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#1 DavieW

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Posted 10 April 2020 - 11:07 PM

I had  a Tamiya 1/12th scale Mini Cooper I built years ago which I am now hoping to transform into a replica of my wife's Sprite.

 

So far, I have stripped the shell and an now in the process of removing the old paint ready to prime and paint it.

 

Progress so far in pics.......

 

 

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#2 Lord Oversill

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Posted 11 April 2020 - 10:14 AM

Nice job, looks like you need some plug leads though! 
 



#3 MatthewsDad

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Posted 11 April 2020 - 01:22 PM

You've prompted me to start work on a Revell 1:72 Lancaster model that's been sat on top of a wardrobe for years.

#4 MiddletoM

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Posted 11 April 2020 - 01:29 PM

nice! im doing the same...kind of. I bought a diecast model mini and am making it as close to mine as possible. I'll post pics when its done.



#5 DavieW

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Posted 13 April 2020 - 06:30 PM

Old paint stripped ready for new colour.

 

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#6 DavieW

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Posted 16 April 2020 - 01:25 PM

Colour changed. Now to paint the interior to match the 1:1.

 

 

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#7 DavieW

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Posted 23 April 2020 - 02:26 PM

Interior painted and partly rebuilt.

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#8 sca

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Posted 23 April 2020 - 04:23 PM

that's a tidy looking with no rust



#9 DavieW

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Posted 30 April 2020 - 11:20 AM

Slowly taking shape.

 

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#10 MacGyver

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Posted 30 April 2020 - 11:24 AM

Nice restauration there! 😎
Are you going to spot weld the roof, or are you plug welding?

#11 DavieW

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Posted 30 April 2020 - 12:54 PM

Nice restauration there!
Are you going to spot weld the roof, or are you plug welding?

LOL!!

 

Can't decide between MIG, gas or Superglue  :lol:



#12 MacGyver

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Posted 30 April 2020 - 04:49 PM


Nice restauration there!
Are you going to spot weld the roof, or are you plug welding?

LOL!!

Can't decide between MIG, gas or Superglue :lol:
Well, as long as it doesn't leak. 😁

#13 DavieW

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Posted 21 May 2020 - 02:14 PM

Re-assembly complete. Just need to get a picture of it beside the full size one.

 

 

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#14 ADRay

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Posted 21 May 2020 - 04:06 PM

Looks good! I’m a big fan of Tamiya r/c since the 80’s. owned multiple Mini Coopers (and other models) years ago, but have since sold all of them off.

It’s hard to believe they don’t make a Mini MChassis anymore.




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