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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.
I will...
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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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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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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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