Lotus 98T Renault

Tires and cowling

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Veröffentlicht: Sonntag, 24. April 2011

Last update of the WIP: I created the wheels and tires from Tamiya parts and did some detailing.

Then I started with the decaling of the cowling. This is a modified part of the Fujimi 97T.

Project is finished now! Please find pictures in the gallery.

Engine detailing

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Veröffentlicht: Montag, 14. Februar 2011

With the release of Fujimi's Lotus 97T kit, this conversion continues. I'm detailing and wiring the engine bay now. Not far from finishing...

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Turbos

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Veröffentlicht: Dienstag, 26. Januar 2010

Still working on this :-)

Build the turbos using some parts of the 99T and a MP4/4, IIRC... The 99T turbo system is a bit different to the 98T Renault-powered car. Many pieces need to be scratch build.

The fuel system and the cooling lines are just dry-fitted.

Also the engine mount system was made from two stacked pieces of alu.

Lotus 98T progress

Hauptkategorie: Projects Kategorie: Lotus 98T Renault
Veröffentlicht: Montag, 26. Oktober 2009

I will try to convert a Tamiya 99T kit. I have a MFH 97T kit (old version - the full metal thing), which will donate some parts.

Modifications

  • Modified / extended tank
  • added front brake cylinders
  • added steering column
  • removeable steering wheel
  • new analogue cockpit control panel
  • self made carbon decals for monocoque
  • reworked rear diffusor

I completed the front section of the monocoque. Placed some brake fluid cylinders and little wiring.

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Lotus 98T version and available kits

Hauptkategorie: Projects Kategorie: Lotus 98T Renault
Veröffentlicht: Montag, 26. Oktober 2009

Race version

Brazilian GP, as it will be the easiest for me :-) Black rims and no barge boards...

Model kits

To build this car in 1/20 scale, these kits were available:

  • ClubM Lotus 98T Curbside (Resin, white metal, NO photoetch parts)
  • Model Factory Hiro Lotus 98T full detail (Resin, white metal, photoetch parts incl. engine)
  • Several Japanese curbside transkits incl. resin parts
  • Several conversion decal sheets

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