Heller 1/16 Citroen DS 19 car transporter

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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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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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Ken.
That's a strange looking beast. Will follow if I may. Is it the right hand door with the problem ? I can see what looks like a dimple near the right hand lower corner. I'm sure it would polish out.
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Hi all started the saloon version











Did some more to the engines as well.






Actually John it's the left hand door those holes in the st hand door are for the door handle.
 

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Hi all started the saloon version











Did some more to the engines as well.






Actually John it's the left hand door those holes in the st hand door are for the door handle.
Right Ken, thanks for clearing that up. I shall go and stand in the corner before going to Specsavers .:smiling2:
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Hi Ken
Definitely something very different. You're off to a good start. Strange about the paint on the door. Probably those pesky little mogglin pixies up to their tricks again.
Looking forward to the test
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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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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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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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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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Great work, love the colours go well together:thumb2:
 

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A great idea Ken and looking very good so far.
 

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Did some work work on the bed of the transporter.





 

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Hi all another update





 
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As 007's enemies would say, Very Interesting Mr Bond! It's great! I remember decades ago seeing a similar set up but fully enclosed rear at Silverstone Circuit whilst marshalling, a fully enclosed 6 wheel version, 2 at the front and four at the back. It had been built and was being used by the then World Sidecar Racing Champion Team from I think it was Holland, carry the outfit in the back under cover. When they got to the circuit the driver pulled one of the levers between the seats for the hydro-suspension and dropped on the ground and pushed the outfit out straight onto the ground without ramps! I at the time had a few Citroen BX's that could do the same!
 

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Hi all had a bit of a catastrophe.



But I've managed to fix it



 

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





 

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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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