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NEW Edition True 13"Wire Wheels 1/25 scale.

Posted by Jevries on Sunday, December 4, 2011,


Been working hard on a new edition of True 13" lowrider wire wheels lately. These new wire wheels feature all 
the details and 
are the most authentic looking wire wheels up to date created by Jevries. Each individual spoke
has a nipple and the 
dish has that nice lip build up leading to the wires creating that real Dayton style lowrider look.

 

Along with the new 13' lowrider wire wheels come the matching 5.20 tires including white walls. The mold on
the right side holds 5 sets of white walls.
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J-Sonic 1/25 scale Color Bar FINAL batch!

Posted by Jevries on Sunday, October 9, 2011,


The final batch of the J-Sonic Color Bar for your 1/25 scale cruiser. I created quite a lot of these really cool miniature
Color Bars but it's a very time consuming process that's why this is the last batch I will ever make.
The Color Bar is super tiny and fits perfect under the dashboard of a classic 1/25 scaled model cars. It comes already
assambled including a micro switch, battery and miniature packaging you only need to use a piece of electrical
tape to 
mount the prongs to the battery.
 
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Got Juice? The story of LiPo batteries

Posted by Jevries on Saturday, May 14, 2011,


To make my miniature lowrider models perform the best they can I use modern day technology in the form of rechargeable Lithium Ion Polymer batteries. LiPo batteries, as they are called, are rated 3.6 volt and have the advantage of being small, somewhat flexible but still containing quite a lot of milliamps (mAh) considering the size. They also hold their energy for quite a long time compared to standard NiMH rechargeable batteries. The discharge rate is quite high meaning that they can delive...
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The 1/25 RC Cadillac Lowrider Project

Posted by jevries on Saturday, May 7, 2011,


The main focus with this model is to create an authentic looking rear drive setup complete with drive shaft.
I did quite a lot of experimenting to come up with a rear drive setup that works and look good. After looking everywhere on the internet I was not able to find a nice looking universal joint so I had to create one myself using brass.



Trail and error. The micro gear motor with 10:1 gear ratio is the ideal motor for this cruiser. It's small and has lot's of torque and speed.  



I tried diffe...

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The RC miniature lowrider tricycle project

Posted by Jevries on Wednesday, May 4, 2011,

 

After moving to a new place I finally got my new workspace ready and I'm back at creating new lowrider models. 
This is one of my latest creations and work in progress a 1/12 radio controlled lowrider tricycle. This miniature trike rolls back and forth, steers, hops the front and has a 4GB MP3 player with amplifier on board.
Initially it had some problems with steering but after adding a micro differential it steers perfect!
The overall style of this tricycle is inspired by Latin Active II a cr...

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MACHETE The Movie and mini docu's by Estevan Oriol

Posted by Jevries on Saturday, September 11, 2010,


 It's been around a year ago that Ethan Maniques the Co-director of the movie contacted me for having a RC model lowrider made for a couple of scenes in the movie Machete. Director Robert Rodriquez and him had seen my videos on Youtube and really liked the idea of having one of my models in a scene of the movie.
Untill that moment I only knew there was a fake trailer of Machete and a full feature movie sounded like a killer idea. Unfortunately in the end the budget was too tight to have any of...
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Posted by jevries on Saturday, August 21, 2010,

 
 

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Coming soon: TRUE 13 inch see thru wire wheels & 5.20 tires

Posted by Jevries on Saturday, July 17, 2010,


I'm always looking for ways to improve and come up with new model low stuff like these TRUE 13 inch wire wheels complete with 5.20 tires. Many modelers out there like the fact that you can see thru the spokes just like the real thing. The Pegasus see thru wire wheels are way to big and don't have the extra rim details. I used two Aoshima resin casted hubs and milled Pegasus see thru wires to come up with this all TRUE 13 inch wire wheel that has the right size and details in 1/25 scale.
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FOR SALE!! 1/12 scale Wire Wheels with knock offs $65 plus shipping

Posted by Jevries on Thursday, July 8, 2010,


FOR SALE the 1/12 wire wheels for your 1/12 RC scale lowrider! $65 plus $6 for worldwide priority shipping $15 for registered priority mail. VERY LIMITED 12 sets only!

Don't have the time right now to send em out for chroming. For US buyers goes: it's cheaper to send em out to Chrome Tech yourselves.
These are the perfect wire wheels for your radio controlled Radio Shack lowriders and Maisto '64 Impala. Wheels come with seperate wire/spoke inset for easy duo tone effects, Zenith style knock off...
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FOR SALE: 1/25 Monte Carlo LS conversion kit!

Posted by Jevries on Thursday, July 1, 2010,
Finaly the Monte Carlo LS conversion kit is finished!
The kit looks very authentic and quality of the castings is high. Creating the clear lenses proved to be a difficult task but in the end the results look great.
The head light casings are casted using black resin so no need to paint the edges you only need to use a small piece of black sticky vinyl for the seperation of the lights. For sale now for only $35 plus $2 shipping.



 

 

Comes with:- Front clip

- Detailed Grill with MC logo
- Sepera...

