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Aftermarket parts for the beemax Lotus 99T

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So, I have the BeeMax Lotus 99t and I have their detail set ! I'm just wondering if anybody knows about any aftermarket parts or rumors that are, or will, be available for the kit beyond that ?

Even though I have started the kit I would love to catch up on anything that might be available for it !

Thanks guys !

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Do you ever do WIP on your builds Steve? I've only ever seen them appear as immaculately photographed jewels. Would love to see behind the curtain and see some in progress news.
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Well, first off thank you for that great compliment !

I haven't done that, but maybe I should ! Maybe I'll start taking some photographs as this one progresses.
God knows there's cameras laying around here....

I guess I've always been so focused on getting the damn things done and getting them to the studio that I never think about progress photos....

Good idea !

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Be great if you could Steve but fully understand if it disturbs the flow of the build. What's your opinion on the lotus so far? I'm still waiting for mine in the UK.
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Well considering how much everybody hates it, I'm having a good time with it ! Of course, there are some little shortcomings like that oil tank on the transmission and some body lines that need sanding down, but overall I really like it. I've never felt that a model should put itself together or what am I for ?

And the accompanying detail set from Beemax is an amazing value at 68 bucks. Nicest photo etch Wing plates I've ever seen, and it includes camel decals, and countless sheets of templated carbon. I did see a lot on the other post about high price of 250 to 300 Euros, .... But I only have about $230 in mine, including the detail set. HLJ....

I'm just happy to have this car available in 12th scale.

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Well considering how much everybody hates it, I'm having a good time with it ! Of course, there are some little shortcomings like that oil tank on the transmission and some body lines that need sanding down, but overall I really like it. I've never felt that a model should put itself together or what am I for ?

And the accompanying detail set from Beemax is an amazing value at 68 bucks. Nicest photo etch Wing plates I've ever seen, and it includes camel decals, and countless sheets of templated carbon. I did see a lot on the other post about high price of 250 to 300 Euros, .... But I only have about $250 in mine, including the detail set. HLJ....

I'm just happy to have this car available in 12th scale.

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I am not having any major difficulties with my build.At this point less trouble than I had with MFH Lotus 97-T at three times the cost!
I would like to see someone with a printer offer a different rear wing assembly say for Detroit Senna's last Lotus win.
Steve this reminds me ,did you ever get in touch with Ken?
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I tried a couple of times but I just wasn't able to make contact with him ?

Maybe I should try again... Do you have his current contact info. I'm not sure I still have it.

As a motorsports writer as well as photographer, I really always thought an article (or better yet, book) on his unique point of view from those Senna days would be spectacular ! High interest !!! It would still be very timely today.... I would gladly write it !

I'm glad you're enjoying the 99T too. I've tired of everyone's bitching. They should just buy nice diecasts and be done with it. So much crying about that little flaw on the left side of the belly pan which a little putty and a little sandpaper will fix perfectly ...and easily.

Did you get the detail set too, Steve ?

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Steve,
I do have the detail set and as you said a value for the cost but must say that the safety harness in either version is a bit confusing.
C F decals are great.
I will PM you about Ken
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That's perfect Steve, thank you!

I would love to try and reach Ken again !
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