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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 show 2009

Posted by Jevries on Tuesday, February 16, 2010,

 
 
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