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#1 Nick Winter

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Posted 05 May 2012 - 01:20 PM

Bought this at a DAM club meeting a few months back, it was part of a recently (at the time) deceased modellers collection, I bought it and a few others, I bought it (started) an AMT/ERTL/Model King '70.5 Camaro Z28 (open), and an AMT '57 Chevy Bel Air Street Machine (started), so I made do with what I had for this one, I was missing a few things it turned out as I went to assemble it.

Paint is Duplicolor GM Slate Grey (body), and Duplicolor Universal Black (roof), Duplicolor Crystal Clear, and polished with Meguiar's Scratch X 2.0.

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Posted 05 May 2012 - 01:21 PM

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Posted 05 May 2012 - 01:27 PM

That's pretty neat . Is it a Morris ? What scale is it ?

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Posted 05 May 2012 - 01:32 PM

Yep it's a Morris MKII it is 1/25th and so is the '57 Chevy it's pictured with for size.

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Posted 05 May 2012 - 01:43 PM

Cute ! is it OK to say that ?

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Posted 05 May 2012 - 02:59 PM

Tamiyas' Mini is a great kit that falls together. Its going to be interesting to see how the up coming Revell Germany kit compares

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Posted 05 May 2012 - 03:50 PM

Yep it's a Morris MKII it is 1/25th and so is the '57 Chevy it's pictured with for size.

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Not to pick nits, but like all Tamiya kits, it's 1:24, not 1:25.

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Posted 05 May 2012 - 03:51 PM

Thought it was, sorry for misreading my paint covered box.

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Posted 05 May 2012 - 04:15 PM

I recently built one of those up. Nice kit.

I like the color scheme you went with.

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Posted 05 May 2012 - 05:10 PM

Looks great , nice colour combo . I was following your posts in the foreign vehicle thread , you mentioned you were going to put valve stems on the wheels , are there any closeups of them ?

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Posted 06 May 2012 - 01:31 AM

Very nice build, the colours you've painted it are very close to the original factory colour they were painted in,

Its going to be interesting to see how the up coming Revell Germany kit compares


I can't wait for the Revell version to hit the shelves ....

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Posted 06 May 2012 - 01:36 AM

Is the Revell version the classic mini like this or the BMW Mini ?

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Posted 06 May 2012 - 08:17 AM

Is the Revell version the classic mini like this or the BMW Mini ?


Revell AG did a "BMW" Mini a few years back, I believe it was reissued not that long ago. Coming in October however they will be doing a '64 Mini Cooper which is the classic one like Nick's here.

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Posted 06 May 2012 - 10:44 AM

Thanks everyone.

Ian, I ended up not doing the valve stems, seemed to me that they would be so small that they would barely be seen anyhow.

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Posted 06 May 2012 - 01:28 PM

Thank's Nick , That's what I was thinking , I was looking at one of my built mini's on the weekend trying to work out how to put them on ...

Thank's James , I've done another search now and found a photo of it on Revell of Germany's site , looks good , 90 parts and slightly larger than the Tamiya one though the same scale ... (Tamiya's mini isn't true 1:24 scale , I only found out when I started scratchbuilding one of my cars and wondered why the engine looked a bit smaller in the chassis ...)

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Posted 06 May 2012 - 05:46 PM

Excellent piece Nick. Nice work.

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Posted 06 May 2012 - 06:08 PM

Cute ! is it OK to say that ?

Of course,what other way can you describe a Mini????.............Very nice Nick!!!!,your work gets better n better with each build you do.

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Posted 07 May 2012 - 12:42 PM

Thanks guys, I believe I did well with this one.

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