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Twokidsnosleep

1/20 Tamiya Lotus Type 79 Martini

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First formula one build I have done in 35 years...cripes I am old. I built these cars as a teenager and have amassed quite a collection of the classic Tamiya F1 lineup. So this one is the first

I will build it ála Mario Andretti and do some detailing.

So far rear clip is painted, finally, and assembled. Now doing some detail up work with PE and homespun stuff

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Lots of paint call outs for the parts with multiple colours. Is a lot more work than I remember!

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Engine block assembled, painted and wired up

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Then starting on gearbox and drivetrain

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Up to date as she lays now. Looking to do more wiring and plumbing

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Those funnel screens look good Scot, where did you source those ?

Cheers

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50 minutes ago, Belugawrx said:

Those funnel screens look good Scot, where did you source those ?

Cheers

Believe it or not, they were in with the kit. Really nice preformed screens

The trumpets are just the chromed kit ones as well. I can still see the sprue ends on there, embarrassing :huh:

All that stuff is just posed for the photo, nothing on permanent yet so I can sort out the cowling fit and bodywork.

Thanks for looking:)

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Looking good! What green does the instructions call out for the body? TS43 I am guessing

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Excellent detail work. Keep it coming. 

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On 2018-03-01 at 7:32 PM, 935k3 said:

Looking good! What green does the instructions call out for the body? TS43 I am guessing

Yes TS-43, British Racing Green....I was going to try and decant it and spray through my airbrush

edit: nope, I am wrong, it is TS-9 BRG

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On 2018-03-02 at 4:02 PM, Gt fan said:

Looks very good!

Thanks Tim, cheers bud

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2 hours ago, Rider said:

Excellent detail work. Keep it coming. 

Thank you, I shall try to keep her moving along B)

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Sprayed some lovely Mr Metal Color Aluminum diluted about 50:50 with Mr Leveling Thinner. Sprayed like silk, just so smooth.

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I like F1, Tamiya kits and Lotus....so I'll be watching.....nice work!

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Working on front nose, brake cylinders and such.

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I missed some ejector pin marks that turned out more visible than expected, so I lined the nose with a foil

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Everything is still loose, just test fitting

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20 hours ago, FabbricaP said:

Looking awesome so far!

Thanks bud

Like that foil a bit neater, but was a late addition

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Looking forward to seeing this build. Nice work. I have a few of these Tamiya F1 kits in my stash.

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Scott, this looks great so far. The Mr. Metal Color Aluminum looks a lot less grainy than the Tamiya acrylic aluminum.

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Looking really good. Can't wait too see it done.

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6 hours ago, Bill Eh? said:

Scott, this looks great so far. The Mr. Metal Color Aluminum looks a lot less grainy than the Tamiya acrylic aluminum.

I tell ya Bill, it is one of the  sweetest  paints I have ever sprayed

i went about 50:50 with Mr Levelling Thinner and it just danced out of my H&S Ultra

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Thanks guys, I am enjoying this build though the number of paint calls and tape ups I have to do are slowing me down.

I decanted the BRG Tamiya TS-9 on Sunday, nary a drop spilled. I have sprayed some of the body parts tonight, just letting them set up so I don’t finger print them like I usually do.

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Thanks Dan

Got some first layers sprayed last night, photos soonish

If anyone tries the decant trick, you can spray the TS paint without dilution. I mixed it with thinner as I was worried but just got a thin layer with no pigment. So spray straight

 

 

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