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#1 Posted : 04 November 2014 06:38:45

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Hi Guys,

I happily found myself with more modelling time on my hands today than I've had for a while, and I've decided to start a Hayabusa blog for the US folks.

I had not started this kit with the intent of blogging it, but it is such a great kit I couldn't resist.

I have decided to NOT go with the colors as provided,but rather the colors as depicted in the first two pictures below. There is something visceral in my distaste for the silver/copper colors, and I much prefer the red/black. It is somehow that much more aggressive, and it brings to my mind Darth Maul! I've assembled it thus far as provided but the beauty (one of many) of this kit is that it screws together for the most part, and what I've assembled, I'll be able to unscrew and repaint. I'm taking it all down to the local Suzuki dealer tomorrow, and I hope to get the exact colors to paint it in. (at least the ratios so I can get the colors mixed)

This kit has PRESENCE! The tank seems like it weighs a good 2 pounds, and the wheel is just as meaty. Even my wife professes to be impressed...

I'm at stage 3, and the parts start out with the brake disks, and putting the wheel on the forks. Everything locks in positively when the disks are pressed onto the wheel, and the axle is a wonderful little bit of machining. As printed, the picture of the tread direction is a bit hard to make out, so I've included a good close-up. The caliper is a bit fiddly to install, and I ever so slightly started the second screw to hold it all in relative location.

Parts pack 9 is the fender, an Allen wrench, and 8 screws, of 2 different types. ***A note here: I promptly magnetized the Allen wrench. Doing this makes life SO much easier, and it keeps the carpet monster at bay!****
The fender does a great job of firming up the fork assembly, which has a bit of wobble to it before the fender is screwed down.

The parts in pack 10 are the carbs. This is a real quick little bit, with the bulk of the time spent trying to wrap my brain around the phrase "short end". It was a long day, and I'm a bit stooopid anyway!

The biggest bummer is that it all went together so well, and with only 3 parts sets, I was done far more quickly that I wished. It is going to be a longer than usual wait until it is all complete. This kit is right up there with my 1/16 DeAgostini Zero so far in terms of enjoyment.

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#2 Posted : 04 November 2014 09:47:54

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Good to have another busa build on board BigGrin
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#3 Posted : 04 November 2014 14:05:07

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#4 Posted : 04 November 2014 14:13:31

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Good Colour choice !BigGrin
Looking forward to following this build.
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#5 Posted : 04 November 2014 20:04:44

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I have been eyeballing this kit and now I may have to make the leap sinc e it has Marks seal of approval!!

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#6 Posted : 04 November 2014 21:44:15

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Liking your choice of colours, looking forward to seeing it come together
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#7 Posted : 05 November 2014 00:52:19

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Looking good MarkThumpUp the busa has been a fun build to date. Glad to see another build to look at other builds.
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#8 Posted : 05 November 2014 05:14:51

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Hi All,

I found this while looking for info. The Suzuki dealer was happy to give me a printed list of all the color codes/names/mixes for the 1999 Hayabusa. it looks like my colors are "Candy Antares red, and Candy Saturn Black" (who comes up with the names for colors used on motor vehicles??)

http://www.dixonarchive....yabusa/modelhistory.htm

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#9 Posted : 05 November 2014 09:12:52

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To save you a lot of hard work, DeAgostini Japan were offering optional colour body kits in the two colours mentioned, you might be lucky enough to get hold of one - its at the bottom of this webpage

http://deagostini.jp/shb...shbmt_gol_lis_til_00008

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#10 Posted : 05 November 2014 14:57:08

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Tomick wrote:
To save you a lot of hard work, DeAgostini Japan were offering optional colour body kits in the two colours mentioned, you might be lucky enough to get hold of one - its at the bottom of this webpage

http://deagostini.jp/shb...shbmt_gol_lis_til_00008



Any news on these bodykits being offered to UK members Mr T ?

Sorry for the hijack Mark, good to see another Busa progressing Cool

Al
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Unclear at this stage
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#12 Posted : 05 November 2014 16:29:39

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Tomick wrote:
Unclear at this stage


Drool Pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeese Drool
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#13 Posted : 05 November 2014 16:32:19

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Boy, that would make life a LOT easier! Thanks! The hunt is on.
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