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TAMIYA 12053 Automotive Model 1/12 Car TEAM LOTUS TYPE 49B 1968 & PHOTO-ETCHED 12053
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Item: Scale Automotive Model
Construction type: Assembly kit
Photo-etch parts: Included
Length: 360mm, width: 165mm, height: 122mm.
Excellent detail is provided by metal air funnels, plus photo-etched parts to recreate brake discs, radiator, seatbelt parts and more.
Movable front/rear suspension utilizes realistic mechanism.
DFV engine is rendered in detail.
Parts are included to recreate high rear wing, plus the high front wing as seen in the 1969
South African Grand Prix.
Comes with semi-pneumatic rubber tires and driver figure.
Steering wheel moves front wheels.
Markings are included to faithfully recreate the revolutionary livery, plus black Lotus nose badge used after Clark`s death.
Recommend Paints for this Model (Not Included)
Tamiya Model Paints TS-8 Italian red
Tamiya Model Paints TS-21 Gold
Tamiya Model Paints TS-26 Pure white
Tamiya Model Paints TS-32 Haze grey
Tamiya Model Paints X-1 Black
Tamiya Model Paints X-2 White
Tamiya Model Paints X-11 Chrome silver
Tamiya Model Paints X-18 Semi gloss black
Tamiya Model Paints XF-1 Flat black
Tamiya Model Paints XF-2 Flat white
Tamiya Model Paints XF-7 Flat red
Tamiya Model Paints XF-10 Flat brown
Tamiya Model Paints XF-15 Flat flesh
Tamiya Model Paints XF-16 Flat aluminum
Tamiya Model Paints XF-53 Neutral grey
Tamiya Model Paints XF-56 Metallic grey
Setting the Tone
The Team Lotus Type 49 featured its Ford Cosworth DFV engine as a stressed member, a layout which revolutionized Formula 1. The 49B evolution debuted in the third race of the 1968 season, featuring downforce-improving revisions such as a front wing and wedge-shaped engine cowling. From the sixth race, a high rear wing was added in place of the engine cowling; its stay was affixed directly to the rear uprights with the intention of providing the downforce straight to the rear wheels. That year, famed driver G.Hill took 3 victories on his way to the Drivers’ Championship, while Team Lotus also picked up the Constructors’ crown. Perhaps equally as importantly, the car also ushered in the era of sponsor-colored cars, and the phasing out of the previous norm of national colors.
About the Model
This 1/12 scale model of the Team Lotus 49B 1968 offers excellent detail, plus photo-etched parts to further enhance your modeling experience.
Length: 360mm, width: 165mm, height: 122mm. The model captures the car’s slim, compact form. Movable suspension utilizes realistic mechanism.
DFV engine is recreated in detail. Parts are included to recreate high rear wing, as well as high front wing seen in 1969 South African Grand Prix. Comes with semi-pneumatic rubber tires and driver figure. Masking stickers are included for use when painting the model.
Item Included: 1 x Tamiya Automotive Model 1/12 Car TEAM LOTUS TYPE 49B 1968 & PHOTO-ETCHED 12053
|Dimensions||55 × 45 × 15 cm|