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    1. Kit: , by (Super Moderator) Mario Lucchini is offline
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      Boys, boys, hear, hear...
      Under this title, I'll begin posting my project of this build, which I'll try to make it as amusing and complete as possible.

      To begin with, let me tell you that this is a very old kit issued by the French Heller Corporation way back in the 70's. If they reissued it, I dont know exactly how many times this happened.
      The car kitted is exactly a 1/8 scale of a -Citroen Traction Avant " 15 SIX D"- of 1951.
      The quality and detail of it is hardly unsurpassed by any kit I know of. (We're talking of a 95% plastic kit here, and I think it's not comparable to a Pocher for example)
      Strangely enough, I haven't found any important review of it, and apart from some very scarce data on the web & some specialized magazines, I've been unable to find some fanatic who has given this jewell it's due respect...
      That's why my personal feeling towards this kit and the vehicle it represents, makes me feel absolutly commited to do a very special job.
      For starters, this particular model of the Citroen was a major breakthrough when it appeared.
      Front wheel drive, independent front suspension,torsion bars at the rear, monocoque body, and floating front train & engine, made this car very special when it appeared in the European market.
      Besides, it represents a "Belle Epoque" very fond to me, this was the car used by partisans belonging to the French "Resistance" during WW2, and was also used by the Nazis in that same period.
      I've gathered a very impressive amount of mechanical & historical data, which I'll be sharing with you along with this build.
      I'll cut this post here, it's getting boring & too long...
      Next chapter will be the build program and my commitments to it...
      Thanks for the attention...

      Mario
      P.S. Please find enclosed, a very good picture of the car, and a better painting of it...


      1/8 Citroen 1

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  1. hot ford coupe's Avatar VIP/Sponsor
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    I'm glad you like it. When you get started on yours, go over to the Parallel Citroen build and post some pics over there. We'd love to see what you do with the kit.
    Sometimes a handful of patience is worth more than a truck load of brains. Have the courage to trust your own beliefs. Don't be swayed by those with louder voices. W.S. Maugham :)
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    I sure will do, but for the moment I'm collecting information and I'm thinking about buying a lathe. So I'm looking for info about that to.
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    That sounds like a great plan. You can get lots of help here when you go to pick out a lathe.
    Sometimes a handful of patience is worth more than a truck load of brains. Have the courage to trust your own beliefs. Don't be swayed by those with louder voices. W.S. Maugham :)
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    I was thinking of

    http://www.buitelaar.nl/comasy/templ...&productid=590 .

    Its a combination of a lathe and a (correct me if I'm wrong) mill.

    Would this be some value you think? It doesn't have to be professional material, it's only for this hobby.
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    Quote Originally Posted by exserco View Post
    I was thinking of

    http://www.buitelaar.nl/comasy/templ...&productid=590 .

    Its a combination of a lathe and a (correct me if I'm wrong) mill.

    Would this be some value you think? It doesn't have to be professional material, it's only for this hobby.
    It looks good to me buddy....
    Very similar (Though bigger) than my Unimat 3 lathe/mill....
    Make sure it has many options in accesories such as a 4 jaw chuck...

    Did you get the Citroen's pics?

    Mario


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mario Lucchini View Post
    It looks good to me buddy....
    Very similar (Though bigger) than my Unimat 3 lathe/mill....
    Make sure it has many options in accesories such as a 4 jaw chuck...

    Did you get the Citroen's pics?

    Mario
    Why the extra 4 jaw chuck (probably a stupid question)?

    The pics are great, Thanks again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by exserco View Post
    Why the extra 4 jaw chuck (probably a stupid question)?

    The pics are great, Thanks again.
    The 4 jaw chuck allows you to grab materials with such a shape that are impossible to grab with the 3 jaws one...besides, it permits you to dead center any part ( Jaws are moved one by one)
    Anyway, if you buy it, I can feed you in with lots of tips....

    Cheers

    Mario


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mario Lucchini View Post
    The 4 jaw chuck allows you to grab materials with such a shape that are impossible to grab with the 3 jaws one...besides, it permits you to dead center any part ( Jaws are moved one by one)
    Mario
    Can you show me a pic of a 4 jaw chuck? Just to be sure whe're talking about the same thing? You know, I speak Dutch (Flemish) normally, so my Englisch is not 100%.
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    Exserco, your English is absolutely fine. I speak some German but Dutch (Flemish) I can't speak.
    Sometimes a handful of patience is worth more than a truck load of brains. Have the courage to trust your own beliefs. Don't be swayed by those with louder voices. W.S. Maugham :)
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    Quote Originally Posted by hot ford coupe View Post
    Exserco, your English is absolutely fine. I speak some German but Dutch (Flemish) I can't speak.
    lucky to have so much computer expirience...
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