Austrian Champions...1/20 Lotus 72C (1970), Jochen Rindt

December 23, 2022 · in Automotive · · 7 · 575


Most probably my dad´s last finished model for 2022.
kit, painted with with AK Real Color Signal Red, Tamiya XF-2 Flat White and Gunze H9 Gold. Used aftermarket decals from F'artefice for the missing cigarette ads.
Used elastic thread for ignition wires, fuel tubes and instrument board cables.

Build thread here

Jochen Rindt was born in 1942 in Mainz/Germany. His father was a German, his mother an Austrian. One year later his parents died during an air raid, Operation Gomorrha, in Hamburg. Then Rindt was sent to his grandparents to Graz/Austria where he grew up. Until his tragic death in 1970 he was a German citizen but had an Austrian racing licence. Therefore he is always mentioned as Austrian.
The model shows the car he drove in the German GP in 1970.

My dad and I wish you all and your beloved ones Merry Christmas and peaceful holidays!

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7 responses

  1. Great car, great champion. Merry Christmas.

  2. Beautiful Lotus of a great champion, Reinhard @grimreaper
    Unfortunately a tragic way to win a championship.
    Work on the engine is really great and a good idea to use elastic thread for it.
    Merry Christmas to your beloved ones as well.

  3. Another Spreitzhofer Family masterpiece! What a tribute to the beloved Jochen Rindt!
    Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

  4. Wow what an amazing build, its beautifully done and the detail is excellent.

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