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Hey guys - we’ve been having some beautiful weather here in nyc so I took another recent build down to the water for some pics. The joggers must think I’m crazy but I’m having too much fun to care.

Anyway…here’s the Jaguar E-type roadster from Revell. Body is tamiya light gunmetal and gloss clear. The interior is tamiya pure red with tamiya flat clear. Might be the best kit I’ve bought to date - the quality is outstanding. I’d buy another one but I can’t find it anymore!   The good news is they also make it in a coupe and it’s just as good (I bought 5 of them 😂). 

This one was pretty much right out of the box except for some engine and interior detailing. I’ll post pics of my upgrades down below. This kit came so detailed it barely needed any help, but where’s the fun in that? 🤙🏽
 

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Absolutely stunning build!  I have one of these and one of the coupe in my WIP, plus one more each in my stash.  During my 3 year army stint in Germany in the early 60's I had several opportunities to drive these cars and still have great memories of that.  I have ordered the Revell paints specified in the instructions in an attempt to build an accurate rendition.  Saved pics of your build as a further guide to building this excellent kit, thanks for sharing! 

   

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19 minutes ago, modelercarl said:

Absolutely stunning build!  I have one of these and one of the coupe in my WIP, plus one more each in my stash.  During my 3 year army stint in Germany in the early 60's I had several opportunities to drive these cars and still have great memories of that.  I have ordered the Revell paints specified in the instructions in an attempt to build an accurate rendition.  Saved pics of your build as a further guide to building this excellent kit, thanks for sharing! 

   

Thanks! It’s my dream car for sure. And the kit truly is amazing. Just a tip if you plan on wiring the engine… there’s a part that runs along the engine and connects to the radiator (I think it’s #49 on the tree) that may interfere with your distributor. Just fiddle with it an bit before gluing so you don’t end up with a massive headache. It’s the same deal for the coupe and roadster. 

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Exceptional level of detail thru out. The paint finish looks great and it's nice to see one of these in something other than British Racing Green or Red.   

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11 minutes ago, espo said:

Exceptional level of detail thru out. The paint finish looks great and it's nice to see one of these in something other than British Racing Green or Red.   

Thanks - yeah my favorite colors for this car are definitely opalescent silver gray or blue. The green is nice but it’s everywhere. This gunmetal was as close as I could get to the op. silver gray in a spray can. Wish it was a bit less metallic but what can you do 🤷🏻‍♂️

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What a beautiful model. The body color is perfect and the interior color and detailing is superb - Over the TOP !!!

Under the hood detailing is just beautiful, and I love the contrasting colors of the body and interior. 

You should be very proud.

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Really nice job Ryan on this new-tooled XKE. Love the color combo and those toggle switches are amazing (how did you do those?). I built a red over tan version of this new kit for my wife to replace the ancient Revell 1/25 kit that I built for her years ago (and misplaced). This new XKE kit is the most Tamiya-like Revell that I’ve ever built. I de-chromed and Alclad metallized the wire wheels but If I build another one of these kits, I’ll just hit the chromed kit wheels with a black wash -yours look great!.

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1 hour ago, papajohn97 said:

Really nice job Ryan on this new-tooled XKE. Love the color combo and those toggle switches are amazing (how did you do those?). I built a red over tan version of this new kit for my wife to replace the ancient Revell 1/25 kit that I built for her years ago (and misplaced). This new XKE kit is the most Tamiya-like Revell that I’ve ever built. I de-chromed and Alclad metallized the wire wheels but If I build another one of these kits, I’ll just hit the chromed kit wheels with a black wash -yours look great!.

Thanks! I was a little worried about the wheels and decided I’d strip them if the wash didn’t work, but luckily it did! 
 

I kind of just winged it on the switches…I bent some very thin tailoring needles right below the pin head and then snipped them just after the bend. Then I stuck them to some tape on a piece of wood, dabbed the cut tips with a drop of matte black paint and let them dry upside down. Super easy, but I’m sure there is a better way out there!

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