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Postby Michael anderson » Wed Feb 22, 2017 5:09 pm

Seen this today looks to be a nice build it looks to be on test at the moment

http://www.hachettepartworks.com/buildmini
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Re: Hachette partworks build the mini Cooper

Postby baby_astons » Wed Feb 22, 2017 9:24 pm

we've had this 2015 on test - albeit in 1:7 scale back then - seems someone at hachette has put some brain back into the project -
in 8th scale this could be a really interesting project...
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Re: Hachette partworks build the mini Cooper

Postby Hilux5972 » Sat Feb 25, 2017 4:31 am

Can it only be built in red? I'd be interested if it was a Mr Bean colour.
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Re: Hachette partworks build the mini Cooper

Postby snapdragon » Sat Feb 25, 2017 10:53 am

If you know what you're doing, there's nothing stopping you repainting the offending panels. They'll be metal with probably enamel paint on. So you will need to rub down the panels, prime and repaint.

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Re: Hachette partworks build the mini Cooper

Postby R2D2 » Sat Feb 25, 2017 3:48 pm

I'm going subscribe to this because its another iconic car and Iv'e had three real one's of these over the years including an original Paddy Hopkirk rally car! I wish I'd never sold it as it would be worth a fortune now! It looks pretty good and I hope the quality will be as good as the Lamborghini I'm building! Mind you I can't subscribe yet until next Tuesday as my pension does not go in till then!
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Re: Hachette partworks build the mini Cooper

Postby casper » Sun Feb 26, 2017 10:55 am

Is it my ageing eyes or do the car and parts look small for 1/8 scale :think:
wheels look small and it also says its 165mm long. And look at the first issue next to the wheel parts
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Re: Hachette partworks build the mini Cooper

Postby snapdragon » Sun Feb 26, 2017 12:10 pm

It is a Mini.

We had one and it was small en every aspect of the word. Nothing like the revamped Mini we see on the roads today.
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Re: Hachette partworks build the mini Cooper

Postby R2D2 » Sun Feb 26, 2017 12:55 pm

It is true. The original mini was tiny but a great car to drive. The first one I had was a MK 1 with sliding windows. The inside was spars with just a speedometer and fuel gauge and ignition switch! You pushed a start button which was situated just to your left of the front drivers seat! The engine always conked out if it rained as the main HT coil was situated in front of the car ( to the right of the engine because it was transverse ) and got soaked. Most people covered it in a plastic bag but because the coil got hot it would melt the plastic!
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Re: Hachette partworks build the mini Cooper

Postby wingnut » Sun Feb 26, 2017 5:23 pm

R2D2 wrote:It is true. The original mini was tiny but a great car to drive. The first one I had was a MK 1 with sliding windows. The inside was spars with just a speedometer and fuel gauge and ignition switch! You pushed a start button which was situated just to your left of the front drivers seat! The engine always conked out if it rained as the main HT coil was situated in front of the car ( to the right of the engine because it was transverse ) and got soaked. Most people covered it in a plastic bag but because the coil got hot it would melt the plastic!

Hello, how well I remember those days way back when I had a mini (similar colour as it happens) but when there was a lot of lying water on the road or you drove through a puddle the car would grand to a halt and all I could do was wait for the heat from the engine to dry everything out :angry-banghead: :laughing-rolling: happy days.
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Re: Hachette partworks build the mini Cooper

Postby wingnut » Sun Feb 26, 2017 5:30 pm

Hello, will this be available to buy from news agents in the UK ?
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Re: Hachette partworks build the mini Cooper

Postby middlemuddle » Sun Feb 26, 2017 9:33 pm

not sure if this will be available in newsagents , I have now had Email confirming subscription 9 if tat means anything ! )
1/8 mini is small , i think they had 10inch wheels !! looks like a mistake on the website and the overall length is incorrect . they show the height as the same mesurement , so working on that , it would make the model almost a cube shape :lol: :lol: length shpuld be around the 381mm mark .
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Re: Hachette partworks build the mini Cooper

Postby R2D2 » Sun Feb 26, 2017 9:50 pm

There's something else as well. If you look closely at the close up pics of the dashboard one of the air vents is missing! The other thing is that the switches on the dash panel should be picked out in black and are not! Still I suppose When I'm building it I could paint unpainted parts like I did with the Aston Martin! I will be subscribing to this part work and when it arrives will do a build thread!
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Re: Hachette partworks build the mini Cooper

Postby R2D2 » Sun Feb 26, 2017 10:34 pm

Studying the pictures closer it also has bits missing or not represented! The sliding windows have a chrome metal upright strip with a locking button which is not represented! As far as I can see there is no fuel tank in the boot although there are two filler caps?? My Mini Cooper had two. One was a reserve tank! Also the caps on the brake reservoirs should be black as should the caps on top of the twin Webber carbs. The wiper motor is chrome and should be black! There are quite a few issues looking at the photo's but nothing that can't be sorted out with a little bit of painting and detailing! It all adds to the challenge of building such big kits!
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Re: Hachette partworks build the mini Cooper

Postby R2D2 » Sun Feb 26, 2017 10:36 pm

Oop's my mistake! There are two fuel tanks! They are black!
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Re: Hachette partworks build the mini Cooper

Postby Tanker » Tue Feb 28, 2017 10:59 am

The classic Mini had two fuel filler caps, one for each tank
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Re: Hachette partworks build the mini Cooper

Postby modelcarsman » Tue Feb 28, 2017 3:07 pm

Most part work 'promotional' pictures have all kinds of errors. Usually, the pics are a hotch-potch of part built model and computer drawing/photoshop.

Just look at the under bonnet pics of the E Type Jaguar...
According to DeAgostini, there's almost NOTHING on the passenger side of the engine - no exhaust, no battery, - just a peculiar large green 'triangle' that obscures everything.

I'm sure the Mini will be fine when it arrives.
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Re: Hachette partworks build the mini Cooper

Postby R2D2 » Tue Feb 28, 2017 5:15 pm

Well Iv'e done it! Iv'e subscribed. Can't wait to get first bits to compare!
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Re: Hachette partworks build the mini Cooper

Postby Andrewyzfr6 » Tue Feb 28, 2017 5:24 pm

subscribed. i cant figure out my subscriber number tho!
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Re: Hachette partworks build the mini Cooper

Postby Michael anderson » Tue Feb 28, 2017 5:40 pm

Hi Andrewyzfr6 your subscription number will be on the welcome email along with the subscription number I hope that helps
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Re: Hachette partworks build the mini Cooper

Postby casper » Wed Mar 08, 2017 11:02 am

R2D2 wrote:I'm going subscribe to this because its another iconic car and Iv'e had three real one's of these over the years including an original Paddy Hopkirk rally car! I wish I'd never sold it as it would be worth a fortune now! It looks pretty good and I hope the quality will be as good as the Lamborghini I'm building! Mind you I can't subscribe yet until next Tuesday as my pension does not go in till then!


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