This is a scale model kit to be assembled by an adult; it includes all the parts as indicated, but it does not include glue or paints.
Do you like formula one and don't have this model in your collection? Even though it's a traditional kit, the assembly is a delight
, even more so now that Tamiya has revised the molds
in this reissue, and keeping details as interesting and useful as the pre-painted tires with the Goodyear brand.
And for perfect detailing, don't forget Komakai's book
on this car... the ideal complement to the model!!
Additional details for the Honda RA272
model car kit:
Paints recommended by Tamiya / SpotModel for this product:
Called the RA272, Honda's sophisticated F1 single-seater made its debut in early 1965. Throughout the season, it was able to keep pace with its European rivals. The final race of the season, which was also to be the last race for the 1.5-litre class in F1, was held at the circuit in Mexico. The Hondas were fast from the first day of practice. Ginther started from the second row behind Jim Clark (Lotus-Climax) and Dan Gurney (Brabham-Climax), and took the lead from the start of the race. In the first step across the finish line he had a lead of almost 300 meters, and his first pursuer, Dan Gurney, could not get closer than 2 seconds. Ginther achieved victory in the most pleasurable way possible, without being forced to run his Honda RA272's engine above 11,000 rpm, and scored the first victory by a Japanese car since the dawn of grand prix racing in 1906. The importance of the event did not go unnoticed by the world of motorsport.
It is also said that when the American driver Richie Ginther found himself the leader of the Mexican GP, he believed that he had lost a liter of oil on the track and that all his rivals had left, but it was not so. The V12 engine, designed by Yoshiro Nakamura, was -with its 230 hp- the most powerful on the grid, and its chassis was perfectly adapted to the demands of the Mexican track.
This item is not suitable for children under 18 years old. SpotModel recommend this item for advanced modellers and professionals with high experience on building cars and bikes. Read carefully all instructions.