1:24 Airbrush Civilian Kits, Reviews 'n' Builds Tamiya

TAMIYA LOTUS EUROPA

Having built the Honda S600 last year, it was time to have a go at another classic, two-seat sports car...

This model was initially planned to be rather more glamorous than it perhaps turned out to be, but now that it is finished I rather like its dishevelled look and think that it will certainly look at home within a setting that I have planned for it!

Although the last couple of weeks have been taken up with some time off to decorate our kitchen and dining room, I’ve managed to finish my latest build for Tamiya Model Magazine International (TMMI), Tamiya’s lovely, 1/24 Lotus Europa.

As with the Honda S600 that I built last year, this one has been painted to replicate a car that is well-loved, but has perhaps seen better days. Weathering, road dirt and the odd, paint chip, all being found on the body of the car. Though I like the look of pristine car models, I’ve never really liked building them that way. Often-times, the resulting model looks attractive, but doesn’t ever fit in with my other builds, especially when dioramas or vignettes are a consideration. This model was initially planned to be rather more glamorous than it perhaps turned out to be, but now that it is finished I rather like its dishevelled look and think that it will certainly look at home within a setting that I have planned for it!

An in-depth look at this model will appear in a future TMMI and will eventually form part of a vignette, but in the meantime, I hope you like my version of this classic and now updated, Tamiya kit.

I'm formerly the editor in charge of Military In Scale magazine and latterly, Model Airplane International. Editing duties to one side, I'm now a full-time modelmaker with Doolittle Media, working to supply modelling articles and material for a number of their group titles, including MAI and Tamiya Model Magazine International. I'm also an avid fan of Assassin's creed, Coventry City FC and when the mood takes me, a drummer of only passing skill. Here though, you'll find what I do best: build models and occassionally, write about them!

2 comments on “TAMIYA LOTUS EUROPA

  1. Absolutely beautiful Spencer! I love both of those cars but you REALLY nailed the appearance of that Lotus.

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