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Hi . This is my first post to hopefully include pictures as i hope i have sussed out how to do it ! The Mini is my first build in over 3 years so i'm keeping it simple apart from small detail i have taken from the real cars i have seen on rallies and events . Firstly i sprayed chassis , rollcage and wheels Tamiya gloss white . Suspension and springs were fiddly to fit , but mostly interior fittings went in place easily . Seatbelts were fitted before seats were taken off the sprues and it was easier to fit the rollcage sides and leave to dry before putting in the top and back cage parts .
Hi guys. I have been asked by a friend to make a model of his Mini Cooper. As a base I will be using the Revell kit as it has the correct wheels, I would not know how to scratch those. I know that the interior will need a bit of work and his car has a sun roof, but I think I can manage that. However, my first hurdle is the colour. The vin plate shows the colour as 862/5 Indy Blue. Looking in my local car shop, and also online at Halfords, i can find no colour match in a spray. Generally I use acrylic paints. Has anyone got an idea for the best colour match? much appreciated.
Hi lads Have been wanting to do this for a while..it's the tamiya monte carlo rally kit..lovely to build...colour is the original rover applejack green ...it's just look brighter under the led lights Hope you like it Any feedback welcome http:// http:// http://
For the finished model: http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234969746-a-first-tamiya-morris-mini-cooper-1275s-done/ -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Hello guys,new here. I bought the Morris Mini last month or so and ive been working on it for awhile now. Also just to note,this is my first project EVER so i can't promise quality work.Also i was hoping to get a few tips here. Ok so here are a few pictures of it so far. So far the Engine is completely done. Im now at the brakes and..well...im not sure how to connect them to the engine bits. So ya,if anyone knows how exactly to put them on,ill be thankful for the info. Like do i have to put glue (i use revell contacta) in the bits excluding the part that makes the tire spin and how do i actually make it turn 90 degrees? EDIT: Nvm the brakes,i actually managed to figure it out lol after an hour or so.Now i can move both brake disks left and right Ok so small update. I painted the Chassis and i learnt a lesson. I should seriously NOT use nail polish (or maybe it just wasnt my day) because its too thick and falls off easily. I covered up the nail polish on the floor panel with gun metal paint. Yes it does look a bit lighter,but that'll do for now.
Mini Countryman WRC 1:32 Plastic kit from Airfix The MINI countryman is the largest car in the MINI range, as you know the MINI is now owned by the German car maker BMW who reinvented the range attempting to keep the spirit of the original MINI alive. The Countryman takes its name from the Austin Mini Countryman that was built in the 1960’s as an estate car version if the Mini. The BMW MINI Countryman has a big range from the base MINI One, to the top of the range Cooper All4, with its 4 wheel drive system and John Cooper performance and styling upgrades. I have seen kits of the road going All4 Countryman in 1:24, but now Airfix have released the WRC in there popular 1:32 scale. The John Cooper MINI works WRC car was unveiled in 2011 and was MINIs re-entry into the rally scene since the 1960s. Using a BMW engine, and built by Pro-Drive the MINI entered the WRC in 2011 where it raced a few times, but took to the WRC fully in 2012. When you open the box you will see 3 sprues moulded in Grey, a single clear sprue and the cars body shell. This is moulded in white and captures the shape of the MINI well, there are various holes on the shell to locate the various bits and bobs. On my sample I can only see a couple of faint mould lines, just above the rear lights, that will require a swipe with a sanding stick to eradicate. You will need to paint the car red, before adding the various grills and vents to the openings, and the roof will need to be masked for its coat of white, I would add part C20 to the roof before painting as it’s also white on the finished model. Finally the A and B pillars will need a coat of Black paint before the windows and decals can be added. The chassis is a single part and includes the inner wheel arches and some basic detail of the protective and aerodynamic plates under the car, the cabin floor is also on this sprue, and this has a good level of detail showing the pressings and shapes of the floor, as being a Rally car there is none of the carpets and sound deadening found in the cars on our drives! The rest of the parts come over 2 grey sprues, the level of detail is very good for the scale, the roll cage is a multi part item that looks like it can be built before adding to the chassis, this will make it easier to paint and detail the car’s interior. I will follow up with some build feedback soon. The parts are well moulded, and as you would expect from a new kit there is no flash on the parts. OK, let down time, the tyres are poor again, the wheels look good and mirror the cars wheels but again the tyres have no tread or sidewall detail and they have the same disc to glue in the rear. The MINI Cooper needed some work to get this to fit so I hope this is better. There is a clear sprue that comes in its own bag, it holds the windows for the car as you would expect, and it also has the lens for the headlamps, and tail lamps. They are clear and don’t look too thick. they locate into the shell with lugs around the roof. A decal sheet is included, it contains decals for the windows, both to include the sponsor logos, and thankfully the black trim seals that modern cars have, this will save masking and painting the edges of the windows. Thanks Airfix! The decals cover the MINI driven by the British driver Kris Meeke, who for Top Gear fans took Captain Slow against the Olympian bobsled (Skeleton) racer Amy Williams in Lillehammer, the decals look good, well printed I hope the white in the checker flag covers the red without going pink so I look forward to giving them a go. Conclusion A nice model from Airfix, the scale is unpopular with some but it will allow you to cross with Scalextric parts especially the tires to give a well detailed model. Simple enough to be a quick build, but well detailed to be a nice build! Review sample courtesy of