AUSTIN MINI SPECIAL by Heller (and me)
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.
Just having fun!
David that is outstanding work! I've been struggling with 1/24 tiny parts. 1/43 would be brutal! Well done!
What a nice job you did on that Mini. It looks especially realistic with that white colonial house as a backdrop.
Richmond, Virginia. USA
Great work and a great post. Thanks, David!
Nice work. Is this a new kit or one that you have had for a while?
Inverness, Illinois, USA
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.
@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.
@david-knight Good eye, David. That house is in Old Salem (the older section of modern Winston Salem, NC).