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PostSubject: Re: Tamiya 1967 Lotus 49 ... 1/12 scale.   Fri 18 Sep 2015, 7:50 pm

The instrument panel looks like the hounds doodahs Colin!!!

I think you would get a better 'lens' effect by using two part clear epoxy though.

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PostSubject: Re: Tamiya 1967 Lotus 49 ... 1/12 scale.   Fri 18 Sep 2015, 8:01 pm

Yup you're right there Al,  I might just have to do it anyway .... now this has dried back further its almost undetectable, worked well the last time I tried it ... ho hum... nought that canny be fixed eh.
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PostSubject: Re: Tamiya 1967 Lotus 49 ... 1/12 scale.   Fri 18 Sep 2015, 9:24 pm

Hi Colin,

Looking great Sir, never thought of using Tippex, does it sand and paint over ok...

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PostSubject: Re: Tamiya 1967 Lotus 49 ... 1/12 scale.   Fri 18 Sep 2015, 9:50 pm

Better than the proprietary brands Andy, easier to apply, easier to sand back, nice and fine so you can fill even the shallowest of cracks...... and about a tenth of the cost.
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PostSubject: Re: Tamiya 1967 Lotus 49 ... 1/12 scale.   Sat 19 Sep 2015, 9:48 am

Great idea to use tippex Colin, thanks for that. Looking sterling all round, love the instruments.
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PostSubject: Re: Tamiya 1967 Lotus 49 ... 1/12 scale.   Sat 19 Sep 2015, 3:33 pm

What is tippex? Never heard of it out here in the Wild West of Oregon!
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PostSubject: Re: Tamiya 1967 Lotus 49 ... 1/12 scale.   Sat 19 Sep 2015, 3:40 pm

Liquid paper/correction fluid for correcting mistakes (writing/typing). Pete.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Correction_fluid
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PostSubject: Re: Tamiya 1967 Lotus 49 ... 1/12 scale.   Sat 19 Sep 2015, 3:48 pm

Ahhhh, now it is clearer. Thanks for the information Gary!
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PostSubject: Re: Tamiya 1967 Lotus 49 ... 1/12 scale.   Sat 19 Sep 2015, 4:34 pm

Sorry Pete, should have made it clearer, I thought tippex was the product name worldwide.

Thanks for chipping in Gary.
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PostSubject: Re: Tamiya 1967 Lotus 49 ... 1/12 scale.   Sat 19 Sep 2015, 4:55 pm

LOL.... I think the North American colony knows it as Wite Out Colin!!!!

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PostSubject: Re: Tamiya 1967 Lotus 49 ... 1/12 scale.   Sat 19 Sep 2015, 5:00 pm

Just letting you know i'm still watching Colin LOL.
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PostSubject: Re: Tamiya 1967 Lotus 49 ... 1/12 scale.   Sat 19 Sep 2015, 7:11 pm

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LOL.... I think the North American colony knows it as Wite Out Colin!!!!

oooops .... i apologise to our US brethren for my ignorance there..

Got the instrument panel finished .... there was about half a dozen used throughout 67 - early 68 apparently (according to my man at Lotus who has helped out no end) so i have a little leeway in it's design.

added toggle switches which are the end off dressmaking pins stuck on head first, when you paint the remaining shaft the head of the pin looks like a chrome base to the switch (hopefully)

the "fire pull" is just a bit of bent shaped plastic, painted red and some white decal text added.

the "start" button is a stepped bit of thin tube

the labels are insulating tape and all the decals are minute pieces of the smallest text i could find on spare decal sheets, one actually says "fuel" all the rest are portions of words and are too small to be read by the naked eye ... but ... it looks like there's something written on the tape so adds to the detailing.




Have also now got the spray ready for the body .... asked "Lotus man" and he said the closest (accounting for scale) was, amazingly, rover brooklands green ... halfords....... £6..... job done!!
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PostSubject: Re: Tamiya 1967 Lotus 49 ... 1/12 scale.   Sat 19 Sep 2015, 8:54 pm

Miraculously realistic.  Amazing work, I'm always amazed by the quality at our site!
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PostSubject: Re: Tamiya 1967 Lotus 49 ... 1/12 scale.   Sat 19 Sep 2015, 10:04 pm

That dash is the mongrels grapes Colin, I particularly like the toggle switch tip.

