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ParrotGod
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Here is my first F1 build. It is not going to be a scratch build but just a painting and decaling job starting from the Policar whitekit.

I started on Saturday, unpacking and selecting the different parts for making something close to the subject I have chosen.

I used the Gold Leaf model as a reference for which color to use for the little parts around the motor and suspensions.

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Sunday I painted almost all the different parts, including the main body and rear spoiler in pure white, air scoop and cockpit in bright red, and all the other myriad of details for suspensions and motor parts.

I really had a lot of fun using all the different metal paints. No pictures yet of the paint job...I will add later.

I have also decals on order from patto's.

And what a nice model!
 

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As I love ahem - South African cars - looking forward to watching this :)
 

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Marius, I have just done the first few steps...I do not have the decals yet.

You might finish your model before mine is assembled!
 

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Here are few shots of the different parts after I have spent one afternoon painting them.

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Some details of the suspensions:

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Engine block and exhaust pipes

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Finally the body:

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With the cockpit, I have first immersed it in Klear. Then I have mixed a bit of Klear with clear Yellow and painted over to give that gold effect you can see on several cars.

I have masked the upper part with tamiya masking tape and sprayed red.

However, I noticed that once the tape was removed some of the yellow/klear layer came off as well.

At this stage, I think I will paint it again with clear yellow but only from the inside.
 

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The 72 is starting to look nice.

I hope I'm not teaching you to suck eggs but did you leave the paint to cure for long enough before masking the cockpit and for removing the masking tape, to be on the safe side I always wait 24 hours after painting to avoid paint lifting.

I'm looking forward to seeing the finished result of your 72.

David
 

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Looking good - and another query for you! Why not use the real cars as a guide on colour for the twiddly metallic bits? I'd guess every Lotus 72 made around then was pretty much the same?

Andy
 

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The 72 is starting to look nice.

I hope I'm not teaching you to suck eggs but did you leave the paint to cure for long enough before masking the cockpit and for removing the masking tape, to be on the safe side I always wait 24 hours after painting to avoid paint lifting.

I'm looking forward to seeing the finished result of your 72.

David
hi David

no worries, I am still learning how to suck eggs ;-)

I let the clear yellow/Klear mix cure for 24 hours before masking and applying the red.

That is why I was surprised to see this layer "gone with the tape".

Anyway, I should be able to recover it.
 

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Looking good - and another query for you! Why not use the real cars as a guide on colour for the twiddly metallic bits? I'd guess every Lotus 72 made around then was pretty much the same?

Andy
Thanks.

I am using the the model as a basis and then I might add some extra details based on some of pics that I have googled around.
 

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Loving to see people get pleasure from these kits!
Great job so far.
Andi
Thanks Andi. These are fantastic little kits: I love the amount of details and different bits.

I like them so much that I have decided to collect them all - and I am not a F1 fanatic!

I am already looking forward to the March white kit.
 

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Yesterday, the decals from patto arrived.

I hope that I can finish the model this weekend.
 

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Actually that is a good question...I haven't checked yet.
 

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Tonight I checked the decals and they are about right.

Now I need a bit of help with reference picture. The decal set has the name of the driver ("D. Charlton") but so far i have only seen on model with that decal on:

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It is not a biggy, and I am aware that these cars were modified from one race to the other.

But if some of you have a reference pic of the real car where the name is visible (like in the pic above) then I would like to know where the car has raced and in which year.

The model description says that it raced in the British Gran Prix in 72.

Just for a personal curiosity... thanks.
 

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Over the weekend, I put the decals on the car.

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Not really complicated. The most difficult one was the Lucky Strike on the rear wing.

It was one single piece and I cut it so that could fit between the stabilizers while it was already resting on the wing.

Overall not too shabby.

The decals are indeed a bit overscale but over all they fir the model.

I also manged to paint some of the last bits that I need to complete the model.

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I now need to sort out the helmet.
 

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Here is an update on this build.

I have finished the body and details a while back:

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Then this weekend with the help of the manual I put together the drive train.

Without the manual I doubt that I would have succeed.

Here are some pics of the car with the boots on:

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As you can see Mr Charlton is headless. The helmet is painted blue and black and the paint is drying out. This morning I did a pass with Klear.

The other items to finish are the inserts. They come in black with the kit.

I painted with a liquid chrome pen by Molotv and this morning I just gave a light coat of Klear.

They look quite good:

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How does it go?

I have to say that the main issue with this model is the front axle assembly: with all the details of the suspensions the axle does not rotate freely.

I put a but of oil and now it goes a better on my scalex track with original tyres.

When I get my reamer I have a nice set of NSR alu wheels and super grip tyres waiting for this.
 
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