Yamaha YZF-R1 (blue color)

Discussion in 'Commercial & Civilian Vehicles' started by Wendigo, Feb 16, 2009.

  1. Wendigo

    Wendigo Member

    New project: the YZF R1
    Paper: 160gsm
    *Little advice: find a PDF editor and rearrange the parts space-efficiently - the original sheets are organized to make the building easier but it's a waste of paper in my opinion.

    I will be using as few of the original tabs as possible and relay on interior tabs (butt joining).

    The building will go in the order from the instructions sheet.

    Front Cowl
    I found the instructions giving too little information as to how the part A1 look like that's why I added some photos from different angles.
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    I'm not finished with this part as it needs some filler on those gaps and some painting there.
  2. Wendigo

    Wendigo Member

    Front Cowl (cont.)

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    For the windshield I used clear film:
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  3. Wendigo

    Wendigo Member

    Front Fender

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  4. Wendigo

    Wendigo Member

    Front Fender assembled

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  5. Wendigo

    Wendigo Member


    For parts B4/B9 I didn't use the tabs.
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  6. Wendigo

    Wendigo Member

    Meter assembled

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  7. zealousy

    zealousy Member

    wow the R1 was my first ever papercraft :) Actually I built two. One as per the intended model and another Streetfighter spec without the cowlings and a new paint job. And I'll probably build another one just for the fun of it! Vary cool model and glad to see you building it! You've done a great job so far! like the clear screen!
  8. Wendigo

    Wendigo Member

    Brake Caliper

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  9. Wendigo

    Wendigo Member

    Brake Caliper assembled

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    I'm not sure that corner stands out that way, hope to find out later.
  10. Wendigo

    Wendigo Member


    So far I thought I'm doing well
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    until I realized some holes were smaller - corrected below
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    Here's a dry fit (well something close to that - only the handles are glued)
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  11. sjsquirrel

    sjsquirrel Member

    Looking fabulous Wendigo. I haven't tackled one yet, but I will definitely be building one of these kits someday. With a detailed build thread like this one to use as reference I may just have to give preference to this particular model.

    Keep up the great work,

  12. CK Styles

    CK Styles Senior Member

    Keep up the good work ....
  13. Wendigo

    Wendigo Member

    Frame 1

    For parts c-3/4 I left out some tabs:
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    and this is how it turned out:
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  14. Wendigo

    Wendigo Member

    Side stand

    I read in a post that it would look "sweet" if the model would have a pivoting one
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    I will use a .6 mm zinc wire bended after a twisted S shape, parts c-9 and c-10 and also in the picture are the tools used to bend the wire.The blue line shows where the wire ends.

    Here the wire is inserted inside part c-9. With the tweezers the bended end of the wire is inserted through the holes made in both of the parts: Picture 019.jpg

    :curse:wall1 I made a mistake:
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    The small end is bended in the wrong side - it should be in the other side (mirrored, the red line represents the right way).

    When closing the part c-10, glue should be applied only on the margins carefully not to glue the wire. The picture shows the moment before closing it:
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    And finished
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  15. zealousy

    zealousy Member

    Very nice Wendigo...keep up the good work :) I'm currently working on the XJR 1300 from the same site :)
  16. Wendigo

    Wendigo Member


    Here are the parts for this step BUT...
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    c7/c8 came out twisted:cry:. Time for some "plastic surgery":
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    Decided not to build Frame1 yet. I will build the engine and then the frame around it.

    Frame 2
    Attention is needed when gluing so that it's not twisted.
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  17. Wendigo

    Wendigo Member

    Fuel Tank

    Not a problem here, just glue the 2 parts starting from the back side
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  18. zealousy

    zealousy Member

    Had the same problem with the frame. It helps if you used lighter paper for the frame. That way you'll be able to manipulate the shape around the engine if the frame doesn't come out right. And getting the frame right is quite difficult. Even the smallest twitch will distort the whole thing...Your build is looking so clean :) keep it up!
  19. Wendigo

    Wendigo Member

    Under Cowl

    I thought I was careless when I scored, bended and glued the tabs:oops:.Oh, well...

    On to the next:
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  20. Wendigo

    Wendigo Member

    Seat Cowl

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