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Classic Creations: The 1/25 RC Chevy Caprice

Posted by Jevries on Tuesday, April 23, 2013,



Many years ago I created a series of 1/25 RC Hopper cars using circuit boards of dirt cheap RC toy cars that
proved to be quite effective and lot's of fun.

 


Two 3V relays send the power directly the hopper motor to bypass the rather weak transistors on the 
circuit board. That orange thing connected to the motor is a capacitor to get rid of interference 
with the RC unit.



A cheap micro servo capable of lifting 1.5kg directly connected to a single "cylinder's ram" lifts and lowers the
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Artwork by Freeflow 1/12 scale '64 Impala

Posted by Jevries on Sunday, June 17, 2012,


On my last trip to Indonesia I left one of my 1/12 scale 1964 Impala models with Fahmi Freeflow in Bandung.
You wouldn't say but Freeflow never worked on a scale model before. He's known in Asia for his outstanding
 paintjobs and pinstriping on cars, motorcycles and helmets. Check out his work: 
https://www.facebook.com/fahmi.freeflow 

 

I used Hasegawa Mirror Finish foil for the chrome trimm. It's a micro thin plastic type of foil stretchable and it 
sticks very well. It's a bit harder to work wit...

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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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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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Creating the 1/24 RC Cadillac Brougham

Posted by Jevries on Monday, February 22, 2010,

 
 Way before I build Real Deal '64 Impala I had this idea in mind to create a full function RC 1/24 miniature lowrider that performs almost every trick and still feature an interior.

  

After I finished Real Deal '64 I started working on the design for the setup that differs from Real Deal because I wanted it to be very solid and pretty maintance free. The front setup is solid enough to make it hop although in this case I left the hopping out since I wanted to build a classic lowrider cru...

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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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