As I mentioned in the last post I kind of caught the Tamiya-bug, it actually started even before that visit to the Tamiya headquarters and their showroom because a guy at work gave me a CB1100R model kit for free after I promised to take part in an little exhibit... stupid stupid me... Of course I could not leave it at the level of just building the CB the way you should, I had to go and customize it. I was strongly influenced by Wrenchmonkees CB750 build, shown below here, my personal favorit among their very nice bikes.

Now, you'd think I'd at least be smart enough to take some pictures of the final model before the exhibit, but you'd be wrong, so here are a couple of dirty iphone-shots which is all I have for the moment. I'll make some proper shots once I've got the damn thing back.

Thanks Kuro. ;)
Next up: Honda RC166...



Asama VOLCANO races, how cool is that! If I change career I'd like to be a volcano racer for sure!

Taking a evening ride after work, love the nature over here. But now you think: "after work? There is no "after work" in Japan is there?? After work is reserved for Karaoke and getting wasted with your boss right?" Correct. This was the first time I've been able to catch some evening light due to the yearly obligatory trip to the immigration bureau which finished faster than expected. Sweet.

Got to lend this sexy beast (nope, not the KTM -the aircooled XR230!) from work a couple of weeks back, was good fun to ride some offroad again, but I ended up overestimating the tires (my skills?!) and crashed off the trail with the mirror up inside my helmet... I guess that's why they take the mirrors off when they race (at the VOLCANO races!) right?

The Gundam statue again, he's touring Japan right now, saw him in Shizuoka at the train station. He owns anyone in sight.

I've caught the Tamiya-bug... I have a few scale models which I've bought assembled and painted but after a visit to the Tamiya headquarters I just had to give it a go myself. It's a classic case of a hate-love relationship, some pieces are so small that it makes the tweezers feel like trying to grab something with the hooves of a cow, hopeless stuff... But damn good fun to see it slowly coming together and step by step looking like a real bike. Below is my Wrenchmonkees inspired CB1100R, I'll post some more pics in the next post and tell you about the next model aswell...