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1952 Jaguar XK 120 OTS 1/24 Scale


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#1 Plastheniker

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Posted 23 July 2013 - 10:37 AM

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Hi,

Revell Germany released this plastic kit approximately 20 years ago. Probably it was based on an older Monogram metal kit. I built my model 15 or 20 years ago.

 

The Revell kit is rather simple and indeed it seems to be designed decades ago. Nevertheless details and fit are quite good and the surface of the chromed parts is outstanding. The designers of the kit were wise enough to avoid unrealistic plastic "wire" wheels but replicated solid steel wheels with chromed hub caps which were the standard wheels of the XK 120.

Nevertheless I find real wire wheels more attractive so I made a set of real wire wheels myself. Wire wheels were an optional extra for the non-SE versions.

I mixed a paint that (hopefully) matches the standard XK 120 colour "Bronze". Black interior trim was not standard but was available to special order.

 

The Revell kit offers fair quality at a favourable price and last but not least it makes a nice model of a milestone in sports car history.  

 

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#2 sjordan2

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Posted 23 July 2013 - 10:43 AM

Another spectacular build. I wish it were available in 1/16 or larger.



#3 Modelbuilder Mark

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Posted 23 July 2013 - 11:49 AM

Very sharp.



#4 Porscheman

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Posted 23 July 2013 - 11:54 AM

Beautiful Jag!!! Love the wheels.

#5 Chris White

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Posted 23 July 2013 - 12:00 PM

Ok that is nice !!!



#6 Ramfins59

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Posted 23 July 2013 - 12:02 PM

That's a great looking model Jurgen.



#7 Danno

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Posted 23 July 2013 - 12:21 PM

Excellent.



#8 cobraman

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Posted 23 July 2013 - 12:25 PM

Very sharp car, very cool model.



#9 slusher

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Posted 23 July 2013 - 01:27 PM

Excellent looking build...



#10 Harry P.

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Posted 23 July 2013 - 01:29 PM

That is spectacular! Beautiful! And the wire wheels are amazing!

 

In case you missed it... I love it!  :D



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Posted 23 July 2013 - 02:19 PM

awesome looking



#12 Futuramic LE

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Posted 23 July 2013 - 07:24 PM

Wow!, nice build. The wire wheels are fantastic. What an amazing job!

#13 ChrisR

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Posted 23 July 2013 - 09:02 PM

Great model and wheels!



#14 Silver Foxx

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Posted 23 July 2013 - 10:51 PM

Great build , look so nice.



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Posted 23 July 2013 - 11:04 PM

That's a beautiful looking Jag Jürgen. I agree - the wire wheels really make it look better. Did you build the engine detail as well. If I remember correctly this kit has a rather nice straight six.



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Posted 24 July 2013 - 04:52 AM

Beautiful model of an exquisite car, surely the best of one of these I've seen.



#17 Sixties Sam

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Posted 24 July 2013 - 04:54 AM

Man, that is NICE! I've always liked the XK-120, and your model is just about perfect! Great work!

 

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Posted 24 July 2013 - 04:57 AM

Exceptional. Love the bronze on it.



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Posted 24 July 2013 - 05:02 AM

GREAT PAINT!

 

Very Realistic... B)



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Posted 24 July 2013 - 10:41 AM

Excellent job here!

 

 

Simón P. Rivera Torres