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Monte Carlo LS clip part 3: The first castings

Posted by Jevries on Sunday, May 30, 2010,


After many hours creating and perfecting the masters it was finaly time to create the silicone molds. I started out by creating the mold for the tiny and fragile grill and I was pretty happy to see it came out perfect. Casting resin in a freshly made silicone mold usualy gives you a poor result because the mold needs to be worn in. Saying that the first try gave me a near perfect result with a very thin layer of flash behind the grill bars that can easily be removed with sanding paper. In the...
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1/25 scale Chevy Monte Carlo LS clip part 2

Posted by Jevries on Sunday, May 16, 2010,


After I placed and cut all the tiny pieces of styrene between the horizontal bars I glued small strips on top to give the vertical bars a cleaner look. I created a small silicone mold and casted the grill using Smooth-on 300 urethane resin. Using a pressure pot is a must to make sure all the tiny details will be preserved. The resin copy looks great and it's a the big plus that the result is not a solid resin grill that you find in standard model kits but you can really see thru it.
I decided ...

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Scale wire wheels & Knock offs part 2

Posted by Jervries on Sunday, May 16, 2010,


Creating the 1/25 scale Aoshima copy wire wheels it became clear that casting the small tires using black urethane rubber is a difficult and time consuming process. The urethane rubber needs to cure for over 16 hours and pouring the honey thick material inside the small silicone mold was annoying. I decided to create a new silicone mold with the true 5.20 tire placed on the rim and casted in white urethane resin. This material cures in about 10 minutes so I can produce a lot more copies in a ...
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Scale wire wheels : two wing knock offs

Posted by Jevries on Wednesday, May 12, 2010,

 
Now that I've created the 1/12 and 1/25 scale wire wheels I really needed some cool looking knock offs to go along with it. The Zenith straight 2 wing style knock off I find to the best looking and both are not available in any scale so that means: scratchbuilding!

 

For the 1/12 scaled knock off I used styrene tubing and a thick flat strip. A scaled  printed copy of the real thing helped me to determine the dimensions. Putty, sanding and more putty and sanding was needed to get to the final r...

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Tokyo Lowrider Kick Off show 2010

Posted by Jevries on Wednesday, April 21, 2010,
Finally more photos of my visit to the Tokyo lowrider kick off show on March 21.

Jevries Tokyo lowrider show 2010 Flickr

  
 
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Japan 2010!

Posted by Jevries on Thursday, April 15, 2010,
Just came back from Japan and once again had a blast! The Tokyo lowrider show was really cool with lot's of incredible rides on display. I met again with Yosshi from Continental Kings who showed me his teams latest creations.
Superclean OG '64 Impala with lot's of mods like the laser engraved mirrors featuring Continental King's logo. 

 
  
 


More pics will follow!!

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The 1/10 scale '96 Cadillac Fleetwood Big Body

Posted by Jevries on Wednesday, March 17, 2010,

picture by El Volo

I'm obsessed with the '96 Cadillac Fleetwood Brougham for many years now and that's the reason why I wanted to create a large scale model of it. 5 years ago I started to build one but I did not prepare myself enough to pull it of. 

 

 A year ago I gave it another shot collecting hundreds of pictures from the internet and with help of my homie Mario Montano from Imperials C.C. in Phoenix who did all the measuring using his own Cadillac Fleetwood.

 
 
I started out using two RC 1/1...
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Creating the 1/12 Jevries wire wheels

Posted by Jevries on Monday, March 1, 2010,

 
 I own a nice collection of 1/12 RC cars that I'm going to transform into masterpiece model lowriders. 
The thing that sets a lowrider apart from many other custom cars, besides the hydraulics, are the ofcourse the wire wheels like Dayton and Zenith.
Since there are no aftermarket 1/12 scale wire wheels I decided to create my own set of rims and wires. In the early days I used a PVC pipe fitting as rim, cut the wires from a 1/10 Pegasus wire wheel and used sticky vinyl to give em a chrome or g...
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Tokyo Lowrider show 2009

Posted by Jevries on Tuesday, February 16, 2010,

 
 
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Japan! Osaka Lowrider show 2008

Posted by Jevries on Tuesday, February 16, 2010,
I LOVE Japan that's all I can say. In March I fly back to Tokyo to visit the Tokyo lowrider show again and meet the cool people out there. Here's a bunch of pics of my previous visits.


 

 

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The birth of the Lost Angel '64 Impala part 2

Posted by Jevries on Saturday, February 13, 2010,
After adding all kinds of details like the L.A. script and small winged Lost Angel emblems I had to rush to get this RC Lowrider finished for the Tokyo Lowrider show in Japan. I cleared the body and left it to dry on the central heater covered by a plastic container speeding up the process.

 
 
 
 
Two days later I was sanding and polishing the body, wrapped it in a soft cloth and in my suitcase of to Japan.
Lowriding in Japan is still going strong and the quality of the rides is amazing to say the...
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Welcome to Jevries Blog & Shop!

Posted by Jevries on Sunday, February 7, 2010,

Finally it's here: Jevries blog and shop.
On here you will find lot's of photo's and background stories on my work, my journeys and the people I've met.
The shop will feature my first couple of products I've made for custom modelers and later on I will auction of one of the highly anticipated 1/24 RC lowrider cruisers.
Hope you enjoy!


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