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Honda NS500GP Motorcycle

Honda NS500GP

This was the first motorcycle model from ABC that I made, taken from the commemorative book Zlatá Kniha Vystřihovánek. It is a design by Richard Vyškovský first published in 1986.

The hand-drawn model is very simple, with the main bodywork concealing what otherwise might be details of the engine and frame. Most cylindrical parts are left to the modeller to produce from wooden toothpicks, but I rolled them from paper. I also had to redraw some of the main parts to get a reasonable fit, particularly around the rear arm. Finally, I made a new chain, and rounded tyres instead of the very square-section ones provided.

The original model is at a scale of 1:12, so my version is reduced to 86%.

Front left Front right
Rear left Rear right