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Tamiya 1/12 Team Lotus Type 49B Options
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#1 Posted : 13 October 2016 19:30:54

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BigGrin Hi All

Another 1/12 Tamiya offering with etch upgrades this is the car that clinched the 1968 championship for Graham Hill and Lotus were also the first team to take advantage of the FIA's change in sponsorship rules so that Tobacco advertising could be utilised. Before this change all cars ran in there national racing colors and Lotus's eye catching white, red and gold paintwork representing the 'Gold Leaf' brand of cigarettes was a show stopper. This of course opened the flood gates for all the classic racing cars we remember advertising all those different brands of cigarettes.

The kit is up to tamiya's usual high standard with no flash present and finely detailed parts, the rubber tyres are well moulded showing the tread pattern used at the time. The etch and turned metal intake trumpets are a joy to behold along with Tamiya's excellent instructions.

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#2 Posted : 13 October 2016 19:38:00

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Another superb car and a really nice kit, this should build into something really special. Nice find Andy!BigGrin
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#3 Posted : 14 October 2016 00:12:57

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There are aftermarket metal radius roads, tie rods ends and turned aluminum shocks for the Lotus 49: and hopefully soon there will be the correct machined aluminum rear wheels available.
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#4 Posted : 14 October 2016 07:31:38
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Do you have a link?
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#6 Posted : 14 October 2016 15:49:52

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Shock absorber kit, this site also has wheel nuts, and the radius arms, etc:

http://www.rbmotion.com/...category&path=83_87

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#7 Posted : 14 October 2016 16:27:37
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Wow they look uber cool, thanks for sharing Cool
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BigGrin Thanks for the link Eagle, I have ordered the shock and upright sets along with the wheel nutsDrool Drool Drool Drool Drool Drool Drool Drool Cool
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#9 Posted : 15 October 2016 00:29:58

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BigGrin Hi All

A long forgotten version of the 49B was the so called Ducktail car that raced for the first three races of the 1968 F1 season. The wedge shaped cowl over the engine was there to provide downforce on the rear wheels. pictures here:-

https://www.google.co.uk...UO-idgAb18YqwBg#imgrc=_

This early season version was soon replaced by the high wing version as depicted in the model although if any of you have ever seen the documentary video 'life on the limit' [ highly recommended ] the perils of any car loosing these high wings could prove fatal to any driver in the days when F1 in my opinion was pure racing with every driver going heads on for success unlike it is today.

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There is also the later design of wing with a triple aerofoil design as can be seen in one of my pencil drawings of the Lotus 49. I did the drawing below 22 years ago (1994) and the driver is Austria's Jochen Rindt - the only F1 driver ever to have won the title posthumously (1970) having accrued enough points before his death to still be ahead by the season's end. Hope you don't mind me showing my work?







Please excuse the reflections in the photos, the artwork is behind glass. Please do not copy my images, all copyright reserved!!


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BigGrin Nice pics Kev but I am building the high wing Graham hill version from earlier in the season.Cool
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#12 Posted : 16 October 2016 15:02:35

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Very nice kit BigGrin I'm looking forward to seeing the build.
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#13 Posted : 16 October 2016 18:32:00

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Another great kit, you will soon fill up that new modelling space LOL

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BigGrin Thanks for looking in and your comments everyoneCool
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You do pick some fabulous looking kits Andy and this one is no exception....Cool Cool Cool .. Will be great to see this one get started.....Drool Drool .. I'll be watching....

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BigGrin Hi All

Some more bling has arrived for the lotus all in turned aluminiumDrool Love Drool Love :-

Front and rear shocks [ discard the kit plastic parts but use the springs in the kit].

Wheel nuts.

Upright clevis kit.

I will be ordering another uprights kit for the Honda aswellDrool Love Drool

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Now they look the dog's do-da's Cool
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Drool Drool Drool Wow!Drool Drool Drool BigGrin
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Some beautiful upgrades there Andy, particularly like the upright clevis parts, they will certainly transform the look of the car - very nice indeed!! Drool Cool


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