Review & Unboxing 

Unboxing: Tamiya Yamaha YZR-M1 50th Anniversary versions 1/12 14114 and 14115

Today i’m going to unbox the Tamiya Yamaha YZR-M1 50th Anniversary versions in 1/12th scale.

In 2005, Rossi and the Factory Yamaha team proved to be even more dominant than the year before. Rossi immediately began the season by capturing pole and winning the first round in Spain in a controversial manner, colliding with the Gresini Honda of Sete Gibernau on the last lap. He scored a second-place finish in Portugal but then went on to take five consecutive victories from the Chinese to the Dutch rounds, including three pole positions in France, Italy and Assen.
At the first United States round since 1994, Rossi struggled and finish in third place whilst local hero Nicky Hayden won the race. Rossi bounced back by picking up three more wins, starting from a pole-victory in a rainy Great Britain and two regular victories in Germany, holding off Gibernau on the last lap, and the Czech Republic.
Rossi’s first and only non-podium and retirement of the season came at the Japanese round, when he collided with Marco Melandri during a failed overtaking attempt. After Motegi, Rossi scored a podium in the form of second place in Malaysia and back-to-back wins in Qatar and Australia, beating Nicky Hayden for the victory. He finished the season with a second and third-place finish at the inaugural Turkish and the Valencian Community rounds.
Rossi finished the season in first place with a total of 367 points, 147 points ahead of second-place finisher Marco Melandri and captured his fourth MotoGP, fifth top class and seventh overall championship in Sepang with four races remaining. He won 11 races including wins in three rain-affected races at Shanghai, Le Mans and Donington.

The Tamiya Yamaha YZR-M1 50th Anniversary versions are in the usual Tamiya boxes with the finished model up front with some information about the model. The Box is the normal bike format. On the side of the box some more information about the bike with a clear view on the engine. Both versions are the same kit. The only difference is the decalsheet.

Let’s start the unboxing!

The first parts you see are the wheels, nuts and polycaps. Also included are the screwdriver and black hose for the brakes.

A white sprue contains the bodywork of the bike.

The frame is presented in a grey sprue including brakes, radiator and exhaust. In the same bag you get de front nose in white plastic and the clear part.

A black sprue contains the wheels, suspension, brakes and chain parts.

Then you get to the decals.

The paperwork comes with some background information of the bike and of course the building instructions. These are typical Tamiya. Easy to read and clear instructions.

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