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CitroŽn DS 21 injection Agostini 1/8 kit


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#1 debaronFR

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Posted 12 June 2013 - 10:28 AM

The French absolute car, a technical and design "revolution" in 60s.

 

Probably american people never known before, but a "star" in the recent TV serie "The mentalist"

 

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the concept was so technically advanced (hydraulic suspensions, brakes, drive), and design never seen, the cars market wasn't ready to buy. 

It ruined Citroën builder in efforts to promote the car, and Michelin tyres manufacturer took the opportunity to buy the group (now in Peugeot corporation).

 

during 10 years Citroën ingeniors continued to improve the car, and at least DS 23 Injection Pallas is the perfect evolution of the "French touch" in cars world.

 

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the kit is from Spanish builder Agostini, and it's a subscription building, with monthly postmailed parts.

 

first step was to choose another color that the purpose.

 

and to paint!

 

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a "Santal Brown" typic Citroën last 60s

 

now i work in the engine, a pipes and wires "jungle" !

 

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just to show the scale, closed to my Bugatti Royale 1/24 model:

 

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Posted 12 June 2013 - 10:35 AM

Hi Gasnier, i have the sub too. But i get the first Parts in 6 month. A friend live in Paris and made it for me.
How is the quality?
Greetings Karsten

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Posted 12 June 2013 - 10:39 AM

I'm sure this will be a masterpiece. What scale is the kit? Looks like 1/8 or 1/12.

 

I've heard so much criticism about parts not fitting well in the 1/16 Heller DS 19 that I'm interested in how this works out.



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Posted 12 June 2013 - 10:55 AM

Hi Gasnier, i have the sub too. But i get the first Parts in 6 month. A friend live in Paris and made it for me.
How is the quality?
Greetings Karsten

 

HI. very inequal quality. some parts in metal, many in plastic. very disappointed to see chromed parts are in plastic chromed, and not in full metal. strange and not very fare according the final cost (around 1100 €). not agree with the easy way to build and amateur notice. many parts need to be repaint and adjusted to be conform with the original. but not adviced builders can do it, with many errors! 

only one paint color scheme, not histori color, so i decided to repaint with my personal choice.

Waiting to see special effects, as the hydraulic suspension working, but not confident. But i'm not an amateur builder, so i know to scratch an perfect the kit. 

 

let me know your comments!



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Posted 12 June 2013 - 10:57 AM

I'm sure this will be a masterpiece. What scale is the kit? Looks like 1/8 or 1/12.

 

I've heard so much criticism about parts not fitting well in the 1/16 Heller DS 19 that I'm interested in how this works out.

 

Thanks sjordan to support! it's a 1/8 kit, with metal and plastic parts. popular kit, need to be upgraded.

not so easy to build, but i'm confident to upgrade.


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