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#1 Volvoman

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 01:13 AM

This is my first build of 2013, the Tamiya Lotus Europa special. Sprayed with Tamiya gloss black, this was built pretty much box stock with the exception of some  KFS number plates and a tax disc,  BMF and a pair of photoetch glasses on the centre console. The rear LOTUS lettering and the pinstriping on the rear deck are missing as I lost a couple of the letters in the carpet as they did'nt stick down too well and for some unknown reason the pinstriping for the rear decking dissolved in the water yet I had no problems at all with the others.

As usual, all comments and thoughts are welcome and thanks for looking.

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#2 slusher

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 01:45 AM

That is a really sharp build. Very nice work...



#3 Volvoman

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 02:17 AM

Thanks very much for your comments Slusher, very much appreciated.



#4 TooOld

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 03:02 AM

Great looking build of a very under appreciated car !   Very nice detailing ,  right down to the glasses on the console !



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Posted 19 February 2013 - 03:26 AM

One of my overall favorite cars .. beautiful build!



#6 Austin T

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 06:02 AM

Very nice build. This same kit was the third model I built and it is what got me really excited about building model cars. You did a great job with yours,it turned out MUCH better than mine.



#7 Volvoman

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 06:09 AM

Many thanks for all your comments guys......!



#8 Danno

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 07:10 AM

Nice. 

 

I always thought those things looked like little El Caminos or Rancheros.  So disappointing to find an engine in the rear instead of a bed! 

 

LOLAM.  

 

{Laughing Out Loud At Myself!}



#9 Davewilly

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 07:26 AM

Nice build...Dig the glasses!



#10 GeeBee

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 08:01 AM

Superb build, and those photo's make it look very realistic



#11 W-Machine

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 09:25 AM

Nice build...Dig the glasses!

I second that! Very sharp looking build.



#12 Dominik

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 11:34 AM

Looking good in my view! Well done Mark! I always loved the black Europa with gold trim. Looks timeless.



#13 Dave Van

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 11:39 AM

Very nice build!!! It is on my list as my brother-in-law had a JPS Lotus. He even had new badges made for the B pillars after Lotus had another championship.

The cars are very simple and fun to drive/ride. But his had an issue with blowing power window motors and fuses. A very hot car in the summer Carolinas heat!!!

We even raced one for a short time......but both are gone now....why I need to build the model!!!



#14 Mauricio Meyer

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 12:07 PM

A model you don't see very often. very nice work!! i like it, i think i'll get one for myself.



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Posted 19 February 2013 - 02:02 PM

Nice work Mark ;)



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Posted 19 February 2013 - 03:36 PM

nice



#17 TFchronos

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 05:19 AM

For a second I thought picture 2 was of a real car. Brilliant work man, it looks fantastic!



#18 Ace-Garageguy

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 08:40 AM

Very nicely done. Loved the 1:1, handled like a slotcar. Great looking model.



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Posted 20 February 2013 - 06:08 PM

Very nice , you did a good job, nice outside photography too



#20 Sixties Sam

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Posted 21 February 2013 - 08:56 AM

Great job and great photos. I thought the second pic was a reference photo of a 1:1 Lotus! Very nice!

 

Sam