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#1 OFFLINE   kitefighter

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Posted 13 December 2016 - 05:28 AM

Does anyone know where I could get hold of a pair of classic chrome plated mirrors for 1/18 scale?

I'm desparately looking for the type fitted to British classic cars.

Kyosho used to fit a lovely pair round mirrors on the wings of their Austin Healey 3000. And Paragon fit rectangular styled ones on their Jaguar XJ6.

I'm trying to detail up a BoS Rover P5b Coupe. All I can find so far are 1/25 1/24 scale parts which are too small.

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Posted 13 December 2016 - 07:12 AM

Do you have a picture for reference mate?
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Posted 13 December 2016 - 07:41 AM

I dont know about chrome plated but legende miniatures have several mirrors.
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Posted 13 December 2016 - 08:37 AM

View PostStratosWRC, on 13 December 2016 - 07:41 AM, said:

I dont know about chrome plated but legende miniatures have several mirrors.

I have used their mirrors as replacements on a variety of 1/18 scale diecast.  Here's one on a Carousel 1 Corvette.

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Posted 13 December 2016 - 09:02 AM

View PostDave7872, on 13 December 2016 - 07:12 AM, said:

Do you have a picture for reference mate?

Hello, yes. Please see the link below. As you can see the smaller 1/43 scale Rover P5 has wing mirrors. The 1/18 scale model does not.

http://www.diecastxc...b-coupe-by-bos/

View PostStratosWRC, on 13 December 2016 - 07:41 AM, said:

I dont know about chrome plated but legende miniatures have several mirrors.

Thanks very much. I've tried to find mirrors on their website but without success. How do you buy from them?

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Posted 13 December 2016 - 09:58 AM

Japanese cars were still sold with 'wing mirrors' until the 1980's. If you trawl through e-bay you may be able to find trashed models with what you need at low prices.
Don't bother with bBurago though, many of their older cars were poor quality toys and didn't have mirrors to avoid being swallowed by kiddies.

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Posted 13 December 2016 - 10:55 AM

View Postkitefighter, on 13 December 2016 - 09:02 AM, said:

Thanks very much. I've tried to find mirrors on their website but without success. How do you buy from them?

Look in the "pieces" category. You can click on the british flag to get english, or if you're using google chrome, just translate the page. You add the item to cart and then checkout.
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