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Old 07-10-2011, 05:24 PM   #1
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Lotus Esprit S1

Hello everyone! I want to build this beautiful car. It's a very first Esprit.


It will be used this rare Nichimo kit.
























As you see this kit is curbside. But I want to put in it an engine and a chassis. For this purpose the begun kit of Lotus Esprit Sport 300 has been bought on eBay.


It was disassembled by means of a knife.




All painted details was placed in a pan with a brake fluid.


Comparison of two platforms.


The beginning of adjustment of a new platform to a body.


After several cuttings I have married body halves.




Comparison of the original and the new one.




There is only a little problem with the overhang of the platform.


It will be corrected in a following update.
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Old 07-10-2011, 06:17 PM   #2
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Re: Lotus Esprit S1

just a heads up make sure to check your ride height too(on the revell chassie) i had to lower mine all around to get the look i wanted and with the big foot tires youre using it might make it look taller if youre keeping it stock
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Old 07-10-2011, 06:29 PM   #3
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cool model! can't wait to see it finished.
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Old 07-11-2011, 04:29 PM   #4
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Re: Lotus Esprit S1

Ambitious project. I'm following closely.
I like build reports of these "hard to find" and/or old kits. Kits are made to be built, not to disappear in the stacks of collectors.

Go for it!
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Old 07-12-2011, 12:55 PM   #5
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Re: Lotus Esprit S1

I bet this is going to be another insane and beautiful build. Just like the rest.
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very nice car! can't wait to see it built!
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The first problem was solved.






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Old 07-15-2011, 03:31 PM   #8
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Re: Lotus Esprit S1

I want to paint the interior like this


The front end needs to be corrected. Today it looks so.


But the front bumper is too wide and low.
I want to do it closer to original.
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There is some progress in plastic surgery.








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Old 07-17-2011, 04:02 PM   #10
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Re: Lotus Esprit S1

Very nice project. To see an Esprit in its early and original version being built at this level of detail will be fun to watch. I will follow this for sure!
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Very nice project. To see an Esprit in its early and original version being built at this level of detail will be fun to watch. I will follow this for sure!
me too.. ,keep going man!
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Old 07-27-2011, 09:24 AM   #12
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WHOA! That interior color scheme is making my eyes hurt! Nice project tho! Very nice work and I believe this will be very nice looking kit when finished.
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keep it coming! love your progress reports...excellent work!
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Re: Lotus Esprit S1

Update.
The front bumper. Now it needs in some putty.









The seat is not ready. I must do stripes in a centre.



















The work on the rear arches begun.








This will be a frame.















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