Recently, I was given a small amount of money as a present and, whilst looking for something to do with it, came across an EBay sale that was perfect. A company in Japan had an original Gold Leaf Lotus in 1/12th scale. It even reckoned that the decals were in good condition. their description was as follows:
- The kit is also entirely unstarted and all parts are still in their bags.
- Box condition is as shown.
- Decal seal is no damaged.
After checking with SWMBO, I stumped up the £115 and crossed my fingers. That was on the 7th March. here we are on 13th March and, all the way from Japan, I have it to hand. The kit is in pristine condition and the decals do look usable so no worries there. The instructions are all in Japanese but I have the Lotus 49 kit to work from and I am sure that I have done this enough to be able to cope.
Here are some images.
I had to pay £28 for import charges - VAT and handling but - I HAVE MY DREAM KIT!!!!!!
I have now gone onto Hiroboy and purchased a set of Zero One paints for the Gold Leaf version. This kit might just have to jump to the front of the queue!