This is a kit of French Army infantry and bicycle released from Master Box. I bought it because I thought it was a rare item when it was released. I completed a French tank the other day, so I will make it related to France.
The photo-etched parts are used for small parts such as spokes, it looks very good at first glance.
This is a part of a French soldier wearing a coat. The quality seems very good as usual.
I tried halfway. If you are familiar with photo-etched parts, I think it is easy. But it is difficult to make it beautiful.
The angle of the figure arm and fine adjustment of the handle determine the shape.
I used a Hornet resin head.
It has an accessory case, mini air pump, and headlight dynamo. The rear frame was damaged from the beginning and it was broken into three pieces, so I had a hard time sticking them together when I was working.
It is not a drop handle like a Roadracer or a Randonneur, but a normal bicycle handle. It looks sturdy for military use.
Since the photo-etched parts are used well, I think the balance between the easiness to make and the precision is well balanced.
I painted a black primer. It looks cooler without painting…
I painted some small parts. The color of the tire was too bright even though it was rubber.
The French infantry and the military bicycle have been completed. I can’t say that I painted it well on the small parts. I painted it the way I wanted. Is it an official military bicycle?
The uniform is called M1932 overcoat, and they wear helmets and leggings in his foot.
In the Imperial Japanese Army, there was a large bicycle unit, but in France, it is mainly used to assist in moving in the rear of the frontline.
When I was playing a PC war game called Panzer Campaign, I remember that the Dutch army was operating a rather large bicycle unit.
I wish I could have improved the headlight.
This military bicycle seems to be good for the diorama accent. I don’t know if a single modeler would like to make it, but the photo-etched parts are effective, so it’s interesting. I’m satisfied after I made one model. But I have the German army bicycle kit of Master Box.
I am interested in models of tanks, airplanes, ships, military figures, I build it little by little when I feel like it. I am also interested in the history of war. My starting is Tamiya’s Military Miniature series in the elementary school.
From elementary school through university students repeatedly suspend and restart my modeling, it’s about 25 years of this hobby’s history.
Born in February 1970, I live in Tokyo. From February 2007 I was quietly doing a site called “Miniature-Arcadia”. It is being transferred to this blog with the same name from December 2016. My update pace is uneven, but please come to see here occasionally.