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#1 GeeBee

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Posted 02 May 2013 - 10:29 AM

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This is a brand new model released by Ebbro, and is a co-operation between them and Tamiya, the model has new moldings for the cab, front & rear doors, van body and clear parts, the rest of the kit, engine,gearbox, tyres and wheels, plus the front seats and dash are all from the Tamiya 2CV kit, after you have built the model, you will have a few parts to go into the spares box.

 

The decals included in the kit are for a French car specialist in England, based in Weybridge, Surry, http://www.grovegarageweybridge.co.uk/ or with using the french number plates supplied you can build it as a un-liveried French van that were used by most small business at the time, I wish Ebbro had supplied some better decals to go with this kit, hopefully the aftermarket companies will come to the rescue.

 

The front doors and the van rear doors can be fixed in the open or closed position, but they can't be made to function as supplied as they are, but still a nice function to have on a model, 

 

I've never built an Ebbro kit before, but the instructions are typical Tamiya, included in the instructions is a small correction as the seats in the instructions are marked incorrectly, the left seat should actually be the right, and the right is actually the left .....

 

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Posted 02 May 2013 - 10:31 AM

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Posted 02 May 2013 - 10:32 AM

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Posted 02 May 2013 - 11:35 AM

Are the rear doors hinged? Looks like no.



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Posted 02 May 2013 - 11:56 AM

Are the rear doors hinged? Looks like no.

 

No Harry, you can either have them fixed in the open or closed position, but they don't have functioning hinges



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Posted 02 May 2013 - 12:10 PM

Must. Have. This. Kit. 

 

edited - I. Just. Bought. This. Kit.

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Posted 02 May 2013 - 12:13 PM

I had mine on order from HLJ since it was announced at the German Toy Fair,a lot of places are already sold out, and it's not available here in the U.K until later this month.



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Posted 02 May 2013 - 12:49 PM

This is the way a kit review should be. Many members show the parts packages, but the instructions really help.



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Posted 02 May 2013 - 12:56 PM

I'm jealous. Can't wait to get a few of these for the stash. 



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Posted 02 May 2013 - 01:08 PM

This is the way a kit review should be. Many members show the parts packages, but the instructions really help.

 

Well no point in doing half a job ....



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Posted 02 May 2013 - 01:12 PM

Can't wait to get a few of these for the stash. 

 I just had to have one, and might get another later if they do make it over here, while I was growing up in Spain, every small business had either one of these, or a Renault 4 van, Simca 1100 van or the later Citroen Arcadian.



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Posted 02 May 2013 - 01:45 PM

i remember a kid's dad who delivered mail with one of these. at 12 years old, i yearned for one as a surf buggy.



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Posted 02 May 2013 - 03:14 PM

Recently I have just started to take a liking to odd European cars (Wish there was a reliant robin kit),so I just picked up the ROG 2cv Charleston the other day and I'm really excited about building it. This is going to be a purchase in the near future for me.

 

Brett,what movie is that from? 


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Posted 02 May 2013 - 04:29 PM

I don't know French or Japanese and sometimes have trouble with English but did anyone else notice what step #6 is called on the instructions ???  Installing Front Food ???



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Posted 02 May 2013 - 05:19 PM

I don't know French or Japanese and sometimes have trouble with English but did anyone else notice what step #6 is called on the instructions ???  Installing Front Food ???

Thats funny,  I am guessing it was a bad translation,  I dont know a lot about the Japanese language, but I do know that a lot of words do not translate to English correctly, or will be a different word   You should read some of the kit listings at Hobby Search, some will make you laugh at how stuff was translated . 



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Posted 02 May 2013 - 05:46 PM

HOMER MAD!!!!!!!!

 

I scratchbuilt one of these for my weird car collection before Xmas and the kit is out so soon that no one is going to believe that I built my own.



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Posted 02 May 2013 - 08:42 PM

I like it :)



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Posted 03 May 2013 - 12:08 AM

That looks like a nice kit... Thanks for such a comprehensive review :)

It's a shame the doors are not hinged, but at least they are separate pieces.

 

Recently I have just started to take a liking to odd European cars (Wish there was a reliant robin kit)

 

Brett,what movie is that from? 

 

Totally agree on the Reliant Robin... I would definitely like to build the yellow one from Only Fools and Horses :P

And the movie with the 2CV fourgonnette is one of the original Pink Panthers with Peter Sellers as inspector Clouseau ;)

 



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Posted 03 May 2013 - 12:46 AM

Totally agree on the Reliant Robin... I would definitely like to build the yellow one from Only Fools and Horses :P

 

That was a Reliant Regal Supervan 3, not a Robin, my first job when I left school back in 1978 was working for a Reliant dealer, those Robin's are fun things to drive ....



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Posted 03 May 2013 - 12:58 AM

That looks very interesting - cheers for the write-up.  I wonder if this means we may see other 2CV variants, whether a much earlier 2CV (with the ripple bonnet) or even something more exotic such as a Mehari or a Bijou.


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