Jim Clark Tribute Build
Hi, everyone. I'm a long-time lurker, who's been amazed and instructed by the work here. Though I've built a lot of models, they are almost all OOB. I'm not much of a scratchbuilder and have little experience with photoetch, scratchbuilding and more advanced skills. I finally screwed up the courage to share with you all my Tribute Build for Jim Clark, who was my hero when the 1.5 liter formula coincided with my teen years.
All the models are adapted from the Tamiya 1/20 Lotus 25 kit. The Lotus 25 debuted at the 1962 Dutch GP (No. 4) with bulges on the engine cover to smooth over the Coventry-Climax's cam covers, but these soon were cut out as aero was sacrificed to cooling. By the time of the 1963 French GP at Reims (No. 18) the 25 had reached its classical form, including the newly-added yellow stripe. The Lotus 33 evolved from the 25. Within my limits, I tried to represent the 1965 German GP winner (No. 1), borrowing wheels and tires and the low-level exhaust from an old 1/24 MPC Olsonite Eagle kit, though I didn't revise the suspension. This might put off purists but it was close enough for me. I did cobble together a screen cover for the intake trumpets.
Well, any comments are appreciated. Thanks for looking at no-longer-a-lurker.