Classic & Vintage - Scale models
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05-03-03, 06:38 AM
Anyone collect scale models of old bikes? I've made a start, though all I have so far is a couple of generic die-cast 1:6 models of a high wheeler and a cross-frame 1895er.
This is the newest item I hope to add to my collection--a 12" WWII German soldier figure with a replica Wehrmacht issue bike.
Bike detail photos here--
Nice, eh? :)
I have, waiting to be assembled, a 1930s Legnano TdF racer as well as a 70s/80s vintage Motobecane Team Record. The Legnano is metal framed with rubber tires. Someday I'll build them, take pics w/o a background that would reveal scale and see how many retro fans I can turn green.
I've seen models for Schwinn Varsitys and Krates as well but I don't think any maker currently has bikes in the lineup.
05-03-03, 06:48 AM
05-17-03, 09:13 PM
I saw in Vegas, at the Venitian, an art shop that had full scale wooden models of highwheelers and other early bikes. Detailed down to individual pieces for the chain links.
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