2CV Papercraft

Simply select the right shape and colour, and download one of hundreds 2CV papercraft models. In total, there are about 300 models to download, all slightly different in colour and details, originally posted on Brusino.com. You might ask, what drives someone to create such an amount of paper models. Even if they all are similar, they represent a significant amount of invested time.

It all started at the time I was living like a ‘globetrotter’, and traveling a lot for work. Being away from home most of the week, I began to build simple paper-craft models on Saturday morning with my daughter, at the time about 5 years old. Driving a 2CV myself, I searched for a simple model. One, simple enough that we could build it together. This turned out to be difficult. Yes, there are a few paper-craft models of the 2CV which are absolutely beautiful, but far too complex for a five year old. Even I almost gave up. Then there are those that are simple, but probably a bit too simplified. So I designed one myself, keeping it simple but with detail where it counts.

OK, I admit, I went a little overboard. I started with one that was simple yet good enough. Soon a second, AK250 version was born, then one reflecting an early 1950’s version, etc. Before long I produced almost 10 different versions, trying to keep up with the major visible changes as detectable from old brochures and folders. They were still back and white, though. So, the next challenge was colour to apply. Preferably a realistic one. Luckily Cats Citroën pages and the Dutch Ami association listed Citroën-colours, i.e. AC colours grouped by year, which was a good start, although regretfully your average Photoshop has no clue about the AC standard. Together with samples from photos found on various Citroën enthusiast sites (e.g. an DS/ID page, an impressive AMI page, or a Dyane page) resulted in the still growing overview of coloured models.



Any of the 2CV icons in the table above is linked to a pdf document with a papercraft model. Click to download.

Beige colorado 069
Beige nevada 074
Blanc alaska 077
Beige gazelle 079  
Beige vanneau 083
Ivoire bolery 084  
Beige tholonet 085
Gris d’anjou 086
Beige albatros 087    
Blanc meije 088
Beige erable 090
Beige agate 091
Blanc cygne 093
Beige antilope 094
Gris Nacre 095
Blanc albater 096
Blanc stellaire 097
Blanc everest 098
Gris nocturne 099
Blanc Paros 102
Gris sable 104
Gris ardoise 105
Gris d’ete 96
Gris metalise 109   
Gris fonge 118
Gris clair 132    
Gris kandahar 133
Champagne 134   
Gris rose 136
Blanc carrare 144
Gris typhon 147
Noir 200
Jaune calabre 301
Sombre 302
Rouge capucine 303
Jaune jonquille 305
Ecaille blonde 306
Jaune panama 307
Jaune dore 308
Jaune pastis 310   
Jaune bouton d’or 316
Paille brulee 317
Sable metal 318
Bronze 320
Jaune promevere 321   
Orange tenere 329    
Jaune cedrat 331     
Jaune cedrat 333
Cuivre indien 334
Jaune hellos 336
Brun ecorce 401
Brun ecorce 401
Rouge cinabre 402
Rouge jonquille 403    
Rouge esterel 408
Brun isard 414
Rouge cornaline 419
Bordeaux 421
Rouge massena 423  
Rouge de rio 424      
Rouge de grenade 426
Rouge de soleil 432   
Brun de santal 433
Rouge geranium 435   
Mandarin 437
Rouge de castille 442
Rouge delage 446
Vert meleze 507
Vert jura 509
Vert olive 510
Jaune absinthe 512
Vert cactee 513           
Vert tilleul 516
Vert charmile 522
Vert iris 523
Vert muscinee 524
Vert argente 527
Vert tuileries 531
Vert nopal 532
Vert bamboo 533
Vert papyrus 536
Vert jade 539
Bleu monte-carlo 605
Beu glacier 606
Bleu neve 609        
Bleu de provence 612
Bleu orient 616
Bleu andalou 623
Bleu angora 624
Bleu weekend 625
Bleu crystal 626
Bleu mesagne 629
Beu dabune 630
Bleu thasos 631
Bleu platine 632
Bleu camergue 635   
Bleu grignan 636
Bleu lagune 639
Bleu delta 640
Bleu petrel 643   
Bleu myosotis 645   
Bleu gentaine 646
Bleu marine 649
Bleu azurite 650