SEARCH FINESCALE.COM

Enter keywords or a search phrase below:

Tamiya Lotus 102b

656 views
9 replies
1 rating 2 rating 3 rating 4 rating 5 rating
dlh
  • Member since
    March 2017
  • From: Chambersburg, PA
Tamiya Lotus 102b
Posted by dlh on Saturday, April 11, 2020 10:41 AM

My first attempt at spraying Future.  The decals are massive and old; one cracked.

It's my second body shell; I scrapped the first one.  Mine is not nearly as good as another posted here.  I do like the seatbelts - from Tamiy - vinyl and photoetch.  I ground off the molded in seatbelts.

  • Member since
    August 2009
  • From: MOAB, UTAH
Posted by JOE RIX on Saturday, April 11, 2020 11:11 AM

Whoa! That is really sharp looking. Very nice build. Well done.

"Not only do I not know what's going on, I wouldn't know what to do about it if I did". George Carlin

  • Member since
    May 2013
  • From: Indiana, USA
Posted by Greg on Saturday, April 11, 2020 12:01 PM

Sharp-looking indeed. Well put.

I have a weakness for these old Tamiya Formula kits, you certainly did it justice.

And you apparently figured out how to airbrush Future to a nice finish, you da man. Yes

-Greg

  • Member since
    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Saturday, April 11, 2020 1:56 PM

Ooohhhh nice!  Love it, nice job

Thanks,

John

Ain't no reason to hang my head, I could wake up in the mornin' dead 

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: Twin Cities of Minnesota
Posted by Don Stauffer on Sunday, April 12, 2020 8:36 AM

Very nice!

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

  • Member since
    January 2020
  • From: Maryland
Posted by wpwar11 on Sunday, April 12, 2020 9:18 AM

Awesome!  I’m getting ready to build their Ferrari F189 and will use detail up  belts.  I really miss not being able to watch Grand Prix racing.  

dlh
  • Member since
    March 2017
  • From: Chambersburg, PA
Posted by dlh on Sunday, April 12, 2020 10:31 AM

wpwar11

Awesome!  I’m getting ready to build their Ferrari F189 and will use detail up  belts.  I really miss not being able to watch Grand Prix racing.  

 

These belts are 1/20 Tamiya. Vinyl belts with PE hardware.  PE was attached to adhesive sheet, so no cleanup was needed.  I ground off the existing molded in belts.

dlh
  • Member since
    March 2017
  • From: Chambersburg, PA
Posted by dlh on Sunday, April 12, 2020 11:01 AM

That looks great. May I ask, since it's molded in red, will you paint it or maybe just clearcoat the red plastic? I've sort of fallen in love the the F1 cars and might build that one or the P34 six wheeler.

Thanks for the comment.

Dave

wpwar11

Awesome!  I’m getting ready to build their Ferrari F189 and will use detail up  belts.  I really miss not being able to watch Grand Prix racing.  

 

  • Member since
    January 2020
  • From: Maryland
Posted by wpwar11 on Sunday, April 12, 2020 11:32 AM

Paint for sure.  I’ll use Tamiya TS8 Italian red.  I posted on here not long ago about older F1 cars being a bit more beautiful than the modern ones.  The Tyrell 6 wheeler was definitely thinking outside the box.  I picked the 89 Ferrari because it’s an easy paint scheme.  As a new modeler I’m not sure I’m ready for very involved paint themes.

  • Member since
    March 2012
  • From: Corpus Christi, Tx
Posted by mustang1989 on Tuesday, April 14, 2020 8:03 AM

Shuuuweeeeet!!!! Yes

                   

 

JOIN OUR COMMUNITY!

Our community is FREE to join. To participate you must either login or register for an account.

SEARCH FORUMS
FREE NEWSLETTER
By signing up you may also receive reader surveys and occasional special offers. We do not sell, rent or trade our email lists. View our Privacy Policy.