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Heller 1/8 traction avant cabriolet conversio
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Posted: Friday, April 28, 2017 - 01:38 AM GMT+7
Sorry, did say i was new to youtube.
Heres a link that works.
https://youtu.be/aYkHn64LODU
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Posted: Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 09:20 AM GMT+7


Hi all well after someone on you tube stole one of my wip builds and posted it as their own I decided to beat them all to it and post all my builds on there first so this is my first (thanks iceman on how to do it) obviously I'm new to this and this is my first post on there, here is a link to it
www.youtube.com/edit?video_id=aYkHn64LODU
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Posted: Saturday, April 22, 2017 - 04:47 AM GMT+7
HI all well it's finally done I've posted some pics of the first build just to show the complete difference between them.
Personally I think the more interesting build is the first one (it's by far and away the one I enjoyed the most)













And it's final resting place.
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Posted: Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 11:25 AM GMT+7
love your build ,all the detail work Is great . thanks for shareing .
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Posted: Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 07:14 AM GMT+7
Hi all nearly at the end now, there are so many more things I could add to this but I think I will just finish it as it is, I must say I much preferred the first build of it and I think it's more interesting to look at when I build the next one it will be in more of a state than the first one.






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Posted: Wednesday, April 19, 2017 - 06:56 AM GMT+7
Hi all, next update, nearing the end now.



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Posted: Tuesday, April 18, 2017 - 06:50 AM GMT+7
Hi all here is the next update.



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Posted: Monday, April 17, 2017 - 03:59 AM GMT+7
Hi all here is another update (I'm afraid I've given up on a working hood so it will be fixed in this position in the finished thing



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Posted: Friday, April 14, 2017 - 07:15 AM GMT+7
Hi all got the doors on and made some door pockets for them, still have to do the catches to keep the doors shut but liking it so far.


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Posted: Thursday, April 13, 2017 - 06:26 AM GMT+7
Hi all here is the next update.




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Posted: Sunday, April 09, 2017 - 04:19 AM GMT+7
Hi all another update, the canvas roof is causing me lots of problems, so much so it may end up with a non working roof and just have it displayed in the open position. The bonnet and wings are not fixed just positioned to see how much giggling I will need to do to get a good fit, the bonnet is supposed to be fitted with a piece of rubber on my first build it proved to be a very bad system which tended to come unglued after it had been opened a couple of times, I bought a piano hinge for that job instead, I'm having to keep shaving bits off the front grill to stop it fouling the grill (very slow job as I don't want to shave too much off and have a gap between the grill and the bonnet) with a little forethought I should have cut the hinge a little shorter.






Here's my first build of this at a similar stage.



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Posted: Tuesday, April 04, 2017 - 06:30 AM GMT+7
Hi all the next update.



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Posted: Monday, April 03, 2017 - 06:48 AM GMT+7
Hi all here's the next bit I decided to do something really different with the paint job then couldn't resist trying it all together I need to add a lot of lacquer to it yet but I'm quite pleased with it so far.



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Posted: Friday, March 31, 2017 - 06:47 AM GMT+7
Hi all next update.

This also has working adjustable seats



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Posted: Monday, March 27, 2017 - 06:52 AM GMT+7
Hi all here's the next update.

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Posted: Wednesday, March 22, 2017 - 07:57 AM GMT+7
Hi all here is another update (the seats are just placed for now not actually fixed yet) in this kit the front seats are adjustable (just like the real thing) they slide forwards and back.
This really is an amazing kit.



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Posted: Monday, March 20, 2017 - 08:32 AM GMT+7
Hi all well here's the next bit, I got some leather for the seats (thanks to Roy Fitzsimmons) and I decided to add wooden window sills to it.







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Posted: Monday, March 13, 2017 - 08:20 AM GMT+7
Hi all well I've attached the front wings (for anybody building this kit the wings and bonnet connections all need reinforcing)


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Posted: Sunday, March 12, 2017 - 08:10 AM GMT+7
Hi all well I'm scrapping the marble effect idea (the gold pigment in the paint was too thin and would have required two coats to even start to cover which doesn't work with the marbling effect) (it's a one coat thing) not sure what I will do now, I'm thinking hard now.

I've put the humbrol tin there to give an idea of the size of this beast.
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Posted: Sunday, February 26, 2017 - 06:44 AM GMT+7
Hi all here is another update on the engine bay (there is soooooooooooo much detail in this kit, it's a superb model)




The engine bay is still not finished (by a long way)
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Posted: Wednesday, February 22, 2017 - 08:01 AM GMT+7
Hi all here is today's update.


I'm really happy the way the chrome has golded (is that a word)




I think the gold works incredibly well with the purple I realise the purple needs a few more coats, then I need to start the marbling effect, have I mentioned I love this kit.
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Posted: Sunday, February 19, 2017 - 08:09 AM GMT+7
Hi all next update the rad is fitted, have I said I love this kit the rad is a 1/24 kit on its own, I'm developing a plan for another one anyway here is today's work.


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Posted: Thursday, February 16, 2017 - 07:31 AM GMT+7
Hi all been attaching some of the many wires and pipes to the engine and weathered the engine a bit more ( don't want it to look like it neglected but thought it looked too clean)




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Posted: Tuesday, February 14, 2017 - 07:55 AM GMT+7
Hi all finished the steering rack (still needs weathering) and installed the dashboard.




Not sure what to do with the steering wheel the interior seats and maybe the door panels (still not sure on them ) but definitely the seats will be cream leather as I think it will look really luxurious with the purple and gold, so should the steering wheel be white, cream, wood or black also should that be the whole steering wheel or just the rim. Baring in mind the paint work will be like the K1
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Posted: Monday, February 13, 2017 - 08:50 AM GMT+7
Hi all here is another update, I decided to give it a wood veneered dashboard

Think it looks nicer than the bog standard dash

Just for added interest here is the new shiney chassis and engine bay.


And here is the old battered one