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1968 STP Lotus turbine

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I built this from an old white metal 1/43 kit from SMTS (Scale Model Technical Services).

 

Lots of unwanted drama, multiple repaints, but finally got it done for the table at Modelpalooza '16 in Orlando the weekend of Sept 16 - 18. I painted it with Gravity Colors "STP Orange". Yes, the correct color is bright day-glo orange, NOT red. I used new decals, the old ones were badly yellowed and very thick, from Indycals. The yellow on the left front wheel/tire is correct for race day. I also ground off the cast in seat belts and replaced them with photoetched 1/48 WW II US aircraft seat belts since they were period correct.

 

Cheers,

Rick

 

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Very cool and quite colorful! How did the Gravity colors work? I've bought a few myself, but haven't used them yet. Did you have to do anything special?

 

GIL :smiley16:

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Nice job.

I also have some of the Gravity line. I was told they were prethinned, only to find out more thinner is needed to be able to shoot them through an airbrush. Once I properly thinnef them, they work nicely. Just don't shoot the clear coat over enamel. It's way too hot!!!

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No, that was the 1967 car with the turbine and cockpit side by side. Sitting on my shelf.

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