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Revell Jaaaag E-Type!


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This is my build of the new-tool Jaguar E-Type coupe by Revell. I wanted an easy project after my 1:12 Fiat Mefistofele build and I've always loved E-Types, so I figured this would be perfect. It's a pretty decent kit, but it's not without its issues... the wheels and tires are pretty poor, so I substituted a set of RMCM Dunlop wheels and Tamiya Dunlop tires. The bonnet fit is challenging to say the least. I was able to coax the warp out of the bonnet with hot water, but during final assembly I could not get the bonnet to sit flat, despite repeated test-fitting during mockup. I eventually had to do away with the bonnet hinge points at the front of the chassis. The paint is my attempt to replicate Jaguar's Opalescent Maroon, my favorite color for early E-Types. It's Tamiya Maroon followed by three coats of Mica red as a "toner" under TS-13 clear. I came across the color combination while doing spoon tests to replicate the "Merlot Mica" paint color of my 1:1 Miata for an upcoming build. Overall I was pleasantly surprised with the new Revell kit. It's beautifully detailed, well-engineered, and other than the bonnet fit went together nicely. On to the pics!

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Just realized I need to clean up where I trimmed those hood hinge points...

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Thanks everybody, I'm trying to get away from smartphone photos for my completed builds and have broken out the old Canon Rebel DSLR I inherited from my dad. Being able to shoot with higher depth of field (f22/29) keeps everything in focus and helps make my subjects look a lot more like the real thing. I shoot using two large "soft box" lights, each with 400w equivalent daylight fluorescent bulbs, and a Speedlite flash. The high depth of field does tend to render my shots a bit dark even with the lighting setup, so I have to lighten the images a little after the fact. There's a pretty significant learning curve and I'm still somewhere near the bottom! 

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Beautiful model Jason, and the photos look nice, but they are very dark.  I'm talking about the initial photos on the light background (I realize that the black background photos are "artsy"). Maybe crank up the EV on the camera to show more details (especially on the engine photos).

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Love your E type in that colour and the wheels really suit it, very tasty. I also thought the kit wheels were sadly lacking, the tyres were particularly bad in this kit. I'll definitely be changing the wheels and tyres when I build mine.

Atb, Steve.

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Nice job on one of the most slippery body styles of all time. The pix do look good, maybe I should break out my digital camera! In any case, can you shoot a pic or two of the rear suspension? I'm considering an IRS for a street rod project and I'm wondering if it's worth the investment.  

Thanks! -RRR

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Photo do-over time... I decided if I'm going to step up my photography I need a camera that wasn't built during the Bush presidency... the original pics were shot on a 15-year-old Canon Rebel XTI that just couldn't handle what I was asking it to do. Today I bought a Rebel T7. This is one of the cheapest DSLRs out there, but it has an excellent sensor for the price and accepts the lenses from my old Canon in addition to having a decent lens bundled with the camera. These new pics were taken at f29 with auto ISO and, other than some cropping, are exactly as they came off of the SD card. The color in these pics is EXACTLY how the model appears in real life.

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