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Tamiya 12046 1:12 Lotus 72D JPS Decals

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Part of my interest in model kits covers the Tamiya Big Scale formula one kits. I managed to source a couple of the newer issue 72D kits and have been wanting to buy some third party decals for it. I bought a set off the bay of evil and they arrived Today. These decals coverred the 72 and 73 seasons, and I was surprised to see they were not metallic finish but a solid gold finish.


I know later seasons scheme was a solid finish, but wanted to check with others on here that correct colour would be a metallic gold for the 72 and/or 73 seasons ?



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Hi Paul,

It kind of depends on what you mean by metallic and solid gold. The references I have to hand show that from 72 to the end of 73 the graphics were a solid gold, by that I mean like a gold foil so not like a metallic paint with tiny flakes.

1974 onward they used a solid beige-yellow.

For the 72/73 seasons the decals should be a shiny gold but some aftermarket decal companies struggle to print gold decals.

Which companies decals did you get?



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