Here are some of my completed motorcycle projects and projects still
on the workbench. In addition to pictures, you will find a detailed
construction diary for each model. I've organized the models by
manufacturer since most individuals have their preferred manufacturer.
|What to use for display cases?
I've been looking for a long time for suitable
display cases to protect my models. I found a couple of great audio CD
cabinets at IKEA.
One called the KRYSS cabinet and the other the BERTBY. I picked up four
black KRYSS cabinets since it can hold twenty to twenty-five 1:12
models on it's five shelves. If you don't have an IKEA store near you,
check out audio storage cabinets in your local furnishing stores.
Note: The KRYSS and BERTBY cabinets are no longer
available at IKEA. However in their 2004 Catalogue, there is a smaller
wall mount unit called JÄRNA (W49xD17xH49cm) on page 98.
It looks like it could hold 12 or more 1:12 bikes. It has glass shelves
and sliding glass doors. The unit will hold 126 CDs (42 per shelf) so
that'll give you an idea of its capacity. As a bonus, only $35Cdn!! The
KRYSS units cost me $99Cdn.
Honda's 'cute' little 50cc mini bike. Most North
America's are probably
remember seeing this when back in the '70s. However, the Gorilla (and
Monkey) are still sold in Japan.
|German Military Bicycle
Bicycles were used extensively by the Germans
Yamaha's cruiser has a brute of an engine, 1200cc,
wrapped with an
equally muscular looking frame and bodywork.
250R J.G.S.D.F. Motorcycle Reconnaissance
In 1975, the Japan Ground Self Defense Force
(J.G.S.D.F.) began to
Honda XLR 250R off-road motorcycle for reconnaissance use.
Yamaha Motor Corporation calls the RoadStar "The
streetfighter of the big-displacement cruiser class"
Although my site is dedicated to motorcycle modelling, I am also
it other subject since my tastes are quite eclectic. For those who are
mined, here are some of my other models.
October 29, 2002
I built the Schwimmwagen back in 2001 and always
planned to build a base for it. However, I kept procrastinating since
the only base I had done was for the 1:16 Kübelwagen. Although
pleased with the asphalt driveway, I was not very satisfied with the
look of the grass and gravel. So, that made me
hesitant to dry a 1:35 base for the Schwimmwagen. Especially when water
I recently got the incentive I needed with an upcoming contest. I
figured the only hope of finishing something to enter, was to finally
build the base for the Schwimmwagen.
December 07, 2002
been a while since I've worked on a motorcycle kit. I've spent a lot of
working on super detailing Tamiya's 1:16 Kübelwagen and have
This project allowed me to experiment with a lot of painting and
working techniques that I think will prove useful on my future