GoLep – F31club Wandering Leopard Mascot
Who or What is GoLep? It is a 1/43 diecast model of a Zenki F31 Leopard. In some sense, it is a projection of myself and F31club. Additionally, it is a creative way to imagine an F31 in a place that will most likely will never see a Leopard or M30.
Conception of GoLep. I was heading to Paris and I thought to myself,
“If I lived in Paris, I’d be taking pictures of my M30 in front of the Eiffel Tower“.
I thought about it for a minute and I remembered a couple things. When Rohan (Berserkaru) was traveling in the US, he had a diecast car as a hood emblem.
I also read a few blogs that people used their creativity and in some cases, projected themselves onto their stuff animals and took pictures when traveling or having the stuffed animals sent “on a vacation”. I thought about it and I wondered what would be a good way to show F31club or F31s in places where we do not typically see them.
An example is Mini G from http://www.onlyadayaway.com/adventure-travel-blog-mascot/
After thinking about it, I decided to use the 1/43 scale model as a Traveling Mascot. Golep is short for Gold Leopard. I noticed that some Japanese would abbreviate 2 words to make a shorter one. Example: digital panel = digipan.