Model: 58149: Rover Mini Cooper
Status: Restored
Date: 15-Sep-2007
Comments: 17
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FIRST OF ALL I would like to thank Igottamiya, Crash Cramer, Mad Ax and bigoggy for giving me some advice regarding 'the soapy water decal method', I followed every step and it came out very nice. Second I would like to thank Skottoman who helped me getting a new bodyshell all the way from the USA!! THANKS GUYS!




This is the model that started my Tamiya addiction. I learned to drive with it so the first body is quite bad (see last picture). I came across a new body at Tamiyausa.com so I decided to restore it.




I've painted it with Tamiya PS Light Green, used the 'Mini Cooper racing sticker set 1' , 'Mini Cooper racing sticker set 2' and the decal set from a Newman Porsche 956 to create a unique classic look. I also added a Rally Cockpit driver set from the TB01, some K-parts from a Monte Carlo Mini and a homemade exhaust for some extra realism.




The chassis is fitted with TRF shocks, a stabilizer set, Kawada 8 spoke rims and Tamiya Super Slicks. Hope you like it!




Comments are welcome









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Comments

Addicted2blue

15-Sep-2007

The cars looks very great, i love it.

technical.burP

15-Sep-2007

That is an excellent example of a mini! Well done!

SMOKE-DOG

15-Sep-2007

Nice work with all the details. Very original.

Jedi Master

15-Sep-2007

Wow, looks amazing, and I love the colours, and the centre exhaust. Cracking job, well done!!!!!

amigamad

15-Sep-2007

One of the sweetest mini,s on tamiyaclub its the details that make all the diffrence .

Vin87

16-Sep-2007

Thanks guys! These comments make me even more proud!

Mad Ax

17-Sep-2007

Looks fantastic - glad the soapy water method worked

Looks like it's come straight from a Mini Seven race grid

bigoggy

20-Sep-2007

glad it came out so well.

Vinsjenzo

3-Oct-2007

Looks very nice mate!

Vin87

20-Oct-2007

Thank you guys. Everytime I look at this mini it puts a smile on my face

tuff bug

28-Oct-2007

Thats really well done great job

Skottoman

9-Nov-2007

Hey! what about me?! I helped ship that stuff to Holland from the USA for ya! Totally awesome Mini, and I want to make some look that cool...

Vin87

9-Nov-2007

Hi Skotto, You joined TC! Shame on me man, I totally forgot to mention you :$ How's the Haggis Mini?

scollins

10-Mar-2008

WOW- how did I miss this one, this is great!!!!

Tobbe70

27-Jul-2008

Definately one of the nicest I´ve ever seen...wonderful!

djupevik

31-Jul-2008

WOW! This one goes straight to my favourites

Schwantz

30-Mar-2009

This is the most awsome mini on TC


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