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Lotus 49 - F1 Italian Grand Prix 1967 - Ebbro 1:20


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Hi everyone,
I'm starting to assemble this Ebbro Kit:

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to make this car:
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Lotus 49 Jim Clark Became the pole sitter of 1967 Italian Grand Prix Source:Carthrottle.com

"The 1967 Grand Prix of Italy at Monza is considered by many to be one of the best Formula One races in history. It was also Scotsman Jim Clark’s best drive of his career. The irony is that Clark didn’t even win the race, merely coming back from a post-pit stop deficit of nearly a lap to overtake the entire field before yielding to a fuel shortage.

In the 1967 Italian Grand Prix at Monza after starting from pole, Clark was leading in his Lotus 49 (chassis R2), when a tyre punctured. He lost an entire lap while having the wheel changed in the pits. Rejoining sixteenth, Clark ripped back through the field, progressively lowering the lap record and eventually equalling his pole time of 1m 28.5s, to regain the lost lap and the lead. He was narrowly ahead of Brabham and Surtees starting the last lap, but his car had not been filled with enough fuel for such a performance: it faltered, and finally coasted across the finish line in third place."

Source: Formula One Art & Genius

A quick look inside the box:

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I will be following along with this one. I have a love affair with these cigar cars. Like Rich said, I have (almost) all of the Ebbro kits but have yet to build one. I hope you do a lot of updates on your progress. Good luck!

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On 1/14/2022 at 9:51 AM, Rod the Fixer said:

I'm trying to paint the yellow stripe because the decal didn't fit very well around the nose... ...

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I think Will it be very hard to mask and paint symmetrically this area:

 

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Beautiful 

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You’re doing a beautiful job so far on this build. Your paint work on the front end, cockpit and yellow stripe are very nice. I’ve built four of these Ebbro 1/20 F1 kits (Lotus 33, 49B, 72C and Tyrrell 002), all of them somewhat challenging for me, particularly in getting the front and rear end assemblies to be aligned and all four tires in contact with the road. I look forward to seeing this 49 come together and hope you don’t encounter the issues I had with my Ebbro Lotus kits. I also hope that Ebbro re-pops this 49 someday so that others can enjoy it without having to take out a second mortgage!

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On 1/30/2022 at 11:54 AM, papajohn97 said:

You’re doing a beautiful job so far on this build. Your paint work on the front end, cockpit and yellow stripe are very nice. I’ve built four of these Ebbro 1/20 F1 kits (Lotus 33, 49B, 72C and Tyrrell 002), all of them somewhat challenging for me, particularly in getting the front and rear end assemblies to be aligned and all four tires in contact with the road. I look forward to seeing this 49 come together and hope you don’t encounter the issues I had with my Ebbro Lotus kits. I also hope that Ebbro re-pops this 49 someday so that others can enjoy it without having to take out a second mortgage!

You and me both John

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