Below are some pics of the Tamiya Lotus Europa in the Gold Leaf livery. This kit was originally issued in 1999 and was recently re-released by Tamiya with additional p/e parts, turned aluminum carb intakes, alternate wheels, and a rear wing.
Sponsorship liveries replaced national team colors for the first time in Formula 1 in 1968 with the red, white, and gold of Gold Leaf tobacco colors of the Lotus 49. I saw pictures of these colors used on a Lotus Europa and decided it would make a good looking model. My version isn't intended to be a replica of any specific car, but more of a tribute to the brand and colors.
The model is built pretty much box stock. I added some engine wiring but everything else came with the kit. Paint is Tamiya Spray Italian Red (TS-8) and Pure White (TS-26) decanted, mixed with Gunze Leveling Thinner, and airbrushed. The gold parts were sprayed with Alclad II Pale Gold and chrome trim was done in Alclad II Chrome and a Molotow Liquid Chrome marker. The Gold Leaf markings are from Indycals with the remaining decals from my spares.
Overall, the kit went together very well. I hope you like the pictures. All comments and constructive criticism are welcome.