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Tamiya 1/12 F1 Lotus JPS Mk 3
« on: August 13, 2021, 04:12:34 AM »
Hi all due to the kindness of Richard, this arrived today all the way from the US of A.



It looks an amazing kit, obviously since it was a kind donation I have decided to take greater care than I did with the RE20 first thing I noticed was the fuel lines are way out of scale they should be 8mm which scales down to 0.7mm roughly (slightly less than that its actually 0.67recuring) the supplied clear tubing is 1.33mm
After heating and stretching I have a very close

That is about all I will get done before the funeral.
I'm looking forward to getting stuck into this.

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Re: Tamiya 1/12 F1 Lotus JPS Mk 3
« Reply #1 on: August 15, 2021, 01:21:09 AM »
Not at home at the moment (father in laws funeral) (will be sadly missed) but before I left home I managed this much



Where would I find pics of this engine, I google it but all I get are pics of this kit in various stages of build.

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Re: Tamiya 1/12 F1 Lotus JPS Mk 3
« Reply #2 on: August 15, 2021, 09:59:10 AM »
kpnuts - there are photo sets of actual DFV's available - message me
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Re: Tamiya 1/12 F1 Lotus JPS Mk 3
« Reply #3 on: August 21, 2021, 04:53:22 AM »
Hi all so heres the next installment. 









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Re: Tamiya 1/12 F1 Lotus JPS Mk 3
« Reply #4 on: August 21, 2021, 05:55:28 AM »
Looks like clever mix of model kit and shrink rayed parts.  :smiley:

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Re: Tamiya 1/12 F1 Lotus JPS Mk 3
« Reply #5 on: August 22, 2021, 03:52:00 AM »
More progress on the engine and chassis.
I can't believe these engines are the scale considering they are similar CC's







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Re: Tamiya 1/12 F1 Lotus JPS Mk 3
« Reply #6 on: August 23, 2021, 02:30:56 AM »
More work on the engine of this, reducing the size of that clear tubing made it a real pain to get on but I do think it looks better.














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Re: Tamiya 1/12 F1 Lotus JPS Mk 3
« Reply #7 on: August 24, 2021, 03:33:28 AM »
More done to the JPS, loads more to do on the engine and gearbox.








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Re: Tamiya 1/12 F1 Lotus JPS Mk 3
« Reply #8 on: August 25, 2021, 03:53:06 AM »
Started on the rear brakes, I'm surprised for a tamiya kit there is no brake pipe detail. Just means I will be adding it.





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Re: Tamiya 1/12 F1 Lotus JPS Mk 3
« Reply #9 on: August 29, 2021, 04:22:27 AM »
Hi all well I've started on the front suspension and steering.






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Re: Tamiya 1/12 F1 Lotus JPS Mk 3
« Reply #10 on: August 29, 2021, 02:48:30 PM »
Never realised there was such a thing as "Gobsmack Overload" until I started following your builds. :-\
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Re: Tamiya 1/12 F1 Lotus JPS Mk 3
« Reply #11 on: August 31, 2021, 03:19:42 AM »
Work progresses and the first decals added









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Re: Tamiya 1/12 F1 Lotus JPS Mk 3
« Reply #12 on: September 05, 2021, 03:46:52 AM »
More progress 











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Re: Tamiya 1/12 F1 Lotus JPS Mk 3
« Reply #13 on: September 09, 2021, 03:57:04 AM »
More progress on this.







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Re: Tamiya 1/12 F1 Lotus JPS Mk 3
« Reply #14 on: September 09, 2021, 07:23:48 AM »
Jolly nice work!  :smiley:

These racers all look so space ship-ish at some point.  :icon_surprised:
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Re: Tamiya 1/12 F1 Lotus JPS Mk 3
« Reply #15 on: September 11, 2021, 03:52:15 AM »
More progress on this.











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Re: Tamiya 1/12 F1 Lotus JPS Mk 3
« Reply #16 on: September 19, 2021, 03:14:34 AM »
Hi all back off hols so now eager to get back at this.






Whilst on hols I won a revell ex protar F1 for a really great price (yes the box is really battered but the bits all look good) I've seen one on there with a starting bid of 197 quid I paid no where near that.

Can anyone guess what it is.

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Re: Tamiya 1/12 F1 Lotus JPS Mk 3
« Reply #17 on: September 19, 2021, 08:39:21 PM »
At a guess - a Ferrari?  :-*
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Re: Tamiya 1/12 F1 Lotus JPS Mk 3
« Reply #18 on: September 20, 2021, 02:58:23 AM »
It is indeed a ferrari (but which one)
More progress on this.









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Re: Tamiya 1/12 F1 Lotus JPS Mk 3
« Reply #19 on: September 21, 2021, 08:03:01 AM »
I'm not familiar with that maker, but I'd guess a 312T or something similar
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Re: Tamiya 1/12 F1 Lotus JPS Mk 3
« Reply #20 on: September 24, 2021, 03:53:36 AM »
Hi all more progress, even with coating these old decals with clear I can't tell you how many pieces they break into when applied, very slow progress.



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Re: Tamiya 1/12 F1 Lotus JPS Mk 3
« Reply #21 on: September 26, 2021, 04:12:33 AM »
Hi all (sorry Richard ) the fit of the body panels (maybe the age of the kit) is awful for tamiya standards what ive photoed here is the main body part all else is an awful fit, as this kit was a gift I'm doing my best but this will never be up with the best I've built, that's not to say I'm not enjoying the build its just a shame it won't be my best build.







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Re: Tamiya 1/12 F1 Lotus JPS Mk 3
« Reply #22 on: September 26, 2021, 04:52:29 PM »
So, the Protar Ferrari Kit??
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Re: Tamiya 1/12 F1 Lotus JPS Mk 3
« Reply #23 on: September 26, 2021, 06:10:49 PM »
That will be the one  :smiley:

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Re: Tamiya 1/12 F1 Lotus JPS Mk 3
« Reply #24 on: September 26, 2021, 10:25:27 PM »
The 312T?


I have a "stash" of 1/12th F1 kits at the moment:

Ferrari:
312B
312T
312T4
plus plans to convert a Honda 293  to a 1968 V-12 Ferrari

Lotus:
49
49B
72D
72D - which I plan to convert to a 72A
JPS MkIII
JPS MkIII - built by another guy which he dropped - I'm going to try and rebuild

McLaren:
M23 Yardley - to do as Mike Hailwood
M23 Tardley - to convertto a Texaco for Emerson Fittipaldi

Renault:
RE20
Re23

Honda:
Ra273 - built
Ra273 - extra

Tyrrell:
003
001 - another pre-build by someone - trying to salvage

Brabham:
Bt44B

Wolf:
WR1

Matra:
MS11

Eagle:
Honda Ra273 and plans on how to convert to a Gurney Eagle

plus bits of:

Ferrari 312T4 to use as a "factory" build

Lotus:
Damaged/dropped Lotus 49 - rebuilt as a factory repair job
72 Bits - Factory Dio

Tyrrell:
001 - again - someone else built and damaged - to recover

Will post progress -  :D
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