Lotus Capri

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Lotus has always been my favourite european car manufacturer. They have always managed to create awesome and fast cars by making them light:

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...or just by doubling the power:

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(If i could get that engine and bodykit for my Omega, i could die a happy man...)

So, what If Lotus had produced a special version of Ford Capri?

Couple of weeks ago I received this Doysha kit:

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When I bought the kit, I knew It would not be excactly top-of-the-notch quality, but still I was quite shocked when I first opened the box.

Chassis is terrible:

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Interior is non-existent and grille is unusable:

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There wasn't any kind of engine in the kit, but I'm going to use this resin Lotus Engine:

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The Kit wheels are as terrible as rest of the kit, so im using these wheels:

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Rims are from Hasegawa Stratos and tires are from Fujimi 911.

Body is cleaned and primed. I already cut open the hood:

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The Body will be painted white with black hood. Maybe some green stripes?

But First I need to scratch build the Interior and Engine bay....

Comments and suggestions are welcome!

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Looks like you are off to a good start.

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You have a ton of work in front of you. But dont let that bother you. If you wanna gonna make a better chassis i sugest to use a mustang one to customize. One guy on a Finnish site did that. I can look for the pics for you if you like.

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Thanks Doc & Patrik!

I've seen the Capri you're talkin 'bout, but thanks for reminding me. I'll propably find the pics myself if i need them. Im not going to make a detailed chassis on this model, I'll focus on the engine bay and Interior Instead.

I made some progress on the model. I went medieval with the kits chassis plate, and now i can start working on the engine bay.

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I also started modifying the grille.

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:lol: That interior made me laugh... I thought that Doysha Chevy Monza kit had very bad interior, but that's even worse! :D

Anyway, I'm sure you'll do good work with this one as always. I'll be following this one very closely.

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