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PostSubject: Lotus Europa Special   Lotus Europa Special Icon_minitimeThu 22 Feb 2018, 8:42 am

A new start. Body is ready and just waiting for some warmer weather. I am planning on black with gold pinstripes.
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PostSubject: Re: Lotus Europa Special   Lotus Europa Special Icon_minitimeThu 22 Feb 2018, 5:44 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Lotus Europa Special   Lotus Europa Special Icon_minitimeThu 22 Feb 2018, 9:25 pm

Best of luck with the gold stripe decals Dave, mine broke up in water straight away.

I'd at least test them first.

I think I have a spare set around here somewhere if you need them.
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PostSubject: Re: Lotus Europa Special   Lotus Europa Special Icon_minitimeThu 22 Feb 2018, 9:37 pm

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Best of luck with the gold stripe decals Dave, mine broke up in water straight away.

Yeah, they do look a bit old but the 'gold' bit seems fine, it's just the transparent outline which looks so rough that it's going to get the chop and i'll handle it one tiny line at a time. Failing that, there's always paint and a steady hand.
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PostSubject: Re: Lotus Europa Special   Lotus Europa Special Icon_minitimeThu 22 Feb 2018, 9:41 pm

They do break up in straight lines...lol
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PostSubject: Re: Lotus Europa Special   Lotus Europa Special Icon_minitimeThu 22 Feb 2018, 11:37 pm

I always thought this car had the outline of a utility vehicle.

Looking forward to what you can do with it.
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PostSubject: Re: Lotus Europa Special   Lotus Europa Special Icon_minitimeThu 22 Feb 2018, 11:41 pm

Looks like a decent kit. I have one in my stash too. Good luck with the decals, if you have issues with the decals you can have the decals from mine. I'll paint the gold pinstrips if I ever build it.

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PostSubject: Re: Lotus Europa Special   Lotus Europa Special Icon_minitimeFri 23 Feb 2018, 9:18 am

Curt and Shay. your offers of the decals are appreciated and who knows, I may take you up on them. I'll see what I can do with what i've got first. Many thanks.
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PostSubject: Re: Lotus Europa Special   Lotus Europa Special Icon_minitimeFri 23 Feb 2018, 5:32 pm

Looks like a good kit. Sadly the body design and smaller-than-expected powerplant made it a challenge to market to the public. The Elan, so swoopy, when the Europa came along it looked very "non-Lotus."
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PostSubject: Re: Lotus Europa Special   Lotus Europa Special Icon_minitimeFri 23 Feb 2018, 8:43 pm

Old Tamiya decals are a lottery, one set can break up, another set will work.

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PostSubject: Re: Lotus Europa Special   Lotus Europa Special Icon_minitimeSat 24 Feb 2018, 6:52 pm

This ought to be good Lotus Europa Special 1817768433
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PostSubject: Re: Lotus Europa Special   Lotus Europa Special Icon_minitimeSat 03 Mar 2018, 10:28 pm

I have one of these in the stash too. Looking forward to seeing what you do with it.
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PostSubject: Re: Lotus Europa Special   Lotus Europa Special Icon_minitimeSun 22 Apr 2018, 3:31 pm

My nemesis colour is fighting back again.
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PostSubject: Re: Lotus Europa Special   Lotus Europa Special Icon_minitimeSun 22 Apr 2018, 10:46 pm

Be brave with the wet coat Dave, I love painting black cars, some of it will come off with the polishing anyway.
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PostSubject: Re: Lotus Europa Special   Lotus Europa Special Icon_minitimeMon 23 Apr 2018, 12:57 pm

Looking forward to the JPS livery on this one.

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PostSubject: Re: Lotus Europa Special   Lotus Europa Special Icon_minitimeMon 23 Apr 2018, 1:46 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Lotus Europa Special   Lotus Europa Special Icon_minitimeMon 23 Apr 2018, 5:11 pm

That's looking very impressive , those decals are very tricky.
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PostSubject: Re: Lotus Europa Special   Lotus Europa Special Icon_minitimeMon 23 Apr 2018, 8:18 pm

Black is a difficult colour Dave but it looks like you've nailed this one. Lotus Europa Special 1705482731

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PostSubject: Re: Lotus Europa Special   Lotus Europa Special Icon_minitimeTue 24 Apr 2018, 4:31 pm

Looks brilliant to me Dave, love the JPS livery.
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PostSubject: Re: Lotus Europa Special   Lotus Europa Special Icon_minitimeSat 28 Apr 2018, 7:54 pm

Gorgeous paint! That still-wet look is so impressive.
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