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Carlo
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« on: December 12, 2015, 03:40:17 PM »

I'm looking for a 1/12 scale motorcycle (kit or diecast) To serve as the basis for a model/diorama depicting the type of 3-wheel machine featured in the famous Italian movie of the 1950's, "La Strada". It needs to be early (1930's to 40's), with spoke wheels and a modest motor. I am attaching pictures to show what I mean. Any help appreciated.
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Here is the cycle in the film, and two others with similar flavor.


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« Reply #1 on: December 12, 2015, 06:55:59 PM »

Hi Carlo, look on E-bay for  VINCENT motor cycle, you'll get the exact front end out of that 1/12th scale model kit.

Here's a link to the - 'evil one' -  for that kit.

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/VINCENT-BLACK-SHADOW-Serie-C-REVELL-1-12e-/301823710463?hash=item46461854ff:g:dO0AAOSwbdpWZbMG

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« Reply #2 on: December 12, 2015, 06:59:59 PM »

Just had a hard second look at that first photo, it sure looks like the whole front section of that arrangement, is a VINCENT motorcycle and they have done a cut and shut and grafted that weird arse end onto an absolute classic motorcycle and totally stuffed it all up.

OH, and there's NO modest motor in that crazy machine the Italians have "desecrated", it was with-out doubt, the most powerfull production bike motor in the world, when they were introduced and let loose out into the wild.

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« Reply #3 on: December 12, 2015, 07:25:28 PM »

Funny, I just saw that movie recently on Turner Classic Movies, and thought that 3-wheeler would make a great modeling project for somebody.

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« Reply #4 on: December 12, 2015, 08:47:51 PM »

Just for those that like to do a 'tad' more research than others, here's a little something for you, ---------------------


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vincent_Black_Shadow


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« Reply #5 on: December 13, 2015, 08:50:48 AM »

Thanks for all the input.
From my own research, the motorcycle was said to be a Sertum 500 from 1945. This seems to be a fairly obscure Italian
brand made from 1932-1952. Of course, no one markets a model of it, so I have to scrounge.
Carlo
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