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1/12 Big Scale Racing Car Series No.53

Team Lotus Type 49B 1968 (w/Photo-Etched Parts)
Item No: 12053
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Length: 360mm. Image shows assembled and painted kit.

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.


★Marvel at the concise and accurate recreation of the slimline 49B with the high rear wing first employed in the 1968 French GP. ★The legendary 3-liter V8 Cosworth DFV engine is immaculately depicted, complete with lines and cables, plus aluminum air funnel parts. ★The nose cowling is removable after completion of assembly, allowing appreciation of the suspension and photo-etched radiator parts.

★The kit includes a driver figure to up the realism yet further. Photo-etched parts authentically render seatbelt buckles and instrumentation. ★The rear of the car captures the new oil tank and cooler positions. Note also the metal-plated parts used to capture the exhausts. ★There are still more photo-etched parts, recreating front and rear brake discs, cowling fastners, and more - a truly detailed model!

★Tamiya Color Paints for painting the Team Lotus 49B 1968

Tamiya Colors Spray Colors
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Tamiya Colors
Spray Colors
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TS-8 Italian Red 85008
TS-21 Gold 85021
TS-26 Pure White 85026
TS-32 Haze Grey 85032

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 80307
X-2 White 81502
80002 XF-10 Flat Brown 81710 80310
X-11 Chrome Silver 81511
80011 XF-15 Flat Flesh 81715 80315
X-18 Semi Gloss Black 81518
80018 XF-16 Flat Aluminum 81716 80316
XF-1 Flat Black 81701
80301 XF-53 Neutral Grey 81753 80353
XF-2 Flat White 81702
80302 XF-56 Metallic Grey 81756 80356
★Get your photo-etched parts on with precision
Item 74066 Diamond File, Item 74067 Bending Pliers
Item 87091 Tamiya CA Cement (Gel Type)

★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 June 22, 2015. Specifications are subject to change without notice.


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