Artscale Space Marine Bike

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  • sput

    hi, i have been looking at your sculpting and conversions and have been incredibly amazed by their quality. i have been messing around with true scale for a while and i have been wondering how you did up the front of the bike, the handle bars and engine block area and attached the fork to the wheel. i want to try to make a true scale bike army after the new codex dark angels was released. if you could please share any tips for bike construction they would be greatly appreciated.

    • Hi, sorry I’ve taken so long over this. I wanted to give a proper answer, but I’ve been procrastinating about it. I even considered putting together a tutorial but I’m really swamped right now.

      Honestly, I don’t remember the specifics, but essentially you’re trying to lengthen the bike’s dimensions. I don’t think height is an issue but certainly width and length are.

      The width of the bike body is pretty straightforward, simply glue a spacer between the two halves on the main body. Then fill in the gaps with Green Stuff. This gap down the middle of the bike that you fill in will be mostly hidden by the rider (which is another matter entirely).

      The front end is a little more difficult. I believe the parts I used came from the front forks of an Ork bike and the ammo casing off the Ork bikes guns. You’ll probably need some thick plasticard too to put it all together. I’m fairly certain the Grey Knight arm mounted Storm Bolters would fit really nicely on either side of the bike, as they’re a bit more compact than the regular hand held type.

      Instead of the sculpted eagle on front of the bike, you may be able to do something with the wing details from the ravenwing bike set.

      The wheels were taken from an Ork trukk and bike, but they aren’t really ideal because they do look really Orky. I’d settle for model rubber wheels from another source but so far I’ve not found one. I’m think some kind of cheap toy truck would fit the bill but it’s all about finding one the right size.

      The huge exhausts on the back came straight from a super heavy tank kit but are a bit on the extreme side. If I were to make another I’d tone them down, make them shorter.

      When it comes to the riders, most definitely give them robes or tabards if you can. Much easier to cover the awkward leg/hip joints than sculpting them.

      Sorry I can’t be more specific than that.

      • sput

        That helps heaps, thanks.i am currently working the front forks, i am thinking about useing lascannon barrels as the top where they join the housing looks like spring susspentions. then doing a rider and greenstuff. good luck with the future projects.

  • Minigiant

    sput I asked him the same question a few months ago and this is what he said i hope it helps

    “If I were make any more I’d do them the same way, using the basic bike as
    a starting point and widen it by putting a spacer down the middle. On
    the first one I used Ork vehicle wheels and Ork bike forks (I think). In
    future I think I’d source the wheels from somewhere else though, or
    even make them myself.”