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Had this model for a long time and never got to share it here. The Aryton Senna Japanese GP 1987 Lotus Type 99T by Autoart

One of the best model from Autoart, so much details you will never want to keep the details hiding.























A short video of the model

 

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Insane model. I planned on upgrading from my Minichamps, but never got around to it. I don't focus on F1 models anymore so glad I didn't. Looks incredible, though.
 
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Simply beautiful
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Insane model. I planned on upgrading from my Minichamps, but never got around to it. I don't focus on F1 models anymore so glad I didn't. Looks incredible, though.
Thank you preisman, this is a very good model by Autoart, the details on it are way too good. Considering i have only 4, except the Bburago Charles Leclerc SF90 rest are very well detailed.
 

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Brilliant add and great pics as always, Channa! (y)

Although I don't collect F1 cars, this is one I would not mind having and displaying only for the details in it.

One thing I'd immediately change though, if I ever buy one, is those rubber (or plastic?) seat belts. They ruin the model and make it look toyish. That model deserves a proper set of Tremonia seat belts.
 

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Brilliant add and great pics as always, Channa! (y)

Although I don't collect F1 cars, this is one I would not mind having and displaying only for the details in it.

One thing I'd immediately change though, if I ever buy one, is those rubber (or plastic?) seat belts. They ruin the model and make it look toyish. That model deserves a proper set of Tremonia seat belts.
Thank you cwbs. I will get a 3mm ribbon in blue and make a seat belt.. I am getting a racing harness from tkdiecast
 

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Badass! Congrats. Love the engine details and the tires are my favorite part. Great idea for the racing harness. It's definitely a weak point that can be fixed relatively easily per your post. I'll grab this one soon. In the middle of moving so spending is crazy this month.
 

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Beautiful model Channabasanna.

I have the same model and I really love it. I hoped AutoArt would release more F1 cars with the same quality.

Top of my list would then have been any of the Mc Larens 1988 - 1991 era either Senna or Prost.

One thing I'd immediately change though, if I ever buy one, is those rubber (or plastic?) seat belts. They ruin the model and make it look toyish. That model deserves a proper set of Tremonia seat belts.
Same here. I have not yet, but that is my plan. I already have spare seat belts - not Tremonia though but I will look for them - I just have to grab model from the shelves and work this out.

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Superb model and pictures, congrats!!
Thank you

Badass! Congrats. Love the engine details and the tires are my favorite part. Great idea for the racing harness. It's definitely a weak point that can be fixed relatively easily per your post. I'll grab this one soon. In the middle of moving so spending is crazy this month.
Thank you Alex, a must for a F1 collector, though not for name but for details we do look for. Awating the Autoart MP4/6 when they release

Hi,

Beautiful model Channabasanna.

I have the same model and I really love it. I hoped AutoArt would release more F1 cars with the same quality.

Top of my list would then have been any of the Mc Larens 1988 - 1991 era either Senna or Prost.



Same here. I have not yet, but that is my plan. I already have spare seat belts - not Tremonia though but I will look for them - I just have to grab model from the shelves and work this out.

Cheers

Eric B.
Thank you Eric, my stuff from TK-Diecast is on the way, i have ordered for black r=belt, will get a 3mm ribbon in blue and add on to the model, which should look great.
 

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Thank you Eric, my stuff from TK-Diecast is on the way, i have ordered for black r=belt, will get a 3mm ribbon in blue and add on to the model, which should look great.
Beware, it might not be as easy.
Long time I had acquired two model ribbon seat belt sets complete with photoetched parts to improve belts on this model. Chatting here with you guys revived my project changing the soft rubber bets to ribbon belts.
I unscrewed all visible screws (4 body screws and 4 chassis screws if I got it right) with the aim of getting free access to seat and belts. The intricate building of this detailed model prevented body from opening widely. I just got a thin view of the arrangement below seat showing how strong belt attachment seems to be.
The AutoArt "strong" build at work once again. After an old matter of changing wheels that would never get free of one of their models, this seat belt matter! A guess some parts must be clipped, not screwed. We are far from older simpler models just needed 2 screws removed to open freely . ;)
It is not a matter of belts really as they were prepared, ribbons and buckles, ready for the Lotus.
What is strange is that all model buckles are metal part, and would easily have accepted tissue/ribbon belts instead. That is a very strange choice by AutoArt. They prepared model for the best and provided a poor solution which might not even be more economical.
I am not very good at trying risky work on these sharp models so I decided to leave as is.


Cheers

Eric B.
 

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Beware, it might not be as easy.
Long time I had acquired two model ribbon seat belt sets complete with photoetched parts to improve belts on this model. Chatting here with you guys revived my project changing the soft rubber bets to ribbon belts.
I unscrewed all visible screws (4 body screws and 4 chassis screws if I got it right) with the aim of getting free access to seat and belts. The intricate building of this detailed model prevented body from opening widely. I just got a thin view of the arrangement below seat showing how strong belt attachment seems to be.
The AutoArt "strong" build at work once again. After an old matter of changing wheels that would never get free of one of their models, this seat belt matter! A guess some parts must be clipped, not screwed. We are far from older simpler models just needed 2 screws removed to open freely . ;)
It is not a matter of belts really as they were prepared, ribbons and buckles, ready for the Lotus.
What is strange is that all model buckles are metal part, and would easily have accepted tissue/ribbon belts instead. That is a very strange choice by AutoArt. They prepared model for the best and provided a poor solution which might not even be more economical.
I am not very good at trying risky work on these sharp models so I decided to leave as is.


Cheers

Eric B.
Thanks for the inputs Eric. I did observe that in the model, the seat belts from the top and sides can be manager, however the section where we have the seatbelts locked together. I think they have glued them firmly. Which is making me think twice.
 
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