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1/12 Tamiya Mini


SmokeyR67
09-28-2013, 10:59 AM
Hi Guys,

I'm about to start building Tamiya's 1/12 Mini, and wondered if theres any aftermarket bits and bobs you could recommend?

Shane

stump
09-28-2013, 11:31 AM
Hi Shane,

Mate, probably not a whole lot out there as far as I know. :frown:
Maybe some wheels and tyres (?) from an R/C source. I recall Tamiya also offering the Mini in their remote control line up some time back.
If you wanted to get creative, you might look at adding a bike motor. :naughty:
Look for reference on Motor bike engined Mini's....they ARE out there, mostly European and UK I think. :)
R1 front engined Mini (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HX_3QW4Ds34)

A lot of them even fit them as mid or rear engined, rear wheel drive.
http://hooniverse.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/Fullscreen-capture-6302012-72334-AM.bmp.jpg

Food for thought. :wink:

But you are on your own I think. I've been messing with 1/12 for some time and most stuff you need to make yourself. :frown:
Good luck mate which ever direction you choose to go, I will follow a build thread if you get something going. :)

SmokeyR67
09-28-2013, 12:56 PM
Thanks Greg,

This is my "quit smoking" build, so I'll be a bit anal about it, when I get over the no nicotine shakes:)

Shane

stump
09-28-2013, 01:22 PM
Haha, I think (sometimes..) about how much extra I could spend on models if I gave up that nasty habit. :frown: Damn too addicted I'm afraid. :shakehead
Good luck with it mate. (the build and the quitting :wink: )

JeremyJon
09-28-2013, 03:41 PM
I can't answer for certain, but there might be a PE set, etc. What I do is a search on multiple sources, Google. eBay, etc. and see what comes up?!

A quick search here gives some other builds people have done, and that can sometimes give you ideas from what mods they have done

http://www.modelersite.net/viewShowroom.php?id_contenido=1578

http://www.automotiveforums.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=960332&highlight=tamiya+Mini

http://www.automotiveforums.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=958353&highlight=tamiya+Mini

http://www.modelcarsmag.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=65076&page=2&hl=%2Bmini+%2B112#entry1016514

http://www.automotiveforums.com/t567239-discuss1_12_tamiya_mini_cooper__progress_.html

http://www.automotiveforums.com/vbulletin/search.php?searchid=4759725

http://www.automotiveforums.com/vbulletin/search.php?searchid=4759725&pp=50&page=2

SmokeyR67
10-06-2013, 01:38 AM
Haha, I think (sometimes..) about how much extra I could spend on models if I gave up that nasty habit. :frown: Damn too addicted I'm afraid. :shakehead
Good luck with it mate. (the build and the quitting :wink: )

When I worked out smoking was costing me $180 a week I decided it was time. Went to a hypnotherapist and so far so good. I could still have a smoke, but I don't need it.

Saving the $800 a month will let me buy the 1/12 Tamiya Enzo, 1/72 Dragon Apollo etc in quick time - the stash grows:)

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