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1:43-Scale, Super-detailed, Hand-built Model of the Lotus Ford 48 F2, 1967 Barcelona F2 Grand Prix

This project is a new, super-detailed model of Jim Clark's Formula Two Lotus Ford 48, winner of the 1967 Barcelona F2 Grand Prix, which took place at Montjuïc Park.

 

This work-in-progress has been built using an SMTS Models white-metal kit as a base, and so far various additions and transformations have been made to make it into the version from Barcelona. 

Firstly, I have re-etched various etchings on the main bodywork, in particular I have changed the shape of the outline of the opening in front of the cockpit - the first 3 photos show the orignal bodywork with the first modifications, which can be seen more clearly in photo no. 6.  I've also opened up the air inlets and added a new, scratch-built part in brass. 

I have also started to add various new, scratch-built parts, in particular a new front and back suspension system (as can be seen in photo no. 5 onwards), created using soldered brass and turned aluminium; a new dashboard with instruments made from turned parts rather than decals; new wheel rims with added tyre valves, both in turned aluminum (photos 10 and 11 show an original rim next to a new one); and a new gear box made from plasticard. 

More information including new photos will be available soon.  The plan is for the finished model to be on display at Retromobile 2022.

If you are interested in this or a similar model, please do not hesitate to Contact Me.

Lotus Ford 48 F2 01
Lotus Ford 48 F2 01

1:43-Scale, Super-detailed, Hand-built Model

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Lotus Ford 48 F2 02
Lotus Ford 48 F2 02

1:43-Scale, Super-detailed, Hand-built Model

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Lotus Ford 48 F2 03
Lotus Ford 48 F2 03

1:43-Scale, Super-detailed, Hand-built Model

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Lotus Ford 48 F2 04
Lotus Ford 48 F2 04

1:43-Scale, Super-detailed, Hand-built Model

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Lotus Ford 48 F2 05
Lotus Ford 48 F2 05

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Lotus Ford 48 F2 06
Lotus Ford 48 F2 06

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Lotus Ford 48 F2 07
Lotus Ford 48 F2 07

1:43-Scale, Super-detailed, Hand-built Model

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Lotus Ford 48 F2 08
Lotus Ford 48 F2 08

1:43-Scale, Super-detailed, Hand-built Model

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Lotus Ford 48 F2 09
Lotus Ford 48 F2 09

1:43-Scale, Super-detailed, Hand-built Model

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Lotus Ford 48 F2 10
Lotus Ford 48 F2 10

1:43-Scale, Super-detailed, Hand-built Model

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Lotus Ford 48 F2 11
Lotus Ford 48 F2 11

1:43-Scale, Super-detailed, Hand-built Model

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Lotus Ford 48 F2 12
Lotus Ford 48 F2 12

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Lotus Ford 48 F2 13
Lotus Ford 48 F2 13

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Lotus Ford 48 F2 14
Lotus Ford 48 F2 14

1:43-Scale, Super-detailed, Hand-built Model

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Lotus Ford 48 F2 15
Lotus Ford 48 F2 15

1:43-Scale, Super-detailed, Hand-built Model

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Lotus Ford 48 F2 16
Lotus Ford 48 F2 16

1:43-Scale, Super-detailed, Hand-built Model

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