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Great pictures Yeti, just what we want to see, LEFty enjoying the local sights :)

Gunter (or anyone that has pictures to send me), if you want to send me pics please just send me the actual pictures rather than pictures pasted in to a word document or .pdf, this not only creates unnecessary work for both of us but means I have smaller & lower resolution photos to work with. .jpeg .png .bmp .gif would be just fine. My email address, as you can probably guess, is [email protected], I only want a dozen or so pictures from each place LEFty visits so it shouldn't be a problem to send these to me via email.

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Many thanks @LotusX180R for sending LEFty home and for the wonderful package too. I've got the t-shirt on right now and the posters are very nice  Who's next? Please PM me your details and I'll wo

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Time to revive this thread ! ! !     In the spring of 2011, Patty and I were fortunate to have LEFty. . .      These are the highlights of the pictures we took one cold and sunny day:        

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so you don't need an 'documentary' actually ?

..as for the picture-ID /name, or location (or probbably the background story on every one..?)

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I don't need a story about each picture, just a location or brief description if it isn't obvious. As I said I don't want a 100 pictures just a few so that shouldn't be too difficult.

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If you want to see all the pictures from LEFtys visit to Norway, go to thi URL: http://www.meek.nu/lotus/LEFty.html

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Where;s LEfty atm?

I'd like to take her flying!

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"..I’m bored of going over it again and again so when I have some time I will sort through your many many pictures and find the ones with LEFty in and post a couple up. .."

List of pictures with LEFty in it:

*Berlin_Checkpoint-Charlie7.JPG*, *Berlin_Daniel3.jpg*, *Berlin_Potsdamer-Platz1.JPG*, *Berlin_Potsdamer-Platz4.JPG*, *Berlin_Siegessäule2.JPG* -all out of the ‘Berlin’ folder.. .

*Baruth.JPG*, *BILD0313.JPG*, *BILD0326.JPG*, *BILD0335.JPG*, *Bon voyage.JPG*, *it's lil'LEFty.jpg*, *Potsdam_Alter-Markt1.JPG*, *Potsdam_Glienicker-Brücke2.JPG*, *Potsdam_Glienicker-Brücke8.jpg*, *Potsdam_Lange-Brücke.JPG*, *Potsdam_Sanssouci3.JPG*, *Potsdam_Steuben4.jpg*, *Potsdam_VW-Design-Center3.jpg* -all out oft he ‚Potsdam‘ folder.. .

*Stahnsdorf5.JPG* -out oft he ‚Stahnsdorf War Cemetary’ folder

So it sounds in fact some kind of rude if you say there is not enough LEFty-pictures in my folders that I’ve send ! I’ve made me much work to go around all those places, and have a thought on every picture (as you can see in the picture notes *.txt)

You even have got notes for the underlinig of every picture –so what’s going on ?! I have no problem with being overlooked or deleted –to be honest, as long as you say that you simply not want those pictures. :getmecoat:

Günter

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Gunter - Move on. This is meant to be a bit of fun, you're making it a pain in the ass.

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Gunter you've selectively quoted part of a personal email that I sent you that's taken completely out of context. As Bibs said this is meant to be fun I'm not going to discuss this any further with you. I've not even looked at the pictures you've sent me, I don't have to time to devote to it at the moment.

I'm not going to discuss this any further, we are talking about a model car here not anything of great importance or significance and I'd like it to go back to being a laugh and a bit of fun!

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Just received Lefty! Let's see what kind of trouble we can get into!

My previous girlfriend wanted to recreate the Himalayas shot that kylie posted... too late for that...:(

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Last I checked the Himalayas had more than two peaks to choose from.:whistle:

Being second is to be the first of the ones who lose.

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So here is some of the beautiful Colorado scenery...

These are some of the mountains that LEFty would have been able to drive through... Had he been sent around the time I signed up for his visit...

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That was the plan anyway ;)

Actually it may be a good thing that LEFty is a bit late, he might have been tempted by the landscape and run away with a belly dancing troupe.

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Or she might have run off with LEFty instead of her ex husband's best man :rolleyes:

One of the ones that got away.... :whistle:

LEFty is also a bit late to go up to the top of a 14,255ft tall mountain (usually do that in Aug), which I had hoped to do.

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Pure gold?!?! Awesome!! I always knew we should send him recorded delivery!!

PS If polishing makes the little fella look like this then crack on :D

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So he'll be matte gold... I should have polished the surface after removing the paint, then he would be shiny. But since he was plated after bead blasting..... he'll be matte gold (very rare and desirable though, I have been told).

I did leave the signatures on his undercarriage, and I might add my own with the laser welder.

I had contemplated making a titanium SE wing and then laser welding it on, but that would be difficult to weld with the LEFty being made out of un-titanium.

I do still need to paint the little detail features.

Here are some pics of LEFty with some new friends

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So, Travis, what did the little feller do to deserve a grilling under the klieg lights?:sofa:

Nice work on the "resto.":thumbup:

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That gold matte reminds me of this pic of the new Elan...

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Still in Colorado I believe but it's just (or soon) on it's way to South Dakota :)

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LEFty had one last adventure with me.

Went snowshoeing near Granby Colorado this weekend.

3 Days of snowshoeing, snowboarding, and staying in a cabin with 10 other people.

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LEFty followed me in a limbo maneuver under this fallen tree in the stream bed

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And now I will send him to Gavin.

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Ok, finally sent him to Gavin.

He got thrown into my snowboarding backpack and I forgot about him... :(

Here are all of LEFty's photos.

https://picasaweb.google.com/lotusse/LEFty?authkey=Gv1sRgCIjnsvO0-P6eew#

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