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  1. An interesting collaboration between Tamiya and Ebbro ...the Lotus 33 in 1/20 scale. This is the car that took Jimmy Clark to the 1965 World Championship. Kit was very good quality but was a little bit fussy at the end. Color is Tamiya TS-9 British Racing Green. Built mostly stock with some wiring and plumbing added. See picture captions for additional comments on this build. Thanks for looking and comments welcome. Engine detail without the covers on. Lots of fussy intricate details here. I sprayed most of the chrome semi-gloss clear. Kit chrome was too shiny for my taste. Turned exhaust pipes in carb inlets came in the kit. A very nice touch. Interior was sparse but what was there was well detailed. 1965 F-1 cars were that way...note the absence of seat belts. Common in those days. Finished model. Body fit could have been better but the overall look came out OK Another rear end shot. Pipes do not exit straight out the back. Might have been my fault when assembling the exhaust. It was easy to get wrong. I have see formula cars with exhasut pipes this way so maybe its OK. Two trouble areas for me were the fit of the engine cover and the windscreen. I originally tried to glue the screen in place but it looked horrible. Much cleaning and touch=up later I decided to pin it in place. There are 8 tiny pins much like on the real car. Aaaahh..much better. Interesting comparison between the Lotus 33 and the car that preceded it...the Lotus 25. The two cars have much in common but the 33 was much modified to accept a different engine (Coventry Climax FWMV) and the wider tires. The 33 was much faster and Jimmy Clark proved it by winning 6 times out of 10 races.
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