HONDA CX500 TURBO
Tamiya 1/6th scale model kit.
Page 6 Sections 10-12
18 November 2010
Sorted out parts for sections 10-11.
Removed gold rear wheel parts etc. and remove excess sprue.
Some parts have a strong mould joint line that needs removing, especially E42.
19 November 2010
Started painting parts, mostly X-18.
Major problem with painting inner hub of H1, with gold leaf X-12. this does not adhere very
well to the gold plating. If overbrushed, it just pulls the paint off. Looks a bit of a mess at the moment.
I will have to come up with a better way of doing this. Hopefully it will sand down and re-paint.
This is a bit of a concern. What I have already painted will be hard to see, so I could just
leave it unpainted.
20 November 2010
Assembled rear brake assembly parts.
Had a go at re-painting inner hub of H1, with gold leaf X-12. This time I put plenty of
paint on the brush each time I painted the hub, especially those bits I had just painted.
This has helped stop dragging off the paint I had just painted.
I don't know if this makes sense, but just put plenty of paint on!
21 November 2010
Inner hub of H1 looks far better than it did when I painted it. I am fairly pleased
with the way it looks now and I am glad I did it. Assembled the rear wheel parts.
22 November 2010
Checking that brake hose B connects to B28 of rear brake assembly Ok, which it does.
But does not fit as instructions, which show the hose passing between rear mud guard and frame.
This is not possible at the point shown in the instructions, it has to pass through alot further down.
So now I can finally fit F54 in its correct position.
23 November 2010
Painted and assembled section 12.
24 November 2010
Painted bolts with X11 chrome silver of section 12.
Photo copied Page 7 Sections 13-15.
Last updated 4/April/2011