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PostSubject: Re: Hellers 1/8 Citroen Traction Avant    Sat 24 Oct 2015, 7:49 pm

Great weathering on the engine and manifolds. The plug wiring looks a little thick, though. Good work.
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PostSubject: Re: Hellers 1/8 Citroen Traction Avant    Sat 24 Oct 2015, 9:41 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Hellers 1/8 Citroen Traction Avant    Sun 25 Oct 2015, 10:41 am

Sweet !!!!
Glad you're detailing the engine to look less than pristine. It looks great !

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PostSubject: Re: Hellers 1/8 Citroen Traction Avant    Sun 25 Oct 2015, 2:38 pm

Nice thing about a wash of dark paint is how it brings out all the detail.  On a big model taking time to paint bolt and screw heads, brackets, etc can be slow going.  Glad you're enjoying the progress!
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PostSubject: Re: Hellers 1/8 Citroen Traction Avant    Tue 27 Oct 2015, 7:56 pm

Here is todays update
these parts were bent so using Roy Fitzimmods dvd I corrected this problem with stretched copper wire










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PostSubject: Re: Hellers 1/8 Citroen Traction Avant    Tue 27 Oct 2015, 9:56 pm

Looking very, very nice.
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PostSubject: Re: Hellers 1/8 Citroen Traction Avant    Wed 28 Oct 2015, 4:55 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Hellers 1/8 Citroen Traction Avant    Wed 28 Oct 2015, 7:51 pm

Hi all well the engine is done (well as much as I can do without putting it in the car)
The next bit is the front chassis and suspension (to be honest I keep looking at the instructions and I'm tempted to box it back up and put it away) looks to be way beyond my meagre abilities, I would start somewhere else on the model and come back to this part but that may cause problems later on I've no idea whether I can start the body without causing problems with the chassis, I will see how brave I'm feeling, this may be as far as this kit goes for me, really not feeling confident at all on the next bit.









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PostSubject: Re: Hellers 1/8 Citroen Traction Avant    Wed 28 Oct 2015, 9:05 pm

Great work KP.
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PostSubject: Re: Hellers 1/8 Citroen Traction Avant    Thu 29 Oct 2015, 1:31 pm

Your "britmodeler" link seems a great template for pitfalls that may come.  Have confidence and it's not a bad idea to de-stress with another subassembly, provided pieces will later still fit together.  Taking breaks is important too. Getting back to the 1:1 real world can be restoring.  We'll wait patiently in the meantime!
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PostSubject: Re: Hellers 1/8 Citroen Traction Avant    Thu 29 Oct 2015, 5:52 pm

looks better and better with each update. Nice job.
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PostSubject: Re: Hellers 1/8 Citroen Traction Avant    Sat 31 Oct 2015, 6:45 pm

Hi all here is the next update








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PostSubject: Re: Hellers 1/8 Citroen Traction Avant    Sat 31 Oct 2015, 7:41 pm

Hi KP,

Love the rust Sir, it looks so very, very real, even down to the Rust Worm tracks...

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PostSubject: Re: Hellers 1/8 Citroen Traction Avant    Sat 31 Oct 2015, 8:36 pm

Wot Andy said, this is going to be rather fine I think.
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PostSubject: Re: Hellers 1/8 Citroen Traction Avant    Sun 01 Nov 2015, 4:38 pm

Well done, the weathered cross member is sweet.
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PostSubject: Re: Hellers 1/8 Citroen Traction Avant    Sun 01 Nov 2015, 6:12 pm

Hi all another update, quite pleased I've managed this part (very fiddly though could have done with another set of hands)




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PostSubject: Re: Hellers 1/8 Citroen Traction Avant    Sun 01 Nov 2015, 8:10 pm

Hi all here is an Idea of just how huge this is, I thought the GT was big but, and dont forget it still has the rad and bumpers to go on, just look at this.






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PostSubject: Re: Hellers 1/8 Citroen Traction Avant    Mon 02 Nov 2015, 6:44 pm

Here is tonights episode. I really, really, really, really love this kit cant wait to start the Mefistofeles if its anything like this.














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PostSubject: Re: Hellers 1/8 Citroen Traction Avant    Mon 02 Nov 2015, 9:43 pm

You need to rent a garage if that gets any bigger KP LOL. Looking rustastic!!
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PostSubject: Re: Hellers 1/8 Citroen Traction Avant    Tue 03 Nov 2015, 1:05 am

Beautiful work. Great rusting.
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PostSubject: Re: Hellers 1/8 Citroen Traction Avant    Tue 03 Nov 2015, 5:25 pm

Sweet, nice work.
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PostSubject: Re: Hellers 1/8 Citroen Traction Avant    Tue 03 Nov 2015, 8:51 pm

Hi all here's tonight's bit






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PostSubject: Re: Hellers 1/8 Citroen Traction Avant    Tue 03 Nov 2015, 9:46 pm

Sweet !!!!
The aged look on the frame parts is so right !!

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PostSubject: Re: Hellers 1/8 Citroen Traction Avant    Wed 04 Nov 2015, 5:42 pm

Looks like a well used old car, Nice work.
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PostSubject: Re: Hellers 1/8 Citroen Traction Avant    Thu 05 Nov 2015, 1:32 pm

With so much rusting on underside, tho I'd prefer a pristine body, one with rust would seem better matched.  Of course, it could've been a restored older car with emphasis on a nice body.  Who doesn't like a nice body?!
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