1/12 Honda RC166 GP racer by Tamiya iModeler

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Honda RC166 250


1/12 Honda GP racer by Tamiya

Here’s the kit I’ve completed. I’m not normally a two fan, but this Honda is an

About the bike: The RC166 was triumphant development of its 250 cc racers started in 1954 when Honda declared his ambition to win the of Man Tourist Trophy (TT). The TT is a 60 km long, and the race is 200 km distance, all on roads. Honda eventually its ambition in 1966, not only the TT, but also the world championship.

The had a six cylinder 250 cc engine, revving to rpm (incredible for 1966), and is undoubtedly one of the beautiful motor cycles produced.

About the rider: Definitely one of great heroes. Stanley Bailey Hailwood, MBE, GM, known as “Mike The Bike” for his riding skills, was born in He raced for many teams, notably MV Augusta and Honda.

In he became the first man to win three in one week at the Isle of Man TT, in the 125 cc, 250 cc and 500 cc categories. He for MV Augusta in 1962 and was the first man to win consecutive world championships in the 500 cc He returned to Honda in 1966 and in the 250 cc and 350 cc classes.

Mike Hailwood is most for his accomplishments at the famed TT where had won 12 by 1967. Honda pulled of in 1968, but paid him a £50,000 (US$ 1.1 million equivalent in prices)

He then went on to wheel racing (being of the few to made the successful change two to four wheels, the most being John Surtees, the only man to have won world in both disciplines) Mike had success, winning the 1972 2 European Championship He achieved a finish at the Le Mans 24 hour car race, and completed in 50 Formula One scoring a total of 29 championship His bravery was recognised at the 1973 African Grand Prix, he rescued fellow driver Regazzoni from the burning of his car.

Mike Hailwood was awarded the Medal for his courage. Mike from four wheel in 1974 after injuries at the German Grand Prix.

after an 11 hear absence two wheel racing, Mike to the Isle of Man race in 1978, at the age of 38. all expectations he won the Senior Class on a Ducati, and finally retired the year.

Honda RC166 250
Honda RC166 250

Mike Hailwood was tragically in a road accident in 1981, a lorry made illegal against him, he died two later in hospital from his

About the kit: The RC166 is on the scale series of motor made by Tamiya. Being it is beautifully designed, and difficulties were purely down to my own of skill and patience. Tamiya four “detail up” packs for kit, wheels, forks, and rivets, otherwise you have to use the plastic parts in the kit.

I was to obtain any of these packs in maybe they are not available any The most useful would been the wheels, which in the kit are from plated plastic, and are fragile the spokes seem to pop out of every time you look at So, I made it out of the box, I’ve some of the metallic parts, notably the chain, which show very well in the

I also replaced some of the noticeable rivets with pin heads. The bike stand is in the kit, I made the “rack” to the cowling on from the plated the wheels came on, and the rather but obligatory drip stand card

Thanks for looking.

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Honda RC166 250
Honda RC166 250
Honda RC166 250
Honda RC166 250


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