Car fans should be pleased with Hasegawa’s December release of the Mini Cooper S ALL4 Countryman, a mouthful that indicates the 4-wheel drive sporty version of the biggest Mini in the range. Hasegawa has released a 1:24 scale kit of this newish vehicle, which will have 104 components. When fully assembled the Hasegawa Mini Cooper S will measure 173 mm (6.8 in) long.
Hasegawa have decided to include two wheel styles, and the thoughtful ability for the modelmaker to build the kit in either left- or right-hand drive versions. It looks like an excellent choice for anyone interested in the Mini, and the upright boxy outline of the vehicle makes an interesting comparison with the smaller original car of the 1960s.
The grey display test model here was shown at the spectacular All-Japan Mokei Hobby Show, held earlier this month, more details here.
Various Hasegawa kits here.
Tamiya 1:24 kit of the original Austin Mini Cooper 1275S here.