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#1 340-6

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 09:36 AM

Well, I finally finished this one.

It's an old Bandai kit in 1/16 scale.

 

It's not that bad kit, but there are some problems with it:

-Clear parts are just horrible. Especially the windshield was bad. It was too small and ill-fitting.

-I don't know where bandai got the clever idea of making most of the suspension parts from metal. They were all cracked, ill-fitting, and looked horrible.

-Doors don't fit very well.

-Door and hood hinges look terrible.

 

But with patience, it can be built to a nice Jag. The biggest problem with mine was the paint job. I must have repainted the body at least four times.

 

Anyway, here she is:

 

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Overall, I'm quite happy with the result. Built Box-stock, I only added Finnish plates.

 

Comments and Criticism welcome!



#2 Danno

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 10:45 AM

That turned out very nicely, Pauli, especially for a kit with that many challenges!

 

 

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 11:29 AM

That Jaguar looks great inside and out, you did a superb job and finish to a model kit with a lot of problems in it build design. Again, great job!!

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 07:56 AM

Beautiful work.



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Posted 03 January 2013 - 08:25 AM

very smart, having just got this kit i can see the work put in. well done



#6 340-6

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 01:30 PM

Many thanks for your kind words!



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Posted 03 January 2013 - 01:56 PM

That is so nicely done. I love it!!!!!



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Posted 04 January 2013 - 10:46 AM

I think its looks great.  



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Posted 04 January 2013 - 02:20 PM

Whatever problems you had with this kit, you obviously overcame them. Beautiful model!    B)



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Posted 08 January 2013 - 12:25 AM

Great job.

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 03:12 AM

Very well done.



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Posted 08 January 2013 - 03:26 AM

That is superb, if you photographed it on a road it would pass for the real deal. your investment in the paint has paid off it looks amazing.