SlotForum banner

1 - 20 of 25 Posts

·
Philip Insull
Joined
·
1,793 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
Hi Guys,
I've just finished building my Penelope Pitlane Lotus 72D kit. I've done it as Emmo's 1973 Argentine G P winning #2 car.
The Chassis is a PP SM1m with the back mounting plate removed and PP F1 size alloys, black Scaleauto slim can motor slot it gears and guide.
The mirrors are out the parts box and the front suspension arms are off cuts of pressed metal bits, Brazillian flag decals on the helmet are home made, the JPS ones are straight from the kit.
Hope you like it
Cheers
phil





 

·
Philip Insull
Joined
·
1,793 Posts
Discussion Starter · #4 ·
Hi Dave,
Thank you, yes this kit has just been released - sadly I am away for Bill's 1/2 tonner event however not that I'm complaining as it's my belated 25th wedding anniversary cruise.
Cheers
phil
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
1,345 Posts
Looks good!! You have made a great job of the kit.

I think it shall have to go on my list of projects for 2012.


Thanks for sharing,
Philip
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
1,780 Posts
QUOTE (RikoRocket @ 30 Sep 2011, 12:11) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Nice build! Did you have to do any of the pin striping yourself? or was it all decals?

All the pinstriping is contained within the high quality screen printed decal sheet included in the kit. The body was 3D scanned and decals sized to allow for body curvature etc and fit very well. This is a very nice kit and goes together very easily as it is a one piece body with separate rear wing and air box.

Really nice job Phil, looks great!
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
2,699 Posts
Didn't catch it either. It is the nicest, most accurate 72 I have seen. Well done.
 

·
Philip Insull
Joined
·
1,793 Posts
Discussion Starter · #10 ·
hi Guys,
as Marlon said the pinstriping is all in the quality decal set, interestingly the '73 cars in real photos seem to have some additional gold pinstriping at the bottom of the airbox and the bottom of the chassis and on the chassis sides ahead of the hip radiators the words "John Player Special" should be beneath the JPS logo rather than on the cockpit side decals provided. The cockpit sides should have the drivers name in one line between the two pin stripes to be 100% accurate.
I've been scrabbling thru my spare decal box to find some white Firestone tyre wall decals to finish it off but to no avail.
Cheers
phil
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
1,780 Posts
Here's some photo's of the kit as it comes....







 

·
Registered
Joined
·
101 Posts
Great effort - great minds think alike? I did one too. Meant to be based around Silverstone 1973 configuration. Not perfect, but gives a terrific impression driving round and slides very nicely on the fat tyres. Based on a Fly March 761 plus balsa, plasticard, filler, araldite etc etc
(hope this works)

BTW, in 1973 Lotus had switched to Goodyears.

n.b. (If you have the money and are a Lotus 72 geek (like me), ''Lotus 72 - Formula One Icon'' by Michael Oliver is a brilliant book)
 

·
Jon Grainger
Joined
·
3,825 Posts
Hi Phil,

Awesome car mate, a personal favorite, but being in Norfolk, every Lotus is a favorite!

I was thinking of buying a Betta Lotus 72 for the half-tonners & pre 1970 GP cars at Wolves in November, and making the Rindt Gold Leaf car. But seeing this I think it could be done with a few mods to the airbox/front wing and rear wing. Any idea when they will be available on his site/Pendles?

Regards
Jon
 

·
Philip Insull
Joined
·
1,793 Posts
QUOTE BTW, in 1973 Lotus had switched to Goodyears.

By gad your right - good news I spotted some spare goodyear tyre decals in my box. Used a magnifying glass on my source picture and there should be two tiny gold goodyear decals just under and slightly ahead of the front wings, also Emmo's helmest should have a small texaco decal on the chin area. More scrabbling thru the box me thinks.


An excellent kit but I'd think hard about re-modelling it to make a 1970 car the rear wing needs to come much further forward and needs to be the 3 plane high angle type and you'll need to do mesh tops for the intake trumpets - not impossible but fiddly and time consuming- If you want to do a rework the 72E would be easier with a simpler reprofile of the airbox and a few decal changes you could get easily away with it.
PP Steve should have some with him at the Wolves Classic Saloons on Sunday October 9th - I'm assuming he'll have some available through his website shortly contact him via the PP site for details.
cheers
Phil


ps fastjet - love the JYS Tyrrell in the picture with Ronnies Lotus
 

·
Administrator
Joined
·
10,110 Posts
QUOTE (Fastjet57 @ 30 Sep 2011, 17:30) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>BTW, in 1973 Lotus had switched to Goodyears.

Clue was on the side of the rear spoiler....

 

·
Administrator
Joined
·
4,887 Posts
Jon

I used the Classic shell as a base for my 1970 Lotus 72 as Phil says there are numerous differences from the later car.



David
 

·
Philip Insull
Joined
·
1,793 Posts
Discussion Starter · #19 ·
QUOTE Clue was on the side of the rear spoiler....

Indeed it was - my only defence your honour is that I'm half witted and going senile! probably too much time in my work shed sitting in paint and glue fumes?


Jon,
As David's gorgeous Jochen Rindt car graphically illustrates there are some major physical differences between the 1970 and 1973 cars - but not insurmountable if you have the time.

Cheers
Phil
 
1 - 20 of 25 Posts
Top