Stocking Fillers

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surfblue63
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A couple for the model collectors amongst you.

The latest offering from Cult Scale Models is a Teal version of their Austin 1100 in 1/18th scale

http://www.cultmodels.com/products.aspx ... and=Austin


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And a new brand called Mini Mania have a Mini Pick Up in Dulles livery with a Mini Marcos body attached in 1/43rd scale.

https://www.grandprixmodels.com/MNI4300 ... -Road.aspx


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The Austin can also be found at Grand Prix Models, an excellent company that I have used on many occasions over the last 30 years.

https://www.grandprixmodels.com/CML080- ... ncast.aspx


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These are still on offer for £9.99 + p&p:-

Corgi Mini Cooper 'S' 1967 Monte-Carlo Winner:-
https://corgimodelclub.com/

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I have just been looking at the Cult scale model's web page.

Anyone else noticed that while the 1100 / 1300 looks excellent with superb detail, the mini by comparison looks a little clunky. Big panel lines & somewhat indistinct detail. Maybe it's just because I know Mini's so well that I notice the differences, but I'm not sure.
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I think the pictures of the Coopers are pre-production versions, all the door handles are fitted the wrong way round and there is a split in the chrome door trim. Some of the pictures on the GPM site show these have been rectified. At least it has got a full skirt front panel, which most model manufacturers miss.
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I've had this book years and still have a re-read every now and again

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On the subject of books I'd certainly recommend Stuart Turner's book "Twice Lucky". It's an autobiography and the title refers to managing the Works Minis and the Escorts at their peak but there's a lot more than that.

As anyone who's seen him speak will know, he's a bit of a character is our Mr Turner and it's a good read with some fascinating insights into all areas of motorsport, management, organisation and life in general.
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