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    1. Kit: , by (Super Moderator) Mario Lucchini is offline
      Builder Last Online: Jun 2011 Show Printable Version Email this Page
      Model Scale: 1/8 Rating:  Thanks: 0
      Started: 10-16-07 Build Revisions: Never  
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      O.K. folks!
      This is it... my program for this kit's build:

      1.- For the respect I have for this particular car AND the kit, I will not change it in any way. The kit assembly will represent the 1951 car just at it was, BUT, I commit myself in doing the highest degree of superdetailing I'm capable of. (Here comes in the amount of data I have collected to this date, and more while the kit gets to my hands)

      2.- I will draw in Autocad as many special details I can, to help me in superdetailing, as usual I'll share those drawings with all of you.

      3.- Any part that comes with the kit I consider non realistic, I'll scratchbuild it using the nearest material to reality possible.

      4.- I will receive important quantities of scale bolts & nuts from Dan, so as I usually try to do, whenever possible I'll change glueing for bolting. (I'll try to assemble the model in such a way that theoretically you'll be able to dismantle it completely with no destruction whatsoever)

      5.- I know beforehand that this kit has a sensible flaw, that it is very weak in some subassemblies due to it's finished weight, this will force me to scratchbuild many parts in metal.

      6.- I will also share with you all the data I have along with the building, so if anyone wishes to build the same kit, he'll get a lot of work already done, on the other hand, all the stages of this build will help you with any other model.

      7.- I'll try to use new techniques along the assembly, in such a way to get the highest ball I've ever had with a big scale kit.

      8.- And many other things I don't know now, but will necessarily appear during the build!

      Wish me luck!!!


      P.S. Please find enclosed some technical images...

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      1/8 Citroen 5-1934-traction-avant-jpg  1/8 Citroen 5-page13-1007-jpg  1/8 Citroen 5-ta5-jpg  1/8 Citroen 5-tagang-jpg 

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  1. Don Garrett's Avatar Asst. Administrator
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    Sep 2005
    I'll post a pic shortly of the kit with a 1/25th model for size comparison and to show everyone what the re-issue looks like. Guys if you buy one on eBay watch the postage.....shouldn't be more than twenty bucks. A kit at $190 with 35 to 40 bucks postage is not a great deal. The sellers justify it by saying it's packaging costs...gimme a break. Unfortunately some folks drive the price up by padding the postage costs.
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  2. hot ford coupe's Avatar VIP/Sponsor
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    Sep 2005
    I'll be recording this one on CD. That way, it will be around forever. This will be the most important documented build yet as it will show exactly how a modeler with Mario's skills and experience approaches a difficult model kit, adds detail and corrects the inaccuracy. We'll all learn something on this one.
    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 :)

  3. Don Garrett's Avatar Asst. Administrator
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    Sep 2005
    The box for this re-issue measures 29 1/4" x 20 1/4" x 4 3/4". The art is beautiful...suitable for framing.
    That's a 1/25th R/M Willys sitting on the corner...big box huh?

    The manual is 29 sheets printed both sides 11 3/4" x 16 1/2".

    Oh my, thats a lot of parts.

    There are 13 bags of parts, some as large as 13 1/2" x 20". Along with 5 tires, some loose (thin) vacuum formed parts (headliner, door pockets) and plastic belly pan.
    Last edited by Don Garrett; 10-16-07 at 09:14 PM.
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