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Heller Citroen DS 19car transporter
« on: October 16, 2018, 07:29:12 PM »


Hi all got this for my birthday









Inspired by Bengalensis build I've decided to try and do this version









Can find no detail of the chassis so will have to make that up, will have to learn resin casting as I will have 3 pairs of suspension to make and 6 wheels.not allowed to start it till the 26th
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Re: Heller Citroen DS 19car transporter
« Reply #1 on: October 16, 2018, 08:50:17 PM »

Nice! Are you going to paint it or leave it in the pre coloured plastic?
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Re: Heller Citroen DS 19car transporter
« Reply #2 on: October 16, 2018, 08:59:16 PM »

Paint it
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Re: Heller Citroen DS 19car transporter
« Reply #3 on: October 16, 2018, 10:09:25 PM »

Drool, drool!  :-)

That Heller kit is pretty darn good, I built one many years ago and I doubt it's lost any of its quality even after all this time.

A great idea to make the Transporter.
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Re: Heller Citroen DS 19car transporter
« Reply #4 on: October 17, 2018, 11:36:21 PM »

Paint it
Good choice. The pre coloured plastic always looks washed out to me.
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Re: Heller Citroen DS 19car transporter
« Reply #5 on: October 26, 2018, 08:56:00 PM »

Hi all well I've started, going to build the Meilen version.
Started on the engines.






And got the colour I'm going to use, i may be adding gold go faster stripes to it, not sure yet


The eagle eyed among you may notice I've had a weird reaction to the paint on one of the doors (all the rest of the paint work seems to be ok)
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Re: Heller Citroen DS 19car transporter
« Reply #6 on: October 27, 2018, 07:40:32 PM »

Hi all started the saloon version










Did some more to the engines as well.




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Re: Heller Citroen DS 19car transporter
« Reply #7 on: October 28, 2018, 02:43:19 PM »

Nice work.  :-))
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Re: Heller Citroen DS 19car transporter
« Reply #8 on: October 28, 2018, 08:15:50 PM »

Did a bit more to the engines




Started adding the shackles plates to the bed


Wondered how much filling would be needed so added some primer




Must say I'm quite pleased so far.
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Re: Heller Citroen DS 19car transporter
« Reply #9 on: October 29, 2018, 08:14:30 PM »

Hi all placed the wings and bonnet on to see how it looks




Made the shackle rings


Had a go at making a winch for the flatbed.






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Re: Heller Citroen DS 19car transporter
« Reply #10 on: October 29, 2018, 09:01:27 PM »

What a wonderful colour that green is.  :-))

Which paint did you use please?
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Re: Heller Citroen DS 19car transporter
« Reply #11 on: October 29, 2018, 10:07:04 PM »

Cheapo 1 pound shop 151 brand
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Re: Heller Citroen DS 19car transporter
« Reply #12 on: October 30, 2018, 05:14:43 AM »


Cheapo 1 pound shop 151 brand


 :} :} :} :} :} :} Well it looks great.  :-))
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Re: Heller Citroen DS 19car transporter
« Reply #13 on: October 31, 2018, 07:20:45 PM »


Hi all here's the next update put the suspension together temporarily to see what size wheels I will need for the flatbed.



1/24 scale with tyre at 28 mm so unless some kind person has 8 wheels with tyres that size I will have to have a go at resin moulding.
Did some more to the engines and done the leather seats as well.




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Re: Heller Citroen DS 19car transporter
« Reply #14 on: November 05, 2018, 06:50:48 PM »

I've noticed that as they've used common parts in both kits the chrome strips on the cabriolet version have not been continued on the front wings so I've added them.








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Re: Heller Citroen DS 19car transporter
« Reply #15 on: November 08, 2018, 08:13:26 PM »

Did some work work on the bed of the transporter.




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Re: Heller Citroen DS 19car transporter
« Reply #16 on: November 13, 2018, 09:20:31 PM »

Hi all another update




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Re: Heller Citroen DS 19car transporter
« Reply #17 on: November 14, 2018, 09:59:02 PM »


Sorry I have been away fir a while Ken, but in the mean time you have pulled another super masterpiece out of your model making hat! The French are masters at creating the odd. Their paras for Suez had Mopeds fitted with Bazookas!!


This is an impressive model and would catch the eye of many modellers at a show, and shows what can be done (as has so many of your automotive projects) to a basic model with some skill and imagination.


Superb Ken  8) 8) 8)
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Re: Heller Citroen DS 19car transporter
« Reply #18 on: November 15, 2018, 07:59:24 AM »

Thanks mate
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Re: Heller Citroen DS 19car transporter
« Reply #19 on: November 15, 2018, 06:52:29 PM »

Hi all had a bit of a catastrophe.


But I've managed to fix it


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Re: Heller Citroen DS 19car transporter
« Reply #20 on: November 19, 2018, 07:57:04 PM »


A bit of filler and a sand down and you will soon have that break sorted Ken.



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Re: Heller Citroen DS 19car transporter
« Reply #21 on: November 25, 2018, 06:06:16 PM »

Hi all attemped the roof rack (soldering is another of my achillies heels)




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Re: Heller Citroen DS 19car transporter
« Reply #22 on: November 27, 2018, 08:09:49 PM »


I disagree Ken. It just needs a bit more cleaning around the joins and it is as good as many of us can achieve. That it is in one piece and the elements are symmetrical makes it a success in my opinion.


Keep it up, you are making a very interesting model.
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Re: Heller Citroen DS 19car transporter
« Reply #23 on: November 27, 2018, 09:18:20 PM »

Thanks mate.
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Re: Heller Citroen DS 19car transporter
« Reply #24 on: November 30, 2018, 08:56:08 PM »

Hi all here is the next update (those opening doors were a nightmare) there are 2 tiny pins with corresponding holes in the inner door skins which have the hooks for the hinges in the door posts thing is if you put the doorskin in those pins the chrome trim won't align and the door droops so what I ended up doing was using liquid cement on the joins hanging the inner door then putting the outer skin up to it and using clamps to hold them in place till the glue sets.



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