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This build started on another forum where I had posted my Hailwood Ducati. Another member said it inspired him to build a bike and I asked if he would like to do a dual build. We exchanged info and came up with a common motorcycle to build. We decided on the 03 Honda RC211V Valencia machine that Rossi rode. I then decided to open the build up to any other members who wanted to do a Honda RCV bike. With the build opened up, I then decided to do three other bikes since they are all very similar. An assembly line of motorcycles. Pic of the box art and a start to the assembly line.

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Off to a great start there 2whl! I built a bike once. Can't wait to see more progress on these builds. Keep them updates comin'! :D

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The Valencia bike calls for MS-9 and MS-10, flourescent orange and yellow. But I can't get that from Tamiya, so I had to use Testor's Racing Orange and some R/C lexan paint from Parma as substitutes.

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The engine assembly line has done its thing and they are done except for a few small details..

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And the assembly line continues..........The guys in the spray booth delivered all of my painted bodywork today.

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So, it's back to the detailing shop to finish all of the small bits prior to assembly.

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I've been doing a lot of decaling on this build. For some reason, the Valencia bike has decals that overlap onto adjacent body panels. So I temporarily assembled the body panels and decaled it. After the decals were dry, I ran an X-acto knife along the seam and added decal solvent.

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Here is the result of the past weeks work.

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My first attempt at heat-stained exhausts. Any feedback?

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Since I'm going to the SoCal NNL on Sunday, I decided to finish at least one bike. The chassis for the Valencia bike is finished.

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With the chassis done, it didn't take long to finish this one off. One bike down, three to go. More pics under glass.

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Not much more to do but the bodywork. So it looks like all four bikes will be going to the NNL.

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