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Tamiya 1/12 Lotus JPS Mk3
« on: August 12, 2021, 09:16:45 pm »


Hi all due to the kindness of Richard, this arrived today all the way from the US of A.



It looks an amazing kit, obviously since it was a kind donation I have decided to take greater care than I did with the RE20 first thing I noticed was the fuel lines are way out of scale they should be 8mm which scales down to 0.7mm roughly (slightly less than that its actually 0.67recuring) the supplied clear tubing is 1.33mm
After heating and stretching I have a very close

That is about all I will get done before the funeral.
I'm looking forward to getting stuck into this.
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Re: Tamiya 1/12 Lotus JPS Mk3
« Reply #1 on: August 14, 2021, 06:25:04 pm »


Not at home at the moment (father in laws funeral) (will be sadly missed) but before I left home I managed this much



Where would I find pics of this engine, I google it but all I get are pics of this kit in various stages of build.
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Re: Tamiya 1/12 Lotus JPS Mk3
« Reply #2 on: August 17, 2021, 02:36:49 am »

Hi kpnuts


I googled Cosworth DFV /images and was well inundated with pictures. 


Had a quick check, and in its private life the JPS mark lll was actually a Lotus 78, and indeed the engine was a Cosworth DFV (Double Four Valve) even if it said Ford on the valve covers

Several references also to (working) models of the engine, too
https://bangshift.com/bangshiftapex/1-3-scale-cosworth-dfv-v8-engine-both-running-and-in-detail/

hope this helps
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Re: Tamiya 1/12 Lotus JPS Mk3
« Reply #3 on: August 20, 2021, 10:00:26 pm »

Hi all so heres the next installment.







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Re: Tamiya 1/12 Lotus JPS Mk3
« Reply #4 on: August 21, 2021, 08:54:02 pm »


More progress on the engine and chassis.
I can't believe these engines are the same scale considering they are similar CC's






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Re: Tamiya 1/12 Lotus JPS Mk3
« Reply #5 on: August 22, 2021, 12:52:37 am »

Hi Ken...WOW, a nice gift and a very nice model. Nice work on the powerplant so far.
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Re: Tamiya 1/12 Lotus JPS Mk3
« Reply #6 on: August 22, 2021, 09:03:23 am »

Thanks mate, how are things.
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Re: Tamiya 1/12 Lotus JPS Mk3
« Reply #7 on: August 22, 2021, 12:24:45 pm »

Thanks mate, how are things.


I have always enjoyed looking at your work. You and vehicles seem to work well together and your finished projects are superb Ken.


I do not get on much on any sites now, modelling is still slow paced, nothing complicated now as my hands and back just are not upto it, add my COPD and I am well...kaput  :D But, what I do manage to do, I enjoy.


You take it easy mate.
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Re: Tamiya 1/12 Lotus JPS Mk3
« Reply #8 on: August 22, 2021, 01:49:33 pm »

And you, hope things improve health wise for you mate.
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Re: Tamiya 1/12 Lotus JPS Mk3
« Reply #9 on: August 22, 2021, 07:32:53 pm »

More work on the engine of this, reducing the size of that clear tubing made it a real pain to get on but I do think it looks better.












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Re: Tamiya 1/12 Lotus JPS Mk3
« Reply #10 on: August 23, 2021, 08:35:27 pm »

More done to the JPS, loads more to do on the engine and gearbox.







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Re: Tamiya 1/12 Lotus JPS Mk3
« Reply #11 on: August 23, 2021, 11:59:29 pm »

Some more cracking work on the powerplant Ken. Love the detailing. :-))
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Re: Tamiya 1/12 Lotus JPS Mk3
« Reply #12 on: August 24, 2021, 08:54:58 pm »

Started on the rear brakes, I'm surprised for a tamiya kit there is no brake pipe detail. Just means I will be adding it.



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Re: Tamiya 1/12 Lotus JPS Mk3
« Reply #13 on: August 28, 2021, 09:28:56 pm »

Hi all well I've started on the front suspension and steering.




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Re: Tamiya 1/12 Lotus JPS Mk3
« Reply #14 on: August 30, 2021, 08:21:35 pm »

Work progresses and the first decals added







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Re: Tamiya 1/12 Lotus JPS Mk3
« Reply #15 on: September 04, 2021, 08:56:28 pm »

More progress









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Re: Tamiya 1/12 Lotus JPS Mk3
« Reply #16 on: September 08, 2021, 09:01:34 pm »

More progress on this.





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Re: Tamiya 1/12 Lotus JPS Mk3
« Reply #17 on: September 10, 2021, 08:54:09 pm »

More progress on this.









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Re: Tamiya 1/12 Lotus JPS Mk3
« Reply #18 on: September 18, 2021, 08:17:15 pm »

Hi all back off hols so now eager to get back at this.





Whilst on hols I won a revell ex protar F1 for a really great price (yes the box is really battered but the bits all look good) I've seen one on there with a starting bid of 197 quid I paid no where near that.
Can anyone guess what it is.
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Re: Tamiya 1/12 Lotus JPS Mk3
« Reply #19 on: September 19, 2021, 08:00:37 pm »

More progress on this.







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Re: Tamiya 1/12 Lotus JPS Mk3
« Reply #20 on: September 23, 2021, 08:55:11 pm »


Hi all more progress, even with coating these old decals with clear I can't tell you how many pieces they break into when applied, very slow progress.


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Re: Tamiya 1/12 Lotus JPS Mk3
« Reply #21 on: September 23, 2021, 09:15:07 pm »


Is that how much of the car is fuel tank?!?! 
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 Those guys were braver than I thought!



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Re: Tamiya 1/12 Lotus JPS Mk3
« Reply #22 on: September 23, 2021, 09:36:48 pm »

Yep and that's a huge amount of fuel.
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Re: Tamiya 1/12 Lotus JPS Mk3
« Reply #23 on: September 24, 2021, 09:18:19 am »

But at that time the tanks contained the absorbent filling to help stopping flamers.


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Re: Tamiya 1/12 Lotus JPS Mk3
« Reply #24 on: September 25, 2021, 09:15:25 pm »


Hi all (sorry Richard ) the fit of the body panels (maybe the age of the kit) is awful for tamiya standards what ive photoed here is the main body part all else is an awful fit, as this kit was a gift I'm doing my best but this will never be up with the best I've built, that's not to say I'm not enjoying the build its just a shame it won't be my best build.







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