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Postby baby_astons » Thu Sep 29, 2011 10:04 am

hey guys,
will start slowly here on the new place pasting the first two posts from the previews as a beginning,
thereafter in correct build order with a few comments along the way...

got the first seven issues - DHL messed the parcel up a bit so it arrived after 5 weeks of travel from france -

I could probably get a real one for the money it'll cost to assemble:
1,99 for the first -
4,99 for the second -
9,99 for the rest of the 100 :whistle: issues...

BUT, I must say the quality and detail is mucho better than with "our" db5 -
but I'll possibly still find something to "fine tune" here and there :mrgreen:

I'll do some piccies and post later on..
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Re: baby ugly duckling 2CV 1:8

Postby Mark » Thu Sep 29, 2011 10:06 am

Glad you found your new home Astons ;)

Have a K for starting a new diary.
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Re: baby ugly duckling 2CV 1:8

Postby baby_astons » Thu Sep 29, 2011 10:09 am

thank you mark,
apart from being a really nutty aston fan I have a heart for citroens having owned two of the ducklings and more others...

here's the first two piccies, featuring the gear box along with parts of the engine -
the cylinders will be fitted from parts of future issues -

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got two finished gear boxes with all the other issues, will take them apart to fettle the gaps a bit and put together again...

more to come :D
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Re: baby ugly duckling 2CV 1:8

Postby Paul » Thu Sep 29, 2011 1:47 pm

baby_astons wrote:thank you mark,
apart from being a really nutty aston fan I have a heart for citroens having owned two of the ducklings and more others...

here's the first two piccies, featuring the gear box along with parts of the engine -
the cylinders will be fitted from parts of future issues -

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got two finished gear boxes with all the other issues, will take them apart to fettle the gaps a bit and put together again...

more to come :D

Hi ASton's,

What mods (if any) have you done so far?
Just :) to Cause a Landslide - Some :superlglue: will be included .....

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Re: baby ugly duckling 2CV 1:8

Postby baby_astons » Thu Sep 29, 2011 1:50 pm

took it out of the DHL transport box :lol: :lol:
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Re: baby ugly duckling 2CV 1:8

Postby Paul » Thu Sep 29, 2011 2:07 pm

baby_astons wrote:took it out of the DHL transport box :lol: :lol:

............... I think that you are getting as sad as me! :)
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Re: baby ugly duckling 2CV 1:8

Postby baby_astons » Thu Sep 29, 2011 3:31 pm

maybe I'll mod it today and take everything apart :whistle:
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Re: baby ugly duckling 2CV 1:8

Postby casper » Thu Sep 29, 2011 5:09 pm

Great looking Kit astons,
so much detail on that gear box. Pricey kit though m8, is that £9.99 or 9.99 euro per issue.
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Re: baby ugly duckling 2CV 1:8

Postby baby_astons » Thu Sep 29, 2011 5:59 pm

€ but still quite enough casp -
but the honda I mentioned on the preview page takes 10,99€ per issue :o
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Re: baby ugly duckling 2CV 1:8

Postby 70'sdreamer » Sat Oct 08, 2011 2:19 pm

Wow, looks very detailed.
And wohoo, Citroen fans here... :D

(I don't own any part models, but a real one myself, and two more in my firm...)
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Re: baby ugly duckling 2CV 1:8

Postby baby_astons » Mon Oct 10, 2011 7:26 am

what's the real one?!
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Re: baby ugly duckling 2CV 1:8

Postby baby_astons » Fri May 18, 2012 7:53 am

hello guys, this one has been on hold for quite a while -

a bit of news as I'm up to part 32 now - you wouldn't believe how hard it is getting the issues -
the model is issued in france and spain but virtually no parts surface on :twisted: bay there
well, except for the ones I got by now :mrgreen:

I'll start taking piccies of the parts as delivered to inject a bit of life here, though not sure when I'll be able to start the build -
what I can say is, the parts are all individually packed - just like andrew's fiat abarth and like the db5 parts in the first few issues,
altaya is really taking care that everything you get is 100% nice and safe, and the part quality is much better than with the db5;
of course some issues are really spartan and could include more parts - but that's an issue with all partworks, selling more issues with less parts...
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Re: baby ugly duckling 2CV 1:8

Postby baby_astons » Fri May 18, 2012 5:38 pm

now, wouldn't be me if I wouldn't start with #14 and not from the beginning, but you'll know why when you read on:

