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Heller 1/16 Citroen DS 19 car transporter
kpnuts
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Posted: Tuesday, October 16, 2018 - 07:03 AM UTC
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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Posted: Tuesday, October 16, 2018 - 09:50 AM UTC
Ken,
I've never seen a Citreon transporter before. Talk about one weird looking transporter.

I'm signing on as I just have to see how you pull this one off.


Joel
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Posted: Friday, October 19, 2018 - 04:31 PM UTC
I never knew Citroen can carry itself, let alone a second car! - Just teasing! Very interesting vehicle and the gray one is more classy than the blue one. It looks like they are sort of improvised though. Nonetheless, the result it's going to be a stunner!

Good Luck!
Cheers!
Gabriel
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Posted: Saturday, October 20, 2018 - 07:55 AM UTC
Yep I agree will probably go grey one (though not necessarily that colour) I'm thinking green and gold, but hey I'm not known for my predictable nature.
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Posted: Sunday, October 21, 2018 - 01:21 AM UTC
Ken,
This is going to be one great conversion for sure

Like Gabriel, I'm having a real hard time trying to figure out just how a Citroen passenger car can be converted into a transporter. Is this something that was done at the factory as an expansion to the line, where engine, transmission, suspension, & Chassis were completed changed and upgraded for the job at hand

Joel
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Posted: Tuesday, October 23, 2018 - 12:23 AM UTC
This I know. It had to have a powerplant conversion of some sort, because the base car could barely propel itself.
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Posted: Tuesday, October 23, 2018 - 02:53 AM UTC
I agree that the gray one is classier, but I have to comment on the blue one. It might be the angle of the lighting, but that door does not look to be the same color as the hood and fenders of that vehicle.
kpnuts
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Posted: Friday, October 26, 2018 - 08:11 AM UTC
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) 
Joel_W
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Posted: Friday, October 26, 2018 - 08:30 AM UTC
Ken,
Two Engines? And you're painting the bodywork already? Did you do the conversion as yet?
Joel
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Posted: Friday, October 26, 2018 - 07:35 PM UTC
2 complete kits saloon (to be converted) and a cabriolet hence 2 engines not painted the saloon body yet as I have to do a fair bit of hacking.
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Posted: Saturday, October 27, 2018 - 02:23 AM UTC

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2 complete kits saloon (to be converted) and a cabriolet hence 2 engines not painted the saloon body yet as I have to do a fair bit of hacking.



Ken,
Now I feel so much better.
Joel
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Posted: Saturday, October 27, 2018 - 06:55 AM UTC
Hi all started the saloon version 











Did some more to the engines as well.





Joel_W
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Posted: Saturday, October 27, 2018 - 07:55 AM UTC
Ken,
I'm really impressed with the start of the conversion.
Joel
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Posted: Sunday, October 28, 2018 - 12:25 AM UTC
Very cool conversion, I've never seen this transporter version either.

Following with much interest, great start Ken.

Cheers, D
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Posted: Sunday, October 28, 2018 - 12:45 AM UTC
That's fantastic - looking forward to this! The front wheel drive ensures that behind the seats, anything goes! There have also been several movies with half Citroëns driving around - 😏

And when you're done, there' always the "Mille-pattes" (or centipede), the 10-wheel Michelin tyre test bed.......but it only used some body parts from the DS

(Sorry, no photo)

kpnuts
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Posted: Sunday, October 28, 2018 - 08:21 AM UTC
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.
Joel_W
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Posted: Sunday, October 28, 2018 - 10:05 AM UTC
Ken,
The twin engines are really looking good. Did you make both of the radiator fans?

And the bed conversion looks like it was molded.

Joel
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Posted: Monday, October 29, 2018 - 08:26 AM UTC
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.







Joel_W
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Posted: Monday, October 29, 2018 - 10:03 AM UTC
Ken,
You're making really remarkable progress. Most impressive at your scratch building.
Joel
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Posted: Tuesday, October 30, 2018 - 12:04 AM UTC
Very impressive scratch-building skills, Ken! Let's see further!

Gabriel
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Posted: Wednesday, October 31, 2018 - 07:17 AM UTC
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.




Joel_W
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Posted: Wednesday, October 31, 2018 - 08:53 AM UTC
Ken,
Nice progress on those two engines. I'm really impressed at how the leather or should I say Vinyl turned out.

Joel
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Posted: Monday, November 05, 2018 - 07:28 AM UTC
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.









Joel_W
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Posted: Monday, November 05, 2018 - 08:11 AM UTC
Ken,
She's coming along quite nicely.

Joel
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Posted: Monday, November 05, 2018 - 03:15 PM UTC
Looks great Ken. Isn't the steering wheel on the wrong side for you?