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Talbot Lago Grand Prix

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This is a Heller 1/24 kit slightly modified;) of a French Grand Prix Car from 1949ish

Jimmy Flinstone Midget driver painted in oils

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Some bonus pics with a better background down below in the comments

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She is a beauty Scott.

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4 minutes ago, landman said:

She is a beauty Scott.

Cheers Pat, Thanks

The body panels put up a good fight...and I think they beat me

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Very well done. Hope to see it at the Great White North NNL March 16

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That looks fantastic to me... detailing looks great, and I always think a driver figure adds some context and scale to open race cars. Great job all round.

bestz,

M.

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Car looks great , driver needs a seat cushion to see over the cowl . :lol:

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That came out nice Scott, Well done!

Cheers

 

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I love it!  Open wheel cars of any vintage are cool.  How was the Heller kit, I didn't realize it had an engine?

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Looking good!

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Really nice build you have there Scott, and the driver figure adds a touch of realism that transforms the scale model immensely. I have built this Heller kit and I think it can turn out extremely well when you put the effort in. Very much a classic racing car and several other kit manufacturers have produced this kit, such as SMER, Mistercraft and various different versions of the Heller kit. I might have to consider putting a driver figure in my Talbot-Lago GP now that I have seen yours Scott.

David

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Nice job!

I was on the verge of buying one last year but couldn't see the time horizon when it would ever get built. I may rethink that if I come across another.

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Came out of the build process, thanks for sharing that, very nice indeed.

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The best Heller Talbot Lago  I've seen.  Everything is great but as I said before, the grille really does it for me!  Love it!

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Looks great!

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9 hours ago, bbowser said:

I love it!  Open wheel cars of any vintage are cool.  How was the Heller kit, I didn't realize it had an engine?

The first three letters of their name describes their kit:D I actually had fun with this as I love the subject and anticipated the extra work

This particular version has great wheels and decent details, very ready to upgrade. I cut out the mid section of body to allow me to close seams and get better fit. Then on glue up the nose didn’t seat all that great and I have a gap. IF I go back I can add to the bonnet and seal that up

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Posted (edited)

Thanks everyone for the kind words, I really appreciate it.

Matt: I wish more kits came with figures...this guy doesn’t fit great in there as his arms were cast already

Robert: yep he is jammed down in there trying to hang on for dear life

Both Bruces: thanks guys for looking in on this. Yes there is an engine and it does well with a few mods

Tom: thanks pal

David: yes I love adding a figure and/or setting the model on a base...it adds so much to a build. Some of those other kits you mention have very skanky wheels/tires moulded as one, so be careful.

Dennis: ya get one, but, as above, careful of the wheels/tires.  This is the most recent Heller version of the kit

Gary: not everything gets out of the build process, in fact this is my first across the line for 2019

Ismael: I wrote a not to you below bud

Chris: thanks pal

 

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Some thanks you’s

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Yes! This was nice!

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19 hours ago, Phildaupho said:

Very well done. Hope to see it at the Great White North NNL March 16

Oh yeah, I have that on my calendar.

This Build is no where near show level in my estimation, but I will go and gawk around at everyone else’s

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Very nice!

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5 hours ago, ismaelg said:

The best Heller Talbot Lago  I've seen.  Everything is great but as I said before, the grille really does it for me!  Love it!

Super nice thing to say, thank you

I am not totally happy with it and there could be some improvements if I desire to do more work on it...meh

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6 hours ago, Zoom said:

Yes! This was nice!

Hi Bo good to hear from you. These classics bring out the classy guys on the site;):D

 

5 hours ago, PappyD340 said:

Very nice!

Thanks Larry..they always could be better and I am my harshest critic

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Popping in a little video I made of her for fun

 

 

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Excellent build with nice detail. Well done!!

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Really nice build. I love that era of Grand Prix car and yours looks spot on 👍

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Thanks guys, hope you liked the tongue in cheek video build summary

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