For many miniature car collectors, attention to detail and the likeness to the real thing is what draws them to add a certain model to their collection. Sir Henry Royce seems to agree, as he once said that, “Small things make perfection, yet perfection is no small thing” .
This is the same driving force that is behind the latest Rolls-Royce creation, the Miniature Cullinan. The 1:8 scale model isn’t just a copy of the Cullinan for the sake of replicating the luxury SUV. It is a fully-detailed version of the real car.
The paint finish, for instance, is hand-painted, along with the coach-line using a miniature brush. Then there are the lights that can be controlled using a Cullinan-branded remote control. And opening the hood reveals a fully-detailed replica of the 6.75-liter V12.
Apart from the exterior, which can come in a choice of 40,000 standard colors, the interior is yet another example of attention to detail. Open the coach doors and you can marvel at the seats, headrest embroidery, and other little things that are done in the exacting standards of Rolls-Royce. This thing can practically pass for the real deal—albeit scaled down.
To help owners appreciate their new little Cullinan, a meter-long display case features a gloss black base with a plinth and a Perspex window. These allow one to admire the car from all angles, including access to the doors, hood, and luggage compartment.
With over 1,000 pieces taking some 450 hours to build, the Rolls-Royce miniature Cullinan is for the discerning collector that wants to experience a Rolls-Royce—even if it means doing so from the comfort and safety of home.