Kit Details
Build Notes

Tamiya 1/35 J.G.S.D.F. Motorcycle Reconnaissance Set - Overview

Kit Contents (#35245)
Y:Khaki Drab: 40, Z:Khaki Drab:11

Total of 51 pieces (24 for the bike and 27 for the figures)

Colour Schemes
Khaki Drab
Gloss Acrylic: X-6, 7, 10, 11, 18
Flat Acrylic: XF-1, 5, 15, 49, 51, 57, 58, 59, 62, 63, 64
Release History
2000/09/26 - 700
In 1975, the Japan Ground Self Defense Force (J.G.S.D.F.) began to employ a 250cc off-road motorcycle for reconnaissance use. 

The J.G.S.D.F. Motorcycle Reconnaissance Set is a very nice little kit. The kit contains a 250cc modern motocrosser and two J.G.S.D.F. figures. Tamiya doesn't mention what make or year the bike is, but it is actually a Honda XLR 250R.

The motorcycle is extremely well detailed for such a limited number of pieces. Too bad injection moulding can't provide better spoke details. Hopefully a Aber or Eduard will release a PE set for this kit. The rider is equipped with binoculars, Type 89 rifle, bayonet, flashlight and other highly detailed accessories.

Motorcycle completed December 31, 2000

Diorama completed April 30, 2004




1:1 References

Muw's Toybox: Honda XLR250R pictures

Contact Coaster
Last revised on: May 9, 2004
Copyright 1998-2004, Kenneth W. Hartlen. All rights reserved.

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