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Completed Critique Slow Rider

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by John Bowery, Apr 6, 2011.

  1. John Bowery A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Dear Friends, This has been a long haul as we have been busy updating my wife's Quilting machine and a lot of time was spent on checking out new machines and prices etc. Finally got him done and think he came out OK.
    The excellent kit is from Scorpio models and is heavy.
    I made some minor modifications to the kit and some additions.
    I turned the head of the snail as they are going around a corner. I then added a leather belt to hide the join so I did not have to add scales. Then added a German cross medallion to the front of the collar on a drop leather "v".

    slowrider001edt.jpg

    slowrider 002edt.jpg

    The Excitement is who can cross the road first. I sculpted a tortoise racing across ahead of the snail. Since it is fantasy I did not worry to much about size but made him a large tortoise looking back to see if he made it?

    The wind is blowing toward the snail and rider and hence the flag and smoke from the stacks are blowing sideways and they are not going fast enough to beat the wind?

    slowrider 003edt.jpg

    I made a license plate to go on the back and added MV lenses for the brake lights and turn indicators.

    slowrider 005edt.jpg

    The other liberties I took with the kit was to substitute Stainless Steel telescopic tubing for the front forks to take into account the turning of the head. I also used the SS tubing for the exhausts and foot rest. Added chrome bolts to the footrest and leather trails from the handle bars, and the peed sign on the road.
    There is a rock carving on the rocks that are lining the road. The snail trail has some Xmas card glitter on the trail so that it has a sparkling effect. The snail base is screwed to the Thomas Base thanks to one of Guy's post for the idea of screwing it to the base. The colours have a luminessence to them.

    Then of course their is all the critters watching the atrocities of the road hog.

    I am looking for a title to title this piece and would like a short title.
    I have
    Road hog.
    Beat ya!! Ha Ha.

    This was a fun kit, just a long road to the finish line.

    All comments are welcome and gratefully received.
    Hope that you enjoy something a little different.
    Cheers
    John

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    Ineluki, fanai, unknown01 and 15 others like this.
  2. Meehan34 A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    very fun and very cool. I remember the snail in the painting thread when you were looking for fantasy colors. I always wondered what was up with this snail. now I know!
  3. alexwencho Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
  4. gordy Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    John :)

    Very cool indeed — I dig the colours, the base and all the little additions! (y)
  5. redhorse Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    That's hilarious! I love it!
  6. rheath Active Member

    Country:
    South-Africa
    Ditto !
  7. megroot A Fixture

    Country:
    Netherlands
    That's a very funny and cool piece of work.

    marc
  8. billyturnip A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Great fun piece of work and very well done John.

    Roger.
  9. Gellso A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Brilliantly done. Obviously loads of work went into this piece and it's paid off great.
  10. Major_Goose Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Greece
    brilliant ! i have to paint mine ..but i am still looking for some additional details !!!

    Very good work \

    Costas
  11. pmfs A Fixture

    Country:
    Portugal
    Hi John!

    It seems Peter Fonda (Captain America) in Easy rider movie.(y)
    Great work with fantastic presentation.
    Thanks for sharing!
  12. housecarl A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Great narrative, and superb painting and detaling.
    Carl.
  13. rheath Active Member

    Country:
    South-Africa
    Sweet my man - like it a lot, great painting too John.
  14. Sambaman Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Super fun piece John!! The slime trail is a perfect addition....

    Jay H.
  15. Dan Morton A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    LOLOLOL! Great stuff!

    All the best,
    Dan
  16. mil-mart A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    John, an excellent fun piece, so much detailwork love it.

    Cheers Ken
  17. Bone Active Member

    Country:
    Singapore
    Brilliant John! Bet Maureen loves it too!

    ~ basil
  18. Guy A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Excellent work John. I really like the additions and changes you made. Now, into my saved file under?
  19. debrito A Fixture

    Country:
    Canada
    very cool..(y)
  20. Markus Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Germany
    Hi John,

    I LOVE IT !! The additions are way too cool !!

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