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kpnuts

Heller 1/16 Citroen DS 19 car transporter

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Hi all got this for my birthday 

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Inspired by Bengalensis build I've decided to try and do this version

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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.

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Those look quite mad and groovy at the same time.

The rear wheels are obviously smaller than the front.

I'm wondering if 1/24th wheels will be right?

That shot of the spares on the roof seem to show the small ones are about

the same overall diameter as the steel wheel portion of the front spare.

I have a fair collection of spare model wheels. Have a think and let me know what size you need.

 

For the chassis I think square tubing might be your answer. Plastruct?

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I see what you're saying mate, i hadn't noticed that. Thanks mate, i may get back to you on the wheels.

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Good luck with this build and happy birthday!

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Thanks but it's not till 26th (supposed not till start it till then but a little sweet talking sometimes works)

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9 hours ago, kpnuts said:

Thanks but it's not till 26th (supposed not till start it till then but a little sweet talking sometimes works)

Of course, that's half the fun isn't it

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I’m following this! Looks good! I’d agree the smaller wheels look about the same size as the steel front rims, let us know how big that is and we can do a collective spares box rummage!

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That's something else , never seen that before and it's nuts ! A bit Gerry Anderson . This will be a build to watch , guess the legendary DS19 ride went south or did they have those spheres for each of the 6 back carriage .

Are you doing that Meilen Werk version ? (the photo with  the AC Cobra)  better looking than the short cab thing last photo ,reckon that was done on a Gite late on a Sunday after some grape stomping .

 

Great choice of model BTW

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Hi all well I've started, going to build the Meilen version.

Started on the engines.

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And got the colour I'm going to use, i may be adding gold go faster stripes to it, not sure yet

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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) 

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Hi all started the saloon version 

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Did some more to the engines as well.

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I've seen a couple of DS's in the wild lately, lovely car. 

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They were indeed a thing of beauty and the ride, compared to their cart sprung rivals, was akin to riding in a spacecraft.

I prefer the later versions, (early 70's) but I'm glad I never had to work on one.

There is a wheeler dealers programme on the DS which would give some detail shots.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LkPfBBVH1MM

Though it is the later model so some parts may be different. The headlights for instance.

 

The models are coming along nicely.

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Did a bit more to the engines

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Started adding the shackles plates to the bed

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Wondered how much filling would be needed so added some primer

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Must say I'm quite pleased so far.

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Hi all placed the wings and bonnet on to see how it looks

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Made the shackle rings

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Had a go at making a winch for the flatbed.

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Couldn't agree more, nice winch!

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Hi all here's the next update put the suspension together temporarily to see what size wheels I will need for the flatbed.

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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.

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Did some more to the engines and done the leather seats as well.

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Meilenwerk was kind of a franchise / Trademark built around anything oldtimer. The ones in Berlin and Düsseldorf are now operating independently under the trademark "Classic Remise". http://www.remise.de/  

Maybe you can get some input there. There's a german wikipedia article about it if you are into the history: https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meilenwerk#Meilenwerk_Region_Stuttgart_(Böblingen)

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Thanks for the info mate.

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.

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Did some work work on the bed of the transporter.

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Nice progress on the bed, that looks the part.

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Hi all another update

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