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pedro.negron
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Tamiya Kit No. 35321 - Simca 5 Staff Car (German version)

The Simca 5 is a small Franco-Italian passenger car designed, by Fiat engineers at Turin. It was produced and sold in France by Simca. It was virtually identical to the Fiat 500 Topolino.

 

The Simca 5 was conceived as the French car of the people, in the same way as the Volkswagen was for Germany and the Fiat 500 for Italy. It boasted many advanced features including independent front suspension, four-wheel hydraulic drum brakes and a 12 volt electrical system. The Simca 5 also achieved outstanding fuel economy.

 

Tamiya make this tiny little fella and is a very easy built for a weekend. I painted this kit in gray and left it unfinished until now. The kit was in bad shape, wheel broken, wiper blade gone, etc.

 

I fixed and glue again the parts, scratchbuilt one wiper blade, added the base with the fence, etc. I wanted to show some bright color to center the view in the kit, so I tried some dried flowers I found in a $1 store.

 

Here the results, hope you like it.


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July 17, 2014 at 11:09 AM Flag Quote & Reply

pedro.negron
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Tamiya Kit No. 35321 - Simca 5 Staff Car


here is a picture of my model at Ipms Nationals in Virginia, 2014.



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September 18, 2014 at 10:03 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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