The model is made from the 1/12 Tamiya Honda RC166 kit, plus metal Tamiya detail up kits for the wheel spokes and rims, drive chain and front forks. The bike has a few extras like metal seat rivets, foam blocks for mounting the fuel tank on, and is displayed on a wooden work bench from the period. Work bench and tools are all scratchbuilt, as is the oil can and newspaper. Paints were mostly Humbrol enamels and a rattle can of A Honda red for the tank and seat. The model was the first one i did after a twenty year break doing other things such as model engineering and radio control car racing, and took roughly six weeks of spare time. Extra photos added.

Honda RC166


Gary Smith 

Work Time 

About 6 weeks


Honda RC166 Tamiya Kit




Static Racing Modeling


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