Last Call: A Model Citizen Edition

Lotus Model
I don’t know about you, but I think that a Tamiya Super Seven would be just about as rewarding to build as a real Super Seven.
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  1. JayP Avatar

    A little Lotus fetish today?
    I built that model… and Yes, it is as Fragile as you’d think.

  2. The Real Number_Six Avatar
    The Real Number_Six

    That kit is Number One!

    1. Batshitbox Avatar

      When The Real Number_Six says the model kit of the kit Seven is Number One it leaves me at sixes and sevens.

      1. The Real Number_Six Avatar
        The Real Number_Six

        Keep calm and enjoy some elevenses.

  3. dukeisduke Avatar

    Tamiya kits are amazing. Fantastic quality. I’ve built a few, like a Porsche 928. After that, I built a Bandai 928, and it was crap.

  4. Alff Avatar

    In the interest of historical accuracy, this should be assembled entirely without glue. When it falls apart, only apply glue to the pieces that separated.

  5. Manic_King Avatar

    Found vintage TG (Botswana trip) video where they’re taking the piss out of TV survivalist Ray Mears.

  6. Rover 1 Avatar
    Rover 1

    The 1:12 Tamiya Lotus Seven seems quite robust and very very detailed. The wheels are held on their tiny studs by tiny nuts tightened with the tiny wheelbrace. The kit is mainly metal.
    “Possibly the best ever model kit”
    I must get around to finishing mine.

    1. dukeisduke Avatar

      Oh my. I have a Tamiya Ferrari 312T3 kit I need to build someday. Their 1/12 scale kits are amazing (and their 1/20 stuff is great, too). The only thing better would be one of those Pocher d’Italia kits ($$$$$).

  7. mr smee Avatar
    mr smee

    Tamiya kits are brilliant. Is it crazy for a 56 year-old to be building these? My mom got me the Stewart Tyrrell 003 for my 12th birthday. Twenty-five years later it rolled of the shelf and was destroyed. So sad, she had recently passed-away and I only then realized what an indulgent birthday present that was at the time.

    1. Rover 1 Avatar
      Rover 1

      Time to buy another one and remember that the fifties are the new thirties. I already thought I was crazy and I continue to make models. But then as an architect I know that they’re often the best way to show a design’s three dimensions and their interactions so I get to combine work and hobby.