Building custom motorcycles typically means modifying and altering production models, however, Japan’s kota scale model has put a unique twist on this endeavor, purchasing existing 1:12 scale moto models that the Tokyo-based artisan transforms into meticulously detailed miniature custom motorcycle builds.
Just like with real full-sized custom motorcycle builders, kota churns out these projects using a combination of components plucked from other existing kits, as well as producing bespoke 1:12 parts to bring his one-off creations to life. Equally noteworthy is the staggering attention to detail kota’s models’ display, including functional suspension systems and ultra-lifelike paint — boasting details like burnt and blued exhaust headers — that take the model’s realism to the next level. In fact, many of kota’s 1:12 scale builds are so accurate that, in the right setting/conditions, they can easily pass for real full-size custom motorcycles. To see more of the work from kota scale model, you can visit the outfit’s Instagram page linked below.