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Lotus Europa special

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

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

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

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One of my overall favorite cars .. beautiful build!

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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.

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

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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!}

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Nice build...Dig the glasses!

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

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Nice build...Dig the glasses!

I second that! Very sharp looking build.

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

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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!!!

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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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Nice work Mark ;)

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nice

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

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

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

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

Sam

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Clean and detailed build, Very nice.

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absolutely brilliant looking model, the clean build, great photos and nice paint make it a pleasure to look at, great work !

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Hi folks, I am blown away by all of your positive comments on my little Lotus, as always they mean so much to me and they are very much appreciated!!

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