R. S. Lytton
- Published on Amazon.com
The Japanese have a way with model engineering that I've appreciated since I was a kid. This is one of the best-designed kits I've ever seen in this scale. The detail is outstanding and the parts fit is almost flawless. Decals were a little thick, which made the gas tank emblems particularly tedious, but that can be managed with setting solution. The finished replica looks absolutely real--if you get the light just right and fiddle with the background, you can easily get a photo that will be indistinguishable from the actual bike. Lots of tiny photoetch details bring it to life, but bring your patience. This is not a model for beginners.