My first Tamiya kit - Morris Mini Cooper.
My dad had a Mini back a looooooong time ago. He used to work for a garage and this was a car with no engine that was there the entire time he worked there. He says he asked his boss who it belonged to and apparently it was just towed and left there one night. So my dad bought it for $50. He researched and found an Austin Atlantic engine for it, JAMMED it in the engine bay, and screamed around town. Everyone who knew him some 35/40 years ago still mention (first) the car.
This is a 1/24 scale kit and looking at it with the cover up, I can't wait to get into it. I knew 1/24 was smaller than I normally build (1/25) but I didn't think by that much. I also knew the Mini was a tiny car, but I didn't think it would be this small. Here, by comparison, is a picture of the body for the Mini side-by-side with a 1/25 59 Chevy I built this summer.
The door panels are lined up with each other in this shot. I can't wait to start this one, but I have WAY too many un-started kits before I get here. When it's finished however, rest assured these two will sit next to each other in the display case.