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Shipment arrived today. Lotus type 33 and some paints. Never built a formula 1 car but this one captures the era of racing I really like. How does the old saying go. When sex was safe and racing was dangerous.  The Lotus looks a bit of a daunting task with tons of small parts and I still have tons of stuff on the bench before I ever get to it. 

Funny thing about the Tamiya model, no plastic shrink wrap. No attempt to seal it at all. I suppose they're going green  or something. 

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28 minutes ago, Mike C. said:

Shipment arrived today. Lotus type 33 and some paints. Never built a formula 1 car but this one captures the era of racing I really like. How does the old saying go. When sex was safe and racing was dangerous.  The Lotus looks a bit of a daunting task with tons of small parts and I still have tons of stuff on the bench before I ever get to it. 

Funny thing about the Tamiya model, no plastic shrink wrap. No attempt to seal it at all. I suppose they're going green  or something. 

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They normally do not shrink wrap kits in Japan or Europe. Just a little round tape at the sides like was done in the USA pre 1965.

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22 minutes ago, Mike C. said:

No round tape either.

If you ordered it off ebay depending on the seller and where he got it from.  I know if you order kits from plazajapan they will come without shrink wrap and tape.  You can see the contents right on the site before you order the kit.  I've had my eyes on that kit for awhile myself just haven't gotten it yet.

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Ebbro rebox so wouldn’t be same. 
I like these almost as much as the tires were skinny and drivers were fat era. 😃

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Went to a local show this morning and picked up a few things. Nothing earth shattering, just a few good deals. Will post event photos in the show coverage section later today

 

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Finally picked up a model of my first car, even if only in HO scale:

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It's the correct color, too - Shore Green. This one's been tough to find for some reason - either the wrong color or they're N scale, like HO wasn't small enough already... 

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On 6/24/2022 at 11:31 AM, Modlbldr said:

Driving home this morning and saw a Yard Sale sign. Stopped to find most of the normal garbage. I asked if they had any model kits. The guy brought out these that he had said he had for years. Both complete and unstarted. The Duster is still sealed inside. Got them both for $15. Now I'm looking for more Yard Sales on the way home. Just stopped at my second. Lol.

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You had quite a bit of some really great models Tom!

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I actually got the parts I needed to build my MPC Super Stocker GTO on Friday from Khils (Kevin Hilsabeck). Body. Hood. Glass. Headers. Decals and instructions.  I’ve never built a car like this so It should be interesting. Thank you Kevin!

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Local model swap meet.  $110 for the two JoHans.  Ambulance is complete....wheels are on the stretcher.  Both are complete and the back doors work

$5 for the trailer

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On 6/25/2022 at 9:28 AM, Mike C. said:

Shipment arrived today. Lotus type 33 and some paints. Never built a formula 1 car but this one captures the era of racing I really like. How does the old saying go. When sex was safe and racing was dangerous.  The Lotus looks a bit of a daunting task with tons of small parts and I still have tons of stuff on the bench before I ever get to it. 

Funny thing about the Tamiya model, no plastic shrink wrap. No attempt to seal it at all. I suppose they're going green  or something. 

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Hi Mike , I built this one recently which includes some of the molded parts from the Tamiya Lotus 25 along with new tooled parts from Ebbro. The best part of this kit is the machined aluminum injector stacks that are included, wish these were available aftermarket. I had a bear of a time getting the upper cowling and engine cover to fit/ fully seat onto the lower tub. I recommend doing lots of dry-fitting and tuning if your kit parts fit like mine did (hopefully yours will fit better!). The assembly and alignment of the exhaust headers was also a test.  It’s a beauty when completed and I hope someday to build another one of these along with a Lotus 25. Good luck! John

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Looks great John! I hope mine comes out 1 10th as nice looking.Thanks for the tip on the cowl. You're right, those headders look like a bit of a daunting task. Gonna be a while until I get to this build. I have at least 10 other projects on the bench in front of this one. I always liked the wheels on these. Kind of reminiscent of the Torq Thrusts we saw on the musclecars in the 60s and 70s, 😎

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Mike, on the Lotus 33 headers, leave the bond joints between headers and block to the very end, after you’ve aligned the header extensions and wire support thingy that’s attached to the rear of the chassis. If you follow the instructions and pre-bond the headers to the block earlier on, you’ll regret it. Almost took a hammer to one I built after following the instructions!

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Picked up 7 glue bombs at a local antique store for $12. It looks like they are all from the mid to late sixties.  Some of you may know what they are, if you do, please let me know. The green one and blue/red one are by Hawk. 1902 Rambler, and 1909 Oldsmobile.

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Big score on that Jo-Han '67 Chrysler 300! The '69 Chevy pickup's a pretty nice find too; too bad somebody stuck that optional firetruck panel on the driver's rear fender. As for that Ideal Toy "Mercedes", the less said the better...

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On 6/26/2022 at 7:17 PM, papajohn97 said:

Hi Mike , I built this one recently which includes some of the molded parts from the Tamiya Lotus 25 along with new tooled parts from Ebbro. The best part of this kit is the machined aluminum injector stacks that are included, wish these were available aftermarket. I had a bear of a time getting the upper cowling and engine cover to fit/ fully seat onto the lower tub. I recommend doing lots of dry-fitting and tuning if your kit parts fit like mine did (hopefully yours will fit better!). The assembly and alignment of the exhaust headers was also a test.  It’s a beauty when completed and I hope someday to build another one of these along with a Lotus 25. Good luck! John

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Looks awesome John!

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