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Piaggio/Vespa Ape Racer
turtle65
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Dunedin, New Zealand
Member Since: September 17, 2012
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Posted: Wednesday, August 03, 2016 - 11:31 PM GMT+7
all,
Small confession - I've never delved into this area of scale modelling, so it's education/upskilling time.

Was recently itemising my diecast collection and stopped at my 1/32nd scale Piaggio Ape and the little gears in my head started turning thinking this has modification potential . So after a quick hunt around on the interweb I'd sourced the likely alteration.
So my task now is to get from:



to something like:










Having a couple of odd scale bikes in the collection that can donate bit's (1/18th Solido's) I'm settling for a build in 18th (a new build scale for me).

Here's a couple of vid's so you can see how hilarious these things are when racing:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ae-dSnES_Mk
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SOYCbOXEido
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w4iKGMom3K0

and this guy has some good vids on his Facebook page:
https://www.facebook.com/rosati.loris.95/home?ref=page_internal

Right. Time to start surgery on the donor bikes and then some hack'n'slash for a chassis. Proper progress to follow.
Cheers for dropping by for a gander.
KoSprueOne
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Myanmar
Member Since: March 05, 2004
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Posted: Thursday, August 04, 2016 - 03:44 AM GMT+7
Yes! Go for it