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Citroen DS3 WRC - Heller 1:24


Luis Pacheco
06-15-2012, 07:46 PM
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http://www.mautomobile.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=22154

rallymaster
06-15-2012, 08:20 PM
Rear wing seems better than Profil24's one ! :thumbsup:
any release date given ?

blubaja
06-15-2012, 08:20 PM
At least...someone is making it in plastic. But yay!

MidMazar
06-16-2012, 01:12 AM
I'm happy to see a few new rally cars as of lately!! I thought this kit was out already? Is there somewhere in the states that will have it?

Luis Pacheco
06-16-2012, 04:07 AM
I'm happy to see a few new rally cars as of lately!! I thought this kit was out already? Is there somewhere in the states that will have it?

The C4 has been released. These are test-shots photos of the DS3 taken yesterday at Mondial du Modelisme in France.

Cootje
06-16-2012, 10:51 AM
And finaly inside doorpanels!!!!

MidMazar
06-16-2012, 07:27 PM
Where can I find a c4 in the states?

Kaj45rpm
06-17-2012, 02:05 PM
Excellent, the more rally cars the better! Should be cheaper than the Renaissance kit. Should make a nice build if the decals are good quality.

rallymaster
06-17-2012, 02:43 PM
Excellent, the more rally cars the better! Should be cheaper than the Renaissance kit. Should make a nice build if the decals are good quality.

If decals quality is the only remaining issue it won't be a big problem as I'm sure some aftermarket brands will care about a plastic kit release and offer us some decals sets (the solberg's and block's car would be great - already done by carpena for block's car but not sure it will fit the heller kit, just refering to previous experience with C4 decals !!)

lemansnut
06-19-2012, 01:17 PM
Midmazar,
Check out Squadron http://www.squadron.com/ItemDetails.asp?item=HR80756 Not sure how the price compares but they're showing it in stock.

Mike

stevenpae
06-27-2012, 08:18 AM
Midmazar,
Check out Squadron http://www.squadron.com/ItemDetails.asp?item=HR80756 Not sure how the price compares but they're showing it in stock.

Mike

I have talked to Heller in Paris and the kits are planned to release in september.

denilsonvm
09-10-2012, 12:20 PM
I have talked to Heller in Paris and the kits are planned to release in september.

Anyone know the specific release date?

Il dottore
09-10-2012, 01:19 PM
It wont be a september release. The kit isn`t ready yet. Heard it yesterday at a meeting. Hope for a late october early november release.

spotmodel
09-11-2012, 03:40 AM
Heller said "available on 2012-Q4". The kit is now available for preorder at SpotModel:

http://shop.spotmodel.com/product_info.php?products_id=16211

http://shop.spotmodel.com/images/Heller/50756/01.jpg

Luis Pacheco
09-23-2012, 03:29 PM
http://heller-story.lebonforum.com/t629-ds3-wrc-heller-1-24-toute-chaude-sortie-de-la-presse (http://heller-story.lebonforum.com/t629-ds3-wrc-heller-1-24-toute-chaude-sortie-de-la-presse)

Luis Pacheco
09-24-2012, 04:14 AM
No Redbull decals????

http://img.imagesia.com/fichiers/2a/ds3-14-_imagesia-com_2aai_large.jpg

Dexter Models
09-24-2012, 04:39 AM
RB Decals are on the decal sheet, but in several parts...

lovegt40
09-25-2012, 06:57 AM
what parts?:

http://www.modellismo.net/forum/attachments/statico-kits-info-e-varie/151771d1348552759-news-novita-interesantissime-1-24-ds3-15-_imagesia-com_2aak_large.jpg

or its a pig or its my eyes, I dont see the bull in the pics, just a lookalike whatever...LOL...or yes??

denilsonvm
09-25-2012, 08:34 AM
OMG, now I see the "Red Bull" in pieces.... "R B" + "e l" +"d ul"
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v447/denilsonvm/Montagens/Outros/citroen.jpg

lovegt40
09-25-2012, 09:22 AM
OMG..also the letters, YES?..but the bulls on doors?..LOOOOL...this is incredible..

vitanvk
09-25-2012, 09:56 AM
OMG..also the letters, YES?..but the bulls on doors?..LOOOOL...this is incredible..

From what i see in the picture, i realize the Bulls have to be "composed" either. There are some white curves which they consist of, i guess..Seems a bit tricky...:evillol:

http://i695.photobucket.com/albums/vv320/vitanvk/ds3-15-_imagesia-com_2aak_large_1_zps89971f79.jpg

MidMazar
09-25-2012, 10:13 AM
They look like squirrels to me!! :lol:

Luis Pacheco
09-25-2012, 10:14 AM
http://www.modellismo.net/forum/attachments/statico-kits-info-e-varie/145165d1340993644-news-novita-interesantissime-1-24-gallery_4_138_217866.jpg

http://img.imagesia.com/fichiers/2a/ds3_imagesia-com_2aaq.jpg

vitanvk
09-26-2012, 04:22 AM
They look like squirrels to me!! :lol:

Yes..kind of..:lol::lol2:

lovegt40
09-26-2012, 05:52 AM
http://www.heller.fr/

in the cataologue they have both 2011 and 2012 version. the difference is just squirrel decals? dunno if such wrc changed important parts during 1 season.

