Europa Title

Model Details

Tamiya's Lotus Europa Special, 1/24th scale.

Detailing Items:
Bare Metal Foil, various wire and hose for detailing.

Tamiya's Gloss Black and Clear.

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Lotus Europa Special
This is Tamiya's excellent kit of the Lotus Europa Special. I believe this to be one of their best model in their range, on the reason that it's a pleasure to build. It was built as Tamiya's instructions, except for the wheels which are meant to have the recesses painted gun metal and metallic grey. This did not look correct, I remember these wheel having the recesses painted black, which is what I did.
The engine has been plumbed and wired, with brake hoses and handbrake cables added too. The outer sills are meant to be painted flat aluminium, but I used BMF on them for a polished effect. BMF was also used on the trim around the windows. The interior was airbrushed to represent the light tan colour scheme which goes wonderfully with the black body colour.
If you happen to build this kit yourself, a bit of advice. Paint the body colour and spray a couple of coats of clear before applying the gold pinstripe decals. Then add another couple of coats of clear to protect them. Also take your time with these by doing a couple of sections the leaving them to dry before the rest.
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