Honda NSR 500 HB Honda (1989 WGP500) 1:12 Scale Hasegawa Model Kit #21714 Review

2015 October 15
by Doug

Right On Replicas, LLC Step-by-Step Review 20151015*
Honda NSR 500 HB Honda (1989 WGP500) 1:12 Scale Hasegawa Model Kit #21714 Review

Review and Photos by James Yeager James Yaeger II Thumbnail

This motorcycle was brought out in 1984 for the Grand Prix Motorcycle Racing. With the Honda NSR500 the Honda team won 10 500cc World Championship Races from 1984 to the present. They won six races in a row from 1994-1999. In 1989 Honda received their third world championship. The Honda NSR500 had a top speed of 190 mph.


For the Modeler: This review covers the Hasegawa Honda NSR 500 HB Motorcycle (1989 WGP500) 1:12 Scale Model Kit #21714. It is a Skill Level 3 kit for the advanced. The pieces are molded in grey, white, clear, black vinyl tires with waterslide decals. There are 000b 179 pieces to this kit with very well laid out instructions.  The details in this kit are outstanding.  The only challenge is to match them with your ability.  Nearly every piece of the original vehicle is represented in this kit which features; a detailed multi-part engine and a highly detailed suspension.  There is also one very nice waterslide decal sheet with markings for one version; Team “HB Honda”, 1989 WGP500 6th place rider: Pierfrancesco Chili.   Finished dimensions are: Length: 7¼”, Width: 3¼”, Height: 5¼”.


Covered in this Review:  If you want to perfect your build; basic construction; preparing parts for better finishing; alternate assembly sequence suggestions for fit and ease of finishing; part names included in the part callouts; custom paint mixing information is included; complete paint and adhesive selections and applications; test fitting; suspension build sequence;  front wheel version consideration; engine wiring details; fairing, fender and gas tank construction and finishing; fork assembly and installation methods; decal preparation and application; removing unwanted logos are discussed; mounting the directional tire properly; how to repair missing hose/cable attachment points; cable and hose routing methods; cowl installation sequence; masking methods shown; cowl assembly sequence highlighted; repairing glue seams; using the stand as a construction aid; detailing the brake calipers; coil spring installation procedure; detailed frame construction; modifying the frame for proper brace bar fitment; engine installation technique; hose and cable creation and installation; using decal setting solution for that “painted on” look; radiator and exhaust construction and installation; complete engine construction and finishing; suspension construction and detailing; are all fully examined in this extensive 32 page, full-color Step-by-Step review in PDF format.


100% money back guarantee!

Click the Buy Now link below to purchase the full Step-by-Step review for $4.95 USD.


Important – You MUST click on the “Return to Right on Replicas, LLC” link after you’ve made your purchase to download your review!




Right On Replicas, LLC ©2015 All rights reserved. *All registered trademarks are the property of their respective brands. Follow the manufacturer’s safety recommendations for any product mentioned here.

No comments yet

Leave a Reply

Note: You can use basic XHTML in your comments. Your email address will never be published.

Subscribe to this comment feed via RSS