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Ilmarinen

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I've been trying out a bike conversion that allows the front wheel to move in a realistic way.

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The main thread where I'll be posting pics is here.

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The tutorial is below.

Edited by Ilmarinen, 02 April 2008 - 05:24 PM.


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The dynamics are really well done. However I've never been a fan of Marine Biker's popping wheelies. The bike is just dag-gone heavy to do that.

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number one looks great B)
as if he is ready to blast a hole in unfortunate enemy ;)
and great work with the whole front wheel thing..
looking good

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Ilmarinen

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Tutorial:

Assemble the wheels and body of the bike (even though the pic shows half!) then cut down between the front spokes and fuel tank along the line shown.
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Then trim down as shown.
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Remove the little skulls on the sides of the fuel tank and file down the top as shown (allows the handlebars to turn).
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Trim these bits out of the back of the spokes.
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And you get this.
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Cut out a piece of sprue (this is the the wheel sprue) with a large cylinder attached to a bar.
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Then you have this.
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Trim down the end of the bar (slightly).
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And round off this bit of the cylinder a little.
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Then you put the bar into the hole in the fuel tank, at this angle. It can be tricky to get the angle right, so try dry fitting it a few times.
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Once you've got it glued in position add some green stuff to bulk up the new hinge.
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And from the front.
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Make sure the handlebars are attached to the spokes and you have your hinge.
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Then it can turn realistically.
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Excellent tutorial. thanks for taking the time out to post these. Can the same be done with the chaos bikes?? They look better and more chopper like??

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Just had a look at the chaos bike and it should be the same. Might need a slightly longer piece of sprue cos there's more of a gap between the fuel tank and the handlebars. On the plus side you can vary the angle of the hinge so you can make the spokes longer or shorter. (I'm already picturing a ghost rider style bike for my legion of the damned, with massive spokes and big curving handlebars!).

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wow - thanks for this!

I think the Chaos bike would be simple enough using these plans, much less structure to it. Having tried the ape-hanger bars, all I can say is good luck. if you figgure it out, please post a tutorial on that, too. I find that the Chaos bikes look great but require too much of an angle at the rider's waist bend if he is to be holding both bars, looking like a kid on dad's chopper. ape hangers could move the bars BACK, too, for better posing.
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thats mighty clever of you.

nifty little way to make the front wheel turn.


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Brilliant and simple, loving it! What's the procedure here for requesting a tutorial get added to the Librarium?

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great bikes. and i agree with Flintlocklaser!
that squad will look awsome

Edited by sugar-free, 03 April 2008 - 04:16 PM.

keep painting

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I must say the fact you got the bike to stand on its rear wheel is simply marvelous! How long did it take for him to stand there without support.

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I give this one ;):tu:
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This may be one of the simplest, but best bike conversions EVER!
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