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#1 Foxer

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 02:07 AM

I just bought a Mini Cooper S Countryman All4 at the beginning of the year after my rear wheel drive Infiniti G37 Coupe didn't make it up the driveway during a bit snow ... for the LAST time! Since then, the Mini All4 has has leisurely plowed up through 6" of snow  .. I'm saved!  :)

 

I was surprised Hasegawa has a model of the Countryman so I had to build mine. The kit is nicely done, even including a PE fret for badges and logos.

 

Here's the box . on top. I got two so I could do a hot rod version later and an original Mini I may make to look like the new one. Also a PE fret for logos which I may not even need.

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Here's the first photos I took of the 1:1.

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The only thing I really have to do is convert the original rear 2-seaters to 3 across in the rear. This was new for 2013. The photos show the original bucket, one gouged out and one with the new seat cushions fitted. I'll have to use some putty to shape the edges of the rear seats on the bucket. The blob on the wire is the rear power shroud that goes on the tunnel in the back.

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 02:12 AM

Neat looking 1:1 and kit Mike, keep at it! B)



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Posted 19 February 2013 - 08:17 AM

Cool, Mike.

 

Coming east next month? Bring the van and this, even if it's for the "in progress" table. By then, we should have most of the snow cleared....

 

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 03:00 AM

Looking good! That is our next car purchase. Now I just need to get the kit.



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Posted 21 February 2013 - 05:09 AM

Looking good! That is our next car purchase. Now I just need to get the kit.

 

Cool. I do like the car .. I still handles like a Mini and the power is not bad. I went from an Infiniti G37 Coupe with manual ... all the bells and whistles .. 330hp, plenty of torque and handling and brakes that were very well done. The only thing I really miss is the backup camera .. really got used to that with my old neck.



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Posted 21 February 2013 - 03:58 PM

I'll be interested in seeing how this build goes. I picked up the kit a few months ago but haven't started on it yet.



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Posted 23 February 2013 - 03:53 PM

Got the rear 3 seat interior made. These images are before and after the primer coat. I simplifies the center seat a bit and now debating how much of the cushion detailing Ill do. My car has the Mini oval on all the seats and overlapping on the rear center cushion. Since the kit seats have square inserts I may just leave as is. The interior color is black and not much will really show.

 

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I had to order the touch up paint from the Mini Dealer as the Brilliant Copper is a new color this year and no one has it. Time to paint the chassis and finish the interior and hope the paint doesn't take 6 months to come.


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Posted 23 February 2013 - 04:23 PM

Nice job with the interior mods, Mike. You could say "molded like this," and I wouldn't really see much of a difference from that picture.

 

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Posted 23 February 2013 - 04:25 PM

I like that color...someone in my neighborhood just bought one, in that same color.   The kit looks good, I've got the Revell New Mini and several of the vintage Mini kits, but don't have the Countryman kit yet...



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Posted 24 February 2013 - 02:56 AM

I should have put up a photo of the 1:1 when I was talking about it ..

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 03:00 AM

Looking good so far

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Posted 04 March 2013 - 07:17 AM

The new interior seats looked too plain without the circle pattern so I pulled out the circle template and scribed a couple. Going to have to figure how to sand the edges to make more gradual but it's better with the pattern.

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