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Honda RC166 - 1:12 Tamiya

Honda RC166 - 1:12 Tamiya

Postby lupisenna » Fri Aug 30, 2019 10:43 am

Hi everyone!

I've finished this beautifull bike last week and it is a great model complemented by the Tamiya's aftermarket.
I need to finish the cowl, but I'll put at side of the model.

Zero paints and Tamiya's colors and... hope you like it! :mrgreen:

Cheers
Sérgio

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Re: Honda RC166 - 1:12 Tamiya

Postby blakebirk » Fri Aug 30, 2019 8:48 pm

looks great! nicely done.
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Re: Honda RC166 - 1:12 Tamiya

Postby PeteJ » Sat Aug 31, 2019 1:34 am

I love this model and think you did an outstanding job on it. I really don't want to bash your build because it is stunning. However I have some real heartburn with Tamiya 1:12 bike kits and it is all Tamiya's fault. Why the heck do they use phillips head screws in highly visible places on the bike, In this case it is the axles. It really stands out. Why could they have not done something better for the axle or at least had a plastic cap of a hex head bolt to go over the top of the screw.
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Re: Honda RC166 - 1:12 Tamiya

Postby lupisenna » Wed Sep 11, 2019 10:43 am

Thank you for your comments! :D

PeteJ wrote:However I have some real heartburn with Tamiya 1:12 bike kits and it is all Tamiya's fault. Why the heck do they use phillips head screws in highly visible places on the bike, In this case it is the axles. It really stands out. Why could they have not done something better for the axle or at least had a plastic cap of a hex head bolt to go over the top of the screw.


This is really a big fault...

Finally I finished all and I think that I took better photos... :mrgreen:

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Re: Honda RC166 - 1:12 Tamiya

Postby stubeck » Wed Sep 11, 2019 12:17 pm

Looks great. Seriously, if you said it was a real bike I would have believed you!
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Re: Honda RC166 - 1:12 Tamiya

Postby jaydar » Thu Sep 12, 2019 8:38 am

PeteJ wrote:I love this model and think you did an outstanding job on it. I really don't want to bash your build because it is stunning. However I have some real heartburn with Tamiya 1:12 bike kits and it is all Tamiya's fault. Why the heck do they use phillips head screws in highly visible places on the bike, In this case it is the axles. It really stands out. Why could they have not done something better for the axle or at least had a plastic cap of a hex head bolt to go over the top of the screw.


I have built quite a few 1/12 bike kits from Tamiya and others and they all have this problem to a varying degree. I have used these:

https://hlj.com/hex-nuts-photo-etched-p ... tsttd23040

or similar. You could do the whole bike in 20 minutes.

BTW, it is a very nice build. I have that one in the pile along with all of the aftermarket.

Regards,

joe.
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Re: Honda RC166 - 1:12 Tamiya

Postby PeteJ » Thu Sep 12, 2019 12:50 pm

jaydar wrote:
PeteJ wrote:I love this model and think you did an outstanding job on it. I really don't want to bash your build because it is stunning. However I have some real heartburn with Tamiya 1:12 bike kits and it is all Tamiya's fault. Why the heck do they use phillips head screws in highly visible places on the bike, In this case it is the axles. It really stands out. Why could they have not done something better for the axle or at least had a plastic cap of a hex head bolt to go over the top of the screw.


I have built quite a few 1/12 bike kits from Tamiya and others and they all have this problem to a varying degree. I have used these:

https://hlj.com/hex-nuts-photo-etched-p ... tsttd23040

or similar. You could do the whole bike in 20 minutes.

BTW, it is a very nice build. I have that one in the pile along with all of the aftermarket.

Regards,

joe.


I've got a couple of them in my stash with all the aftermarket stuff. I do use Photoetched but plan on turning my own axles when the time comes. I have looked at a number of photos and the axles seem to have castellated nuts and either a cotter pin or safety wire. A small point but it might be worth the effort to make them for this bike. Again, this is a great looking build and one to be proud of.
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Re: Honda RC166 - 1:12 Tamiya

Postby Marcel » Thu Sep 12, 2019 4:12 pm

Nice build. I have it on my desk in work, too. I use all 4 detail sets. The Chain is a pain ;-)

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Re: Honda RC166 - 1:12 Tamiya

Postby indygp2001 » Thu Sep 12, 2019 4:36 pm

Sergio, your Model is a Masterpiece! - Great Job...
I almost purchased that kit simply based on the great aftermarket Tamiya parts alone.
What my beef is - is that Tamiya didn't adorn some of their 1/12 F1, etc., kits in some "Detail Sets" with the same attention of detail / Quality that they used when doing your kit. They really missed the boat.
I almost purchased the rivet detail set made for your Honda to use on some of the F1s as they are some of the best turned parts I have ever seen! Oh well...
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Re: Honda RC166 - 1:12 Tamiya

Postby marlborored » Fri Sep 13, 2019 12:37 am

Wonderful build!!!
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