Banzai!...1/20 Honda F-1 RA272
After the Talbot, this is my dad´s second racecar build in a row after a 25 year hiatus regarding cars. Being used to military aircraft and vehicles, it didn´t turn out that bad.
When you are spoiled by modern Tamiya kits which build themselves, this kit was a bit unfamiliar. The kit was first released in 1996.
Body to chassis and nose to body fit needed some work. Some parts were a bit warped, also had to remove the seat again because the angle was off, do some sanding and cutting to improve it and insert it again. So the whole model is slightly crooked.
Built it OOB, only added brake lines with elastic thread. Didn´t extra detail the engine because it is more or less fully covered. The airintake behind the driver should have a grid, Tamiya missed that. When my dad finds a suiting one, he will retrofit the model.
Model shows the car of US driver Ronnie Bucknum in 1965.
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