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joe smith13/02/2018 02:15:20
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do we have any cycling builds? I have found several box-reviews on YTube and a couple of builds, but surely with the talented detailers here someone has gone all out/ full etch on one of the 1:35 bicycle kits on the market. my search-foo is pretty week and I keep coming up blank so I must not be using the correct term(s).

if someone could point me, it would be appreciated. thanks

Chas Kenny13/02/2018 16:57:34
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Joe,

If you want ordinary pushbikes, try Diopark Models. They produce ordinary pushbikes under reference: 35009. They also British Military Bikes (which are collapsible) under reference: 35010.

These are produced in plastic and have brass details. The spokes are either plastic moulded to the wheels, or brass which need to be added. You get 2 bikes in set.

If you are happy to work in white metal and bbrass, have a look at Scale Link. They produce a British Great War bike in 1/32 scale. I don't have any prices. However, Scale Link have got a web site.

Chas

John Race13/02/2018 17:20:14
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Joe .

MB models did a German Soldier with a bike 1939 1942 Model No MB35171 Seen it on evil Bay today .

John.

Peter Gillson13/02/2018 17:35:37
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Hi Joe

I recall Tamiya producing a set of two biles and I think Aber produced an etxhed brass set to detail them. Somewhere like Hannants may stock them

Peter

Dave Ward13/02/2018 20:22:38
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Joe,

you're right, not many pushbike builds, I came up with **LINK**

 

I'm sure there are more, but a lot of people put whimsical unsearchable titles on their threads - which doesn't help, and pushbikes appear on dioramas, and not be mentioned specifically.

Dave

Edited By Dave Ward on 13/02/2018 20:24:06

Jason Crausby13/02/2018 23:16:40
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I did this a couple of years back ??

Jason

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Jason Crausby13/02/2018 23:18:02
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joe smith13/02/2018 23:37:01
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thanks for the leads & link. I didn't ever think to try "pushbike" - or even hear the term! - until now. nice job on the display, Jason. now I've got research to do tonight.

joe smith14/02/2018 02:28:18
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maybe to turn this thread into a source of reference rather than just one modelers query, I will post some findings from my research in hopes others will do the same.

https://web.ipmsusa3.org/content/german-soldier-bicyclist-1939-1942

www.dragonusaonline.com/item_detail.aspx?ItemCode=LNRLE35065

https://www.tamiyausa.com/items/plastic-model-series-20/1-35-scale-military-miniature-12000/german-soldiers-with-bicycles-35240

https://internethobbies.com/products/mtb-35171

http://www.missing-lynx.com/reviews/britain/tamiya35333reviewbg_1.html

https://secure.hlj.com/product/RYMRM259/Mil

https://www.ebay.com/i/132380921017?chn=ps

this is where it becomes more interesting. working headlight!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j6SKqxy8GKg

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OY1E2Vr9h0I

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gVwXRwgGwSc

joe smith14/02/2018 10:20:39
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www.finescalerr.com/smf/index.php?topic=1931.0

from one of my favorite builders: http://www.finescalerr.com/smf/index.php?topic=1974.0

http://www.aber.net.pl/detal,368.html - thanks again for the link; I did not know Aber made a photo etch set for bicycles

 

 http://www.aber.net.pl/gallery,4,66.html

 

Edited By joe smith on 14/02/2018 10:22:02

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