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with this issue, you're getting the chassis rail part - the second shot including the db5 tyre - for your convenience and for size comparison

quite a lump of metal, authentic and lovely detail and 580 grams of weight - the reason I'm posting this now is to embarrass db5 builders :mrgreen: -
altaya are sending you the chassis with #14 of 100 issues thus showing one can make a logically perfect partwork with the chassis as one of the first parts to get after you got the engine and suspension + it's metal and will handle the car easily (as far as I can see from the build videos, the db5 has a plastic chassis...

next will really be #1...
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Re: baby ugly duckling 2CV 1:8

Postby baby_astons » Sun May 20, 2012 12:50 am

next up is #1 -
the bonnet + grille

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judge for yourself, lovely detailing, especially on the grille insert, there's a built-in pair of hinges in the bonnet + a rubber lip + a catch...

#2
a wheel + tyre + hub cap + suspension arm
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all heavy metal (the tyre of course rubber) + plastic chromed cap

#3
main engine + gear box casings + brakes
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a lovely bunch of finely detailed parts, should be modding them a bit, they really deserve it...

#4
front bumper assembly + custom license plate
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again, consisting of several pre-painted and pre-assembled parts, all finely detailed...

#5
front seat frame + rubber bands
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for those familiar with the "deuche's" seats, everything is there -
a metal frame + all hooks and rubber bands that need to be assembled + the cloth inner main seat padding, a model on it's own...
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Re: baby ugly duckling 2CV 1:8

Postby casper » Sun May 20, 2012 11:41 pm

Thats looking to be a great kit astons, i love the way you make the seats up yourself using rubber bands etc.
I like the colour as well. very nice
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Re: baby ugly duckling 2CV 1:8

Postby baby_astons » Mon May 21, 2012 1:06 pm

:D
trouble is I'll need to repaint the model -
I've owned the rare late yellow charleston version - I've had a maroon too, but that's the more common model...
well, anyway, I needed a good excuse to mod it :mrgreen:
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Re: baby ugly duckling 2CV 1:8

Postby casper » Mon May 21, 2012 7:30 pm

baby_astons wrote::D
trouble is I'll need to repaint the model -
I've owned the rare late yellow charleston version - I've had a maroon too, but that's the more common model...
well, anyway, I needed a good excuse to mod it :mrgreen:

will look really nice in yellow astons, not sure what you mean by Charleston version. We saw a primrose yellow e-type yesterday and it looked great
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Re: baby ugly duckling 2CV 1:8

Postby baby_astons » Mon May 21, 2012 11:22 pm

the "charleston" was a limited edition of the 2cv -
(and the altaya partworks depicts the maroon car)

first (and largest) edition was the maroon/black (I had one of these):
http://cdn1.flipacars.com/pics/Citroen/ ... ton-01.jpg

I had a yellow as my last 2cv (of 3,the second was a plain primrose yellow car),
the yellow was a smaller and later edition of the "charly" as we used to call it
http://cdn1.flipacars.com/pics/Citroen/ ... ton-02.jpg

(and for all asking, the lady wasn't a standard works feature :oops: )
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Re: baby ugly duckling 2CV 1:8

Postby baby_astons » Thu May 24, 2012 11:27 pm

the next batch:

#6
wheel and tyre set
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not a miracle from outer space this time...

#7
left front suspension arm and small bits for both front suspensions
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mostly heavy metal, correct glossy black paint...

8#
drivers door (the continental side...)
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great paintwork, heavy metal piece...

#9
door internal detail parts + windows
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the window will be opening in 2cv style, all working...

#10
engine cylinder + head parts
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plastic pieces, getting the engine build a nice step further, as always, all necessary wiring provided (no modding here...)

we are only 3 issues down to the full engine parts set...
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Re: baby ugly duckling 2CV 1:8

Postby casper » Fri May 25, 2012 7:27 am

The suspension arms look really good astons. Did they give an indication of total weight when completed.
Ive never had the pleasure of driving a 2CV, I bet there great but take a bit of getting used to. Would be quiet scary at first :auto-swerve: . I have owned three VWs over the years and they were tricky to drive at first but the suspension on a 2CV is amazing unlike the VW.
Will the coils springs and cylinders be made in metal along with the bellcranks and pull rods. and are you expecting those parts sometime soon.
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