Improving the Tamiya Morris Mini Cooper S #24130 1/24 scale

by Edwing Merlo Paredes © Modeler Site

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I built this model under commission for a customer of mine, who asked for a customized sports version, such as the elimination of both bumpers, the hood with forward opening, which allows to show the engine, in addition to other details that will be shown later in the text. As it was a special Mini I decided to write a tutorial including many photos taken during the build and thus share with the reader my experience with this model.


The Mini is a classic car, with a long history in the automotive and racing world. This car allows many customization possibilities, being able to build sports versions, rally, tuning, street machine, or for the more conservative, options that preserve their more classic and conventional appearance.

The Tamiya kit, although not new, represents the real car well and with a little work you can get a model with enough realism, despite the small size.



I started by gathering all the body parts, removing burrs, mold marks and any visible imperfections. In addition, I glued the flared fenders on the wheel arches, and redid the holes in different areas, where later some of the parts would be placed, such as handles, windshield wipers, rearview mirrors, rivets and screws, and thus prevent them from being covered by paint. Finally, with a marker, I delimited the front area that I would later cut.

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