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Lotus 49 - Rob Walker & Jo Siffert

Postby whatisdeletrazdoing » Sun Nov 13, 2016 10:34 pm

Hi everyone,
Here is my second finished F1 model. I build Ebbro's 1/20 Lotus 49 in the colors of Rob Walker's privateer outfit. Jo Siffert drove this car in the 1968 Belgian Grand Prix to a non-finish. The first-generation Lotus 49 was campaigned by Jo Siffert for the first half of the 1968 season before being replaced by the 49B they used to win Brands Hatch. The kit was fun but frustrating at times. Given that it was their first kit I'm impressed. I used Tamiya TS-55 for the body and a combination of Alclad and Vallejo for the rest of the car. Scratchbuilt items include a brass radiator hose, brake lines off the front calipers, spark plug wires and fuel lines. I used a combination of kit and Indycals for the livery.

As always, comments and critiques are welcome.

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Re: Lotus 49 - Rob Walker & Jo Siffert

Postby Mclarenfan1 » Sun Nov 13, 2016 10:54 pm

I've yet to get that kit. You did a fantastic job! Colors are brilliant. Nice attention to detail!

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Re: Lotus 49 - Rob Walker & Jo Siffert

Postby Paul_OFarrell » Mon Nov 14, 2016 3:30 am

Nice work, the finished result looks very good.

Could you please explain what the problems were with this kit? From memory, I think the nosecone needs thinning on the inside in order to make it fit properly...

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Re: Lotus 49 - Rob Walker & Jo Siffert

Postby Jimmy » Mon Nov 14, 2016 10:01 am

I like your work mat with all of the info printed on it. Where can I find one of those?

Your car appears to be black. I was under the impression that the Rob Walker cars were painted a dark blue. Am I wrong?
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Re: Lotus 49 - Rob Walker & Jo Siffert

Postby vekkuli » Mon Nov 14, 2016 10:08 am

Good Job :D !
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Re: Lotus 49 - Rob Walker & Jo Siffert

Postby whatisdeletrazdoing » Mon Nov 14, 2016 11:52 am

Jimmy wrote:I like your work mat with all of the info printed on it. Where can I find one of those?

Your car appears to be black. I was under the impression that the Rob Walker cars were painted a dark blue. Am I wrong?

I picked it up at my local hobbyshop, I believe it's made by Horizon. The car is dark blue, and I used Tamiya's TS-55 Dark Blue through an airbrush.

Paul_OFarrell wrote:Nice work, the finished result looks very good.

Could you please explain what the problems were with this kit? From memory, I think the nosecone needs thinning on the inside in order to make it fit properly...

Cheers, Paul
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Thanks! The nosecone does need to be thinned - even after a ton of sanding it doesn't quite fit over the front bulkhead. The biggest issue I had was with the rear suspension. It's darn near impossible to align, and the parts layout means all the pieces essentially need to come together at the exact same time. Still, I'm not entirely sure they could've done that differently. Finally, the kit had a lot of ejector pin marks in bad locations, like the exposed parts of bulkheads or the suspension hubs.
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Re: Lotus 49 - Rob Walker & Jo Siffert

Postby jordan » Mon Nov 14, 2016 12:20 pm

Great ones ! ..The Rob Walker cars are very dark blue and the Wolf color ( TS55 ) is PERFECT ! WELL done :)

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Re: Lotus 49 - Rob Walker & Jo Siffert

Postby Eagle50 » Mon Nov 14, 2016 7:36 pm

She's gorgeous! I like the way your exhaust pipes, and wheel rims etc. came out in silver. Much more realistic than the kit chrome. And I think the car looks even better in TS-55, than the year-earlier car did in British Racing Green. Nice detailing, too.

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Re: Lotus 49 - Rob Walker & Jo Siffert

Postby Pawlie » Mon Nov 14, 2016 9:33 pm

I think the color is perfect, the real cars were a very dark blue.

Really fantastic job with this kit!
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Re: Lotus 49 - Rob Walker & Jo Siffert

Postby Jimmy » Mon Nov 14, 2016 10:53 pm

whatisdeletrazdoing wrote:
Jimmy wrote:I like your work mat with all of the info printed on it. Where can I find one of those?

Your car appears to be black. I was under the impression that the Rob Walker cars were painted a dark blue. Am I wrong?

I picked it up at my local hobbyshop, I believe it's made by Horizon. The car is dark blue, and I used Tamiya's TS-55 Dark Blue through an airbrush.


Thanks, I found the mat. It is a: "Hobbico" Builder's Cutting Mat 24"x36"

Just to be clear, the paint "appears" to be black in the photos, especially when compared to the water hose. When enlarged, I can see the blue.
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