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Jaguar XJ-S H.E. TWR - Hasegawa

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I started to work on this. The kit is well detailed.(engine,airpipes to the brakes,photoetched parts etc.)

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There is a lot of work on the body(lots of burrs,the panel lines are not enough deep,the hood doesnt fit everywhere)

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Fabulous subject, can't wait to see more.

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I built this one a long time ago.  Wish I had decals to repaint it to my skills now.   Excellent kit.  Enjoy!

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Thanks!

I was careless,I didn't noticed that the white stripe on the side isn't a decal. tomorrow I'm doing a test on another part to see is it possible to paint a thin white layer on a deep green basic
or i have an other option, it stay green :D
The color : Tamiya TS9 British Green
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I'll be following.

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I've always loved the XJ12's.  Nice work on the distributor.  I'm sure having 12 wires to deal with really added to the fun!

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A thought on the white striping. I would suggest the old spoon test on your paint issue. Think about using Tamiya White primer, since your using Tamiya paints anyway, as a base before trying to spray the White color coat. Most White paints regardless of manufactures have a hard time covering dark colors. Maybe even use a light coat of their Gray Primer then the White Primer and then the color coat. I would try it with a spoon or a discarded parts tree before trying it on the already painted body.    

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9 hours ago, Steamboat said:

I'm sure having 12 wires to deal with really added to the fun!

while i made that , i was thinking about: why not an inline 4 engine made the jaguar :D but it needed in the engine compartment

 

7 hours ago, espo said:

I would try it with a spoon or a discarded parts tree before trying it on the already painted body.

I have two half subaru body so I can test on it

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Use this stuff... It works awesome. Will not hurt the plastic if you follow the instructions. You have to soak it for 10 min , then scrub it lighty with an old toothbrush. Then wash and let dry. I wash mine with Dawn dish soap. I have used it on month old cured paint. Came right off

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I've wanted this kit for a while now. Great colour choice. Following for sure!

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Always like those Jags. Gonna watch this one.

I did not believe that is a stripe but rather a light reflection but then I found this pic......

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Car competed in the '85 ETCC, clearly a white stripe.

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I have always thought this was a good looking subject in street or race trim. In the picture above look at the width of the rear tires. That is some serious rubber under that car.

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I've seen this kit on the auction site and been tempted to bid,but never have,i'm looking forward to seeing how your build turns out.

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18 hours ago, Gt fan said:

Use this stuff.

Thanks for the tip

 

1 hour ago, kelson said:

ve seen this kit on the auction site and been tempted to bid,

The original kit was made in 1986. This one is a re-release(Release Date:Early Aug., 2017) unfortunately its sold out from all webshop, what i know. But on the ebay i saw some with fix price
for example this (from Canada) 

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Hi Gabor, Studio27 have a decal sheet that contains the white stripe so if your budget allows and you haven't stripped the body already you should check it out. I have three of these Jags on the bench at the moment and it seems top be a fairly good kit. The seat belts are very fiddly and take a bit of patience but the rest goes together easily.

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I had this kit in the original release, it is a lovely kit and one i am thinking of getting again. Nice start and look forward to watching your progress.

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I tried today the white color.:

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It's cover well the green color,but i used a spray, so the edges are bad. I'll try tomorrow with airbrush

If the result isn't good enough, i will buy the decal set, what ShawnS recommended me. Thanks for the tip

 

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I have started to build this kit , I am using after market decals to do the black JPS version that raced in Macau . Keep up the good work on yours .

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17 hours ago, Silver Foxx said:

I have started to build this kit , I am using after market decals to do the black JPS version that raced in Macau . Keep up the good work on yours .

Thnks! and good luck on your build

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Looking GREAT!!!!.....I have this kit as well, so I will be following along as well

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finally I chose aftermarket stickers (Studio27, what ShawnS suggested to me )

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That's looking great! Always loved these Jags, nice build!

 

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Has anyone built the 1/16 version? It’s been gathering dust on my shelf while I’ve gathered stuff like the Haynes manual and BBS wheels.

 

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