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1/12 Big Scale Racing Car Series no.42
Martini Brabham BT44B 1975
Item No: 12042

Length: 355mm. Image shows painted and assembled kit.

In the Thick of the Action
With Carlos Reutemann and Carlos Pace at the wheel, the BT44B produced some excellent results during the 1975 season on its way to helping the Martini Racing team earn second place in the Constructor's Championship. Beginning with the BT42 in 1973, Motor Racing Developments designer Gordon Murray evolved the design into the BT44 in 1974 and finally the BT44B in 1975. Pace drove the car to a first place finish at the Brazil GP and Reutemann did the same at the German GP, making it one of the more competitive cars in the field.

About the Model
šThis is a 1/12 scale plastic model assembly kit. Length: 355mm, width: 160mm, height: 109mm. šFront and rear suspension are coil sprung and offer smooth motion. šSteering wheel operates front wheels via a rack and pinion mechanism. šThe V8 engine is recreated in style, complete with depictions of fine details such as fuel lines and ignition cables. šFront cowling, cockpit fairing and induction box components can be removed after assembly. šPhoto-etched parts and faux cloth stickers make for realistic renderings of the seatbelt. šQuality Cartograf decals are included, and allow depiction of either the No.7 or No.8 car. šIncludes synthetic rubber tires and soft plastic depictions of seats and drive shaft boots.


šThe unique BT44B form with eye-catching features such as towering induction box is captured in style.

šFeatures a realistic recreation of the 3-liter V8 engine, with tubing for the various cables and lines.

šPrecision metal air funnel parts add extra detail, while simultaneously giving a more realistic look.

šCockpit details include seatbelts, shift lever, fire extinguisher and battery. Front wheels are steered.

šPhoto-etched seatbelt buckles and cowl fasteners ensure that your model will withstand close-up scrutiny.

šFeatures a removable nose and sprung suspension. Radiator, master cylinder and stabilizers are recreated.

šLeft: Semi-pneumatic synthetic rubber tires have molded Goodyear logos, which are painted white on the final model.

šRight: The kit also includes quality Cartograf decals, plus metal transfers and faux cloth stickers for super realism.

Tamiya Color paints for painting the 1/12 Martini Brabham BT44B 1975

Tamiya Color Spray Paint Tamiya Color Spray Paint Tamiya Color Spray Paint
TS-17 Gloss aluminum TS-26 Pure white TS-29 Semi gloss black

Tamiya Color Lacquer Paint Tamiya Color Lacquer Paint Tamiya Color Lacquer Paint
LP-1 Black LP-2 White LP-3 Flat black
LP-4 Flat white LP-5 Semi gloss black LP-11 Silver
LP-38 Flat aluminum LP-42 Mica red LP-52 Clear red
LP-61 Metallic gray --- ---

Tamiya Color Tamiya Color Tamiya Color
X-1 Black X-2 White X-4 Blue
X-7 Red X-11 Chrome silver X-18 Semi gloss black
X-27 Clear red XF-1 Flat black XF-2 Flat white
XF-16 Flat aluminum XF-56 Metallic grey ---

šUseful tools in the construction of your model
Item 74007 Screwdriver No.1 M
Item 74049 Basic Drill Set
Item 74066 Diamond File (for Photo-Etched Parts)
Item 74068 Modeling Scissors (for Photo-Etched Parts)

Item 74112 Fine Pin Vise D-R (0.1-3.2mm)

šPrecision cementing
Item 87062 Tamiya CA Cement (Quick Type)

šBodywork to die for
Item 87036 Tamiya Modeling Wax with Applicator
Item 87068 Tamiya Polishing Compound (Coarse)
Item 87069 Tamiya Polishing Compound (Fine)
Item 87070 Tamiya Polishing Compound (Finish)
Item 87090 Tamiya Compound Applicator (3 Color Set)
Item 87151 Gloss Coating Varnish

šPresent your model as it deserves to be displayed
Item 73009 Display Case G

Information is current as of April 28, 2021. Specifications are subject to change without notice.