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#21 Brett Barrow

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Posted 02 January 2014 - 12:05 PM

Agreed - I don't see Heller making something like a Yugo.  However, if the R4 is a success, then perhaps we can hope that the next old car that they do in 1:24 will be that other French automotive icon, the Citroen DS.  A Facel Vega would be fantastic, but sadly probably not mainstream enough...

A Facel Vega is my dream kit.  Ma's Resin was supposed to be working on one in resin.  Love to see one in mainstream plastic. 



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Posted 02 January 2014 - 12:11 PM

I'd love to see them do a Citroen DS or SM.  A Facel Vega would be cool, i have a 1:18th scale diecast one.    A '70s Peugeot 504 coupe would be neat also.

 

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#23 Danno

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Posted 02 January 2014 - 05:45 PM

 "Agreed - I don't see Heller making something like a Yugo." 

 

 

Eh, it was just a joke.  A little tongue-in-cheek cheekiness. 



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Posted 02 January 2014 - 06:33 PM

 However, if the R4 is a success, then perhaps we can hope that the next old car that they do in 1:24 will be that other French automotive icon, the Citroen DS. 

 

I'm surprised that Heller hadn't done a DS in 1/24 scale.  They did so in large scale.  From the description of the new Heller, anything is possible!  



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Posted 02 January 2014 - 07:07 PM

A Yugo would be sweet :P

As for the Renault, I'll just leave this here...

The chassis, engine and transmission are from the 2001 V6 Clio ;)

 

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Posted 02 January 2014 - 07:10 PM

This truck version of the 4L is neat..

 

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Posted 02 January 2014 - 10:14 PM

 

I'm surprised that Heller hadn't done a DS in 1/24 scale.  They did so in large scale.  From the description of the new Heller, anything is possible!  

Would be nice, they could offer several model years and even the break (yeah I know it's but ugly ;^)

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Anyhow...nice to see that they're doing a European young-timer and hope this opens the door to lots more...



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Posted 03 January 2014 - 02:10 AM

This is great news from Heller and I hope it all goes well.

I'm still hoping for a series of English classics as 1.24th kits. It seems to me that the Morris Minor and Ford Cortina are among the most conspicuously absent subjects in this scale and would surely sell as well as any Renault or Citroen.

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Posted 03 January 2014 - 02:45 AM

This is great news from Heller and I hope it all goes well.

I'm still hoping for a series of English classics as 1.24th kits. It seems to me that the Morris Minor and Ford Cortina are among the most conspicuously absent subjects in this scale and would surely sell as well as any Renault or Citroen.

Airfix would be a prime candidate for that, but for some reason they still hold on to 1/32nd scale

They could start for instance with a Lotus Cortina and Ford Capri MkI

 

Revell Gemany I would love to see doing, a Opel Rekord C, or Manta/Ascone 400...

 

We can dream don't we....



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Posted 03 January 2014 - 03:54 AM

This is great news from Heller and I hope it all goes well.

I'm still hoping for a series of English classics as 1.24th kits. It seems to me that the Morris Minor and Ford Cortina are among the most conspicuously absent subjects in this scale and would surely sell as well as any Renault or Citroen.

 

Air Trax do a Cortina Mk1 (saloon & estate), as well as a Morris Minor, both in resin, if that's of interest.



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Posted 17 January 2014 - 03:21 AM

Yes those R4 vans were everywhere in this country during the 70's/80's, as the Post and phone utility companies used them, along with the Electric to a lesser degree. Then they were sold on to the private market so still were everywhere.

 

The green as pictured was the later scheme (An Post) but the iconic colour here was a dirty orange with "p&t" lettering.

 

As for Cortinas, 1977-1980 Mk4 for me please, both estate and saloon, L, GL, Ghia and S versions wanted! (C'mon Airfix or Revell, you know it makes sense...)



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Posted 17 January 2014 - 07:04 AM

 

 

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…..and I was going to make a wise-a** comment about pro-touring one.  :o



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Posted 22 January 2014 - 06:33 PM

This is so exciting :)

 

My parents bought a green '73 when I was a kid, and I grew up in that car. This one for sure is on my shortlist. There is really no need to bash the low parts count - there wasn't really that many more parts to the 1:1 car anyway. They were really, really spartan. That said, I think Heller did a wise choice in going for this one. It is not an exciting car in and of itself, but there was millions made, in many parts of the world, and a lot of people have some kind of emotional connection to them. There is also possibilities for development of the tool for ,yes, the van and pickup, but also the sinpar four-wheel-drive  conversion that did fairly well in the 1979 Paris - Dakar rally.

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 Other than that, if they provide the big fabric sunroof, we can build the one prominently featured in the 1984 movie "Romancing the stone"

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So a big pat on the back to Heller for bringing this one out. Now, what I would really want to see them do (Not only for my own sake, but I think they might sell a few) is to tool up some coachbuilder bodies to go with their 1950 Talbot-Lago.

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Posted 24 January 2014 - 04:17 AM

After the R4, they should tool up a R5 and Super R5 :)



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Posted 25 January 2014 - 06:55 AM

 
The Renault 4 CV is only 88 pieces and it has an engine and everything else you'd expect.



Heck, the REAL 4 CV only has 88 pieces!

Edited by blueovl150, 25 January 2014 - 06:57 AM.


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Posted 25 January 2014 - 12:56 PM

Depends when in it's live you talking about. When newly produced, it had many more parts. But it looses parts per mile, so in the end, you do have 88 parts left over :)



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Posted 31 January 2014 - 10:27 AM

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Posted 31 January 2014 - 10:29 AM

Hmmm... 1:20th? 



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Posted 31 January 2014 - 10:34 AM

Hmmm... 1:20th? 

Yeah, but when you look at the box art it's 1/24

 

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Posted 31 January 2014 - 10:55 AM

Cool...looks like they are going to do the van version also..