1/8 Lowdrag Lightweight Jaguar.Well...I tried..without luck!
Posted 21 November 2011 - 04:01 PM
I started this project about 15 years ago...with great expectations and hopes for a nice replica of the actual car,CUT-7, but because of lack of visual information..wich now is PLENTY in the web and a superb new book about the "specials XKE racers" now for sale...my effort turn out to be quite a poor one..in a LOT of ways and details of the real car, the doors profile is wrong,the back glass area is wrong profile also, the paint finish have a lot to be desire...in fact have suffered a bit after this project have been discarded under a old t-shirt in a shelf in the "may be I will finish this thing one day" level.
Anyway...the effort itself have some good things..in my very personal opinion..I did scrachtbuilt the four "racing Dunlop" wheels and also thw back wider tires,new headers,hood longer louvers,cockpit detail and driver side change from left to right among other small things...but again, not much to save this unfortunate model attempt.
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I hope some day to try and do it all over again, now with all the available reference and photos of the car.....or may be not...the last time I check the reissue 1/8 XKE by Revell was almost $200!!!
Again, thanks for the good review of this project.....mmmmm....may be I should finish it and take it out from that dusty old tshirt it have been under for the past decade.
Posted 22 November 2011 - 04:54 AM
Hi Fred, i like your Light weight Jag. Do you have pics from the building? I am want to see how you make the back-roof.
Karsten, unfortunately I do not have pictures when I did the body mods. To this project a long time ago. But I can tell you how I did it, the entire roof is a heated sheet of thick styrene plastic, formed over a balsa carved roof profile form....this is one of the things I will do a little different if I was to try this project again...will do it by vacumforming for even preasure and more clean form, than by hand ad I did it this first time.
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Posted 22 November 2011 - 09:17 PM
you do an fantastic job to me.
I enjoy it !!!!
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Posted 25 November 2011 - 12:34 PM
Can you post a picture of the front?
No problem!!....in this photo you can see that the front clear part of the side markers lights are missing/not glue in place yet.
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Scott/futuratraction, I will start working in the Jag. After I finish my other project...of wich is possible thanks to you!..I have enjoy that one from the start.