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Discussion Starter · #1 ·
Ok all Ive got some progress shot of the mini to show you

I am going through all my old pics to find what the car looked like before I started this mod

Will keep you posted as I start to finalise its looks
 
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The last pic

I broke the windshield today... dropped it on the ground and it broke in half... Anyone got a spare?

Feedback appreciated
 
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Heres a before shot of what had been done to the model when I got it

On the roof you will notice 2 indents... they are the sunroofs covered up for painting. I didnt like them and couldnt find anything to fill the ugly holes left by them when I removed the perspex so it was decided to go convertible to save myself some work
 
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Discussion Starter · #11 ·
Theres just going to be a panel on the back behind the rear seats that would normally be the area that the soft top would be stored... this is a permanent open top cruiser..... Sunny days only!!!
 

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:nicejob Looking very good Ben! there's alot of work gone into that mini! :nicejob :nicejob :cheers Cant wait for the finished product :) :cheers
 
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Looks like that model has had some major work done already.

What is going to be the final color?

I kinda like that purple.
 
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Discussion Starter · #16 ·
It will be a metallic Magenta sort of colour... I found the paint in my local hobby store today and i really like it. When I get some good weather I will shoot a few coats of primer onto the body and let it settle, then will do the colour. Its a Humbrol colour
 
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Discussion Starter · #17 ·
lookin great so far :cheers

did you flock the interior??

and maybe chop the windscreen a little, make it bit lower

if you can, make a replacement windscreen out of clear plastic
 
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Discussion Starter · #18 ·
great work ben !
is this mini made by hotwheels? lets do something different with the door hehe
 
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RW yes the interior was flocked when I got the model.... It was an unfinished project as I said before... I had a look at lowering the windshield but that is very hard to get right... so its staying at the original height... the real convertibles I have seen have standard height windshields so I think it looks good. I have made a temporary screen out of clear acetate sheets... I got some thick stuff and did it

Petet I think its actually I Bburago model. The back door doesnt open any more... I had to araldite it into place so that I can finish it...
 
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