F1 Tobacco Conversions

F1 Tobacco Conversions

I haven’t had time to do any serious modelling recently, but I did get to apply the tobacco decals to this trio of F1 cars.

All are Spark resin models in 1/43 scale and all came with the missing logos safely sealed in a plastic bag under the plinth.

Spark S1764 - 1971 Lotus 56B. This turbine powered handful was driven by little known Australian driver Dave Walker in the '71 Dutch Grand Prix.
Spark S1764 – 1971 Lotus 56B. This turbine powered handful was driven by little known Australian driver Dave Walker at the ’71 Dutch Grand Prix.
With the "Team Lotus Gold Leaf" decals applied
With the “Gold Leaf Team Lotus” decals applied




Spark S1795 - Ligier JS21, Jean-Pierre Jarier, 1983 Long Beach GP. Interestingly, Spark applied most of the Gitanes signage on the model, but left all the 'E's off
Spark S1795 – Ligier JS21, Jean-Pierre Jarier, 1983 Long Beach GP. Interestingly, Spark applied most of the Gitanes signage on this model, but left all the ‘E’s off
Now with all the Es.
Now with all the Es (5 in total)
Including this tiny one on the visor sticker! I didn't know if this was positioned correctly until I took a close up photo!
Including this tiny one on the visor sticker! I didn’t know if it was positioned correctly until I took a close up photo!
Spark S1154 - BRM P153 of Helmut Marko (yeah, the Red Bull guy), 1972 Monaco GP
Spark S1154 – BRM P153 of Helmut Marko (yeah, the Red Bull guy), 1972 Monaco GP
Marko's BRM, now with Marlboro
Marko’s BRM, now with Marlboro
here were two small Marlboro logos left over (on plinth) that I could not find a reference photo to illustrate where they were positioned (and Spark does not provide a guide). Does anyone have evidence that shows where these should go?
There were two small Marlboro logos left over (on plinth) that I could not find a reference photo to illustrate where they were positioned (and Spark does not provide a guide). Does anyone have evidence that shows where these should go?

 

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