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Good afternoon gentlemen Waiting a complete reorganization of my workshop, in order to continue my LadyBug build, and because containment don't allow me to do other interesting things, I've decided to begin this new projet. I'm probably a masochist to go on with such poor quality and difficult to assemble Heller kits, but this car is one of the most emblematic of the perfection that reached French manufacturers and coach builders between 1920 and 1960... Design perfection , mechanical perfection, luxury perfection ! I built my first copy of this model car about 45 years ago. At this time, we didn't have Internet, and I had no special documentation, and only very simple tools....and honestly, I didn't search perfection, only fun moments ! Pity, this copy, as the numerous Heller and Monogram car kits I built in this era, has been lost over my successive movings. Hereunder, some pictures of the box art, and of assembly instructions. My goal with this build: - Overcome the difficulties of the build, due to a very bad adjustment of the numerous body parts - if possible, make articulated bonnets and trunk lid as on the Talbot Lago Record, in order to show, or not, the engine bay and the trunk interior - Improve the cabin and engine bay detailing - Replace the windows with better ones Which colors for the body and upholstery ?...these ones ! ` And for the engine bay: A bit ambitious, isn't it ? Stay tuned if you like and thanks for watching