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[TC18] Poor man's Mini Cooper

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Hi there!

Was an observer for quite a long time, and finally decided to participate in the contest to push myself build something finished.

A story behind: I have two sets - 42099 and 42068 which is give me less freedom and prevented me from starting this topic earlier, but I decided to give it a shot and make something.

 

So, I decided to build a Mini Cooper b/c I love these cars! DTM version b/c I have not enough parts to build a good interior lol

At first I decided that it should be modular to simplify the build. Eg body is detachable from a chasis. In general I build chasis only, then face an issue with lack of details disassemble everything. So this time I decided to start with a body.

Features:

  1. HOG steering
  2. Fake engine
  3. RWD with differential
  4. Openable hood & trunk
  5. Modular design: a body is detachable from a chasis using 4 pins. The chasis may be split out into 2 parts using 4 pins

Dimensions:

  • Length: 31 studs
  • Height: 11 studs
  • Width: 15 studs

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Then I created a chasis and put a body on...

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Chasis design was borrowed from 42093

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Now it looks like this:

 

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Still lot things to build, so I'll keep you posted.

Edited by jaxxreal

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Looking great so far!  It may be a "poor man's" version, but I'd drive it.  :wink:  Looking forward to seeing what more gets added.

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Maybe it could be engine swapped to a hayabusa motor in the boot. Would simplify things a fair bit!

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On 4/25/2020 at 12:32 AM, deraven said:

Looking great so far!  It may be a "poor man's" version, but I'd drive it.  :wink:  Looking forward to seeing what more gets added.

Thanks!!

On 4/25/2020 at 8:42 AM, Jurss said:

Looks interesting.

Was there really mini in DTM? 

Actually, I was wrong. I dug deeper and realized that DTM stands for Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters and there is no Mini at all, my bad :(

But then I search more, I found out that images that I used for inspiration came from Mini Challenge UK! So have to rename the topic :blush:

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On 4/25/2020 at 9:30 AM, amorti said:

Maybe it could be engine swapped to a hayabusa motor in the boot. Would simplify things a fair bit!

Oh wow, I searched a bit and it feels like a good inspiration for the next model! Thanks, that would be really interesting to build!

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Made some progress over past couple of days:

Front view is more recognizable now:

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Fake engine under openable hood:

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Work on some interior - fake steering wheel, driver's sit and gearbox shifter.


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And exterior as well - non-openable doors, side mirrors. Also, made the body lower and dense.

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Made a measurements: 31 length x 11 height and 15 width. Side mirrors protrude a bit - but it's allowed, right?

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Made a HOG steering. As a result of body work, a rear diffuser may be seeing too.

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Feature since the very beginning is openable trunk:

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A random photo:

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As I declared in the beginning the body is detachable and there are photos how it looks:

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Chassis work:

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Near terms plan:

  1. Made body color more consistent
  2. Have a better design for HOG steering, I dislike how it looks now

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4 hours ago, jaxxreal said:

Fake engine under openable hood:

So, that 1.5l 3cylinder :)

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I'm back! After many iterations, I think that's a final version of this MOC.

What we have now:

1. Rear independent suspension. I threw out differential since there are no parts moving by wheels. And engine is virtual? Or fake? Not sure, what word should I use.

2. Working steering wheel and no HOG. Actually, that was a real pain for me to build this part. Hardest thing ever. Before final version there were 3 awful prototypes. And unfortunately final version is not perfect. Tires are wide and there is not space to transform power applied to steering wheel properly, so driver has to be a pretty strong person, lmao.

3. Interior improvements. Photos describe it better ?

4. Body reworked. Now it more coupled with the chassis and more solid, more playable. Yay!

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Found this pic interesting:

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