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PostSubject: Tamiya Africa Twin   Tue 29 Oct 2013, 3:14 pm

Howdy all - returned from a week’s holiday with Mrs.D,
- missing my almost daily fix of this forum and back into modelling, and had an urge to finish an old bike kit.

‘The Pink Panther’  

To make a change from building cars I dug out this unfinished Tamiya Honda Dakar Racer,
which I bought over 15 years ago while looking for a real Honda Africa Twin,
but after a test ride I found it wasn’t quite the bike for me.
It was immensely heavy, and even though I’m 5ft 10+, the Honda’s screwed-up monoshock meant I was on tiptoes holding up the beast
- so both the bike and the model were shelved.
The model had been started and painted but many parts were missing, including the decals
- and heaven only knows why I sprayed it Barbie pink back then - but it’s finally finished as a ratty road bike.
The Tamiya Ducati 916 is an old kit too and built in 1995, where it was displayed at the UK Hot Rod Supernationals that year.



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PostSubject: Re: Tamiya Africa Twin   Tue 29 Oct 2013, 3:46 pm

Nice work, the dirt looks perfect.001 
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PostSubject: Re: Tamiya Africa Twin   Tue 05 Nov 2013, 11:38 am

Looks great.
Details stand out really nice.
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PostSubject: Re: Tamiya Africa Twin   Fri 15 Nov 2013, 10:53 pm

Good looking builds. If you ever remember why you painted it pink be sure to post it. I really dig the Duc,

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PostSubject: Re: Tamiya Africa Twin   Sun 17 Nov 2013, 2:22 am

That is beyond cool!! Man I love this hobby.
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PostSubject: Re: Tamiya Africa Twin   Sun 17 Nov 2013, 8:27 pm

Thanks - our hobby is 'Engineering in Miniature' !!
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PostSubject: Re: Tamiya Africa Twin   Sun 17 Nov 2013, 10:43 pm

Nice bikes Ron!

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