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Tyrrell P34 Six Wheeler

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Tyrrell P34
This is the Tamiya 1/20 Tyrrell P34 Six Wheeler 1976 Japan GP (w/photo etched parts), finished with Tamiya TS-15 blue lacquer. This kit was built pretty much out of the box with no after market parts.

The Tyrrell P34 caused a sensation within the F1 world when it was unveiled in 1975 - the only 6-wheeled machine in F1 history. It took part in races beginning with the Spanish GP in 1976, and drivers J. Scheckter and P.Depailler went on to drive their cars to a 1-2 finish at the Swedish GP.

The car I've built here represents the P34 at the inaugural 1976 Japanese GP held at Fuji Speedway. Driven by Jody Scheckter, his P34 at this race was distinguished by a triangular net guard fitted on the air funnel and had large wingtip panels on the rear wing. Unfortunately, during the race Scheckter had to retire due to engine overheating, but Depailler finished in second place behind Mario Andretti.
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About the Author

About Ian (BaconPaws)
FROM: ENGLAND - SOUTH EAST, UNITED KINGDOM


Comments

Very nice work there Ian!
AUG 11, 2013 - 03:47 PM
Thanks for sharing this great build with us Ian, it brings back memories from many years ago when I built one. I think I may have to have a look and build one again.
AUG 11, 2013 - 06:04 PM
Very nice build Ian. Thanks for sharing.
AUG 12, 2013 - 05:04 AM
Ian, Just an outstanding build. Your paint is silky smooth with a high gloss, and no orange peal. I did notice that you wired the engine and added fuel injection lines. I'm about ready to start a 1/20 scale Ebbro Lotus 49 or a 72E. The kit doesn't come with any detail wires or lines. Did you purchase yours (if so what sizes and from where), or did they come with the Tamiya kit? Thanks, Joel
MAR 15, 2016 - 09:12 AM
Nicely done. I built the 1/12 version back in 1992. There is just something about the P34. Jim
MAR 18, 2016 - 06:55 AM
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