|1983 Yamaha YZR500 (OW70) MotoGP GP bike
This model was done as part of the 1983 San Marino Motorcycle Grand Prix (MotoGP) diorama. From photos and a
YouTube video of the race, I found the placement of the sponsor logos and the fact that the front wheel was gold in colour.
Base Kit(s): Tamiya Yamaha YZR500 (OW70) (kit number 14038)
Finished: July 2013
- mostly out of the box
- some 0.5 mm rivets around the windscreen
- additional bolt heads and rivets in fairing (not seen in the photos below)
- Zero paints used for orange and white bodywork and wheels, Alclad and Tamiya for metallic colours
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Some in progress shots, showing that there is actually an engine under the bodywork. The paint on the exhaust pipes got
scrapped off during test fitting but is completely hidden under the bodywork.