Iconic racing motorcycle models
Considering the sheer number of models available, Scientific MHD focuses on the robustness and reliability of the brands they distribute. Sourcing from credible manufacturers such as Hasegawa Hobby Kits is therefore an important factor. The Japanese company began manufacturing its first models in the 1950s. They then introduced plastic in 1961 to promote their models on a larger scale. Since then, Hasegawa has continued to gain notoriety among hobbyists with the production of boats, planes and cars, catering for a bigger public with their scaled-down versions of European vehicles. Most of the motorcycle models we stock come from the Hasegawa workshops, and so this brand should not be overlooked!
The majority of our motorcycle models come in a 1:12 scale, which is the favourite size for bikers. Dozens of these two-wheelers have been copied from some of the most popular and prestigious motorcycle manufacturers, including Honda, Suzuki and Yamaha. You will find several classic models from Kawasaki, and also a selection of sports bikes, including some symbolic models. This is certainly the case for the Yamaha YZR500, which was ridden in turn by several riders, including Giacomo Agostini, Kenny Roberts, Eddie Lawson and Wayne Rainey, to name but a few. The Yamaha YZR500 took to the track and won many championships from the 1970s until the early 2000s. You can also discover Kenny Roberts's Yamaha model, the Team Roberts of 1988, which was the World Champion of 500 cc in 1993. Or the Honda RS250RW, which shone in the 250 cc world championships from the mid-1980s. These motorcycles come in kits to assemble (with glue) and paint yourself.
How do you paint your motorcycle model ?
To paint your model, you'll find a full range of paints to choose from on our website. Glossy, matt or satin, dozens and dozens of acrylic shades are available, in all colours. Our paints have been carefully developed by LifeColor, who are specialists in the field. Acrylics when used on plastic have a high covering power and can also be used on resin, vinyl, wood, ceramics or even fabric. What's more, they can be diluted with water.
Bear in mind the following tips for a perfect finish to your motorcycle model. Adding a few drops of Thickener will increase the density of the paint, and an acrylic primer will bring out the details which is essential when painting something that has more than 200 parts !