Hasegawa 1/12 Kawasaki 500SS Mach 3 H1

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Hasegawa 1/12 Kawasaki 500SS Mach 3 H1

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Hello friends,

I built a kawasaki iconic classic bike, Kawsaki 500SS Mach 3 H1

Hasegawa released the early version kit in 2020.
The art box shows grey color but the decals for white livery are also available
Minichamps and Gunze Sangyo also have this model in 1/12 scale

By mid-1960s, the US had become the largest motorcycle market.
American riders were demanding bikes with more horsepower and higher maximum speeds.
Kawasaki already had the largest-displacement Japanese machine with their 650 cc four-stroke W series, but it did not fit the niche Kawasaki was aiming for. Kawasaki development began work on the top secret N100 Plan in 1967.

When announced, the H1 was critiqued in UK motorcycling press for their "own ambitious claim" of "the fastest and best accelerating road machine ever produced, being capable of 124 mph and 12.4 sec.
In the US, the Mach III proved to be very popular. Motorcyclist said the Mach's power-to-weight ratio was the best "ever produced in a motorcycle meant to sell to anyone who has the money to purchase it."

Pictures of real motorcycle

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Completed model pictures:

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Full build video link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WRmZjofq0Rg

Thank you!
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Wow!! Another brilliant Kawasaki kit! This will be fun to watch. Good luck mate.

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Spoke Modification

Original spoke
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Replace the spokes using 0.2mm needle
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After chrome painting
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varish_cartographer wrote:
Mon Apr 05, 2021 7:13 am
Wow!! Another brilliant Kawasaki kit! This will be fun to watch. Good luck mate.
Thanks a lot @varish_cartographer :ggrin:

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Brilliant work @Motomini12 the spokes work is fantastic.
Cheers :cheers:

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Frame

Frame consists of two parts
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Painted gloss black
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Details are handpainted
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Bodyparts

Fuel tank is split in half, cement, putty then sand
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White lacquer paint
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Decals
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Clear coat
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Bodyparts ready, including side panels
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@Motomini12 MM12, my friend, where is the rest of process photos? Where is the completed Model's photos?

Don't do this with us? Please.

Waiting for updates from you.
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So far looks good, Waiting for the pics from next step.

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bandhav wrote:
Fri May 14, 2021 7:31 am
@Motomini12 MM12, my friend, where is the rest of process photos? Where is the completed Model's photos?

Don't do this with us? Please.

Waiting for updates from you.
Piyush wrote:
Wed May 19, 2021 9:50 am
So far looks good, Waiting for the pics from next step.
Hi guys @bandhav and @Piyush

I'm sorry for the very late updates

Had an issue with my flickr account page. Finally resolved it after countless password change

I actually completed the model few months ago. Pictures are in the first post

Enjoy and thank you! :gsmile:

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