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Austrian Champions...1/20 Lotus 72C (1970), Jochen Rindt

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Most probably my dad´s last finished model for 2022.
Ebbro kit, painted with with AK Real Color Signal Red, Tamiya XF-2 Flat White and Gunze H9 Gold. Used aftermarket decals from F'artefice for the missing cigarette ads.
Used elastic thread for ignition wires, fuel tubes and instrument board cables.

Build thread here



Jochen Rindt was born in 1942 in Mainz/Germany. His father was a German, his mother an Austrian. One year later his parents died during an air raid, Operation Gomorrha, in Hamburg. Then Rindt was sent to his grandparents to Graz/Austria where he grew up. Until his tragic death in 1970 he was a German citizen but had an Austrian racing licence. Therefore he is always mentioned as Austrian.
The model shows the car he drove in the German GP in 1970.

My dad and I wish you all and your beloved ones Merry Christmas and peaceful holidays!


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22 hours ago, theplasticsurgeon said:

Top build there Reini - well done to your dad.   I have the same kit, and hope I can do the same quality.

Merry Christmas to you both.


21 hours ago, Vesa Jussila said:

First class work again. Top build as above is said. Merry Christmas!


18 hours ago, keefr22 said:

That's another really beautiful build - don't know how your dad produces such excellent models so quickly! 


Merry Christmas and a happy. healthy and peaceful New Year to you and yours :)






14 hours ago, Toftdale said:

Whats not to like? A fantastic build of a classic F1 lotus - Andy



Thanks for your kind words!

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6 hours ago, stevehnz said:

Brilliant, one of the best looking racing cars ever, IMHO :) & you've made it look superb.



4 hours ago, 112 Squadron said:

This is an excellent model and a beautiful tribute to a true legend. 🏁🏁🏁🇦🇹🇦🇹🇦🇹🏁🏁🏁



Thanks gents!

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