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Tamiya Lotus 99T

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Re: Tamiya Lotus 99T

Postby gp-models » Mon Dec 02, 2019 7:03 pm

First Progress on chassis is done, primered and painted semi gloss black. Carbon fiber is applied to the in and outside, painted with smoke partly, tobacco logos and the car plate inside cockpit is done, ready for some flat clear.
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Now on to the engine which is painted, some detail painting is done and etched bolt heads are on. The gear box became a light wash with gun metal pigments to achive a different look.
Prepairing some smaller parts for engine now, long way to go!

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Thx for watching, more to come.
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Re: Tamiya Lotus 99T

Postby jaykay » Mon Dec 02, 2019 7:45 pm

It may still be some way to go, but you're progressing quickly! Good work!
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Re: Tamiya Lotus 99T

Postby gp-models » Tue Dec 03, 2019 5:19 am

Thank you Joachim, appriciate it! :)
Yes, still having a lot of time actually as i`m recovering, so i have a lot of time to do some modeling. I hope to keep up that pace to finish this one till end of year, but i desperately need to start the paint job as it is realy time consuming. Parts need to stay for a few weeks before polishing, but i need the sideplates for the cockpit to move on and install front suspension parts, this makes me a bit nervous cause i need to prepare the front and rear wing first, not realy started with them actually, only filled sinking marks and cut of the side plates, have to hurry up with this!
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Re: Tamiya Lotus 99T

Postby Chinamalc » Wed Dec 04, 2019 3:06 am

Outstanding!
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Re: Tamiya Lotus 99T

Postby gp-models » Wed Dec 04, 2019 4:38 am

Thank you Malc for nice commend!
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Re: Tamiya Lotus 99T

Postby gp-models » Wed Dec 04, 2019 7:27 am

I could not resist to do a dry set up after i applied the rivets and some etched parts to the monocoque this morning, have to motivate myself a bit cause today is another sanding and prepairing day to set up the wings. :)

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Hope to finish the dashboard soon, some additional wiring has to be done from the inside but i need the dashboard to do so.

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Re: Tamiya Lotus 99T

Postby Inuyasha » Mon Dec 09, 2019 12:27 pm

Outstanding detail work! This is the best 99T build i have ever seen so far!
Looking forward to your next update!
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Re: Tamiya Lotus 99T

Postby gp-models » Mon Dec 09, 2019 1:18 pm

Thank you very much for kind commend!
Next update will be soon, no time for modeling the last few days, getting back to it tomorrow.
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Re: Tamiya Lotus 99T

Postby gp-models » Tue Dec 10, 2019 12:31 pm

Today i finished the dashboard, toggle switches and knobs have been added and the displays. The displays took me some time cause there have been heavy sinking markings in, so i decided to paint some BBR window material from the backside and cut them to size. To prefend glue attaching the paint from the back, i used double sided tape to attach them. The white dots cäme from reflecting light as the BBR material is pretty shiny.
Steering wheel is shortly to be done, but it will not be attached to the dashboard as i leave it seperately.

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The engine gets some more details like a radiator mesh, the shock absorbers and more detail painting, but i can`t put on everything as i need to scratch build a floor support and some other things first. Things are moving on slowly cause i have to figger out which parts can be glued and which parts will follow, with suspension on it is not realy possible to work on it, so they have to wait a while. Have to paint a few more AN fittings to put on the oil radiator, injection system needs to be reworked too as it is not realy scale and i have to make a plan for wiring and plumbing.
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Re: Tamiya Lotus 99T

Postby LeonN » Wed Dec 11, 2019 2:08 pm

I am very, very impressed by the how you managed to obtain such an even and slick painted surface on the engine/gearbox. Awesome work, I must say. Not to mention the suspension mount. Also very neatly mounted.
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