they are rings, about 1mm diameter, and no spares for the carpet monster. I still have the clutch and brake reservoirs to paint and add.

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Front fairing glossed up nicely. The two winglets still need to be glued in place. There are also a couple of etched bolt heads to go on.

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Seat frame in place. This is actually fitted with the Tamiya screws, but they are deep enough to be invisible. I need to check references to see what bolt heads need to be added.
This was a devil to fit, and I scratched the candy green, annoyingly. Hopefully that will touch up with a brush OK.

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Finally for now, the handle bars in place. I think these will stay there as I can add everything else while they are in position.

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Like I said, a bit of a jumpy update, but there is a light at the end of the tunnel now. Finish the front forks and get the brakes plumbed in, finish the last few details, brake reservoirs, gear change linkage, side stand, and so on, then the bodywork to fit. Decals are more of less done, and the bodywork is more or less painted.
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Very impressive stuff there Mark.
It's really looking way bigger than it really is.

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Top notch work Mark, looks simply fabulous....Drool Love Drool Love

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#19 Posted : 11 December 2019 01:33:51

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Thanks guys
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Excellent work Mark.Love Love Drool Drool

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