I've seen a few variations of this type of mono-bike or one wheel over the last few years and always had it in the back of my mind to scratch build one in the future. A month or so ago while scrolling through the model pages of Ali-express I came across this 1/35 version of the one wheel depicted with a WWI British soldier riding it. I couldn't resist the idea of actually building one (and not having to scratch build it) and a few minutes later I had the model along with three other 1/35 WWI era British figures in my basket and then patiently waited the three weeks for them to be delivered.
The figures arrived in singular packets and I was pleasantly surprised at the quality of them. A reference photo was supplied with each of the figures as well for assembly and painting. The model was supplied in a number of small baggies and while the casting was crisp; the wheel itself was warped. Thankfully the resin was susceptible to heat and after a quick bath in some boiling water I was able to straighten it. I was also shocked with the number of heads supplied to choose from as well as three different machine gun options. I honestly am shocked at the level of quality for a garage resin kit and the additional heads will be a welcome addition the collection of hornet heads I already have in the stash.
Assembling the model & figures
I also glued up the remaining figures, filled the seams with perfect plastic putty and then gave them a coat with the same primer:
Once the cobbles had dried to the base I then lightly sanded the edges smooth with the curve of the base and then glued some strips of thin plastic card to hide the raw edges. The entire base was then sprayed in black primer and then I spent a lovely evening dry brushing various browns and deep reds onto the cobbles until I achieved a variation in the cobbles that closely matched the plethora of reference photos available online.