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Custom Maisto GSXR600

I couldn’t find a scale model of my exact bike in the right color.

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Photo: Have you ever been at a party and while
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I had to get this yellow one.

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Photo: You were taking a piss you accidentally leaned into the wall
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Time to improvise.

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Photo: Too hard and ended up pissing all over your khakis
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I had to kill the yellow with primer and white.

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Photo: Then you take off your khakis and put them in the sink
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Three coats of transparent blue ended up looking pretty freaking close.

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Photo: So now instead of entering the room with piss all over your khakis
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Once I figured out I could replicate the color I moved on to the wheels.

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Photo: Now they’re wet and wrinkly as hell from wringing them out
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They’re a hair light on the blue.

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Photo: And now you feel real stupid for making your khakis look dumb as shit
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But it’s hard to tell with it together. Next up was the exhaust.

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Photo: But what really was the other option?
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I ordered the gold decibel killer to make it rideable.

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Photo: Nobody wants to be mister pee pants
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Then tried to make it.

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Photo: So now I look like a homeless person
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Not bad.

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Photo: Instead of mister pee pants
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I have a big box of plastics for the bike so I think I can delete the decals.

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Photo: I mean, if it was to happen. I’m just asking for a friend.
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We’ll see.

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