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(PICS) Large Citroen. Half replica/half art!

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Christopher Moroni
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I had nothing to do with this one but thought it was very, VERY cool when I stumbled upon pics years ago:

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David Green
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Wow! Looks very much like a real one in the woods about 20 miles from where I live.

Glass and dash are better on the model. Sad but spectacular.


   
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Christopher Moroni
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Wow! Looks very much like a real one in the woods about 20 miles from where I live.

Glass and dash are better on the model. Sad but spectacular.

I know, right? You gotta look twice at some these pics.  "....one in the woods about 20 miles from where I live...."    That's wild David!


   
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John Quilter
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Has anyone seen the French Heller plastic kit of the earlier Traction Avant Citroen?    Over 2000 parts in the kit I believe.   You would have to have the parts manual and workshop manual for the real car to assemble this kit.    Over the top complex and I think the Heller instruction sheet is in French!   I'm guessing 1:12th scale.

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Marty Johnson
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@john-quilter - I used to have that model.  It sat in my closet unbuilt for many years until I sold it on eBay a couple of years ago.  I can confirm it is 1:8 scale but since I never opened the box, I don't know what language are the instructions.    

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Christopher Moroni
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John, Marty....

"You would have to have the parts manual and workshop manual for the real car to assemble this kit."    

For real?     2,000+ 1/8 scale pieces?     HOLY CAT-WALK Batman!  That's a model!!


   
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Karl Schnelle
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You woukd think it was 1:1 scale... until the last photo!  WoW! 😎 


   
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John Kuvakas
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An incredible model. I'd love to have one...I think. It would be fascinating. But, I agree with David, it's a bit sad in its realism. 

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Christopher Moroni
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An incredible model. I'd love to have one...I think. It would be fascinating. But, I agree with David, it's a bit sad in its realism. 

BINGO John! ....and THAT'S exactly WHY it's half model...half ART.  It's makes you think & wonder; it evokes emotion & feeling, etc..   Personally, I feel it's a masterpiece!  Not the same caliber as the say, the Mona Lisa perhaps, but awfully close.  LoL!

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John Kuvakas
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@chris, I'd have to agree with that. There was a LOT of talent that went into crafting this. 

John Kuvakas
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@jkuvakas .John, you said above that "I'd love to have one...I think". Here's your chance. One listed on the bay with opening bid of only $1023.67.It's a kit made by Altaya but this one is completely assembled. One of those where they send you a part each month.These's also multiple videos of this model on Youtube. The only thing is, you will need to get a bigger turntable to do "My Take".

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John Kuvakas
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@kenspear, and a bigger allowance from my wife!

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RDCollection
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Wow, this looks great.  Loved seeing all the history.  I have always liked these odd-looking cars.  There used be on in my city, but the owner may have moved or sold it as I don't see it anymore. 


   
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