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PostSubject: Re: Lotus 72C dual build   Sat 18 May 2013, 11:05 pm

Neat! Comin' right along! 8)
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PostSubject: Re: Lotus 72C dual build   Sun 19 May 2013, 3:27 am

Looking great Al.
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PostSubject: Re: Lotus 72C dual build   Mon 20 May 2013, 11:30 am

Thanks both.

I have the engine nearly finished. The HT leads are installed as are the injection tubes.

There is another 'line' to install, plumb the brake lines on the trannie and plumb the oil tank to come in the next update.




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PostSubject: Re: Lotus 72C dual build   Mon 20 May 2013, 12:12 pm

SWEET !
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PostSubject: Re: Lotus 72C dual build   Mon 20 May 2013, 4:39 pm

Looks nice Al.
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PostSubject: Re: Lotus 72C dual build   Wed 29 May 2013, 12:24 am

Tamiya in the early days, thinking of the early F-1 Honda (Richie Ginther?) and others, had so-so quality and detail. They improved steadily until maybe the Porsche 956 "Rothman's" when maybe cost and profits caused a detail reduction. I was surprised in all the Tamiya scales small companies have created photo etched parts (very pricey) to bring out better details.
I really enjoy this build, thank you!
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PostSubject: Re: Lotus 72C dual build   Wed 29 May 2013, 10:32 am

Thanks guys.

I've seen reviews of this kit that claim it is well up to Tamiya's current F1 car standards..... all I can say to that is, they must be living on the planet Zarg.

IMO, apart from better exhaust manifolds, this kit has major problems considering it retails at £44.00 here in the UK. I'll do a build review when I have it completed.

When I attatched the wheels, the front right was in the air like a Hopping Hydro!!! Careful checking revealed that the engine/trannie fit was out of alignment. The large central locator has a lot of play in it and I'd failed to pick up on that. So I had to strip all the suspension back off (requiring stripping and re-painting) CUT the trannie from the engine and re-build the whole bloody lot!!!! Very un-funny from such an expensive kit.!!

Even after re-alignment the front right is still slightly off the deck.

The windscreen cowl decal looks to be the hardest to apply so I did that first. In the end it wasn't as hard as I thought. It's not laid down perfectly but at least it's a pretty good colour match to the monocoque.

Cowl is just laid on for effect.






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PostSubject: Re: Lotus 72C dual build   Wed 29 May 2013, 4:38 pm

Despite all the problems with the cassis not being flat, I think it is a good looking model. You are doing a bang up job on it.
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PostSubject: Re: Lotus 72C dual build   Wed 29 May 2013, 5:14 pm

Looks great to me Al! I love how well the decal matches the color! This is turning out superb! Keep up the great work!

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PostSubject: Re: Lotus 72C dual build   Wed 29 May 2013, 6:52 pm

Looks good from here Al!
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PostSubject: Re: Lotus 72C dual build   Wed 29 May 2013, 9:01 pm

Looks good !!!
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PostSubject: Re: Lotus 72C dual build   Thu 04 Feb 2016, 4:39 am

First off.....my apologies to Al for not sticking with this one when we both started.   But I am back at it.   The Wed nite buddy build sessions are now dedicated to finishing stalled builds.   So last week I got the kit out and started my plan of attack.



Instead of using the kit decal to do the cockpit surround, I choose to paint it.



Front suspension is half way done






I also got the main engine/trans pieces painted and assembled




And the beginnings of the nose decals.


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PostSubject: Re: Lotus 72C dual build   Thu 04 Feb 2016, 9:33 am

Do my eyes deceive me???

looking good Paul.

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PostSubject: Re: Lotus 72C dual build   Sat 06 Feb 2016, 7:05 pm

Very nice work - both of them.
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PostSubject: Re: Lotus 72C dual build   Sun 07 Feb 2016, 2:35 pm

Excellent detail work guys.
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PostSubject: Re: Lotus 72C dual build   Mon 08 Feb 2016, 3:56 pm

These are so pretty, it reminds me of why I fell in love with auto racing! Thanx!
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PostSubject: Re: Lotus 72C dual build   Mon 08 Feb 2016, 6:39 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Lotus 72C dual build   Sat 13 Feb 2016, 11:00 pm

Great job of your rendition Al!

Thanks for being late to the party Paul this way I get to see these builds. You're off to a good start.
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PostSubject: Re: Lotus 72C dual build   Thu 18 Feb 2016, 4:36 pm

No Al....your eyes are not decieving you......LOL

Time for another update.

I decided to wire the engine.



The front suspension is finished.



Decaling on the tub has started.



The interior is done.


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PostSubject: Re: Lotus 72C dual build   Thu 18 Feb 2016, 5:25 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Lotus 72C dual build   Sat 20 Feb 2016, 1:44 am

I used Indycals for the tobacco sponsors



Monoque assembled



Front suspension on tub



trans is coming along



The kit decals are too small.  They left gaps, which I will try to fill with the extra decals I have


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PostSubject: Re: Lotus 72C dual build   Sat 20 Feb 2016, 6:33 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Lotus 72C dual build   Mon 22 Feb 2016, 1:55 am

You're making great progress Paul. I love how it's coming along, clean and detailed.
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PostSubject: Re: Lotus 72C dual build   Mon 22 Feb 2016, 9:01 am

Looking good Paul. I too used Indycals decals.

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PostSubject: Re: Lotus 72C dual build   Tue 23 Feb 2016, 7:20 am

I like it, Paul!
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