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Completed Build: Citroen 2CV 1:24 scale kit by Tamiya

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  • Member since
    January 2018
Completed Build: Citroen 2CV 1:24 scale kit by Tamiya
Posted by BuildingCars4Fun on Friday, December 28, 2018 10:16 PM

This was quite a special build for me.

My father turns 80 in January, and he's always banging on about his first car, and how much he loved it. He used to take his mates skiing and because it was front wheel drive he could go where no other man could etc etc etc. 

Anyway, my mother managed to find a picture of this famous car: A Citroen 2CV. Apparently he had had an accident, and as he could not afford to have it painted, attached a black fender to the front left that he found in a junk yard. 

Here he is with his mates standing around the famous car, a couple of beer barrels blocking the number plate:

My dad is the one standing in the car and sticking out of the sun roof, with the black hair and dark coat.

Anyway, so the point is that I decided to build him a replica of his first car. I had to ask him a million questions (what colour was the interior? the seats? the engine? etc etc). We ended up teaming up on the project and completed it together over Christmas. 

Here it is in all its glory - mounted with the photo in the background, it actually looks like his mates are standing around the model!

And some more pics of the completed build. Must say it came out pretty nicely!

And the engine:

And here is my dad, loving his birthday present!

Tags: 2CV , Citroen , Tamiya
  • Member since
    November 2004
  • From: UK
Posted by PatrickW on Wednesday, January 2, 2019 2:30 AM

SUPERB!! A great build of an iconic French family car, especially when you have that family connection. Well done Sir and a Very Happy New Year!

  • Member since
    January 2008
  • From: Plano (Dallas), Texas
Posted by mmthrax on Wednesday, January 2, 2019 12:47 PM

Love the story and the model.  It turned out great.  I think that having a back story always adds more to modeling.  Great work sir.  YesYes

Just keep picking away at it...

  • Member since
    February 2008
Posted by justmike on Wednesday, January 2, 2019 8:49 PM

The history must make this build something special. What a great job on the model. I bet there are some crazy stories associated with that car.

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