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Harley-Davidson FLSTFB Fat Boy Lo

Post by Mence on Dec 14, 2013 GMT -5

Manufacturer: Tamiya

Model 16041

MSRP $375

are one of very few Manufacturers to provide kits in this large but haven’t released anything new for a time relying on a fairly re-release schedule to keep us 1/6 modelers happy.

Over the four decades, Mr T has spoilt us 28 or so of these kits but this new is the first all new tool 1/6 scale kit to out of Shizuoka in 17 years! This kit has much anticipated so let’s see if it expectations.

The kit is presented in Tamiya’s style, a stout box adorned what has to be some of the very box art available.

Inside, it’s we have come to expect Tamiya with their big Car and Bike kits, excellent throughout which always opening one of these kits for the time an indulgent pleasure.

are well known for using a small amount of parts In kits but don’t think you’re about to be short in the box you will find:-

12 sprues in black styrene.

4 in aluminum finish styrene.

1 in chrome plated styrene.

3 in transparent styrene, one clear, one red and one clear amber.

2 sprues in black resin.

Two soft like tires.

Soft drive belt.

Two foam for the tires.

Metal parts fork tubes, handlebars and stand.

Nuts, bolts, springs and shafts totaling than 185 pieces.

Die cast to help during assembly and for the finished model.

Vinyl in two sizes plus a number of caps.

Decal Sheet.

Decal sheet (for

Double sided tape.

booklet broken into 55

Tool kit including wrenches and

I estimate in excess of 550 parts so than enough to keep you

All sprues are individually bagged and metal parts are bagged blister carded adding to the security and the presentation. Individually sprues may not seem like a big but on Auto kits, this to protect the more delicate sprues from scratches.

The quality of the moldings is excellent. is no flash or sink marks even ejector marks are and very few and far between, being in where they will not be after assembly. I haven’t any examples of mold slip as you can on a few of their old big scalers.

One thing really pleases me is how the plated are attached to the sprue. The attachments are now smaller and join the back of the meaning that when you away the excess, you don’t the plated finish so important on builds, nice touch and welcome ending hours of sanding and touching in or worse completely repainting.

Harley-Davidson FLSTFB Fat Boy Lo

The chrome is different, not easy to explain but it more restrained and as a result in scale and perhaps a little accurate. It’s also mentioning the parts plated are free with no seams so no to strip the plating to touch up mouldings.

The soft resin parts fine texture and the tyres a very realistic tread Tyre size detail is present but the sidewalls show the name as Harley Davidson, to avoid any legal entanglements.

have adopted a similar to the engine as they did with smaller scale RC166 preferring to break the cylinders into individual fins sandwich style resulting in a sharper appearance.

Handlebars and stand are metal as are the fork many more metal included will only add to the appearance and the feeling of quality.

As previous releases, this is a multimedia product only so. it appears that Tamiya are now a little more towards screw assembly than and screw of the older kits, I have a problem with providing the screws and fixings appropriate for their intended which in the main they do on one, something they always got right in the past. The kit you get is a neat touch, ring screwdriver and socket head are all there.

Browsing the instructions, Tamiya heavy use of double sided to fix certain parts. It’s a new one on me and one not sure I’m totally happy as I build the kit I may well use Canopy if I can.

Instructions are the best get and a breeze to follow adding to modelling enjoyment. They are Tamiya style with an to the subject and each section well illustrated incorporating graphics showing exactly and how many metal parts are for each step.

Colour and guide spans two pages and bikes depending on which your chosen vehicle was to.

A minor niggle here but a shame Tamiya didn’t the colour guide further to the other bodywork paint available, the guide suggests only, great look but it make it a little monotone. The do make small mention of the colours available but it would been really nice to see release a specific colour to this kit as they have some of their other releases. Suggested colours for the build total just but bear in mind you will a lot of paint, at 400mm long, you a lot to cover!

Due to the large amount of parts in the no full sprue pics but a few follow which attempt to at the quality, there are too many points to capture here.

So, fairly expensive but is it worth it? I it probably is.

Although I haven’t building it, I fully expect it to together in usual Tamiya It’s nicely presented, engineered and is full of great there is also available a detail up set giving you more parts to add, gilding the maybe but what the hell, grab that too. The is high but already hefty are being offered making it far affordable.

If you’re into scratch you have a marvelous base to your own custom, all the important is here, just add imagination and

It’s an amazing product really does raise the bar in 1/6 I just hope that make the most of what have and release more based on the 96B / 103B engine.

highly recommended to large fans with deep

Many thanks to Hobbylink and my long suffering Credit

Harley-Davidson FLSTFB Fat Boy Lo
Harley-Davidson FLSTFB Fat Boy Lo
Harley-Davidson FLSTFB Fat Boy Lo
Harley-Davidson FLSTFB Fat Boy Lo

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