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PostSubject: 1935 Delahaye 135M - Heller 1/24   Fri 24 Jul 2015, 8:06 pm

A beautiful looking kit, but the most difficult I've ever done.  It's a real PITA, but don't let it dissuade you from the other Heller Classics - they're much easier and very unique subjects.

The only change I did to this one was to make the rear fenders skirted like many of them had back then.  if you Google the Delahayes, they had some really radical designs for the time. Now that I look at the photos, it's odd they didn't include side or rearview mirrors.

















So, if you've got one of these laying around, I think they'd make a great hot rod without the hood.

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PostSubject: Re: 1935 Delahaye 135M - Heller 1/24   Fri 24 Jul 2015, 8:47 pm

Now thats nice !!!!!
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PostSubject: Re: 1935 Delahaye 135M - Heller 1/24   Fri 24 Jul 2015, 10:34 pm

Hi Mike,

This looks sweet Sir, love the colour combo too...

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PostSubject: Re: 1935 Delahaye 135M - Heller 1/24   Fri 24 Jul 2015, 10:37 pm

I think you made a silk purse from a sow's ear Mike. You did a great job and the colours suit it perefectly.

After your trials with it, I think it's going to be a long time before I do mine!! LOL

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PostSubject: Re: 1935 Delahaye 135M - Heller 1/24   Sat 25 Jul 2015, 3:59 am

It's a beautiful model. I know it fought you every step of the way,. but it truly stunning. Super Nice Work.
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PostSubject: Re: 1935 Delahaye 135M - Heller 1/24   Sat 25 Jul 2015, 12:23 pm

Excellent!  All I could wish for would be a more detailed engine from the model company.  Of course, there is elegance in simplicity.  The Bugattis looked simple but the textured metal surfaces made up for the basic look.  Then there were all the bolt heads on the dual valve covers, a plus as well.  Thanx for a very special build!
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PostSubject: Re: 1935 Delahaye 135M - Heller 1/24   Sun 26 Jul 2015, 3:20 am

Looks good Mike.
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PostSubject: Re: 1935 Delahaye 135M - Heller 1/24   Sun 26 Jul 2015, 9:26 pm

Lovely Mike.
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PostSubject: Re: 1935 Delahaye 135M - Heller 1/24   Sun 26 Jul 2015, 10:12 pm

Thanks all. So glad to be moving on from that one.
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PostSubject: Re: 1935 Delahaye 135M - Heller 1/24   Sat 01 Aug 2015, 12:33 am

You beat it! Well done. I wasn't sure of the colours, but they're growing on me.
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PostSubject: Re: 1935 Delahaye 135M - Heller 1/24   Sat 01 Aug 2015, 2:46 pm

Hi,
So beautiful... Mine is still on the box, never had the nerve to build it... tough indeed, but you did it, congratulations!

Onto the next,
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