Building the MFH 1967 Eagle T1G - Belgian GP winner - K297 1/20 scale
by Edgardo Azzollini © Modeler Site
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The Eagle first appeared in F1 racing at the 1966 Belgian Grand Prix. The Weslake engine appeared in the car at the 1966 Italian GP. The chassis was of the “cigar tube” type, constructed from 90% aluminum alloy, with steel reinforcement. As the car was developed, titanium replaced steel for these reinforcement, and thanks to the lightweight achieved the 104 became the winning chassis with Gurney at the wheel. Besides the weight other changes were done on the car but these will be commented later in the article.
I began with the bodywork, so while the paint dried, I could go on with the other pieces.
After riveting the cockpit-cowling I realized (too late) that the double upper lines (green arrows in the below picture) did not exist on the real car: so I sanded them.
The whole body was painted with Zero Paint, then decaled and painted with a few clear coats.
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