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Revell Jaguar E type coupe


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Started this this morning,  it was supplied by Revell UK for a magazine review, I haven't 100% decided on the colour yet, but I'm thinking of Opalescent silver grey with a red interior. 

The body had a few very minor mould lines to remove, but nothing too bad, the cylinder head and cam covers came on the chrome parts tree, I stripped the chrome and will be painted gold for the heads, the camcovers might get picked out using Aluminium BMF. 

All parts at the moment are just dry fitted as the majority of parts need painting before fitting. 

 

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Thanks for posting your progress. I'll be watching this thread.

But why for goodness sake they decode to mould the body and other bits in red plastic?  I thought model companies graduated to using neutral color plastic for all the parts (like nice light gray).

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8 hours ago, Oldmopars said:

This looks like a great kit. In many ways it seems even nicer than the 1/8th scale one they offered many moons ago. 

If you're lucky, you can buy one of the limited edition one's that just been re-released 

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6 hours ago, Mike Chernecki said:

Did they mold the rear lower half of the body as part of the chassis? If so, that will odd to paint, you won't be able to mold that piece into the body before painting.

Yes they did, but the joint will be hidden by the bumper, plus the joint is so good it will be pretty much invisible once glued together 

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2 hours ago, slusher said:

Is this the new tooled Jaguar?   I will follow along as I like your work Geoff..

It is Carl, and so far I'm very impressed with the quality, I just wish they hadn't moulded it in red, but I'm planning on painting it in opalescent silver, hopefully the red won't bleed through 

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Managed to get a few more parts prepared for primer and paint, the inner structure for the bonnet is just dry fitted, I'll pajnt it before fitting it all together,  the fit of the parts are superb.

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Beautiful subject matter. You'll show us just how good this kit can be too. I don't think I could take the pressure of a magazine build, both in terms of time and build quality. You're a better man than I! 

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8 hours ago, Mike Chernecki said:

Did they mold the rear lower half of the body as part of the chassis? If so, that will odd to paint, you won't be able to mold that piece into the body before painting.

The joint between the body and lower rear panel is well engineered, and will be totally hidden by the quarter bumpers. 

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5 hours ago, GeeBee said:

The joint between the body and lower rear panel is well engineered, and will be totally hidden by the quarter bumpers. 

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Thanks for the close up picture, looks good. Better than them splitting between the door and rocker panel.

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Geoff, thanks so much for the review! I'm also glad they molded the body the way they did. The 1:1 has no seam on the dogleg behind the door like that or on the cowl, so it's nice they did this correctly.

I'll probably pick up the convertible when it comes out. LOVE the looks of both styles, the convertible to my eyes is more drool worthy though. :wub:

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7 hours ago, GeeBee said:

It is Carl, and so far I'm very impressed with the quality, I just wish they hadn't moulded it in red, but I'm planning on painting it in opalescent silver, hopefully the red won't bleed through 

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It threw me off being molded in red...

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10 hours ago, Rakentaja said:

That is looking very good to me.

New Roadster coming this year.

 

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Hopefully Revell will supply me with a copy for a magazine review, they usually do. 

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10 hours ago, Rockford said:

Beautiful subject matter. You'll show us just how good this kit can be too. I don't think I could take the pressure of a magazine build, both in terms of time and build quality. You're a better man than I! 

I first started writing for magazines back in 1994, back then it was just a two page article on the history of the Ertl factory, the security checks i had to go through just to get access to the factory in Dyersville Iowa was like trying to gain access to the pentagon. it wasn't easy to get the okay to get the permission to take photographs inside, but I did. 

After that I wrote for a few Radio controlled model magazines, then plastic model magazines, it really isn't as hard as it sounds, although I've always found writing easy, although photography is my main business and income. 

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Not a great deal happening with this one, I need to spend a little time getting all the parts mounted ready for primer and paint, but j still haven't sorted out the workshop, so airbrushing is on hold, I did get the rear axle parts prepared and dry fitted them in place,  the parts fit on this one so far is superb 

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