Lotus 100T Honda

Lotus 100T last steps before finishing

Hauptkategorie: Projects Kategorie: Lotus 100T Honda
Veröffentlicht: Montag, 24. Januar 2011

Finishing the kit

I'm about to finish this project, here are the last steps:

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Lotus 100T nearing final assembly

Hauptkategorie: Projects Kategorie: Lotus 100T Honda
Veröffentlicht: Dienstag, 14. September 2010

Preparation

I opened the exhaust ends in the undertray, will be hardly notable on the finished model, but I know they're here. I removed the molded-in washers from the monocoque. They will be replaced by real washers later.

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Lotus 100T version and available kits

Hauptkategorie: Projects Kategorie: Lotus 100T Honda
Veröffentlicht: Dienstag, 14. September 2010

Race version

I'm working on a 1/20 Studio 27 Japan GP kit. But I decided to build Piquet's race car from the 1988 Hungarian GP, because this version can be depicted with the kit. The front wing, rear wing, sidepods (radiator outlets) and the absence of turbo ducts just fit the kit.

Available kits

Because the car was also driven by Japanese local hero Satoru Nakajima, we got several 1/20 scale curbside resin kits:

  • F-Plan resin transkit (needs Tamiya 102B donor kit)
  • MOA resin transkit (needs Tamiya 102B donor kit)
  • Hobby Base Custom full resin kit (incl. white metal, full decals)
  • Modelers full resin kit (incl. white metal, photoetch parts, full decals)
  • Studio 27 "early season" and "Japan GP" (incl. white metal, photoetch parts, partial decals)

 

Lotus 100T Introduction

Hauptkategorie: Projects Kategorie: Lotus 100T Honda
Veröffentlicht: Montag, 13. September 2010

1/20 Lotus 100T Honda

1988 Hungarian GP #1 Nelson Piquet

On the paper, the 100T should be a World Championship contender. It was one of the few remaining Turbo-powered cars in 1988 and it had the highly rated Honda engine, which won the Championship in 1987.

The reigning World Champion Nelson Piquet was contracted to drive the car, so the future looked bright. Unfortunately, this was not to be... Because of the shortcomings of the car and the resulting demotivation of it's drivers, Team Lotus didn't win a single race this year. At season's end, several key staff had left incl. Gerard Ducarouge and Peter Warr...