UK Man Builds 1/3 Scale PK Ripper BMX Bike Model | bmxmuseum.com
|Completed model in case|
"Heres the deal, I'm a model maker and I've restored a few bikes. I've been making DX endcaps for people for a couple of years to help fund builds.
As I'm running out of space and more bikes costs more money I thought I'd make a 1/3 scale model.
I started with the seat and tyre as my theory was that if I could make these two components the rest would be easy as the seat was going to be a bit hit and miss. In other words i had to freestyle it until it looked right and the tyre was also a bit of a headache being that I decided the best way would be to make the knobbies and stick them on separately.
The seat was made from a vac forming, I had to make a former slightly under sized to allow for material thickness then the shape inside was made. The rails are bent from steel rod and the guts were made on a lathe, I made all the little parts then cut the head off a tiny bolt and put nuts on the ends so it actually works like a real seat."
|1/3 scale saddle|
|1/3 scale tire being built|
|1/3 scale handlebars made with brass tubing|
|Model in early stages|
|Note the size of the cordless drill in relation to the model|
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