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    1. Kit: Tamiya/Scale-Master, by (VIP/Sponsor) ScaleMaster is offline
      Builder Last Online: Jun 2020 Show Printable Version Email this Page
      Model Scale: 1/12 Rating:  Thanks: 1
      Started: 06-02-19 Build Revisions: Never  
      Supported Attribution Scratch Built Build in Progress

      I pulled this kit from my stash on May 5, 2019; the night we got home from the GSL.

      1997 reissue of the 1970 Tamiya Lola T-70 Mk III kit. It's been patiently waiting for 22 years in my stash to be built.
      I've been researching, planning and figuring all month. (Actually I was scheming a couple days before in case I didn't find a dream deal on another Caterham kit during the show/trip.)
      It will be built as a street car T-70 replica with some modern upgrades.


      I started by cleaning up the tub and main body panels.
      Lots of filling and sanding Lola T-70 Mk III to remove the twenty inch diameter ejection pin marks in the tub alone and general parting lines. But still a nicely molded kit considering its age.


      The insides of the body also needed to be addressed for the same issues.




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  1. ScaleMaster's Avatar VIP/Sponsor
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    I mostly use two flute HSS end mills. I prefer Niagara and other domestics, but I get what I can at the time since to shops around here have been disappearing.
    Dremel Lola T-70 Mk III bits don't work that well compared "real" end mills in my experience.

    I have not had any problems in displaying models with magnets, but once I erased my room key for the hotel room at a contest when I put the magnetic tool to open the trunk of my model in my pocket with the card...

    Polarity is very important. I already wrote an article for Scale Auto covering some of those points. I hope you check it out.

    My father (Lloyd S. Jones) established/originated Scale-Master Decals in the mid/late '70s.
    I started drawing decals for kits in 1980 and took the name as a team effort (with his encouragement).
    We both used the trademark name of Scale-Master for several decades doing thousands of sheets for both major manufacturers and aftermarket companies, as well as our own lines.
    He retired several years ago and I have been the sole artist for Scale-Master for about a decade.
    Yep, Freilers, and many others...

    Do you remember Mail Call Models?


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    Build what you want and build it for yourself, the rest will follow... - Mark D. Jones
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    I turned my attention back the carbs and added brass tubing to the intake for positive locating of the Webers. I used the one I test grew to double check alignment.



    Lola T-70 Mk III
    Build what you want and build it for yourself, the rest will follow... - Mark D. Jones
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    Oh yes, I have a Precision Miniature Testa Rosa still. (Unbuilt.) With one of my price stickers still on it!

    Your fathers books were great sellers for me! -small world!
    -craftsmanship is a lifelong project of
    self-construction and self determination
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    I more than likely cast the white metal parts in that TR kit. I was the head caster at Precision Miniatures from 1980 through '83.
    My first decal Lola T-70 Mk III sheet was for the PM Mustang kit. But the decals in the TR were done by my Dad. It built six versions I think.
    I still have a few of those kits; I built so many for clients but never got around to building one for myself.

    I'll let my Dad know.


    Lola T-70 Mk III
    Build what you want and build it for yourself, the rest will follow... - Mark D. Jones
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    Please do, I remember him very well!

    I was the manager from 1977 to 1995, I was after Gary Maizack, who had replaced Danny Martinez.

    Paul and Gloria Freiler had created quite the shop! We were often criticized by rivals for our extensive displays, but I had always thought of them as silent salesmen, and of course they were a big attraction. -of all the shops back then, over two dozen in the Los Angeles / Orange Counties, only Brookhurst Hobbies has survived! Even the discount chains are gone!

    Enough! "Glory Days!" Another question? Decal Lola T-70 Mk III related. On Ken's build, the Tommy Ivo four engine masterpiece! I was suggesting that a decal Lola T-70 Mk III made, screened? with the transparent film left in it's center, printed art work surround, - a decal Lola T-70 Mk III with a "window", might be able to show off a "engine turned" gold leaf Lola T-70 Mk III ? Would that have worked? I think it should, but I have never had the need to try.
    -craftsmanship is a lifelong project of
    self-construction and self determination
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    I'll have to take a look at that specific model, but I made decals for Revell Lola T-70 Mk III kits a couple times that mimicked engine turned gold leaf Lola T-70 Mk III and they were screen printed.


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    Build what you want and build it for yourself, the rest will follow... - Mark D. Jones
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