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Old 08-03-2004, 02:24 PM   #1
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Smile In Progress - Lotus Europa Special

I don't have a lot of progress to show yet, but the body. I used this body as a test for spraying Cobra Colors paint (www.cobracolors.com). It came out very nice and I think I'll keep working on it. I'm also working on the Carrera GT, and it will be sprayed in a Cobra Colors paint also. Not this one though.

This body was sprayed in GRIGIO ALLOY METALLIC. (my favorite color for the 360) over Tamiya white primer.



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Old 08-03-2004, 03:04 PM   #2
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Re: In Progress - Lotus Europa Special

Nice, great colour choice.
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Old 08-03-2004, 06:05 PM   #3
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Nice color!
I have not seen too many of these cars on the forum... but I am definitely interested in seeing this one done.

Keep it up! (and get some pics of that GT! )
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Old 08-03-2004, 11:55 PM   #4
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Well, I seen this car tonight in person, and the color looks awesome! Yeah you do not see these everyday on A/F, and I know Cadguy will do it justice!!!!!!!!!
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i have a few questions about that kit

is the fitment good?
what did u pay for that?


i think i recall seeing one of those at my LHS for some thing like $13?
and i was curious if i am thinking right, or mistaking it for some thing else, cuz i do like this kit and would like to buy one


Nice color, keep us updated
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Old 08-04-2004, 06:47 AM   #6
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Hell Yeah!

Lotus Sweetness!

I ve always wanted to see a nice build of this kit !
I suppose it s got full engine and chassis detail right! Otherwise I dont see the purpose of making a lotus model
Great colour, I might want to try cobra colours too!

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Old 08-04-2004, 09:24 AM   #7
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Re: In Progress - Lotus Europa Special

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i have a few questions about that kit

is the fitment good?
what did u pay for that?

i think i recall seeing one of those at my LHS for some thing like $13?
and i was curious if i am thinking right, or mistaking it for some thing else, cuz i do like this kit and would like to buy one

The fitment of parts is very nice so far. I picked this up at Hobby Lobby's 1/2 off sale for $12 it's normally $24. I think the Lotus Super 7 kit sells for about $12, I have that one too, and it is a nice kit. Simple & small, but typical Tamiya quality.

Bigfrit - It does have full engine and chassis detail. I was actually thinking about building it curbside but there is less than 10 parts in the engine bay, so I'll put the motor in.
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Looks good so far, but I can't get how that color looks.
GRIGIO ALLOY METALLIC? umm... expecting more progress then might find out how GRIGIO ALLOY METALLIC looks like actually.
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Re: In Progress - Lotus Europa Special

Kunta - In these pics it really looks too blue for grigio alloy metallic. I will try some different settings on my camera to get the true color of this car. It's more silver with a light blue tint. It's been clearcoated now, so after the body is polished, and the BMF window trim is completed I will post some sunlight shots.
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Re: In Progress - Lotus Europa Special

wow this paint is really good !
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Re: In Progress - Lotus Europa Special

A first-class build!!
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Re: In Progress - Lotus Europa Special

Thanks for the nice responses so far.

I updated the pics in the first post to show the color better. I changed the settings on my camera to capture it well.

I can't get over how tiny this car is. It almost fits inside the Carrera GT body.
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Nice, Matt. The finish's tone comes across well on my PC screen. Anxious to see it complete.
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OK, I got it. Beautiful color!!
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Re: In Progress - Lotus Europa Special

Looking great so far Matt, Looking forward to seeing more
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