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PostSubject: Re: Tamiya 1967 Lotus 49 ... 1/12 scale.   Sun 20 Sep 2015, 2:13 pm

Thanks chaps

Apparently jubilee clips and exhaust bandage were the mechanics friend when sticking a car round a track to test  .... therefor in line with what "mr Lotus man" has said.





Cut the slots for the harness ... i'm not doing the driver so i want detail in the cockpit ...




body work curing ... looks very nice in brooklands




Edit .... looks like i missed a seam on the exhaust ... dammit!!
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PostSubject: Re: Tamiya 1967 Lotus 49 ... 1/12 scale.   Sun 20 Sep 2015, 5:48 pm

Nice detail Colin! It all looks very realistic? I like it. And some good tips on obtaining the details.

Al, yes it is called white out here in "the colonies"!!
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PostSubject: Re: Tamiya 1967 Lotus 49 ... 1/12 scale.   Sun 20 Sep 2015, 7:11 pm

Awesome, that dash rocks.
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PostSubject: Re: Tamiya 1967 Lotus 49 ... 1/12 scale.   Mon 21 Sep 2015, 6:00 pm

Thanks..

Onto the harnesses .... looked at the detailing parts but then drifted back to my way of thinking about modeling ... ie, i get more satisfaction by making things myself than buying a part someone else has designed. they might not be as good but it's self satisfaction i'm after in the hobby.

A couple of rolls of ribbon, some solder, styrene and wire and this is the result...
... i went for a midnight blue instead of black so it has some relief between the black of the cockpit
also touched areas with a dark matt wash to give a little grubby look to them.

The cockpit seat and side bolsters are made of childrens play foam and then brushed over with liquid poly to give a sheen to them. the press-studs are little slices of solder

the red cylinder is the top of the fire extinguisher poking through .... should be chrome but red looks better and it is after all a test car ... thats my excuse and i'm sticking to it







the flash accentuates the silky appearance of the ribbon ... it's not noticeable in daylight . it's dark here so it's an inside photo shoot lol.
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PostSubject: Re: Tamiya 1967 Lotus 49 ... 1/12 scale.   Mon 21 Sep 2015, 6:53 pm

Great work. Very crisp and clean.

My dad was visiting me from Kansas last week and I took him to Indianapolis to the museum at the speedway. I took some pictures of these Lotus'. I don't think they are the exact model you are working on but you can never have too many reference pictures...











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PostSubject: Re: Tamiya 1967 Lotus 49 ... 1/12 scale.   Mon 21 Sep 2015, 7:25 pm

Thanks Mitch

I'll download those if i may? and stick them in my F1 folder.
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PostSubject: Re: Tamiya 1967 Lotus 49 ... 1/12 scale.   Mon 21 Sep 2015, 8:03 pm

Very nice so far dude, this will be really cool when its complete!!
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PostSubject: Re: Tamiya 1967 Lotus 49 ... 1/12 scale.   Mon 21 Sep 2015, 8:29 pm

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Thanks Mitch

I'll download those if i may? and stick them in my F1 folder.

Absolutely...
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PostSubject: Re: Tamiya 1967 Lotus 49 ... 1/12 scale.   Mon 21 Sep 2015, 9:31 pm

Looking superb Colin, I agree about self created detail.
Great pics Mitch!!
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PostSubject: Re: Tamiya 1967 Lotus 49 ... 1/12 scale.   Mon 21 Sep 2015, 10:15 pm

Nice work Colin

That's Jim Clark's Lotus 33 from the 1963 race. The one where Parnelli Jones car dropped oil all over the track in front of Clark and where the officials refused to black flag him!!

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PostSubject: Re: Tamiya 1967 Lotus 49 ... 1/12 scale.   Mon 21 Sep 2015, 10:48 pm

I looked In my lotus book as to the history of that 92 car. the indy car was apparently a 29/3 .. which I didnt know and to be honest I would have thought they'd have used the same marks due to chapman having designed them. I checked on Jim Clark's race history and sure enough 1963 was a 29/3

I also thought 1963 debuted the 33 in f1 but it was 1964 ..... so the 25 covered the 63 championship ... good job there wasnt a quiz on it lol.

Not knowing much about indy i read about a few races off the era, the one you mention Al .. thats ridiculous about the oil leak... interesting stuff though
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