Name: Lee Cherone
Location: Portsmouth, England.
Photographer: Lee Cherone.
Brand name of kit(s): Heller
Heller 1:24 Renault 4.
This little Renault 4 Rally has scratch built wheel arches, a scratch built Roll Cage from styrene rod, a modified side exhaust and various engine dress up parts like rubber radiator hoses and plug wires, and various cables and wire.
I lowered the suspension and added aftermarket wheels from Aoshima for the required Rally look.
I was inspired to build this by a Photo I saw on The Internet, I decided to build this kit as I’ve not seen many Renault 4 models built, or on display at shows or on the many Facebook groups.
I’m a founding Member of a great Facebook group called One20five Scale Automotive Art, we encourage and promote our great hobby to young people and try to show a different side to our hobby to the general public by taking our club marquee and big display to a great many Hot Rod and Custom shows across the UK.
Modelling is frowned upon in the UK and we aim to change that and it’s stereotype.
Having the Renault in this great magazine and mentioning our Facebook group/club will really raise the profile of what we are trying to achieve.
Model car builders are nothing short of artists, we turn raw materials into objects of real interest that can inspire and evoke memories in people.
Hope you like the Renault as much as I’ve enjoyed building it.