Honda RC213V ’15 Marc VDS Racing – Scott Redding

Manufacturer:

Tamiya
No:
14130
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Scale/Size/Parts:

Scale: 1/12
Length: 173mm
Parts: 144

Paint:

Zero Paints:
ZP-1385 Marc VDS Honda set,
ZP-1050 Semi Gloss Black,
ZP-M1000 Chrome,
ZP-7032 Titanium Silver

Extras:

Pitwall: HONDA RC213V Team Marc VDS 12D-002 decals,
Tamiya: Honda RC213V ’14 Front Fork Set 12667,
Top Studio: foot pegs TD23172, Exhaust tips TD23174, Exhaust springs TD23019 Assorted detail MotoGP PE set TD23027
MFH Rain tyres MFH P993

Honda have used the RC213V since 2012 as their factory entry for the MotoGP class. Since it was introduced the RC213V has won the MotoGP class title 5 times with rider Marc Marquez. Powered by a four-stroke V4 1.0l engine it is able to reach a top speed of over 200mph.

2015 British GP MotoGP, Scott Redding

In addition to the two works Hondas there were two satellite teams. For the 2015 season LCR, who had run a satellite Honda since 2006, was joined by the Marc VDS team. The team choose Britain Scott Redding as their sole rider.

Previously Scott had ridden for the team in Moto 2 between 2010 – 2013. However for 2014 he had moved into MotoGP with the Gresini Honda team. Re-joining Marc VDS  for 2015 a 3rdplace finish at the San Marino GP was his best finish.

The Kit,

Tamiya released the Repsol Honda RC213V kit in 2016. In addition French model company Pitwall had made a decal set of the 2015 Marc VDS team. The chance to build a model of British rider Scott Redding was something I was not going to pass up.

The Build,

There were numerous detailing sets available for the build. I chose to use the Tamiya fork set, Top Studio foot pegs, exhaust tips, springs and detail PE set. Additionally I purchased MFH Bridgestone rain tyres, expensive but they look good.

Happily Zero paints had made a set of paints to compliment the Marc VDS scheme of blue and metallic grey. As well as using their semi-gloss Black to complete the body work I used Chrome and Titanium silver on the chassis.

Finally for the finish I used the Zero Paints 2k Gloss Clearcoat set.

Conclusion,

While some of the decals were hard to put on this was down to the contours of the surface and not the quality of them. As expected the kit didn’t have issues and all the hard work was in getting the painting and decals correct.

This is one of my favourite builds that I have done so far.