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1914 German Wanderer Motorcycle

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Figure Mad, Jan 31, 2010.

  1. Figure Mad Well-Known Member

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    United-Kingdom
    Hi Guys

    I have decided to show you a little scratch build I have been doing fro a Group Build on another forum, it is WW1 Flight related, Its a little piece involving a ModelCellar Werner Voss and as the title says a 1914 German Wander Motorcycle that Voss used to ride. What is in the images below is the result of two solid days scratch building with a couple of days more of detailing to do before painting.

    Dave

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  2. housecarl A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    Great work Dave. Is it plasticard and rod?
    Carl.

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  3. mil-mart A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    Dave, absolutely amazing and looking forward to seeing it painted. You didn't by any chance do a SBS of the bike build you could post. :cool:

    Cheers Ken
  4. Figure Mad Well-Known Member

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    United-Kingdom
    Hi Carl - Plasticard, rod, a little lead sheet, and 1 piece of fuze wire - so far......

    Ken - Sorry, trying to get it done in time for a GB, so didn’t really take many pics to be honest
  5. Jamie Stokes Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Australia
    Looks good Dave,
    the bike helps give some story to it.

    I know you didn't take any WIP shots, how did you make the tyre? particularly with the spokes, as it looks pretty precise! (y)

    Cheers
  6. John Long Active Member

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    United-States
    Nice job on the motorcycle Dave. This will be an excellent project.
  7. davidmitchell A Fixture

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    Scotland
    Looking good Dave, will look great when it is painted.

    Cheers David
  8. Dan Morton A Fixture

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    United-States
    Outstanding!

    All the best,
    Dan
  9. fanai Well-Known Member

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    Australia
    that is an original idea - great work
    Ian
  10. Christos Well-Known Member

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    Greece
    Can't wait to see more updates,Great work on the bike my friend!!!
    christos
  11. Figure Mad Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Thanks Guys

    Carl, I see you put up an image thanks for that, its good to see lots of images coming out, but the one in your image is a later Wanderer, in your picture the frame splits and goes around the outside of the engine this was changed to this set up around 1915. On Werners bike you can see the V twin sits in a single tube that goes under the engine. But saying its wrong is not right either, they had a habit of carrying things over to newer models apart from the frame, if you think about it these early bikes were under just as much development as the planes he flew.

    Dave
  12. tonydawe A Fixture

    Country:
    Australia
    Fantastic concept Dave. The bike wedgie is a great idea, and perfectly compliments Werner's relaxed pose. Can't wait to see it painted.
  13. megroot A Fixture

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Wonderfull, really great.

    Marc
  14. 1969 A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    i`ve just been counting the spokes and im sure there are a couple missing.....:p

    Just kidding mate this is a real nice piece of scratchbuilding which goes with an equaly great figure, i like the idea behind this one and the fact it is very original, look forward to seeing it painted.

    Steve(y)
  15. kansas kid Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    OhMa'Gosh . . what a creative piece.

    Re the Voss photograph, I have seen it a number of times, but never in all
    my imaginative moments have I thought that some very talented artist
    would come forward with a concept like what you are doing, Dave.

    This is just fantastic. What a clever and creative idea. . . Ah, to be so
    talented. I sincerely hope you derive much pleasure from it.

    rick
  16. bonehead A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Dave,

    Awesome project! I really like the idea and I am sure that Voss will look great with your bike.

    One thing that troubles my eye though, why only half a bike? Sure doing two matching wheels would be a pain, but it looks a little strange with the bike cut off and hanging in the air as it does.

    Even at that, it is an impressive piece of modeling. Where's Wencho when we need him? Yo Alex, let's see some of your scooters for inspiration!

    Mike
  17. Diegoff A Fixture

    Country:
    Spain
    I do like this! Great idea and piece of modelling!
    It reminds me those bikes of Wencho too.
  18. mao A Fixture

    Country:
    Italy
    This is a really interesting idea. I hope to see it finished soon!(y)
  19. Roc Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Dave, fantastic work, looking forward to seeing it painted.

    Cheers
    Roc
  20. Figure Mad Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Thanks very much guys, its been a challenge to get this far, some appreciation has to go to Mike for sculpting such a great piece, such a natural pose, and to Paul at ModelCellar for producing it, along with the Billy Bishop they are the two best WW1 54mm figures around.

    Mike, I can understand your reservations on the bike being cut short, but at the end of the day it was only made to have something behind the figure once I had painted it...... thanks again for sculpting a great figure

    Dave

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