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Offline IvotB

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1:32 mechanic and bicycles
« on: April 11, 2013, 12:14:03 AM »
In finishing my diorama with the LVA Fokker D.VII I would like to add a bicycle and a mechanic working on the engine. So far I have found lots of pilots and officers, sometimes clearly german or english, but somehow I miss the mechanic. As it is a plane on a dutch airfield (Soesterberg) a bicycle would be one of the most obvious additions.

I tried Verlinden, WNW and others, but I don't seem to find what I am looking for. Maybe it doesn't exist, but perhaps somebody has some suggestions.

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Re: 1:32 mechanic and bicycles
« Reply #1 on: April 11, 2013, 07:33:30 AM »
I vaguely remember somewhere someone doing WWII German Bicycles with etch spokes. Unfortunately for the life of me I can't remember where.

Mechanics wise, there are a few about or maybe mod a suitable figue maybe?

bicycles may be Tamiya Aber do an etch set to fit http://www.hannants.co.uk/product/TA35240

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« Last Edit: April 11, 2013, 07:36:32 AM by kornbeef »
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Re: 1:32 mechanic and bicycles
« Reply #2 on: April 11, 2013, 07:47:17 AM »
Have a look here, there are two mechanics available   http://store.modelkasten.com/shopbrand/020/X

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Re: 1:32 mechanic and bicycles
« Reply #3 on: April 11, 2013, 08:22:27 AM »
Tamiya does a 1/35th set of two WW2 German soldiers with bicycles. If 'authenticity' is not crucial, then these cycles could look quite at home tucked slightly in the background of a diorama. The scale difference is slight provided they are not the focus of the scene.

This may not be perfect but to my knowledge there are no WW1 bicycle models in 1/32 and the Tamiya set is the next best, and freely available.

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Re: 1:32 mechanic and bicycles
« Reply #4 on: April 11, 2013, 08:41:07 AM »
The bicycle pictured below is in 1:35 scale, it has some good PE parts and goes together quite easily, in a diorama it looks the part. I found this kit on ebay a few years ago and at the time only cost me $10, I don't know the brand of the kit, sorry.

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Re: 1:32 mechanic and bicycles
« Reply #5 on: April 11, 2013, 09:34:42 AM »
Thanks a lot for the hints. The bicycles look good to me. Just some small adaptation will have them look like a dutch bicycle. If the scale would be 1:35 that wouldn't be a problem as the wheel diameter in the Netherlands is mostly larger than in other countries. In the Netherlands 28inch is a normal mens bicycle, while in other countries a lot of bicycles have 26inch.

The mechanics might do, just my japanese seems insufficient to be able to order anything from modelkasten. I tried their site earlier, but couldn't find the link you just provided. Now I can see them. I just have to do something with the funny hats. They look german or more eastern europe to me. I haven't seen such hats on pictures around 1920 in the Netherlands.

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Ivo

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Re: 1:32 mechanic and bicycles
« Reply #6 on: April 11, 2013, 11:42:09 AM »
Des, would this be the one you built?
http://www.luckymodel.com/scale.aspx?item_no=PE%2035256
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Re: 1:32 mechanic and bicycles
« Reply #7 on: April 11, 2013, 12:22:31 PM »
Very close Bud but not the exact same one as I built. This one would be just as good and even though it is WW2 it can be modified slightly, thanks for the link.

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Re: 1:32 mechanic and bicycles
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Re: 1:32 mechanic and bicycles
« Reply #9 on: April 11, 2013, 05:55:55 PM »
And here is another (German?) one from Scalelink

'Army issue' Bicycle with carrier Ref: SMEG09 



http://www.scalelink.co.uk/acatalog/Army_Equipment2.html