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Under glass #1: Tamiya 1/18 scale Lola T160-TS

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At last, though still in need of two small details, I leave this model under glass. My first of many, hopefully.

Combination of afternoon daylight and direct flash.

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Incorrect title - now rectified

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I just need to add a rear view mirror and fix the paint on the sills, and maybe add some seatbelts.

The driver is included, but I don’t think I shall use it.

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That's one beautiful model. Well executed. Congratulations and here's to many more.

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Love the finished pics Mitchy.   Any chance of shooting some pics in daylight outside?   I bet the light dances off the body.  cheers

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Some full daylight sunshine pics as ordered.

I need to work on a show stand for these models...

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After taking these pictures I can see some small details need to be finished. But no rush.

I am however very happy with the body and engine modifications; the Naca ducts on the doors and body pin recesses, plus the riveted-on fairing over the oil cooler and rear wheels make a huge difference to the whole piece.

All in all I am satisfied with my first (finished) scale car model in decades!

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And here are the naked shots if you missed them ‘on the bench’:

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About as well done as any I've seen. 

Isn't the kit listed as 1/18??? That's the reason I've passed om getting one. 

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Modifications to the standard model include;

Exhaust tips lengthened, inlet trumpets lengthened, rear piggy-back transmission oil cooler, all hoses, control cables through cockpit, steering/suspension arms and brackets at front, naca ducting, body pin recesses and riveted body fairings.

 

It is indeed a 1/18th model. One of Tamiya’s first plastic cars, and originally battery-powered motor-driven in original 1970 format. It still has the battery compartments and their hinged covers in the chassis side pods on this 1995 version.

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I now realise that I put 1/16 in the title, and it appears in Big Boys.

 

This is an error; it is in fact 1/18 scale. Title now correct.

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On 8/14/2019 at 7:37 PM, Gramps46 said:

Excellent build.  Really captures the look of the 1:1.

Very nice - I will keep the pics as a reference when doing mine.

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