Boreham
09-27-2012, 04:07 PM
Looks great....q

Will. This also become rare within 12montgs of release like the previoud C4 did...and still is unobtainable

hniemi
09-28-2012, 06:37 AM
http://www.heller.fr/

in the cataologue they have both 2011 and 2012 version. the difference is just squirrel decals? dunno if such wrc changed important parts during 1 season.

Visiting Heller web site (catalogue) and the information in this thread gets me very confused with this future release. At the home page of heller.fr, there are links to "nouveautes". The first one is the box showing Citroen DS3 WRC '11 (figure in the box shows a car of Rallye de France 2011), but when I click that link, I get a web site with a title "Citroen C4 WRC '10 (ref nr 50756), but still the figure shows the box of 50757. At the home page, there is also another figure of that same car of rallye de france 2011, but now it claims it to be Citroen DS3 WRC '12! Now this link goes to the web site with a title of that car (ref nr 50757). Very confusing, is it going to be a model for Rallye de France 2011 or Monte Carlo 2012? I have seen photos of boxes with '11 and '12.

And now this "squirrel"-decal? What does it mean? Is there anyone who could make all this clear? I have made a request also for Heller by the contact form at their web site, but no answer so far from them. :confused:

lovegt40
09-28-2012, 07:04 AM
The squirrel is simply a tricky way to avoid Rb deadly fees (more expensive for toys manifacturers than ferrari's ones).Basically they sell it as squirrel sponsor car..adn THEN..hidden by commercials...the modeller can finish it "secretly" as a correct redbull car.

probably on RB lawer tables arrives just a list of names, company and pics with RB unpaied logos, so if they see redsquirrel they probably skip it away, even after checking whats inside (if also we modellers took some time before understand what can become a squirrel with decal balls..),both on decalsheet and instruction sheet.

In sweden they use also to cook squirrels..
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rXK_tdktcMI

denilsonvm
10-03-2012, 02:25 PM
ABC Modelisme is selling the Citroen DS3 on ebay france. I'm very curious because there are 2 boxes announced: Heller 50757 and Heller 80757. Both are WRC 12 and seems to be Monte Carlo version.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v447/denilsonvm/Montagens/Outros/50757.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v447/denilsonvm/Montagens/Outros/80757.jpg

http://cgi.ebay.fr/HELLER-50757-CITROEN-DS3-WRC-2012-SEBASTIEN-LOEB-1-24-KIT-COMPLET-/300784495593
http://cgi.ebay.fr/HELLER-80757-CITROEN-DS3-WRC-2012-SEBASTIEN-LOEB-MONTE-CARLO-JANVIER-2012-1-24-/310457352225


And the prices and different too (28 and 33 euros). Anyone knows the difference between the two models?

Denilson

gastone
10-03-2012, 03:22 PM
Heller 50757 CITROEN DS3 WRC is ''KIT COMPLET''.It includes paint,glue and a brush like the Heller 50756 CITROEN C2 WRC!

Dexter Models
10-03-2012, 03:23 PM
One is only the plastic model, the other one with glue, brush and paint.

denilsonvm
10-03-2012, 03:31 PM
Thanks guys for your help!

Fangi0
11-25-2012, 08:33 PM
Anyone know a suitable shade of blue to paint this with - As far as I can tell it's not a metallic finihs like the F1 cars.....

Zero paints preferably, but any good match would be appreciated....

Luis Pacheco
11-26-2012, 03:50 AM
This portuguese brand has the colors:
http://www.zmodels.pt/epages/299550.sf/pt_PT/?ObjectPath=/Shops/299550/Products/ZT01-0026

And I think Renaissance has also the colors.

hniemi
11-26-2012, 04:34 PM
Anyone know a suitable shade of blue to paint this with - As far as I can tell it's not a metallic finihs like the F1 cars.....

Zero paints preferably, but any good match would be appreciated....


Is the DS3 blue color really different to Tamiya spray Pearl Blue (http://shop.spotmodel.com/product_info.php?cPath=260_263_268&products_id=13964)??? I think that shoul be the color Tamiya recommends for the future season 2010 Red Bull F1 model. If the DS3 color is not metallic, then is there any close match in the tamiya TS-series? Does the 2010 C4 have the same color as 2011 and 2012 DS3?

rallymaster
11-26-2012, 05:14 PM
Beware guys, the Citroen redbull blue isn't metallic and has nothing to deal with formula1 color !!
one of the closest match is TS-15, even if not 100% perfect it's almost the right color.
Yes, 2010 C4 already had the same color.

Fangi0
11-27-2012, 05:03 AM
Thanks Phil....

I knew you'd know... :-)

rallymaster
11-27-2012, 10:48 AM
You're welcome ! :)

Luis Pacheco
12-14-2012, 05:00 AM
The portuguese brand/store Zmodels will release a upgrade for the DS3.

http://i339.photobucket.com/albums/n443/zemartins/News5_zps56a83839.jpg

ChicoBR
12-15-2012, 09:44 AM
Luis,

Great news!
Thanks!
Do you know if they have anything in the pipeline for the C4 WRC?

Obrigado!

Abrašo,

Chico

The portuguese brand/store Zmodels will release a upgrade for the DS3.

http://i339.photobucket.com/albums/n443/zemartins/News5_zps56a83839.jpg

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