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Below are some pictures of the Revell-Germany Jaguar XK-120.  I didn't do much to the kit other than adding some engine wiring, detailing the dash, and adding some p/e wipers.  Otherwise the kit was built box-stock.

Paint is Tamiya Spray Dark Blue (TS-55) decanted and airbrushed, and a mix of Tamiya acrylics for the interior.  All the kit chrome was stripped and repainted with Alclad Polished aluminum. 

I've built a few of the Revell-Germany classic sports cars and despite their age have found them to be great kits to build.  They're also pretty readily available at model shows and I try to pick up as many as I can.  

All comments and constructive criticism are welcome.  Thanks for looking!

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Nice Jag. Beautiful!

I have that model kit (Monogram version) in plastic, and another one with die-cast body.  At least I think that is the same model kit. Just need to build one of them. . . .

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Stunning! Beautiful build of one of the most perfect looking sport cars ever!

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Beautiful looking paint and finish. The color looks Black on my screen but I have used that shade of Blur before and it is really dark. To me these car some of the best looking Jag's of all time. As a child this is the first sports car that I remember seeing, is this a plastic kit or the old metal bodied kit ??  

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Absolutely first-rate beautiful. The first shot is especially realistic.

I have a couple of the ancient metal-body versions in progress, and it's inspirational to see here how good this kit can look.

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That looks fabulous. What a beautiful model of a beautiful car. You don’t see many people building these, but when they do, they turn out very special builds like this one...

best,

M.

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Picked up one of those when they did the brief all in plastic version. Your excellent work is telling me that I need to dig it out and build it. Your build is fabulous!

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Tamiya dark blue is one of my favourite color - and it looks amazing on your build! Great  paintwork and engine details! It's gonna be on my next buy list...

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Beautiful Jag. The XK120 demands a nice, smooth paint to show off those sexy lines, and yours suits perfectly. Very well done.

I have this kit in progress, though the project stalled a couple years ago. I am hoping to get back at it in the spring. Seeing the lovely job you have done on yours is helping to inspire me to get back at it once I get through a couple current builds.

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Great build! The finish is really well done. Those Jags were beautiful cars!

Sam

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Beautiful, spectacular. Haven't seen a better one, but wonder why you chromed the trim around the door top/cockpit instead of the typical leather.

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Thanks again for the kind comments.

Skip, quite honestly, I built this model 3+ years ago and don't remember my thought process.  I probably just thought the polished aluminum trim would look better than the red leather.

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