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COMPLETE Fujimi 1/24 Mini Cooper S JCW

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  • Member since
    April, 2003
  • From: USA
COMPLETE Fujimi 1/24 Mini Cooper S JCW
Posted by keavdog on Monday, January 15, 2018 1:38 AM

I got this cool little kit for Christmas.  Its a curbside so the build should go pretty quick. 

I wanted to do the Ice Blue version of the Cooper - cool color (no pun)

Ice Blue Mini

I ordered Vallejo Game  Color 72.095 - Galcier Blue.  This is my first time spraying these colors and man, the gum up the airbrush but they lay down dead smooth.

Not sure its the exact color - but I'm going with it. 

Hoping it pops with a gloss clear coat.

 

Thanks,

John

fox
  • Member since
    January, 2007
  • From: Narvon, Pa.
Posted by fox on Monday, January 15, 2018 10:39 PM

My 2 cents. Vallejo Model Air colors spray very easily easily and do great finishes. The other groups of Vallejo paints take a little bit of practice with thinning to spray well.

Jim  Captain

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    June, 2008
Posted by lewbud on Friday, January 26, 2018 5:39 AM

KeavDog,

I've got that kit in the stash. I bought it hoping to build my R53 (05 MINI Cooper S), but she didn't have the JCW body kit and the wheels are wrong for my car.  Fortunately, there are several Fujimi kits with the correct wheels on Evilbay right now, some reasonably priced with free shipping from Japan. May have to get the Revell kit for a LHD dash though.  Looking forward to the build.

Buddy- Those who say there are no stupid questions have never worked in customer service.

  • Member since
    June, 2014
  • From: New Braunfels , Texas
Posted by Tanker - Builder on Friday, January 26, 2018 11:32 AM

Very Neat .

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    April, 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Friday, January 26, 2018 11:47 AM

I really like the satin finish on the wheels that came with the kit

BTW - I ordered a 2oz bottle of B28 touch up paint - the factory Ice Blue.  The Vallejo Ice Blue is more of a lavendar color.

If I recall, enamel/lacquer over acrylic is a no-no so I'll be stripping

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    April, 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Sunday, February 04, 2018 12:05 AM

I got the touch-up paint yesterday.

I decided to shoot it over the acrylic and if I have to strip I have to strip.  So far it looks okay.  The color is way closer to the original car

 

Thanks,

John

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    April, 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Friday, February 09, 2018 3:01 AM

Tedious task of masking the windows complete.  Testing fitting, nothing glued yet.  I still need to paint the A pillars gloss black and polish the paint.

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    June, 2014
  • From: New Braunfels , Texas
Posted by Tanker - Builder on Friday, February 16, 2018 9:19 AM

Hey ! Is it true ?

A Mini is smaller than my Kia SOUL 6 Speed ?

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    June, 2010
  • From: Australia
Posted by OctaneOrange on Friday, February 16, 2018 3:28 PM

Looks like an interesting project. hope it all goes well.

Tanker - Builder
Hey ! Is it true ? A Mini is smaller than my Kia SOUL 6 Speed ?

unlikely. the bmw mini is "mini" only in name. Those things are huge.

  • Member since
    April, 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Tuesday, February 20, 2018 11:50 PM

Some progress - equal amount of mistakes.  Just one of those nights where I created more work for myself...  body is test fit.  Roof black bled from the future clear coat.  Running boards are a terrible fit and need touchup.  Bahhhh.  I'll fix it :)

EDIT: I put the running boards/lower panels on backwards!  Pulled them off and reversed and the fit is a bit better...DOH!

 

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    April, 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Tuesday, March 06, 2018 4:56 PM

Close to finishing this one.  Some minor details, decaling and cleanup

Thanks,

John

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    January, 2015
Posted by PFJN on Tuesday, March 06, 2018 9:44 PM

Hi,

That's looking really nice.

Pat

  • Member since
    April, 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Friday, March 09, 2018 9:39 PM

Calling it done.  Few issues here and there as always.  Been a while since I did a car.  Kit had couple issues.  I'm very impressed with the automotive touchup paint - I will go that route again.  BTW if any one needs mini Ice Blue I have a LOT left over :)

 

Thanks,

John

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