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Thinking Small: A 1/18 Bike...in 1/24 Scale

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  • Member since
    December, 2005
  • From: Upstate New York
Thinking Small: A 1/18 Bike...in 1/24 Scale
Posted by spencer1984 on Wednesday, August 14, 2019 12:02 PM

This year I've been working on models of stuff from books, comics, and other static art pieces.  One day working at the bench, the mind went wandering in search of more project ideas and came back with one of my favorite series from when I was a kid: The Mouse and the Motorcycle.

I figured a 1/18 motorcycle would be about the right size, then I scaled that down so it would fit with my other 1/24 scale models. That makes it about 1/430 scale, a little under a quarter inch long. There was nothing even close to what I wanted out there, so I scratch built this from bits of plastic and wire:

  • Member since
    January, 2019
  • From: Burleson, TX. Grew up in Pittsburg and Whitehouse TX
Posted by ModelTexan1 on Wednesday, August 14, 2019 3:57 PM

Very cool.  If you touch it and hum like a motorcycle does it move like in the books?  Big Smile

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    January, 2017
Posted by 195X on Wednesday, August 14, 2019 7:47 PM

Love it! Always wanted to see the mouse and Stuart Little race. :)

My favorite color is clear. I am also ambidexterous, I can screw up equally well with either hand. I am 53 years old and been building for most of that time. :)

On the bench... somewhere. Pink Panther show car, 1978 Dodge Magnum Charger Daytona Midnight edition SE 300. Mongrel T.

  • Member since
    July, 2007
  • From: Smokey Point, WA
Posted by Stew on Wednesday, August 14, 2019 11:21 PM

Awesome, that was one of my favorite books as a kid and I've probably read it 100 times! Now you need to make the ambulance he drives to transport the asprin tablet Wink

On the bench: Where to begin...

  • Member since
    January, 2005
  • From: sunny Sydney, Australia
Posted by nottheband on Thursday, August 15, 2019 12:16 AM

Looking at this is making my head spin.  Great work, spencer.  Cheers.

Steve

  • Member since
    December, 2005
  • From: Upstate New York
Posted by spencer1984 on Thursday, August 15, 2019 2:16 PM

Thanks, guys!

Stew

Now you need to make the ambulance he drives to transport the asprin tablet Wink

I hadn't thought of that, brilliant!  I was thinking maybe the Laser XL7, but I like the ambulance idea.  I'll need to make a 1/24 desk to glue them all to so I don't lose them!

  • Member since
    December, 2003
  • From: Nova Scotia
Posted by Bainford on Tuesday, August 20, 2019 6:22 AM

Very cool subject, and well done. Very 'outside the box'.

We may need to change your screen name to Spencer Tweezerhands.

Perfection is achieved not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.
       - Antoine de Saint-Exepury

Trevor

  • Member since
    December, 2005
  • From: Upstate New York
Posted by spencer1984 on Wednesday, August 21, 2019 6:30 AM
Haha, thanks!

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