The body is now 1 plate lower, and the front has been reworked to half-plate accuracy. (The cheese-slopes and arcs are now optimally alligned, and the bottom of the car is flush.)
Wheels has also been changed, although the police-version got the Technic wheels.
Still too big for minifigs, around 1:32 scale.
First off, Nick Barretts blue DS, which started it all;
The "Break" version was the toughest to do, and is still far from perfect...
The red one is basically identical to the blue one;
The high-end black one with all luxury add-ons added on (no "packs" existed at that time...);
The police-version. (With such a car they can pick me up anytime!);
Many people have asked how the wheels are attached, so hereīs a photo of that. It really doesnt matter, as each car probably has its own arrangement (each having different type of wheels). Itīs just a question of adaption.
Of course NONE of the cars rolls, though...
Some photos showing the particular details of the police-verson (The flashing blue lights, that we all love so much to see in our rear-view mirror...);
This one had a small nose-job, because of lack of a particular brick. Can you spot it?)
Quoting Marcus Coster
I found the nose job you spoke of! On the police version instead of 4 4 Stud long rounded slopes on the front, you used 2 4 stud long ones and 2 3 stud long ones. Am I correct? Anyways, great job!
I see that I forgot to answer this one, Sorry; Thanks for the comment, and you are of course right about the nose-job. Actually it looks better like that, so I should do it on all of them.
Dude, that's fine. Don't say your station wagon isn't perfect! It looks recognizable and definitely prettier than the real thing. This DS model in reality makes the ugliest station wagon ever. I say that regardless of the fact that this DS sedan model is the most original and prettiest car ever. The convertible version is absolutely the fanciest version of DS but if you can't make it without the roof then do it with the roof just make the roof in different color so it's visible that the car's got lifted roof. I know it's hard to do. It ain't the simple model to do but that makes it challenging (it's gonna be recognizable because back wheels are moved more to the back). As for the Post-apoc version-Buick makes a good material for it, DS doesn't so i didn' even mention the idea for you to make one ;))
I like it
April 26, 2011
Cars of this size blow me away! My cars are always so...big! These are small, and yet, there is no doubt about what they are supposed to be! And the police car? My favorite! Bravo!
Quoting Vibor Cavor
When I got to see them out close I wished you did the same as I did. In other words there are many versions but they are all the same. Police car rules, the station wagon version is also good - you should've made it into an ambulance and what is missing here is the fanciest one of them all - the convertable version with back wheels moved more to the back side.
I quite agree, and that was also my intention. However, the long list of missing bricks necessarry to do that soon brought me back to reality.
The stationwaggon version is not perfect, and I really didnt want to use it as a base for the many service-vehicles mentioned.
The convertible also occured to me very early in the process, but as the interior of the car only leaves 2 studs wide for decoration, it was better to leave the roof on.
The only one I dont have a good excuse for not doing, is the post-apoc version. Itīs just not my thing, so there! (Okay-okay. Maybe Iīll do one... ;-)
At first I was thrilled, I gotta say since the original blew me away. I thought wow, someone did the same thing with the DS as I did with my Buicks. When I got to see them out close I wished you did the same as I did. In other words there are many versions but they are all the same. Police car rules, the station wagon version is also good - you should've made it into an ambulance and what is missing here is the fanciest one of them all - the convertable version with back wheels moved more to the back side. But that's just me. Even so this is a good little "Froggie" EXPO.
I like the lot of them :) BTW Thanks for the bottom picture, it tells me I was on the right track. I'm creating a dark red DS for my father. Slightly altered though, because of the lack of some specific parts (1x1 dark red mod. brick with 1 horizontal stud and the 1x4 dark red curved slope)
They are all beautiful! I think i like the police one best. Build more esp the ambulance :) I'm trying to create a whole grid of 5 wide f1 cars, 8 made so far, just waiting on a bricklink order. Thanks for the eye feast :)
Two things I enjoyed about these cars the fact that no stubs show the smooth continous lines are wonderful and the other your showing the undercarriage! A nicely done presentation rounds off DS-Mania nicely!
You're creating this DS driver's paradise... a wonderful collection of the best cars in the world :-) . The black cars were usually reserved for the French government, hence the high-end specification of most of them. All that's missing is the DS ambulance - a friend has one; it looks a bit like Ecto-1! Thanks again, Henrik.