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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 10:14 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: 1:24 , 2CV , auto , car , Cars , Citroen , Tamiya
  • Member since
    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Friday, December 28, 2018 11:40 PM

Turned out great!  And what a fun subject to model being your dads first car and all.  So all those dudes with ski gear got into that car?  Lol. Bet your dad was happy.  Very cool.



  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: Twin Cities of Minnesota
Posted by Don Stauffer on Saturday, December 29, 2018 6:32 AM

Looks great!  I have a kit of the deluxe 2CV in my stash.  This thread has got me thinking of moving it up in the queue.

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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    March 2012
  • From: Corpus Christi, Tx
Posted by mustang1989 on Saturday, December 29, 2018 6:34 AM

Now THAT'S cool! Very good lookin' model and I'm sure it's gonna put a smile on his face for a loooong time.



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  • From: Far Northern CA
Posted by mrmike on Saturday, December 29, 2018 7:21 AM

What a special project for you and your Dad; you built a model and a milestone together.

Happy New Year to both of you!

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  • From: East Bethel, MN
Posted by midnightprowler on Saturday, December 29, 2018 7:57 AM

Very cool and well done. I have the ROG kit I'm going to start soon.

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Posted by Bakster on Saturday, December 29, 2018 9:30 AM

It turned out great and what a great thing to do with and for your father.

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    February 2018
Posted by paperguy on Saturday, January 5, 2019 11:52 PM

Absolutely wonderful model!  I have the same kit and am starting it soon.  Could you please tell me how you handled the treatment of the car tires so that they look more "natural" as opposed to the glossy finish model tires come with

Thanks so much!


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    January 2018
Posted by BuildingCars4Fun on Tuesday, January 8, 2019 8:13 PM


Could you please tell me how you handled the treatment of the car tires so that they look more "natural" as opposed to the glossy finish model tires come with

Thanks so muc

Thanks for the feedback! 

The process is very simple actually, I use Vallejo weathering products, they come in a bottle / powder form and i just dry brush it onto the tires. They have a load of weathing products - rust, engine oil and grease, mud etc. The product is usually used by the guys building military vehicles (tanks etc), but you can use it more subtly also on cars. 

You can also mix with water and flick onto the model to create mud spray. Have a look at the Mercedes Benz SL racer that I have posted here on Finescale for some examples of that. 

Good luck!

  • Member since
    May 2013
  • From: Indiana, USA
Posted by Greg on Tuesday, January 8, 2019 8:34 PM

Great model, great usual.

Thanks for showing us a pic of Dad with the car. It is priceless, and I don't even know the man.


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Posted by JacknewbIII on Wednesday, January 9, 2019 10:45 AM

It looks like you drove it stright out of the scene in the picture! Cool subject, story, build and photos!!


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