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My Minis in 1:10: Graham (2012 Cooper) & Snowy ('77 1098), Poppy ('86 City E) 7 months 1 week ago #58598

I should add that the external magnets are there just to keep everything in line during fitting, and now while the epoxy sets on the internal plates :)

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My Minis in 1:10: Graham (2012 Cooper) & Snowy ('77 1098), Poppy ('86 City E) 7 months 1 week ago #58599

Too nice!!!!

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My Minis in 1:10: Graham (2012 Cooper) & Snowy ('77 1098), Poppy ('86 City E) 7 months 6 days ago #58612

I hated the toy "shock absorbers" from the kit so much I swapped them for proper oil shocks.

They are a bit longer overall & so have increased the wheelarch gaps, but that's probably not a bad thing in terms of suspension travel.

I still need to consider wing mirrors & radio gear.

:)







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My Minis in 1:10: Graham (2012 Cooper) & Snowy ('77 1098), Poppy ('86 City E) 7 months 6 days ago #58613

Maybe more scale lights with molotov pen for the chromed parts?

www.ian-motion.com/
A friend of mine did this brand ;)

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My Minis in 1:10: Graham (2012 Cooper) & Snowy ('77 1098), Poppy ('86 City E) 3 weeks 2 days ago #62131

I spotted these wheels on eBay a few weeks ago, the chrome is stupid & the badly applied green tint ugly - and I really dislike the fake bolts on the rim - but they did have the potential to be a much better representation of the "wrong" wheels on my 1:1 Mini, rather than the "correct" kit wheels ...






Removing the plating in cuastic soda ...




Stripped, and the nasty rim details turned off:




Adding a new, smaller rim (two layers of 1mm styrene):




Lathe setup for turning the new rim back to shape:




Back from the shed after primer, "aluminium" coat & clear:




Old outer rim painted rubber black & tyres fitted :)

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My Minis in 1:10: Graham (2012 Cooper) & Snowy ('77 1098), Poppy ('86 City E) 2 weeks 10 hours ago #62262

The second of the cars I bought on eBay while febrile turned up after a long delay ... imagining it was an M-03 turned out to be correct (even though it said M-01 in the listing), but the 2new" body turns out to have been badly butchered and the holes made by some sort of hot instrument :sick:

I think the best think for me to do with it is correct the body as far as possible & make a replica of "Poppy" (1986 City E in red) with new window masks, buy some decals, get that rather important step screw from somewhere, find the "new" tyres in that size I know I've got somewhere & mod the wheels in the usual manner :)

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My Minis in 1:10: Graham (2012 Cooper) & Snowy ('77 1098), Poppy ('86 City E) 2 weeks 9 hours ago #62265

At least you got the pinion!! LOL

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My Minis in 1:10: Graham (2012 Cooper) & Snowy ('77 1098), Poppy ('86 City E) 2 weeks 7 hours ago #62270

My godness, why do people still do such things?

On FB I see from time to time that they have never heard of body reamer.
And if they are installing a different body than stock, they tend to drill multiply holes till the body posts line up is with the holes in the body.
These days there is led and magnet body post guide tools out there for cheap, so there is no need to guess the where the holes goes.
And if they do not have such tools, it simply the matter of fit the body over the posts and mark center of the body posts with a pen, looking from above the body.
Soetimes you wonder how such invidual can survive in this world day to day..

At least the chassis seems to be built ok lol
Best to pull it apart to make sure ;) :laugh:

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My Minis in 1:10: Graham (2012 Cooper) & Snowy ('77 1098), Poppy ('86 City E) 1 week 2 days ago #62324

I looked at reshaping the body, but the chassis was so minging I had to dismantle & clean it before I could bear to touch it, it's still sitting in takeaway boxes. I have the distinct impression that it's not a "real" car, just a nearly complete one made up of the unwanted/worst bits from 2 or more others - the state of the body, tyres & broken resistor say one thing, the superficially good chassis says another. Missing parts but new grease and nylon bearings don't fit either.

I started on the wheels though, this time it wasn't worth saving the tyres & so cut them off, then turned the remains off on the unimat.

Small step drill bit has arrived - I was looking for an excuse to buy one :)







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My Minis in 1:10: Graham (2012 Cooper) & Snowy ('77 1098), Poppy ('86 City E) 1 week 6 hours ago #62340

Just about ready to put the chassis back together - all bits cleaned, 12x 1150 & 2x 850 rubber shielded bearings from RCBearings.co.uk, wheel have had strips added to fake a new smaller rim, then glued again with 2-part genuinely 5 minute epoxy after the DCM joint failed, then turned back to a small pip ...

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