Cor is absolutely right here. The Peugeot 504 break is available via a transkit to convert the Brekina Peugeot 504 saloon into the break (estate) model.
A few months back I purchased one of the transkits to convert one of my Peugeot 504 saloon models into an estate. The result I picture below.
As I have said on other posts, I am no modelling expert, but I am quite pleased at how the model has turned out. A couple of issues need addressing; the glazing of course comes from a Peugeot 504 saloon model and is insufficient to cover the rear windows of the estate and the front grille of my model is not flush and needs a little attention to make it fit correctly. Apart from that, I am really pleased with the model.
Its not cheap though. You need to obtain a Brekina Peugeot 504 to dismantle it and also buy the transkit. Probably cost me around £20 without adding paint costs.
Also, the Citroen CX break was made by Praline models. It is an early model and the quality is not great, but I would imagine can be enhanced with some attention to make it a better quality model.
Post by ensemble187 on Feb 16, 2017 19:07:07 GMT 1
Thanks Gary and Cor,
That turned out really nice. The blue finish is great. I'll have to buy one and work on it this year.
But, I'd also love to see one in finished form, along with the Citroen CX Familiale (I know it's probably a pipe dream), from one of the major model companies, designed to the level of detail of a Minichamps or Spark. Neo Scale's CX GTi was excellent. I can only dream that one day they'll do a resin wagon version of that car. That would be a marked improvement over Praline's iteration of the car...although, Praline's CX will always be one of my favorites.
Thanks for your comments. I think blue is the best colour for the Peugeot 504, so was going to go with it anyway, but it turned out real nice. I am very pleased with it.
Of course, like you, I would love to buy a factory manufactured version from Brekina, Herpa or whoever but after Brekina abandoned their Ford Taunus Estate after announcing it, I thought it very, very unlikely that we would ever see estate versions of saloons produced in the future. Remember, Herpa and Rietze used to do estates in the 1990s but nowadays, we see so few being made. Hence, my decision to bite the bullet and make my own. I also have the Renault 12 Break version to make yet and looking at Cor's website, there appears to be an Alfa Romeo Guilia estate too. I have also made the transkit for the MGB GT form the AWM MG cabrio, again, a brilliant kit and great to have the MGB GT - a wish for model - in my collection.
I would recommend - if you want a Peugeot 504 estate - the transkit model, although somewhat expensive (as you need to buy a Peugeot 504 from Brekina too) it is, when complete, a lovely model to add to your collection. Also, relatively easy to make being a transkit. I am very happy with the expense and result from buying such a kit.
Thanks again, Gary
PS: don't hold your breath for a Citroen CX break from NEO or BoS or anyone else to be honest in near future. Could be wrong, but think you have a better chance of winning the US lottery than that model being announced !
Its been a while since anyone has posted here. But it has appeared that BoS has been busy since anyone posted here about their offerings. In recent months they have released 1/87 scale versions of a trio of GM factory concept cars, and the GM Futureliner bus in two color schemes, the 53 Studebaker Starliner, 1985 Lincoln stretch limo, and they have announced the future release of a 1960 Buick ambulance (they already make the Buick ambulance in both 1/18 scale and 1/43 scale).
I couldn't agree with you more! BoS has made 2017 a phenomenal year for our scale. And, with the recent announcements of a '70s GMC Motorhome, '82 Ford Granada Turnier (station wagon) and London Cab, it looks like 2018 will be just as exciting. Let's hope they keep the exciting news coming!