Tamiya Hondan RA 273, 1/12 scale


Author Sean Morgan


This is Tamiyas 1/12th scale Hondan RA 273 whichI modeled to represent the car driven by John Surtees.
I incorporated a small amount of modifications to the kit parts eg, added brake lines engine wiring and detailing the cockpit .
I also dechromed the plated parts such as wheels suspension arms etc and painted them in a dull aluminium to represent a more realistic alloy finish.
The model won 1st place and best automotive in show at the South Australian Model Expo 2003.