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PostPosted: Thu 26 Sep 2013 20:59 pm 
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I am currently building a Yamaha YZR-M1 (07481) and it has a couple of parts missing. The seat and the head for the rider. I have solved all the other missing bits but need suggestions for making these parts. The bike is 1:12 scale.

I thought about trying to pinch a head of a doll but could prove difficult to find.

Any thought would be welcome. Skill level still quite low.


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PostPosted: Thu 26 Sep 2013 21:29 pm 
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Is it the seat fairing or just the cushion thats missing?
For seat cushion and head I would make from Milliput. For a seat fairing, I'd shape from plastcard and Milliput.


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PostPosted: Thu 26 Sep 2013 22:21 pm 
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1:12 is standard dolls-house scale, so you should have no problems finding a suitable person. Dolls House Emporium are the largest and most commonly found supplier in UK and my father used them as a means to source passengers in a vehicle but there are a number of other companies who I can recommend if you are after other places and companies and suppliers. Should you require my advice further, please let me know through the messaging service in here and I can give you companies


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PostPosted: Fri 27 Sep 2013 06:37 am 
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Second the idea of using milliput for the seat, for the head, I remember Tamiya actually released a couple of figures for their motorcycles, ( I think one was in a cornering position, one in a racing crouch and one in a starting position (of course, if it's a harley, he could be pushing it!!)) may be worth looking online. Alternativley, it may take some looking (and a bit of luck!) but you may be able to find a crash helmet key ring or pencil sharpener?


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PostPosted: Fri 27 Sep 2013 15:52 pm 
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Thanks guys. Appreciate it. Gonna give them a go. I have the 3 Tamiya figures and they are on or by the completed models.

Know what you mean by pushing Harleys. I used to repair and restore classic bikes as a sideline and used to say how much I enjoyed following a Harley as it increased my parts stock at no cost. Just stop and pick up the parts that are falling off.

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PostPosted: Fri 27 Sep 2013 18:33 pm 
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If you have existing Tamiya heads then you could try making moulds from one of those using Oyumaru compound and cast Milliput in those. I am doing this at present for some 1/24 figures.
For the method I use see my WIP thread here

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