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hi guys what is the best old mini kit out there i am aware of the fujimi,tamiya and revell kits which of these offer the best detail

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The old Tamiya kit still builds up very nice , theres one in my Avatar, the later Austin Mini Cooper 1275s kit is particularly nice.

Also the newer Revell tool is a great kit, both kits have their advantages and disadvantages, but for me the Tamiya later kit wins.

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I've built all three of the model you mention, the Fujimi kit depicts a later MK5 Mini, where as the Tamiya and the Revell kits depict a MK1.

The Tamiya is a little harder to build than the Revell version, but builds into a very nice model but the Revell Mini has, in my opinion a much better and more prototypical interior, but the engine, gearbox and suspension is more simplified in the Revell model.

The Fujimi Mini's are much simpler models being curbside with no engine or gearbox to build, and of course being a Mk5 have the larger 12" wheels.

For me both the Tamiya or Revell version make for a very nice model.

There's a few Mini build up's on my website, they can be found here, they might point you in the right direction

http://geoffbrown.webs.com/1965morrisminicooper.htm

http://geoff-brown.webs.com/revell-mini-cooper-mk1-998

 

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Cant tell you which is best, but I have done the  Tamiya Morris Mini 1275s rally, twice. Great build, goes together well, bunch of extra goodies and FUN. Even gave one a plow!

http://www.modelcarsmag.com/forums/topic/103068-tracked-mini-plow/?do=findComment&comment=1447345

Jonathan

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