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The Lotus 25 is nearly done (waiting for the clear coat to harden) so it is time to start a new model.... Next up then is the Lotus Type 79 that took Mario Andretti to the Drivers Championship title in 1978. As with my planned rules for this group build I'll be building it to depict the car at the race where Andretti clinched the championship. In this case that is the fateful Italian Grand Prix at Monza where sadly his team mate, Ronnie Peterson driving the Lotus 78 spare car, was killed after a crash at the start. This was the first kit I sourced for this series (the Lotus 25 jumped the queue as it was a nice easy build to get started). I'll be using: Tamiya 20060 1:20 Lotus Type 79 Tamiya 12635 1:20 PE detail-up set Indycals 1:20 Lotus 79, 1978 Mario Andretti Decal set (Tamiya kit decals are missing the tobacco advertising for JPS) Modeler Site PDF build guide (thought I'd give them a go) First step was, as with many Tamiya F1 kits, to get rid of the horrible chrome finish on one of the sprues: Much better: Although in this kit's case I did keep the chrome coating for two parts - the "glass" for the rear view side mirrors as they are in a frame the sprue gate scars should be OK.
Lotus Coventry Climax Type 25 as raced at the 1963 Italian Grand Prix in Monza (round 7 of 10) where Jim Clarke won enough points to be clinch the driver's championship title. My first car build in 35 years! This is the first in a series of builds of the cars of the Formula One drivers championship winners from 1950 onwards. Built almost entirely OOB except for the mesh engine trumpet cover. Paints are a combination of Tamiya spray cans, Tamiya acrylics and Alclad II lacquer metallic WIP thread:
This is a build to celebrate the life of ayrton senna and what he archived in formula one during his career. my main focus is on his first championship this for today is just a teaser shot of tomorrows unveiling This first picture is not mine but I have got permission to use it from the artist Now here is my car, well what i want to show of it now anyway Thank you for looking Cheers shaun