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There is always a bad word among Citroën designers, even nowadays: simple!
An example, the rear bumper.

 

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The real thing:

 

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Easy, isn't?

 

May be you don't understand the logical. Why a bumper now?

Remember, a piece of the seat is chromed. I prepare all the chromed pieces...

 

Dan.

 

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Upholstery... I hate!

1930' fashion, of course:

 

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Remember! Pictures lies. I hate upholstery why? This is not my cup of tea and my results

are every time just acceptable... inside!

 

Dan.

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Just acceptable? Maybe a bit wobbly, but I think that you would have a hard time to fins a 1:1 that doesn’t have wobbly upholstery. 

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I hope Manu, I hope...

 

In fact I was wrong during the first assembly. 

On this pic too much tyre surface is visible:

 

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Now it's correct! Here we can see the first gluing line.

 

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This kit was well known for the assembling difficulties. I fallen in one of traps!

I followed by mistake and surely for lack of marks the ligne of the bonnet, logical isn't? But wrong!

 

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Have a nice WE!

Dan.

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A shame but easily fixable thank goodness. I had a similar problem with it's smaller version.

 

Dave

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While probably an unpleasant task, removing the fenders ( I imagine same problem on both sides),  the solution is well worth the effort!  It looks like you were able to get a relatively clean separation which should be fairly easy to clean up.

 

Cheers

Nick

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Easily fixed? Not really. Unpleasant? I fully agree...
Just dry fitted after a lot of hours spent to rectify the  curves of each wing. You change the wing's angle,

you change the curve on the body's side!

 

 

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Dan, I didn't mean to suggest the repair would be at all easy (sorry for the confusion), instead, it looked from the photos that you had a relatively clean separation of the parts, so clean up of the old line along the bonnet might not be as bad as it could be, and based on your follow up photos, you have masterfully brought those body parts back together!

 

Cheers

Nick 

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Don't worry Nick. And I omitted to precise that as usual, nothing is only glued. Of course It makes the game quite different...

 

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The bolt's head is drowned (? Mr C help!) into the fender.

 

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Another fixation at the fender's end, invisible but will be cleaned...:

 

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Dan.

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Today exhaust lines, and Mr Heller against Mr Propeller...
He saw that lines like that:

 

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But, in the real life, it's quite different!

 

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All the angles are different of course, small joke, but had taken very time consuming to correct that!

First dry fit... 

 

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I'm waiting to grey paint, so i'm working in the invisible parts, like fuel tank too...

 

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Underside completed!
First pic poor quality, sorry...

 

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Of course the exhaust end will be chromed...

 

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Fuel tank, to represent metal, use metal!

 

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Dan.

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Today, bonnet. A tale, a bad one... This is a well known trouble of this kit.

 

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Just 4mm... All is OK_almost_ on the top:

 

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Surgery is needed!

 

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Putty, sanding...

 

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This bonnet will be not openable, so, the other side is free style...

 

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I hate this kind of job!

Dan.

 

 

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Today, bonnet. A tale, a bad one... This is a well known trouble of this kit.

 

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Just 4mm... All is OK_almost_ on the top:

 

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Surgery is needed!

 

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Putty, sanding...

 

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This bonnet will be not openable, so, the other side is free style...

 

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I hate this kind of job!

Dan.

 

 

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