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Online Tony Haycock

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1/24 Heller Renault taxi
« on: January 06, 2021, 06:26:01 AM »
My partner bought this for me for Christmas and somehow it found it's way straight to the bench...

I am assuming this model is an enlarged version of the ICM 1/35 kit which I have in my stash. and the larger scale appeals to me.

it will be built straight OOB as I have more enthusiasm than modelling skill. The only advantage I do have is a knowledge of vehicles of this era so I can see where the call-out for colours is wrong  eg black tyres and radiator hoses didn't exist then, and the crankcase should be all aluminium.


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Re: 1/24 Heller Renault taxi
« Reply #1 on: January 06, 2021, 10:22:50 AM »
Well I know nothing about subject but it is neat looking and will follow a long , is that a Porsche on the right ?


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Re: 1/24 Heller Renault taxi
« Reply #2 on: January 06, 2021, 12:18:38 PM »
Well I know nothing about subject but it is neat looking and will follow a long , is that a Porsche on the right ?


Alexis

Yes, 1/24 Tamiya 962. Just finished  5 956s and two 962s...

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Re: 1/24 Heller Renault taxi
« Reply #3 on: January 10, 2021, 08:04:04 PM »
Got some colour added to the chassis. Interesting (to me, at least) is that the instructions and paint call-outs for the 1/35 ICM kit are fare more detailed and accurate than the 1/24 Heller.
The black tyres are annoying me though. I have a plan for them.
« Last Edit: January 10, 2021, 08:09:27 PM by Tony Haycock »

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Re: 1/24 Heller Renault taxi
« Reply #4 on: January 10, 2021, 10:55:33 PM »
Nice work!
I really like the ICM 1/24 car series. Build already 3 of the Ford-Ts and the Benz Motorwagen.
Also this 1/24 kit is from ICM. Here you can find the ICM instruction of your kit:
https://www.scalemates.com/kits/icm-24030-type-ag-1910-paris-taxi--1191554

Cheers,
Frank
Wikipedia says: A model is a simplified representation of reality.
So I create downscaled originals.

Online Tony Haycock

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Re: 1/24 Heller Renault taxi
« Reply #5 on: January 11, 2021, 07:10:50 PM »
Nice work!
I really like the ICM 1/24 car series. Build already 3 of the Ford-Ts and the Benz Motorwagen.
Also this 1/24 kit is from ICM. Here you can find the ICM instruction of your kit:
https://www.scalemates.com/kits/icm-24030-type-ag-1910-paris-taxi--1191554

Cheers,
Frank

Thanks for the link. I am enjoying the Renault, I might see if I can get one of the model Ts, although as a vehicle, they don't really do much for me... The Benz looks like fun

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Re: 1/24 Heller Renault taxi
« Reply #6 on: January 11, 2021, 11:21:08 PM »
Nice work on the frame Tony .

The engine looks like a tiny Singer sewing machine , what's the bobbin size ?  :o :-X ::) ;)

I have one Porsche in the stash ...917 , not even sure why I have it , but I should try and build it .

looking forward on the next up-date Tony  :)

Alexis
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Wikipedia says: A model is a simplified representation of reality.
So I create downscaled originals.

Online Tony Haycock

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Re: 1/24 Heller Renault taxi
« Reply #8 on: January 16, 2021, 06:23:28 PM »
Nice work on the frame Tony .

The engine looks like a tiny Singer sewing machine , what's the bobbin size ?  :o :-X ::) ;)

I have one Porsche in the stash ...917 , not even sure why I have it , but I should try and build it .

looking forward on the next up-date Tony  :)

Alexis


a huge 1205cc twin cylinder...