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Jase's 1967 Lotus type 49 1/20 scale Options
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#1 Posted : 24 May 2014 07:59:09

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Welcome to my latest build diary [biggrin]

I am doing some kit bashing at the moment as i have to create some space (I am told!!!) As I am coming to the end of my Olympia this is the next kit to 'get out of the way'[blink]

Now this is something totally different for me because in 34 years of modelling I have never built a racing car!! so my first one had to be special and had to be british racing green and the Type 49 Lotus ticks all the boxes for me.

This will be a slow build in the background as I intend to airbrush everything as far as possible and the times I am aloud my compressor on are somewhat limited [crying]

You can find a kit review on this Link.


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#2 Posted : 24 May 2014 14:13:20

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Ok. ..Thanks for posting this and the review, Jase. Without people like you how would we know about great kits like this. I'll be following your build.

Gary
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#3 Posted : 24 May 2014 19:52:03

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[biggrin]
looking forward to this [biggrin]

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#4 Posted : 24 May 2014 20:46:52

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Thanks for the interest everybody, Lets get stuck in shall we...

First job was to give the two black sprue a dusting of Halfords Grey Primer, this just helps pick up any floors in clean up, of which there is almost none. I am using Plast-I-Weld for this build with the touch and flow applicator. This is just a very fine hollow needle attached to a glass vile, the adhesive flows with capillary action so is very controllable. The adhesive itself is very thin and evaporates very quickly but its bond is very strong and much quicker than ordinary poly cement.



The first parts build up the cockpit, a little Squadron filler was needed on the joints. The cockpit interior was then given two spay coats of thinned Tamiya XF-53 Neutral Grey.



The seat and the dashboard were sprayed with Vallejo black. The dial rims were painted in by hand with Tamiya X-11 Chrome silver. There are some connectors on the back of the dashboard which were given a coat of Tamiya XF16 Flat Aluminium followed by a coat of Alclad 2 Polished aluminium, this was also done for the steering column, gear shift and the steering wheel. The red leather on the steering wheel was painted in with two coats of Vallejo Fire Red. The gear shift knob was painted with Tamiya XF-64 Red Brown

Everything is a good snug fit and builds up easily. The decals are a little oversize and needed plenty of Micro Set applied with a fine brush to get them to hug the moulding. Thats the first two steps in the bag [biggrin]






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#5 Posted : 24 May 2014 21:26:42

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#6 Posted : 25 May 2014 09:27:03

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#7 Posted : 25 May 2014 09:35:03

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Great to see you up and running with this one Jase, great start..... [cool] [cool]

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Alan
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#8 Posted : 25 May 2014 11:41:32

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Great start, this is going to look great when finished
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#9 Posted : 25 May 2014 15:18:59

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Looks great [biggrin] Going to enjoy following this one.
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#10 Posted : 25 May 2014 19:50:59

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Thanks everybody for looking in.[cool]

The body sections go together easily the only clean up being the tabs from removing from the sprue. At this point I have to decide which version I am doing. The kit gives you variant for 5 diferentraces and two drivers Clark and Hill. I am going to do the Jim Clark British GP version, which will give the model ventilated disc breaks, short front suspension, rear bumper, short type screen and Talbot mirrors[cool]

Some carful masking was required before priming. I have used thinned Humbrol 1 Grey Primer, two coats.





Main coat is Zero paints British Racing Green. I have not used Zero paints before but Warthog seems to swear by them, just so its clear who we are blaming[biggrin] [lol] [lol] Fortunatly I have an attachment for my airbrush that just happened to be the same size as the paint lid. as the paint is already thinned for a 0.3 needle or higher I could just plug straight into the paint pot[cool] Just two coats were required.





Jase
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#11 Posted : 25 May 2014 20:11:38

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Looking good Jase [love] A man always blames his tools so to speak lol not the Hog [flapper] one thing Zero paints require is a gloss coat and I always use Halfords lacquer for mine but Zero do there own range

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Thanks for the thoughts on top coat had not considered Halfords
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#13 Posted : 25 May 2014 20:43:09

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nice paint job jase.[cool]
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karl1113 wrote:
nice paint job jase.[cool]


Thanks Karl[biggrin]
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Good start there Jase.

I'm wondering, what's the make of your airbrush? I only have a very basic starter kit and am thinking about getting a grown up one [lol]
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FifthAce wrote:
Good start there Jase.

I'm wondering, what's the make of your airbrush? I only have a very basic starter kit and am thinking about getting a grown up one [lol]


I have two this is my new one and it is really really good

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Thanks Jase. £21 is pretty good...can you recommend a compressor as cheap [lol]
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#18 Posted : 26 May 2014 12:04:29

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FifthAce wrote:
Thanks Jase. £21 is pretty good...can you recommend a compressor as cheap [lol]



They have compressors ors on the web site [wink]
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Moved on quite a bit with this now.

I have built up the front suspension. It is all Tamiya XF-16 flat Aluminium with a wash of Tamiya X-19 smoke. the break discs are Tamiya X-10 Gun Metal. The first decals have been added to the body, representing the British GP.

These need to go on at this state to allow other parts to build up over them. once all the decals were set I gave everything a gloss coat.




The Transmission sub assembly was next. Again mainly flat Aluminium. The two side plates were picked out in Tamiya X-32 Titanium Gold. The two black boxes are Tamiya X-18 Semi Gloss black. Again everything given a wash of smoke to bring out the detail.




The engine block is under way. much of it flat aluminium but some components are Tamiya X-ll Chrome Silver. the covers are semi gloss black.



The next job is to plumb in the ignition, I am using a purpose made aftermarket product that has a metal wire core allowing you to create the right shape and keep it in place


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Good to see you back on this one Jase [biggrin] Looking very nice indeed [love]

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