Delahaye by Heller
Got one done so here it is.
This is the Heller 1/24th Delahaye. Delahaye was a French car manufacturer probably the most affected by the Art Deco movement in the 30’s. This is an example of their more restrained coachwork. WIP shots can be seen in the Automotive Group.
Very involved kit but not too complicated if you follow the instructions-RELIGOUSLY. The front end steers per the kit. The fenders required building up from three pieces each before attaching to the body or the frame in the front. The only non-kit parts added is the wiring for the plugs & batteries (2- six volt). The 2-tone finish was applied using Tamiya rattle cans. It has not been rubbed out. Chrome is a combination of kit chrome & Bare Metal Foil. Paint separation was masked with Tamiya tape.
Probably posted too many pictures but they were shot both indoors & outdoors, with & without flash. The sun & the flash seemed to wash out the colors. I was trying to get some shots of the interior without much luck. It is fully enclosed. The colors match the outside scheme.
I have a much greater appreciation of Heller’s kits now than before building this kit.
If you want to see more examples of Delahayes designs just google “Delahaye” & hold on.
Thanks for looking.
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