Lotus 49B F1 1969 1:20 by Ebbro
Additional decals also available STUTAB20150
After a successful debut season in 1967, the Lotus 49 was revised
significantly during 1968 and appeared in a number of forms including with
experimental high wings fitted. The technical changes were mostly to suspension
and the kit designers have included the forward swept wishbones and correct
rear suspension mountings. At the rear there is a choice of uprights, with the
decals offering options of races with the high mounted rear wing fitted
directly to the suspension or a more conventional location on the rear chassis.
The suspension parts are all well detailed, as is the exposed engine and
Hewland transaxle. The races offered on the kit decals are actually from 1969,
with the high wing option being the non-Championship Race of Champions, where
Hill finished second from pole and Rindt set fastest lap, or the US GP which is
where the low wing setup was used, Rindt winning this race. The gold nose
sections are included on the decal, as are the lower white side panels (the
instructions suggesting these as an option if you don’t fancy a two-tone paint
finish). The decals are clearly printed and almost complete, but you will need
aftermarket items to complete the title sponsor’s logos and no doubt we will
also see some more alternative liveries too for 1968 versions.
|Description: ||Lotus 49B F1 1969 1:20 |
|Catalogue#: ||EBB20005 |
|Product Type: ||Plastic Kit |
|Scale: ||1:20 |
|Event: ||Formula 1 or single seater |
|Colour: ||- |
|Drivers: ||Hill G, Rindt J |
|Sponsors: ||#1, 2, GLTL |
|Dates: ||1969 |
|Race/Position: ||Champ |
|Release Date: ||May 2018 |
|Weight: ||650 grams |
|Comments: ||USA & Race of Champions. |
Founded by the man who for many years was in charge of Tamiya's automotive subjects, Ebbro started making 1:43 diecasts. These are still an important part of the range with the majority of releases in 1:43 and 1:18. Japanese SuperGT machinery features prominently and in recent years we have seen resincast subjects appearing alongside the 1:43 diecasts, all finished to a high standard.
Also now producing plastic kits with some very well chosen 1:20 F1 machines, 1:24 road cars and from 2018, their first 1:48 aircraft.
Made in Japan.