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AUSTIN MINI SPECIAL by Heller (and me)

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David H
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  Here's one I finished assembling just an hour or so ago.  It's the Austin Mini Special from a 1/43 scale kit by the French firm of Heller.  Cast in plastic from finely crafted molds, this model needed only a little trimming and even less fitting.  Some to the pieces are so precise that mostly small spots of glue were needed.  I never could get them small enough to allow the wheels to roll.  Oh well, I have static displays anyhow.  

  So here's my little display of the construction saga.  By the way, it's representative of something over a week of tiny little parts and tiny little drops of glue!  Well, I took time off to mow the grass and other types of entertainment.

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Just having fun!  

                   David H Nerd  

 

 


   
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Geoff Jowett
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David that is outstanding work! I've been struggling with 1/24 tiny parts.  1/43 would be brutal! Well done!


   
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David Knight
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What a nice job you did on that Mini. It looks especially realistic with that white colonial house as a backdrop.

David Knight
Richmond, Virginia. USA


   
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John Kuvakas
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Great work and a great post. Thanks, David! 

John Kuvakas
Warrenton, VA


   
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Ed Davis
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Nice work. Is this a new kit or one that you have had for a while?

Ed Davis
Inverness, Illinois, USA


   
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Harv Goranson
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Nice work David! I've been a big fan of the Mini since watching Secret Agent on TV, and getting a Corgi like the middle one below.

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David H
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@ed-davis   Thanks, Ed.  This one shows up on resale sites pretty often and is not dated.  I think it's about 15 years old but perhaps older.  Heller mostly makes racing car models now and that's not my interest area.  I like these older ones;  most of them are of French cars.


   
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David H
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@david-knight   Good eye, David.  That house is in Old Salem (the older section of modern Winston Salem, NC).


   
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