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1/12 Big Scale Racing Car Series No.52

Team Lotus Type 49 1967 (w/Photo-Etched Parts)
Item No: 12052
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Length: 350mm. Image shows assembled and painted kit. *Enlarged image

A Revolutionary Racer
The Type 49 impressed straight away on its debut in the Dutch GP, third race of the 1967 Formula 1 season, recording the fastest lap on the way to victory from pole. Its innovative structure featured the legendary (at that stage, brand new) Ford Cosworth DFV engine as a stressed member attached directly to the monocoque rear bulkhead. That season, the Type 49 was piloted by two world-class drivers at the top of their game, Jim Clark and Graham Hill, and they ensured that the Type 49 was pole-sitter in every race it entered in the Championship. The next year, it evolved into the 49B, and would bring Team Lotus a third Constructors' title. This 1/12 scale model realistically recreates the revolutionary structure and details of the Type 49.

About the Model
★This model takes the original 1973 Tamiya kit to a new level of detail with new photo-etched and metal parts. ★1/12 scale. Length: 350mm, width: 165mm, height: 65mm. (when assembled) ★The model accurately captures the car's slim, compact form. ★Movable suspension utilizes realistic mechanism with metal coil spring ★Detailed DFV engine is recreated with pipes and wiring. ★Steering wheel moves front wheels. ★Comes with semi-pneumatic rubber tires and driver figure.


★The cigar-shaped form of this classic racer is recreated with trademark Tamiya accuracy.

★The DFV engine, originally designed for the Type 49, is depicted faithfully, with new metal air funnel parts.

★The model features a removable nose cone part, with photo-etched radiator surface parts to up realism.

★The iconic Lotus emblem on the nose of the car is depicted using a resin sticker.

★Included in the kit are decals recreating Dutch and Belgian GP cars from 1967, plus yellow stripes.

★Photo-etched front/rear brake discs, and radiator parts also contribute to the model's impressive detail.

★Tamiya Color Paints for painting the Team Lotus Type 49 1967

Color Spray Colors
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Acrylic Colors
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Enamel Colors
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Racing Green TS-43 (85043)
Semi Gloss Black TS-29 (85029)
X-18 (81518)
X-18 (80018)
German Grey TS-4 (85004)
XF-63 (81763)
XF-63 (80363)
Gun Metal TS-38 (85038)
X-10 (81510)
X-10 (80010)

Tamiya Colors Acrylic Colors
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Enamel Colors
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Tamiya Colors Acrylic Colors
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Enamel Colors
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X-1 Black 81501
80001 XF-7 Flat Red 81707
X-2 White 81502
80018 XF-10 Flat Brown 81710
X-11 Chrome Silver 81511
80011 XF-15 Flat Flesh 81715
X-31 Titanium Gold 81531
80031 XF-16 Flat Aluminum 81716
XF-1 Flat Black 81701
80301 XF-56 Metallic Grey 81756
XF-2 Flat White 81702
80302 --- ---

★Get your photo-etched parts on with precision
Item 74066 Diamond File, Item 74067 Bending Pliers
Item 87091 Tamiya CA Cement (Gel Type)
Item 87061 Tamiya Metal Primer

★Bodywork to die for
Item 87069 Tamiya Polishing Compound (Fine)
Item 87070 Tamiya Polishing Compound (Finish)
Item 87090 Tamiya Compound Applicator (3 Color Set)
Item 87036 Tamiya Modeling Wax

★Present your model as it deserves to be displayed
Item 73014 Display Case L
Information is correct as of January 21, 2015. Specifications are subject to change without notice.


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