Jump to content
Model Cars Magazine Forum

Heller Racing XKE


Recommended Posts

Just now, Gramps46 said:

Mike,  I have a photo file on this car including pictures the Collier Museum sent me of the interior which is green by the way.  Send me a PM if interested.

Gary

Thanks Gary , but this one will be my own spin and will put in a roll bar and such. I may even try a scratch built side exhaust.

Mike

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Great weathering detail on the engine Mike!  Also like the Rudge style steel wheels rather than the laces. Any car that can wear a number is a thoroughbred, which your build of this classic promises to be.

Cheers Misha

Link to comment
Share on other sites

3 minutes ago, Misha said:

Great weathering detail on the engine Mike!  Also like the Rudge style steel wheels rather than the laces. Any car that can wear a number is a thoroughbred, which your build of this classic promises to be.

Cheers Misha

Thanks Misha, I hope so, Mike

Link to comment
Share on other sites

How is the overall quality of the kit??

 

I'll be honest, I'm tempted because who doesn't like the look of those jags? But. . . my experience with Heller has been less than stellar.  So far, I've done their old, 1980s release Bentley Blower, and their Peugeot 205 Group B rally car. The bentley was a pretty good kit, the Peugeot. . .well, the less said the better.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

30 minutes ago, Ensis Ferrae said:

How is the overall quality of the kit??

 

I'll be honest, I'm tempted because who doesn't like the look of those jags? But. . . my experience with Heller has been less than stellar.  So far, I've done their old, 1980s release Bentley Blower, and their Peugeot 205 Group B rally car. The bentley was a pretty good kit, the Peugeot. . .well, the less said the better.

It is not a great kit but a little better than SOME Monograms and not as good a new Revell.

Thanks , Mike

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I was wondering about the Heller kit. Might take the plunge if one crosses my path for the right price. You are making some nice progress on it.  

An E-type lightweight needs to be kitted.  

1280px-Jaguar_E-type_Lightweight_Low_Drag_Coupe_-_Flickr_-_exfordy.jpg

Edited by wrenchr
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Got a tiny bit more done. Roll Bar is done. Dash and wheel are done. sanded and primed body and nose. Side exhaust is completed.

No picture of front end yet as I went overboard with primer. I did get the grill opening re-shaped.

Mike

 

 

DSCN5328.JPG

DSCN5329.JPG

DSCN5330.JPG

DSCN5331.JPG

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 7 months later...

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

 Share

×
×
  • Create New...