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Finished my 1/32 Tomy Jaguar SS100


Mike C
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Great Job, Michael. 

The Tomy kits are really nice.  I've built the Mercedes Gullwing and Porsche Speedster, but have never been able to find the Jaguar.  If I ever do, I hope mine turns out as well as yours did! 

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6 hours ago, unclescott58 said:

Very nice. Can you tell us more about it? 

Sure, It's 1/32. The chassis and engine block halves are diecast metal. The spokes are photo etched, an inner and outer dished piece. The wheel rims are plastic as is everything else that isn't metal. It has nice rubber tires too. I stripped the chrome off the wheels and the valve cover. I painted the valve cover in AlClad polished alum. I used Molotow chrome on the strips on the running board and the wheel spinners. I painted the wheels because cars of that era had painted wheels. I didn't see any cars of that time period with nice chrome spoked wheels. I went through the trouble of "painting" the dashboard trim rings in Molotow but the decals covered them all up. I didn't want to individually cut out those tiny little circles. The kit also came with nice wire mesh for the radiator grill and headlights too.

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3 hours ago, Mike C said:

Sure, It's 1/32. The chassis and engine block halves are diecast metal. The spokes are photo etched, an inner and outer dished piece. The wheel rims are plastic as is everything else that isn't metal. It has nice rubber tires too. I stripped the chrome off the wheels and the valve cover. I painted the valve cover in AlClad polished alum. I used Molotow chrome on the strips on the running board and the wheel spinners. I painted the wheels because cars of that era had painted wheels. I didn't see any cars of that time period with nice chrome spoked wheels. I went through the trouble of "painting" the dashboard trim rings in Molotow but the decals covered them all up. I didn't want to individually cut out those tiny little circles. The kit also came with nice wire mesh for the radiator grill and headlights too.

Knowing more, I’m even more impressed. Good job. 

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