Kit Details

Tamiya 1/12 Yamaha Virago XV1000 '84 - Overview

Kit Contents (#14044)
A:Black:23, B:Grey:23, C:Chrome:61, D:Clear:6

5 screws, 2 rear shock springs, black thick & thin vinyl tubing, two rubber like tires

Total of  123 parts

Colour Schemes
Lacquer: MS-11
Gloss Acrylic:
X-1, 4, 5, 6, 7, 11, 12, 18, 24, 26, 27
Flat Acrylic: XF-1, 15, 16
Release History
1985/?? - 1200
2000/05 - 1600
The kit calls for the gas tank and side covers to be painted Maroon from their line of spray cans. Unfortunately the paint attacked the primer I had used and I ended up stripping these pieces. Also, the spray can made an absolute mess and now I refuse to use anything but an airbrush or hand brush for painting. I ended up painting bike gloss black.

I'm really pleased with the way this kit turned out. Especially considering there was so much chrome that I dread.

The "gold plating" on the engine and around light housings is accomplished by painting with Tamiya's X24 Clear Yellow as per instructions. I was amazed at how good this ended up looking.

Completed November 1,1996






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