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Somehow, this happened because of a VW Golf!
A while ago a member here (think it was Percymon) was selling his unbuilt Mk1 Golf kit. The original Golf was the star of many Tamiya catalogues back in the day and I'd always liked it. But then, as now, kinda intimidated by the paintjob! I was tempted by Percymon's kit but couldn't get the cash together in time so it didn't happen. But it started a bit more interest in the M-chassis cars.
Then things just sort of happened. I saw these RCON Mini shells advertised on Facebook. I had a 1275GT when I was young so it really caught my interest. Around the same time I saw the Mazda kit pretty cheap on ebay, and on a 10% voucher day. Fate, wishful thinking or just dumb luck? Who cares?
So I bought the Mazda, sold the body and wheels, bought the Mini body and wheels. Over the next month or two I picked up a few hop-ups and then built it over the Christmas hols. I've never built any sort of M-chassis car before so I enjoyed the build. The RCON body is pretty good quality, the detail looks nice and it's reasonably thick lexan. The decals aren't Tamiya quality but they're not awful.
My old mini was black so the colour choice was easy. To my shame, I can't remember the reg number! EDG676L was my uncle's Rover 2000TC which was probably a cooler car than my beat-up Mini anyway! With a few little details added it was time to build a basic interior and recruit a driver...
So here it is. I enjoyed the build and I'm really pleased with the result. Definitely seeing the potential with these m-cars!
Anyway, I've waffled enough. Hope you like it!
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