Fantastic!My thoughts are with you and your family!
Revell's Original Mini Cooper Final Assembly
Posted 17 September 2014 - 12:43 AM
Posted 17 September 2014 - 07:29 AM
Update on the mini for today. First let me thank everyone for their well wishes to me and my wife. She goes to a specialist Friday to have some spinal fluid drawn and some more blood work done. After that we hope they will know for sure what she is dealing with and what to do to treat it. Her spleen is grossly enlarged and she is having more and more pain everyday.
Now for the mini update..
I got the boot lid latch made this morning, it makes use of the kit supplied handle with a scratch made latch on the inside to hold the boot lid shut. I also got the tie cables made for the boot lid. I worked on the chassis and got most of it done except the exhaust and wheels. (they will be done in a few days I hope). I also got a little chrome foil work done to the sides as well as getting the front and back roll pans mated to the body. That's pretty much it for now. More to come later as I get it done.
Posted 20 September 2014 - 04:49 AM
Howdy guys, a little bit of a assembly update on the Mini today.
Got the wheels and tires on. I stripped the chrome off the wheels and sprayed them with old english white and then bare metal foiled the center hubcaps
Next I installed the rear bumper, license plate platform, and license plate light assembly
Finally I got the front grill and bumper installed
That's pretty much it for today. Next up will be to work on getting all the front and rear lights installed and then it's on to the glass work and other stuff.
More updates as I get it done.
Posted 22 September 2014 - 04:11 AM
Hi Guys, I want to thank everyone who followed along with this build. It had it's problems for me and with personal issues at home, it was even more of a challenge than normal. This will be my final update on the mini. It is close to being finished, and since no one has commented on my last couple of post, don't see a reason to post anymore updated after today, since all I have left to do is a few more bits and pieces before posting it under glass in a day or two.
So here is the final posted pics for the assembly process.
I got the front and rear glass masked off and painted the trim tamiya semi gloss black and then fixed them into place with 5 minute epoxy. I also installed the front headlights, and the chrome pieces for the taillights as well as the gas cap. The roof was painted in old english white, then sanded and polished, and then masked off so the drip rails could be painted body color.
The drivers side door window frame was trimmed in bare metal foil and then a small amount of 5 minute epoxy was applied to the top edge of the door and the window set into place. ( the passenger side door will be done the same way as well as both sides rear windows.)
The door handles, tail lights and front parking lights will be added as well as license plates in the next day or two as well as a few other odds and ends to finish it up.
Here is a couple of pics of the door opened with the window attached, after the epoxy had set up. The other door should work out the same way.
Once again, thanks everyone that followed along with this build and watch for it in the under glass area in a day or two.
Posted 22 September 2014 - 09:48 AM
Jim, you have done an outstanding job in detailing this model as well as you have. I also look forward to seeing this "under glass".
Posted 22 September 2014 - 11:37 PM
Posted 22 September 2014 - 11:52 PM
Fantastic project and results! It was fun being along for the ride. When we don't comment don't assume we're not following and interested!
Posted 23 September 2014 - 12:57 AM
Edited by Jaguar man 21, 23 September 2014 - 12:59 AM.
Posted 23 September 2014 - 01:55 PM
Hope things are looking better for your wife and you! And I hope that this build brought a little solace and break for you!