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Peugeot 905 evo 1 bis / Heller 1/24

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Re: Peugeot 905 evo 1 bis / Heller 1/24

Postby robdebie » Tue Aug 13, 2019 7:06 am

Denbo wrote:I will be following this as i did start one a loooong while ago but never finished it.
Its on robdebie sight under Lathafummi, I even have the LeMan's miniatures version as well but that scares me aswell


It's nice to meet some fellow 905 builders here :D

I really like what you're doing to your model! If you're still stuck with the nose fit problem, here's what I did:

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Since you have the LMM kit too, a question. In my review I write about the LMM kit "It is reported that the model is based on the Heller/Airfix kit, but a couple of parts are integrated and some are changed to meet new specs". Do you see similarities between the kits?

Another question: I'm modifying the air inlets of my Airfix kit as follows, after viewing the real thing at Spa Classics:

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Does the LMM kit have this feature too?

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Re: Peugeot 905 evo 1 bis / Heller 1/24

Postby CK » Tue Aug 13, 2019 12:02 pm

It is amazing that so many of us have interest to build this car, myself included. I have the Airfix version. I started the front end and have to use a lot of clamping force to make the upper and lower half sort of match. There are fitting problem in a lot of areas. I want to build the 1992 Le Mans winner. So there are quite some modifications to be done to the front end. That is where I stopped.

At the Ultimatecarpage.com site, there are some very good photos of the engine compartment. It actually shows two cars with different rear suspension arrangement. There are also different dash arrangement between different cars.

I will keep a close eye on this link.
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Re: Peugeot 905 evo 1 bis / Heller 1/24

Postby robdebie » Tue Aug 13, 2019 1:28 pm

CK wrote:It is amazing that so many of us have interest to build this car, myself included. I have the Airfix version. I started the front end and have to use a lot of clamping force to make the upper and lower half sort of match. There are fitting problem in a lot of areas. I want to build the 1992 Le Mans winner. So there are quite some modifications to be done to the front end. That is where I stopped.


I'm not sure whether you already glued it, but here's what I did: I cut off the lower millimeter of the tub:

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Later I raised the rear by 0.5 mm again, so ideally you would cut a wedge off, but I wouldn't know how to do that. My top and bottom body halves now fit perfectly.

Of course Heller should have taken care of this, but here we are :)

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Re: Peugeot 905 evo 1 bis / Heller 1/24

Postby gderoo » Tue Aug 13, 2019 3:41 pm

robdebie wrote:
gderoo wrote:As there is no decal with the brand name for the engine I decided to go to the local Modelshop and get Some letters on a Sprue. I chromed the letters P E U G E O T and then one by one put them where I wanted them. It does bring the engine more alive I think. Next up I Will add Some wiring.


That's creative!! And you managed to find the correct size, excellent.

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Thank you Rob,
But it was a hell off a job to get them lined up because they are so tiny.

Also I have a problem with the tamiya extra thin cement which seems to thin the paint undercoat.
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Re: Peugeot 905 evo 1 bis / Heller 1/24

Postby gderoo » Tue Aug 13, 2019 3:49 pm

Next: brake set mount and painting

The parts of this set are so small and my cement problem makes me loose time and retouch the paint job.
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Re: Peugeot 905 evo 1 bis / Heller 1/24

Postby Denbo » Wed Aug 14, 2019 5:55 am

robdebie wrote:
Denbo wrote:I will be following this as i did start one a loooong while ago but never finished it.
Its on robdebie sight under Lathafummi, I even have the LeMan's miniatures version as well but that scares me aswell


It's nice to meet some fellow 905 builders here :D

I really like what you're doing to your model! If you're still stuck with the nose fit problem, here's what I did:

Image

Since you have the LMM kit too, a question. In my review I write about the LMM kit "It is reported that the model is based on the Heller/Airfix kit, but a couple of parts are integrated and some are changed to meet new specs". Do you see similarities between the kits?

Another question: I'm modifying the air inlets of my Airfix kit as follows, after viewing the real thing at Spa Classics:

Image

Does the LMM kit have this feature too?

Rob


Ill route the kit out and take some photos for you. Not sure I know where the unfinished Heller one is though....
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