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1960 Mini Cooper S
Posted by felhasznaaloo on Wednesday, December 05, 2018 2:19 PM

This is the smallest radiator I have ever seen... Scale: 1/24.

So, what does it belong to? Wink

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Posted by felhasznaaloo on Thursday, December 06, 2018 1:29 AM

Radiator with support...

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Posted by felhasznaaloo on Thursday, December 06, 2018 10:40 AM

I'll carry on a little more, anyway... Funny (?) story about the hood ornament (and me): I noticed earlier, that the hood ornament is loose from the chrome sprue, but it was all in an airtight clear bag, so I didn't worry about it. Then I took the chrome head cover off the sprue, and forgot to locate the hood ornament and bag it separately until I use it.

A couple of days ago I noticed some tiny sparkling thing in our hallway carpet. Quickly picked it up, as I was busy watching my son who was home ill (but quite active) at the moment, and I said to myself, it's either some chromed plastic part broken off one of his car toys, or I lost a model part. I didn't panic (as I normally would), just threw it in a sandwich bag and put it away where I keep my WIP model parts. A couple of hours again, I noticed another tiny object shine up at me from that damn carpet. Picked that up too, it was even smaller, and because my beloved 4-year-old was giving me a real hard time, I just tossed it into the trash, then went about our little business deciding who is in charge at home (it's him)...

In the evening, after we put him to sleep, I took out the bag with the first object I found, and through my magnifying glass I saw with horror that it was the (bigger part of the) hood ornament, a center emblem and half a 'moustache'. I instantly realized that what I tossed in the trash, was the other half 'moustache'... Anyway, I opened the 10 gallon can/bin, and working my way down, I excavated the piece, which is about 1/8 inch long. Strangely, I found it within a minute... then glued them back together.

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Posted by felhasznaaloo on Sunday, December 09, 2018 2:44 AM

Some progress on the 'guess what kit' WIP.

I finally found a way to reduce the strength of my clips...

Thanks for looking, Csaba

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Posted by felhasznaaloo on Sunday, December 09, 2018 2:49 AM

A couple more pics. Next up is installing seats, dash and wheels.

Mrmike's Bullitt Mustang WIP gave me the idea to drill the holes in the steering wheel spokes.

 

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Posted by midnightprowler on Sunday, December 09, 2018 7:34 AM

Looking good. That is Tamiya's Mini Cooper.

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Posted by felhasznaaloo on Monday, December 10, 2018 12:42 AM

midnightprowler

Looking good. That is Tamiya's Mini Cooper.

 

Thanks! Thumbs UpThumbs Up

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Posted by felhasznaaloo on Sunday, December 16, 2018 10:50 AM

Some progress on the Mini:

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Posted by modelcarjr on Sunday, December 16, 2018 11:26 AM

Really nicely done interior and engine bay, Csaba! Keep up the good work! Cool Thumbs Up

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Posted by felhasznaaloo on Monday, December 17, 2018 6:56 AM

Thanks a lot John.

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Posted by mrmike on Monday, December 17, 2018 10:44 AM

Looking good!  I even like the holes in the steering wheel spokes! Wink

"That's Spenser with an 'S' like the poet."

Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

On my bench-1969 Ford Mustang Boss 302; '67 Foose Dodge Coronet

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Posted by felhasznaaloo on Monday, December 17, 2018 11:17 AM

mrmike

I even like the holes in the steering wheel spokes! Wink

Wink Thanks a lot.

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Posted by Bainford on Tuesday, December 18, 2018 10:30 AM

The Mini is coming along great. I built one of these a few years ago and quite enjoyed the build. Nice kit. Feels like working in 1/32 scale.

Perfection is achieved not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.
       - Antoine de Saint-Exepury

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Posted by felhasznaaloo on Tuesday, December 18, 2018 2:02 PM

Thank you. First time I opened this kit I was struck and horrified by how tiny the parts are... then (a few months later) I pulled myself together and started at it. Still have quite a few real small parts loose!

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Posted by felhasznaaloo on Wednesday, January 02, 2019 7:53 AM

Some progress on the Mini...

I managed to crack a side window so I ended up using a piece of phone screen foil instead. I also added some brake lines for fun. Thanks4looking and happy 2019 to all.

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  • From: Nashua, New Hampshire
Posted by mrmike on Wednesday, January 02, 2019 9:08 AM

WOW!  Looking really good, Csaba!  Loving the detailing!

"That's Spenser with an 'S' like the poet."

Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

On my bench-1969 Ford Mustang Boss 302; '67 Foose Dodge Coronet

Classic Plastic Model Club

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Posted by mmthrax on Wednesday, January 02, 2019 10:16 AM

Looking really good so far.  Can't wait to see it finished.  Keep up the great work! Yes

Just keep picking away at it...

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Posted by felhasznaaloo on Wednesday, January 02, 2019 1:33 PM

Thank you Gents. More progress soon.

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Posted by felhasznaaloo on Thursday, January 03, 2019 5:05 PM

Almost there...

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Posted by mini man on Thursday, January 03, 2019 6:06 PM

She looks great.Cool

 

Nigel.

 

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Posted by felhasznaaloo on Saturday, January 05, 2019 2:44 AM

Thank you. Wheel alignment underway...

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Posted by modelcarjr on Saturday, January 05, 2019 10:00 AM

That's some very nice detailing, Csaba! And that alignment rack looks like the real thing! Laugh Nice work! Cool Thumbs Up

If you cannot have a good time, what kinda time can you have? JR

Next on the bench:  Another 1970 Hemi 'Cuda, 1958 Chevy Impala, 1987 Buick GNX, 1950 Chevy Pick-up, Indy Reynard, 1965 Corvette, probably not in this order.

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Posted by felhasznaaloo on Saturday, January 05, 2019 11:55 AM

Thank you John! LEGO's come handy for gluing on loose wheels.

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Posted by American185 on Saturday, January 05, 2019 12:46 PM

Simply perfect !!! The Legos could actually fool people like me that the car was entering a carwash !!!!

'There is a special feel in an Oldsmobile, more than the luxury ride its the feeling of pride that you get inside !!!Wink'

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Posted by felhasznaaloo on Saturday, January 05, 2019 3:38 PM

Thank you.

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