Author Topic: Heller 1/8 Citroen Traction Avant  (Read 14548 times)

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Re: Heller 1/8 Citroen Traction Avant
« Reply #30 on: November 14, 2015, 08:38:02 AM »
Cat's TA pages state velour for the seats on the 15 Six.

"Evil our grandsires were, our fathers worse;
And we, till now unmatched in ill,
Must leave successors more corrupted still."
Horace, 65BC - 8BC. Marsh translation.

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Re: Heller 1/8 Citroen Traction Avant
« Reply #31 on: November 14, 2015, 04:48:47 PM »
Thanks for that, nearly made a boo boo then.

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Re: Heller 1/8 Citroen Traction Avant
« Reply #32 on: November 14, 2015, 10:51:30 PM »
Little bit of research I think it depends on the year of maufacture
http://osl282.info/restoration/images/int_new4.jpg

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Re: Heller 1/8 Citroen Traction Avant
« Reply #33 on: November 15, 2015, 12:58:17 AM »
Hi all well I bought some halfords plastic filler/primer and some halfords plastic primer and here is the result of the first coat of filler primer, I must say I am well chuffed with the first coat (I thought it would reveal a horrendous filling job which required loads of work) I will admit it has shown some areas which need attention, but the piping (I think anyway) looks just about right. I also did the first coat on the seats, which I'm also quite pleased with, yes it needs another coat but (I think anyway) its looking promising.

























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Re: Heller 1/8 Citroen Traction Avant
« Reply #34 on: November 16, 2015, 01:01:15 AM »
Hi all a small update on this one, filled the little hollows on the body and did a bit more weathering of the seats.





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Re: Heller 1/8 Citroen Traction Avant
« Reply #35 on: November 18, 2015, 02:32:53 AM »
Hi all here is tonights update (sorry if you're getting bored of this but its a mahoosive project, I don't think I'm half way through it yet) although I have to say I'm really enjoying it, I'm already planning what I'm going to do with the next one.

















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Re: Heller 1/8 Citroen Traction Avant
« Reply #36 on: November 18, 2015, 07:01:59 AM »
I'm really impressed with how well you replicated the worn seats!

It's details like that which always get my attention.

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Re: Heller 1/8 Citroen Traction Avant
« Reply #37 on: November 19, 2015, 04:33:48 AM »
Hi all been adding some of the many wires and cables to the engine bay.















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Re: Heller 1/8 Citroen Traction Avant
« Reply #38 on: November 20, 2015, 02:48:16 AM »
Test fit of the doors.



the doors have working hinges and door handles (Yep they have working latches)

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Re: Heller 1/8 Citroen Traction Avant
« Reply #39 on: November 25, 2015, 04:22:08 AM »
well I'm back from Bonnie Scotland and back at it.



























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Re: Heller 1/8 Citroen Traction Avant
« Reply #40 on: November 25, 2015, 04:57:19 PM »
Forget what I said about it looking like an in progress restoration, that rust looks so realistic it brings tears to my eyes.

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Re: Heller 1/8 Citroen Traction Avant
« Reply #41 on: November 26, 2015, 01:34:05 AM »
Forget what I said about it looking like an in progress restoration, that rust looks so realistic it brings tears to my eyes.

Good innit? Reminds me of the tinworm on my old Lancia Beta saloon.  ;)
"Evil our grandsires were, our fathers worse;
And we, till now unmatched in ill,
Must leave successors more corrupted still."
Horace, 65BC - 8BC. Marsh translation.

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Re: Heller 1/8 Citroen Traction Avant
« Reply #42 on: November 26, 2015, 03:16:40 AM »
Hi all well started with some colour, you may notice not the colour I originally stated as I've given up on Citroen giving me the code (so now of course I will have to change the carpet colour :mad::mad:)
anyhoo here is the start of the rusting (lots more work to be done on it, but I think its a good starting point)























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Re: Heller 1/8 Citroen Traction Avant
« Reply #43 on: November 26, 2015, 12:05:41 PM »
Forget what I said about it looking like an in progress restoration, that rust looks so realistic it brings tears to my eyes.

Good innit? Reminds me of the tinworm on my old Lancia Beta saloon.  ;)

Yes many a Lancia owner has grown used to the sound of their car rusting in the driveway as they sleep.

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Re: Heller 1/8 Citroen Traction Avant
« Reply #44 on: November 30, 2015, 01:11:07 AM »
Hi all well after a disasterous reaction on the paintwork on this I've sorted it (will never be a great job but is ok as an old jalopy) did a bit more staining of the doors and the bodywork and added some rust effects to the black paintwork, still a long way to go on it but is starting to look better now.