HONDA CX500 TURBO
Tamiya 1/6th scale model kit.
Page 13 Sections 32-34
26 December 2010
Cut out, cleaned parts for this page, ready for assembly.
Some parts I've assembled as it will be easier and give a better paint finish.
It can get quite addictive, trying to remove the burr where the
moulds have left a ridge around some of the parts, filing, sanding and polishing,
repeatedly until they look nearly perfect, shame no one will ever see them!
Looks like some tricky assembly ahead.
27 December 2010
Painted all parts for this page, black again.
I have not started on the petrol tank yet. I'm hoping to get a tin of 'Racing white' spray
for all the body work. The underside of the petrol tank won't be seen, so I will have
a practice on it first.
28 December 2010
Painted the dashboard? which is all clear plastic, so the back and front bottom edge
need painting gloss black. So a lot of masking needed to be done.
29 December 2010
The dashboard has come out really, I'm very pleased with the way it looks.
There were a few bits of paint that needed cleaning of the front part, which should
be left clear. These were easily removed with the tip of a wooden cocktail stick.
31 December 2010
Started assembling parts for this page.
Very tricky assembling the very thin crossbars that connect both sides of the cowl support frame.
I had a bit of a problem getting the speedo etc. decal off the backing paper,
and onto the plastic part. Temp. was about the same as before, but it just didn't want to
slide about as previous decals have. After a bit of a struggle and about 1/2 hour it fitted
as good as I'm ever going to get it. Just need to assemble the dashboard? parts together
and fit to the bike frame.
2 January 2011
Assembled last part of cowl frame and fitted dashboard?
Now that all the cowl frame etc. has been fitted, the model has now tipped the balance
and won't rest on it's back wheel. It looks and feels very unsteady, I will have to be
extra careful now when handling it.
The petrol tank still needs spraying and assembling.
Printing off the next page of instructions.
See Spraying bodywork parts.
22 January 2011
Backlog of all parts from 3 pages.
30 January 2011
Finally finished tank assembly.
Last updated 4/April/2011