Lotus 79R2 of Ronnie Peterson at the Austrian GP 1978
My second last car I’ve finished, was the Lotus 79R2 of Ronnie Peterson. At the end it has more than 3700 parts. It has a weight of about 350g. It was the first car, i made with demountable bodywork and it was also the first car, I finished with a clear lacquer. And it went very well. I took use of a few factory drawings of Team Lotus, Cosworth and Hewland. The Hewland are the only drawings which are public (at http://www.hewland.com). The others I get from a modeller friend. The car itself is very good, only the front cover is a little bit unshaped. But if you don’t know that, you won’t see it.
I made a diorama around the car, and maybe you think, that’s not possible, but it’s everything, except the concrete wall, out of paper.
I built the configuration of the Austrian GP (surely the Austrian, my home country) 1978. For example the oil radiators are vera different from the aunt Sanish GP configuration and also a few small things, for example the engine or cross section of the lower wishbones is different. Help for this things I get of this great book of John Tipler:
Now, here you can see a few detail photos:
The full construction report in german you could read here.