One for the Ages|
Legendary British manufacturer Lotus manufactured the legendary Seven between 1957 and 1973, helping cement this lightweight kit car in the public's imagination across four model Series. The Series II car - the most prolifically produced - was announced in 1960; it had a redesigned frame, modified rear suspension, and smaller 13-inch wheels. Nose cowl and fenders were switched from aluminum to FRP, while in Super 7 cars, a higher-performance engine was employed. Although Lotus ended production in 1973, Caterham took over its manufacture and the car still thrills enthusiasts today, under the name of Caterham Seven.
About the Model
This is a 1/24 scale plastic model assembly kit. Length: 139mm, width: 61mm, height: 41mm. The classic, streamlined 2-seater form is captured in style. Features a detailed rendering of the inline-four engine, with carburetors, exhausts and transmission accurately depicted. Suspension is also authentically depicted: the front setup with stabilizer-cum-upper arm, and the rear trailing arm design with rigid setup. Metal air funnels for the engine, plus a host of photo-etched parts, make for an ultra-realistic finish. Metal-plated parts are used for headlight rings, hub caps and more. Choose whether to assemble as a road car, or a Clubman racer.
The classic 2-seater form is captured in style, complete with renderings of the "clam shell" front fenders.
The bonnet is removable, allowing appreciation of the detailed inline-four engine with metal and photo-etched parts.
The model can be assembled as a Clubman racer, with unique parts such as separate windshields and a roll bar.
Left: This is the photo-etched parts fret, which includes depictions of front grille, radiator and belt parts.|
Right: A host of decals comes in the kit, including three seatbelt types, Clubman racer numbers and much more.
|Tamiya Color paints for painting the 1/24 Lotus Super 7 Series II|
|Tamiya Color Spray Paint||Tamiya Color Spray Paint
|TS-8 Italian red||TS-9 British green|
|TS-16 Yellow||TS-26 Pure white|
|TS-55 Dark blue||---|
|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-8 Pure yellow|
|LP-11 Silver||LP-18 Dull red||LP-21 Italian red|
|LP-36 Dark ghost gray||LP-52 Clear red||LP-61 Metallic gray|
|Tamiya Color||Tamiya Color||Tamiya Color|
|X-1 Black||X-7 Red||X-8 Lemon yellow|
|X-9 Brown||X-10 Gun metal||X-11 Chrome silver|
|X-12 Gold leaf||X-18 Semi gloss black||X-27 Clear red|
|XF-1 Flat black||XF-2 Flat white||XF-9 Hull red|
|XF-16 Flat aluminum||XF-24 Dark grey||XF-26 Deep green|
|XF-53 Neutral grey||XF-56 Metallic grey||XF-59 Desert yellow|
Useful tools in the construction of your model|
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)
Item 74134 Fine Pivot Drill Bit 1.0mm (Shank Dia. 1.5mm)
Bodywork 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
Present your model as it deserves to be displayed|
Item 73004 Display Case C