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Hi All. Here my new project: lovely 1/35 Tamiya kit no  35301 Traction Avant 

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I'd like to represent a Traction Avant adopted by US MP after WH service.

The reference is this well know pic:

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I want to improve the kit with Aber photo-etched kit no 35231 and plasticard stripes and bolts.

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I began to improve the inner doors (front and rear) as the kit details are generic and wrong 

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Hope you like. Feel free for any comments.

Ciao

Filippo

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Hi, Here some little wips. 

I found out two problems:

- there is a space between rear fenders and chassis;

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- rear seat is too short.

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I solved the space adding some plastic card.

The short seat was solved cutting it in two pieces, positioning on the black lines and calculate the mm (+/- 0.6 cm) to fill the empty space with with a strong plasticard.

Then a few details on top and to frontal radiator grille (Aber grille is very delicate but too nice) 

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Hope you like.

Ciao

Filippo

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Thank you Vytautas!

Bertie, you’re right! I love Tamiya kits but sometimes the engineering approach is to simple.

Ciao Filippo

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Hi All, here some progress on seats

Ciao

Filippo

 

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On 4/23/2022 at 11:17 AM, vytautas said:

A nice detailing!

When you make such doors, you lose the right to leave them closed... 😉

 

Vytautas


I fully agree. Wonderful detailing on the doors 👍

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Thank you Longbow! In effect one ddor will remain open!😉

Ciao

Filippo

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On 23/04/2022 at 14:49, Phil1960 said:

Hi, Here some little wips. 

I found out two problems:

- there is a space between rear fenders and chassis;

Ht7jLMl.jpg

- rear seat is too short.

nrN8dne.jpg

I solved the space adding some plastic card.

The short seat was solved cutting it in two pieces, positioning on the black lines and calculate the mm (+/- 0.6 cm) to fill the empty space with with a strong plasticard.

Then a few details on top and to frontal radiator grille (Aber grille is very delicate but too nice) 

ObEw5zn.jpg

 

sxbZV2Y.jpg

 

Hope you like.

Ciao

Filippo

 

Ciao Filippo

 

Thank you for your post and the good tips!
I also have this model on my shelf and the version in US service (very cool picture) is my absolute favourite 👍
I'll stay tuned!
MD

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Must have missed this one, nice progress so far.....an interesting build to follow indeed. I've always loved this Citroen and would love to have real one......I nicknamed it the "Gestapo Citroen". There's an Historian on TV, James Holland; that has one and he drives in some of his documentaries when he visits veterans to interview them.

 

Nice work....:yes:

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Thank you Stuart and Simon!

TA is one on my favourite 30’ car. I love Mercedes 170 from Miniart but the building is time consuming as the engineering work is, imho, not so good ad Tamiya ones

Ciao

Filippo

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Hi All, here some wip pics on instruments panel, pedals and fenders.

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I have some problems to reproduce the switches in white area, The manual pic does not help me and ModelKasten stoppers are imho too large. Any idea? many thanks in advance.

 

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Ciao

Filippo

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Hi All.

I added some minor internal details on floor and front dashborad but now the TA is completed. 

Hope you like.

Ciao

Filippo

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Nice work Filipino, really nice. Wish I had the same patience. I take it you had plentiful images of the real thing.

 

looking forward to the paint job👍

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With these small and precise details, you are really taking a big risk!
You have already lost the right to close the door. If you continue like this, you will lose the right to close the top! :D

 

Vytautas

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Hi Vytautas, in effect I was thinking to left all open  after it received a direct an 88 shot!☺️
ciao Filippo

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