1/16th Scale Zundapp Motorcycle

Like most military modellers I have been waiting for someone to bring out a 1/16 model of a motorbike, but as it still had not happened I thought I would have a go at one myself. I had the 1/35 Tamiya model and used this to scale up from. I  knew I had some old parts from the early Revell models of bikes that they made about a hundred years ago and found a suitible pair of wheels made entirely from plastic ( no rubber tyres in my day ) I soon realised I could not use much else so I made a basic frame from 1/16 rod and wrapped a couple of shaped pieces of 20th card, the fuel tank top is from Das clay. The cylinder blocks are from pieces of 15 th card and the seats are shaped pieces of 20 th card. The rider figure is a Verlinden model with arms altered to fit one on the handlebar and one on the seat grip. The whole point of the model was for a future diorama, but as it never came off it now sits in the cupboard waiting.

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