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Old 12-17-2010, 06:29 AM   #1
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tamiya lotus europa special

Well, I finally took the pictures of the finished model, hope you like it...
base color(all gunze): surfacer 1000->super black->finisher's urethane clear coated.






































WIP: http://ferrari-f40.tistory.com/650


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Old 12-17-2010, 09:05 AM   #2
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Beautiful Lotus. We don't see that car to often! Very clean built and nicely done !!!!!
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Old 12-17-2010, 03:13 PM   #3
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Re: tamiya lotus europa special

Never imagined it looks so good in black. Now I must build one!

Everything looks great except the plug wires, which are too thick. Is it paint or foil on the wheels?
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Old 12-17-2010, 03:24 PM   #4
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Oh, I love that black and gold paaint sheme!
And the rims are great, how did you paint them?
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Great build of a sweet little car.
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Re: tamiya lotus europa special

It look great! Congratulations.

What do you think about the kit? I'm looking forward to purchase it but I haven't saw it on person.
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Old 12-18-2010, 09:10 AM   #7
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Re: tamiya lotus europa special

I always liked the Lotus Europa when I was growing up in England. The Europa Special Twin Cam was the most desirable, particularly because of the JPS Colours, echoing the Formula 1 racing success of the time. I've never seen the Tamiya model built before. Your results shows what a good model it can be with a skilled build such as yours. Well done.

And for next year's 2011 Formula 1, the JPS colours are being revived:
http://sidepodcast.com/post/lotus-gr...nault-for-2011
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Old 12-18-2010, 07:40 PM   #8
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Re: tamiya lotus europa special

Looks very nice!
But the clear coating looks way too thick...looks like it almost ate up the door pannel line. I've seen the same problems with models coated with urethane. Is this common problem of urethane clear?
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Old 12-18-2010, 10:23 PM   #9
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Nice build and very thoughtful to include your lighting diagram.
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Re: tamiya lotus europa special

Probably not one of Lotus' most beautiful designs but I still love it

Very nicely built
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I owned a '72 Europa special in black/gold with oatmeal trim many years ago. It was a fantastic, head-turning car.
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Great job,did you invest alot of time into the floor in regards to the mold marks?example putty and sanding.
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Old 02-05-2012, 01:41 AM   #13
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Re: tamiya lotus europa special

Very well done! I also like the overhead studio shot
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