Mini bicycles

by brae  

Now, I love my 1:14 scale remote control Audi TT, though in person it's not as realistic as I would like.  On the other hand, I just found some bicycles that are marvelously realistic!  They are 1:12 scale diecast models by Maisto.  First, the Audi Quattro Citybike...

...and the Audi Quattro Trekkingbike.

No, I haven't kicked the Audi TT out, but I'll have to figure out some storage solutions for the bicycles when the car is parked in the garage.  I have a couple of ideas to keep it from feeling so cramped...though that is how most garages are.

The more stuff I get crammed into the garage, the more realistic it feels.  Yes, I know it's insanely tidy, but it's a new house.  :D

The shelves were made from balsa wood following instructions in the book Making Miniature Gardens by Freida Gray.  The tools and accessories were all purchased, though I did paint a few of the tools to make them look more realistic.  The pegboard has tiny hooks that can be moved around.  :]  The shop light works, too, though I don't have it wired at the moment.


Comment from: Lyssa [Visitor]
Of COURSE you found realistic looking tiny bikes. :D Fabulous! James wants to be shrunk and move into your mini mansion garage. &#59;)
03/28/11 @ 18:46
Comment from: Keli Minick [Visitor]
Some days I'm jealous that I work in 1:24 instead of 1:12 scale, because there is so little available in 1:24...but other times I think it's good thing, because I'd go broke, following you around buying all the cool stuff you find. Those bikes are incredible.
03/29/11 @ 03:38
Comment from: kathi [Visitor]
Love these little bikes! Thanks for sharing the photo of the inside of the garage door. I haven't installed mine yet. It's nice to see how it will look. :D
03/29/11 @ 05:10
Comment from: Ana anselmo [Visitor]
wow, they are just perfect!!! and the Audi too!!!! I love you new house, congatulations for your gret job. Lovely interior decorations I really like it very much. hugs Ana
03/29/11 @ 08:06
Comment from: Lotte [Visitor]
Oh, they are amazing! Love your bikes and the car too :)
03/30/11 @ 00:45
Comment from: brae [Member]
Thanks, everyone! Keli - if I were working in 1:24 scale, I'd have a world of mini car kits to build. Alas, I suppose everything has its disadvantage.
03/30/11 @ 10:54
Comment from: Ann [Visitor]
I had no idea that Miasto made bikes too! Where did you purchase it from? I want one toooo!
03/31/11 @ 14:31

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