The Demon Biker
Today's post will be a short one, as I have only a single model to show. He's a conversion from one of the 28mm Human Biker Gang figures from Westwind Productions. These models are potentially very useful as there aren't many bikers on motorbikes available in 28mm, though there are plenty of such figures on foot.
However, the Westwind models are a real pain to assemble. I've had to do quite a lot of work to make the separate arms and bodies fit together (and to hold on to the bike at the same time!) This is well documented else where, so let's move on.
For the right arm, I carved away the existing weapon and drilled a hole for the haft of the "whip". The handle was just a short length of plastic rod. Surprisingly, the most difficult part was obtaining the chain for his weapon. It took me many months of searching before I discovered that really fine chain was stocked by Hasslefree Miniatures, hidden under their "Accessories...Steampunk Stuff" category. Once I had fixed the chain in place, I coated it liberally with super glue to make it hold in the right position. Nevertheless, this may be a weak point on the model and I'll need to be careful not to collapse it with excessive handling.
The flames were a different matter, however - they really had to draw the eye if the model was to work. I spent a lot of time working up from reds and oranges through to pale yellow. I'm still not really happy with the outcome, though I've given up tinkering in case I make things worse!