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Renault RE30B

Alain Prost, British Grand Prix, Brands Hatch, 18th July 1982

 

Tamiya Renault RE30B 004

 

Tamiya kit bought in 1985 and spent about 32 years in the attic waiting to be built. Hence very yellowed decals which were replaced with those from Indycals. I nearly sent the decals back as the number 15s were printed in Magenta, not Red. But cleverly they turn the right shade of red when applied over the yellow paint!

 

Tamiya Renault RE30B 006

 

Tamiya Renault RE30B 008

 

Tamiya Renault RE30B 019

 

Tamiya Renault RE30B 021

 

Tamiya Renault RE30B 022

 

Tamiya Renault RE30B 023

 

Tamiya Renault RE30B 026

 

Tamiya Renault RE30B 031

 

 

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A very nice and clean looking build, excellent attention to detail (eg engine block, dashboard). It looks to be out-of-the-box, or did you add anything extra (apart from the replacement decals)?

Edited by sennapod
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3 hours ago, sennapod said:

A very nice and clean looking build, excellent attention to detail (eg engine block, dashboard). It looks to be out-of-the-box, or did you add anything extra (apart from the replacement decals)?

Just Tamiya seat belts and a couple of wires. The kit provides the yellow ignition leads but they look far too thick and I should have replaced them.

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Another great build. I think this is the first car I remember from Formula 1, right down to it being Prost driving it - I think it was something to do with it being bright yellow which drew my 6-year old eyes in back in '82.

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A really nice build indeed. The yellow looks spot on, which did you use?

 

It deserves a mini diorama, either coming in to parc ferme in first place or parked up on some grass with dirty tyres and smoke coming out!

 

 

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1 hour ago, Spiny said:

Another great build. I think this is the first car I remember from Formula 1, right down to it being Prost driving it - I think it was something to do with it being bright yellow which drew my 6-year old eyes in back in '82.

Yes indeed - plenty of smoke and retirements in 1982. The yellow paint is Tamiya acrylic X-8 Lemon Yellow airbrushed over a base of Tamiya white primer.

 

sorry - just realised I quoted the wrong post. Must do this when I’m more awake!

Edited by CT Modeller

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