My Tamiya Mini- Foreign Vehicle Build
Posted 05 May 2012 - 01:20 PM
Paint is Duplicolor GM Slate Grey (body), and Duplicolor Universal Black (roof), Duplicolor Crystal Clear, and polished with Meguiar's Scratch X 2.0.
Posted 05 May 2012 - 01:32 PM
Posted 05 May 2012 - 02:59 PM
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.
Not to pick nits, but like all Tamiya kits, it's 1:24, not 1:25.
Posted 05 May 2012 - 03:51 PM
Posted 05 May 2012 - 04:15 PM
I like the color scheme you went with.
Posted 05 May 2012 - 05:10 PM
Posted 06 May 2012 - 01:31 AM
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 ....
Posted 06 May 2012 - 01:36 AM
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.
Posted 06 May 2012 - 10:44 AM
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.
Posted 06 May 2012 - 01:28 PM
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 ...)
Posted 06 May 2012 - 06:08 PM
Of course,what other way can you describe a Mini????.............Very nice Nick!!!!,your work gets better n better with each build you do.
Cute ! is it OK to say that ?