The Lighter Side of a Collection

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Re: The Lighter Side of a Collection

Post by JSB33 » Thu Apr 24, 2014 5:32 am

Tom wrote:Some really great models, added a couple to my already ridiculously long wish list...
One could go broke by just getting the "must haves" from this thread.
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Re: The Lighter Side of a Collection

Post by Featherless_Biped » Wed May 07, 2014 1:12 pm

As it says in the advertisement:

elle porte, elle emporte, elle transporte
pas d’emballages compliqués
grâce à sa suspension, tout, même le plus fragile, arrive à bon port


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Citroën 2CV. Eligor. Can you find five items in the ad that are also in the car? :o

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it bears, it carries, it transports
no complicated packing
thanks to its suspension, everything, even the most fragile, arrives safely


I found the 2CV ad a year ago and placed a copy for display on one of my model shelves. I was really surprised recently to find a 2CV in the same color with FIVE of the same items that are pictured in the ad. I guess the items are making the rounds since three of them are also found in the Type H that I posted above. :!:

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Re: The Lighter Side of a Collection

Post by DeadCanDanceR » Wed May 07, 2014 2:00 pm

Great stuff! :)
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Re: The Lighter Side of a Collection

Post by Ozmac » Wed May 07, 2014 2:22 pm

That 2CV pictured in context with the ad is such a charming sight, RT. I admire the amount of work you put into the display of each model.

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Re: The Lighter Side of a Collection

Post by Tom » Wed May 07, 2014 2:40 pm

Another great H, I've yet to see a bad one. The whole series seems to be very well thought-out and all vehicles, if they're not made after existing Hes, look very convincing.

2CV looks great as well, they managed to capture the shape well (and judging from my collection that isn't easy). I love the ad and the fact that you were able to recreate it.

In The Netherlands, Citroen advertising from the 1950s to the early '70s was designed by a renowned Dutch graphic artist, Karel Suyling. The result was a very clean series of ads that was mostly monochromatic and as instantly recognisable as the famous contemporary US ads for the VW Beetle made by Doyle Dane Bernbach.

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Re: The Lighter Side of a Collection

Post by Featherless_Biped » Wed May 07, 2014 4:02 pm

DeadCanDanceR wrote:Great stuff! :) Thanks, Julio. It's a matter of charm over rigor. ;)
Ozmac wrote:That 2CV pictured in context with the ad is such a charming sight, RT. I admire the amount of work you put into the display of each model.
Thank you, Jamie. It's more fun than work. :)
Tom wrote:I love the ad and the fact that you were able to recreate it.
Thanks, Tom. It's fun to look at old ads for cars, especially when there was some excitement over a new feature – a feature that we take for granted now, or a feature that never caught on (e.g., push-button automatic transmissions).

BTW, if you say "recreate," that is not something I have done with the models, if that was your impression. Although I found the ad first, both the 2CV and the H came with the loads that you see.

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Re: The Lighter Side of a Collection

Post by David MG » Thu May 08, 2014 3:09 am

Interesting additions.
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Re: The Lighter Side of a Collection

Post by JSB33 » Thu May 08, 2014 5:45 am

You sure know how to have fun with your collection.
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Re: The Lighter Side of a Collection

Post by Featherless_Biped » Fri May 09, 2014 1:25 pm

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Yet another Type H and more fun. :)

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Citroën Type H and Citroën Traction 15-6.

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Hachette.

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Re: The Lighter Side of a Collection

Post by DeadCanDanceR » Fri May 09, 2014 3:37 pm

Cool! :o
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Re: The Lighter Side of a Collection

Post by JSB33 » Sat May 10, 2014 5:44 am

Another in the "I really want this" category.
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Re: The Lighter Side of a Collection

Post by Tom » Sat May 10, 2014 7:31 am

Agreed. Only heavy continuous rain prevents me from cycling into the city and adding more H-types to the collection...

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Re: The Lighter Side of a Collection

Post by Featherless_Biped » Wed Jun 04, 2014 6:29 am

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Thanks, Julio & Tom. :)
JSB33 wrote:Another in the "I really want this" category.
Jeff & Tom, you "need" to know that there are two other similar 1:43 Type H Citroën "Depannage" trucks. There's the Type HZ-IN "plateau 6 roués dépannage" in orange and white and the "Garage Pechoux" in purple and white. The latter comes with two gas pumps and two service figurines. I haven't seen either of these on forum posts. Currently available on eBay, waiting for you! ;)

I've recently picked up some American pickups.

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1940 Ford ½-Ton Pickup. Matchbox.
I thought the rear suspension was not correct, but I think that's the way it's supposed to be. (Most of the 1:1 pickups that still exist have been modified and the rear end lowered.)

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1941 Chevrolet ½-Ton Pickup. Matchbox.
I don't know why the headlights appear to have a white cover.

More pickups on the way.

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Re: The Lighter Side of a Collection

Post by Tom » Wed Jun 04, 2014 8:29 am

Very attractive pickup trucks.

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Re: The Lighter Side of a Collection

Post by SEATPC » Wed Jun 04, 2014 10:51 am

I love the industry are very good, especially the mother Tannus Ford Transit, they share the Zil118 I paint inside



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Re: The Lighter Side of a Collection

Post by DeadCanDanceR » Wed Jun 04, 2014 1:56 pm

Tom wrote:Very attractive pickup trucks.
x 2 :)
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Re: The Lighter Side of a Collection

Post by JSB33 » Thu Jun 05, 2014 5:53 am

Love the lumber yard truck. I think I need to go chasing.
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Re: The Lighter Side of a Collection

Post by THIERRY53 » Sat Jun 07, 2014 2:02 am

Hi,

collection " le garage moderne"

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Re: The Lighter Side of a Collection

Post by DeadCanDanceR » Sat Jun 07, 2014 4:21 am

Cool! Very, cool! ;)
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Re: The Lighter Side of a Collection

Post by Tom » Sat Jun 07, 2014 6:32 am

That looks great, excellent candidate for some weathering.

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Re: The Lighter Side of a Collection

Post by David MG » Sun Jun 08, 2014 2:02 am

Can see this beauty going into a diorama in quick time !
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Re: The Lighter Side of a Collection

Post by THIERRY53 » Sun Jun 08, 2014 5:47 am

David MG wrote:Can see this beauty going into a diorama in quick time !
This could be done ........

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Re: The Lighter Side of a Collection

Post by THIERRY53 » Fri Jun 13, 2014 2:24 am

Hello,

The same a little older

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Re: The Lighter Side of a Collection

Post by Tom » Fri Jun 13, 2014 2:55 am

Looks even cooler. Old trucks aren't supposed to be shiny.

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