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Frank
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Hi boys,

yesterday a little package from spain arrived.


And this little "beauty" was in it.





At the first and also the second view,- this is a fine detailed resin kit.
Only the grille openings at the front has to be opened.

Some other parts also arrived in the last days.
lightning kit ( not sure to install it)
and some photoeched pieces.


Only axles, tyres, gears and some other pieces are still on the road to complete the chassis and i can start to built it.

That will be my first selfbuilt car and my first try with resin.

And direct my first question.
Which putty can i use for resin?
 

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David J
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Looks like a very nice kit of a pretty little vehicle.
Please explain if you would why you would want a slot version of the H van?

DJ
 

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Now that is awsome! the H-van is a cool cool vehicle!


I look fowasrd to an update of this one!

Cheers

Owensy
 

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Frank
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Hi boys,

@DJ
this kit is a slotversion, if you take a look at the chassis you´ll find each fixing for the motor, the axles and the slotguide ( not sure that its the right word, sorry).

Why i built that van is easy to explain.
My theme track is france in the 50ties and this one is the "toping" therefor.

@owensy
a first update will follow soon
 

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One petunia in a field of onions
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Frank. That's going to be a right little charmer. Good detail in the shell, even to the corrugations.

Don't know why, but there's something that I like about Citroens. Does it show that I've never owned one?


Looking forward to watching your build.

Embs
 

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Citroen H Vans are very cool. The design is so practical - angular surfaces for easy and cheap construction but with a flair for detail. The corrugated steel panels made them quite strong I am sure. "Form follows function." There is quite a following and you can find H Van communities if you search the web.

I built one a couple of years ago from scratch just because I thought it would make good scenery but decided to keep make it run. I also built a trailer. It is made of Evergreen styrene sheets.

Frank I checked out the web site and don't think the wheels are H Van-like. I used BWA's narrowest wheels and stock car inserts with Scaley's Cooper tires and I think they look prefect.

 

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Dave Homer of the Dudley Club has a real one of these, a retired Fire Engine that he bought from France and drove over to England (took him a long time though!). You can tell it's French - it has an ash-tray for the driver.
 

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Nice kit.

I think for the putty you can use the usual model putty from Revell, Tamya or other make you prefer for filling small parts or scratches.

For bigger parts I would use putty for real cars. I always use Motip Metal Putty. I think it's also available in Germany. It is not based on glasfibre but on aluminium parts. Saves a lot of sanding, filling, sanding,...
 

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That's a really cool little van! Never seen one in real life. Out of curiosity, does the chassis casting look nice and flat, or is there any warpage?
 

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Frank, did you complete this? I would love to see photos.

Who made the kit and what else do they sell?
 

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Frank
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@Slot-O-Fun

No its not ready built. In summer i only gave "Carlos" my allowance

an Autobianchi
That he is
an 18HP, 497cc with a speed of 95km/h racecar




only a little bit bigger than the H-van slotversion
, but gives us much more fun than a slotcar

Here is the link.

the newest one is a Renault Stafette
 

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Hi Frank; I am getting a little nervous about this! I feel it! Sooner or later I have to scratchbuild a car, too! I will follow this thread closely to see your result! Regards Jens
Btw: What about your industrial ambitions? I would be happy to see some slotcars on your McSteel!
 

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Frank
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Yes,

and here they are

The chassis is nearly completed, only the guide and the cables have to be fixed

The inlets got a redesign

this is an original rim of a HY

and that is my conversion
opened it like the original ( each opening is approx 1,0 x 2,5-3,5mm) Dentistdrill 0,05mm
nuts have to be painted once more, but i´ve seen it on this photo the first time
also the valve is painted, have to paint some racing white on the sides oncemore, to much black i think


made some details of brass the door handles and the entrance assistance
diameter approx. 0,5mm


next update when the body got his first color, a lot of questions in my head
how to tape for the second color on this corrugated sheet? For example

If anyone can give me a help, i´m very pleased

The grille is not finished, so no photos

and here is the coloring i want to try. Uaaaah, 2 colors?!
 

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Frank
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Excellent, looking forwar to seeing it with some colour on it, what ideas do you have in mind? As for masking, Tamiya masking tape is apparently very good!
 
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