1/9 Scale Airborne Welbike

Discussion in 'Figure News' started by 1969, Jun 27, 2020.

  1. 1969 A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Latest release in the 1/9 range is this model of the British Airborne Welbike, used for the Market Garden operation in containers the bike could be quickly unpacked, assembled and put into use. Kit is cast in resin with additional silicone tubing included for replicating the brake, clutch cable and Spark plug lead.

    Available now from Reedees Miniatures Ltd

    RM209
    Sculptor Steve Readdie
    Resin
    Price £60 plus £5 worldwide shipping.

    RM209 Box art WIP 3.jpg
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  2. valiant A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    My grandad bought up a whole load of these after the war. Loads of lads bought them to go to work on in Stoke....!!(y)
    Tom W., 1969, Nap and 1 other person like this.
  3. housecarl A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    Superb finish Steve.(y)
    1969 likes this.
  4. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Hi Steve

    Great release there ...would make a fine display perhaps against a sign post ?

    .......I wonder if there might be a rider ?

    Thanks for sharing

    Nap
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  5. 1969 A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    Quite possibly :)

    Steve... Shame he didn't keep a couple by for you, worth a small fortune now.

    Carl... Thanks mate, was a lot of work but enjoyed the new challenge.

    Steve
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  6. Helm A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Been worth the wait mate, lovely looking bit of kit
    Steve
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  7. Woods457 Active Member

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    United-Kingdom
    Nice work Steve..

    Will there be a 1/16th version too?

    Regards Ian
    Nap and 1969 like this.
  8. Martin Rohmann A Fixture

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    Germany
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    Cheers
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  9. 1969 A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    Hi Ian, yes that is the plan, the 1/9 version was a practice run before doing the 1/16 version.
    Cheers
    Steve
  10. Woods457 Active Member

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    United-Kingdom
    Great, count me in for a 1/16..

    Is everything alright with your email address, i've tried sending you a few messages?

    Regards Ian
  11. grasshopper Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Canada
    You have a super model..I am nervous of fragility tho..must be a real chore casting it and shipping without ending up in pile of shards. Not to mention the courage required to assemble without damaging anything. A great detailing project, maybe finding suitable aftermarket chain from the model moto community..
    1969 likes this.
  12. Martin Rohmann A Fixture

    Country:
    Germany
    Para Welbike in civil use in India today...:

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    Just like the competition model, the "Corgi Bike" ...:

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    Cheers
    1969, Nap and grasshopper like this.
  13. grasshopper Well-Known Member

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    Canada
    That’s so cool Martin
  14. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Hi Steve

    I am sure with a figure it will be amazing

    Good pics from Martin as well

    Nap
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  15. Richie A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    Anything I have have ever received from Steve (and I've had a lot of parcels from him) has always reached me in perfect condition. Packaging is always top notch. As for the fragility are you talking about your modelling skills!!!! or the way the bike looks. I have seen all the breakdown parts of this kit long before it was released on here and it is superbly engineered and robustly designed. I could understand concerns may be for 1/35 scale but not 1/9. As for a chore casting, Steve is one of the best the mould makers and casters I have worked with and he engineer's the chore out it.
    Helm likes this.
  16. Richie A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Hi Steve,
    Great to see you have pushed this one out in the market place. A superbly engineered kit(y):cool:.
    cheers
    Richie
  17. grasshopper Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Canada
    Not criticizing at all Ritchie..but resin is more brittle than other media notwithstanding the maker..would be good to have some actual pictures of the parts..only suggesting is a challenging thing due nature of the material and not challenging the maker..no matter the scale resin bike chains ..that’s going to be fun times to clean up and finish without damaging
  18. Steve Ski Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Awesome work Stevo. Funny, a local friend found one of these in our area in the junk yard, completely intact. I'll bet it's worth a pretty penny.

    Excellent build Amigo!
    1969 and Helm like this.
  19. Huw63 A Fixture

    Country:
    Switzerland
    That's a great kit.

    Cheers

    Huw
    1969 likes this.
  20. 1969 A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    He's a lucky man to find one and intact as well, if in good original condition probably worth in region of £15,000 :)
    Cheers
    Steve

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