The thick part of the casting will be hidden in the trunk... I didn't make it any thinner in my build. It's hiding in there... I admit, I can't cast Lego-style click-click-quality stuff, but I am trying my best. And is that even the idea, really? Must leave something for the builder to fix to keep it interesting, huh? Anyway, Thank you all for your nice comments!
Maybe you are wrong PhilX... 1941 Continental 125in, 1941 Zephyr 125in. The first generation Zephyr may have had 3in shorter wb, but as the Conti was based on Zephyr, they used the same chassis. However, you are not totally wrong, because the Conti had longer hood and front fenders. It also was lower, achieved by slicing a piece away at waist line. So, they also moved the windshield back, lowered the seats and used the same steering wheel shaft, that automatically moved rearwards, as it was tilted into a lower angle. This is what I reckon they did anyway to achieve the "Mustangesque" proportions nearly 25 years before Mustang.
There's a Jag type rear end in all Jaguar E-type kits. The Gunze Hi-tech has photo etched metal sub-frame "box" and white metal parts for the axle and struts assembly. Airfix released this kit, too. Gunze No-tech version has a very simple substitute for this made out of two separate parts. Heller E-types has a nice multi-part assembly, but the Revell's kit, that is the only 1/25 of these, is probably something you don't want anyone to see under your rod. I haven't seen what the Hasegawa XJ-12 has. The Revell 26 Tudor/sedan delivery has an independent rear axle that could be Jaguar.
Tom is a great guy: reliable, sharing his great knowledge with fellow resin casters etc, what I've seen of his models they're also just great. Castings are well done, original products. What else can I say, I can only recommend him and his products in every way.
Michael, (and all the other guys,)
It is just about the only way to order! My addy is raurata(at)yahoo(dot)com.
The near future releases also include a Jaguar mk10, Peugeot 404, Alfa Romeo 1900 CSS, and Ferrari 250 GTE.