Big things with little cars
Big things with little cars

Craig's post earlier today of his beautiful new 1/64 Lamborghini Jota from Kyosho reminded me that I too, have a Lamborghini Jota from Kyosho. It's been stashed away with the rest of my 1/18's, and it think I should finally take it out of its box for the first time...

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I know, I disgust myself too. This model has been in its box ever since I got it for Christmas in my teens. It was one of the last diecasts I received from my parents before I moved out a few years later. The box is dusty and the printed artwork has yellowed. I'd say it's been a good ten years.

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Illustration for article titled DLM: 1:18 Kyosho Jota: Part 1: The Opening

My first excuse would be that I had simply ran out of shelf space. I knew this model was a very nice model, so I figured it would stay in its box so it would stay nice. My other excuse would be that I didn't really know what the Jota was. I still don't, I mean I know what a Jota is, but this is a Jota SVR. I remember asking for a Miura, but my parents got me this, and this is no ordinary Miura.

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Illustration for article titled DLM: 1:18 Kyosho Jota: Part 1: The Opening

It looks like my idea to keep this model pristine by not taking it out has back fired. The plastic tape and sticker dots that are supposed to hold the rear hatch closed have deteriorated. Combining that with the fact the large box of cars this was in has been moved quite a few times, the hatch has probably been stuck open like that for a while.

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Illustration for article titled DLM: 1:18 Kyosho Jota: Part 1: The Opening

Ok, out of the box. The cardboard background is a neat garage area which even has a shelf in the back with diecast cars on it. Four screws held the car onto the base, but were easy to remove.

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Illustration for article titled DLM: 1:18 Kyosho Jota: Part 1: The Opening

The front tape is still securing the front hatch pretty well, but after I pulled it off it left a nasty residue on the undercarriage.

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Illustration for article titled DLM: 1:18 Kyosho Jota: Part 1: The Opening

There it is, liberated from its cardboard and plastic window. Now for some pics...

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Illustration for article titled DLM: 1:18 Kyosho Jota: Part 1: The Opening
Illustration for article titled DLM: 1:18 Kyosho Jota: Part 1: The Opening
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That's it! That's all you're getting! Stay tuned for Part 2 when I review this bad mother.

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