Time for another clean /shiny model fellas So it’s gonna be this Tamiya 1:12 Ducati Desmosedici but modified slightly…😜
From the pic you’ll notice a Ducati panigale detail kit that I’ll use for various parts that I have kicking around as there isn’t one for the Desmosedici. I’ll change the brake discs to drilled vented ones instead of carbon discs as they look way cooler. Plus as many of the detail parts that I can fit as realistic replacements. I have yet to decide whether it’ll have just a bikini fairing or full one. Also I want to try and achieve a really deep gloss polished finish to the paintwork honing my airbrushing skills in preparation for a return to the Williams Fw14b I started years ago. Plus it’s going to be midnight blue and not red 🤗
This is the colour I’m going for. The bikes a Ducati panigale so it won’t be identical to this.
Cheers fellas, Tommy, as you can see from instructions the kit requires you use cross-head(philips) screws to attach fairing to frame of bike. Unfortunately the screws are well out of scale and ugly.
So I am using 2mm diameter magnets instead to hold fairing in place. This also means that it’s easily removable to display engine (something I wished I’d done on my YZR Yamaha as that has way more visible detail)
And from the box art…..not a screw in site. These can be represented with 1:12 scale rivets I’ll purchase from Hiroboy
Nice one John........my panigale sits looking at me longing to be put together at some point
Tommy.....you can buy small magnets for large fairing/bodywork panels to allow for removal without having to undo the small screws the kit supplies, they also look much better than a Phillips cross-head screw staring at ya, i know Hiroboy used to sell them, they do have multiple uses so not just resigned to cars/bikes etc.