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Yoshimura Hayabusa X-1

by Andrew Judson


Yoshimura Hayabusa X-1

images by Brett Green

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Being a big fan of large capacity motorcycles, and also owning one, it is always great to see Tamiya release a new street bike in their excellent range.

When I first saw Tamiya's 1/12 scale Hayabusa X-1 I knew that I had to build one. Here it is.



I built the model straight from the box and all I can say is - fantastic! I had no trouble at all with construction, but painting the fairing required care.

First, an overall coat of Gunze Red Madder wa sprayed in and permitted to dry for two days. Painting masks are supplied in the kit but were tricky to apply, especially aligning them evenly.

Next, Tamiya Gunmetal was sprayed on and again allowed to dry for two days. I used automotive general purpos thinners to thin both Gunze colours, as these deliver a better gloss finish.



The end result is pleasing, showing off the aggressive lines of the bike, of which only 100 were produced by Suzuki.

I recommend this kit to all bike fans. If you feel like building something really different, try one of these. Thanks Tamiya!



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Text and Model Copyright 2003 by Andrew Judson
Images Copyright 2003 by Brett Green
Page Created 05 October, 2003
Last Updated 25 March, 2004

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