Post by David Mitcham on Aug 16, 2017 21:26:47 GMT
A couple of Lotus builds from GTM kits. The Lotus 30 is the 1964 Goodwood TT car driven by Jim Clark. Whist Clark lead the race for time he eventually finished eighth following handling difficulties. The Lotus 40 is the 1965 Brands Hatch Guards Trophy car - Motor Sport described the car as being "barely race worthy". Jim Clark finished eighth in the first heat and did not finish the second. The GTM cars are a bit wider than scale and have sidewinder running gear and consequently are amongst the quickest cars I have. The only modifications I made to the kits was to put proper mesh over the fuel injection trumpets and using Immense Miniatures Jim Clark heads.
Post by David Mitcham on Aug 17, 2017 18:10:50 GMT
Thanks Brian. For the seats I used Tamiya flat red mixed with a little Tamiya brown and then highlighted with thinned down flat red. Neither car is clear coated - for '60s and earlier cars I prefer the finish of the paint as I think it reflects better the way the cars looked then. Having said I clear coated the Ferrari 312 on the F1 Forum as I wanted to avoid the decals disappearing during the proxy races. The yellow stripes are decals; George provides two types in the kits, the other ones cover the lower nose but they're not appropriate for the two versions I built.
Two beautiful cars, David. I am finally about to start working on a ProtoSlot Lotus 40 that has resided in my "Pending Projects" cupboard for more years than I care to divulge. It is pre-painted, so will make a perfect winter project car as I cannot spray paint outdoors at this time of year (and never indoors). Today it is -20C!