roadkill Posted November 24, 2022 Share Posted November 24, 2022 FranckenJag, with Ford V8 power. 1/8 scale. Wow, where to start, well this one has been on the back burner of my (weird) mind for a few years now, this kind of thing happens when ya have say a 1/8 scale E-type Jag in the stash and you also have a 1/8 scale ’72 Ford Falcon GT 351 Cleveland V8 and you have spent years (way too long) building historically accurate E-type Jag models, you have a bit of a brain phart and think, hmmm why not, and I say to that, why not indeed. So, the first thing I did was to completely ignore all the front chassis frame, oh and ditch the instructions, then made a new chassis and engine mounts to install the “new” power plant which I don’t mind saying, looks freakin awesome in the tiny Jag body, mwah ha ha. Sorry nearly lost it there for a sec, nar did not, I’m super enjoying this, no rules and just winging it as I go, which of course leads to a lot of trial and error, that works but then it doesn’t ‘cos something else needs to be there etc, etc, etc and etc. So now I’m sort of getting close-ish to need to start painting and of course this opens up a whole new can of worms, (worms, why can’t it be butterflies or geckos or summit), anyhoo I’ve cut the short list down to, bright iridescent red, gloss black, satin black or my personal fave, Gulf Western, team racing colours as they really stand out and it’s better than one single colour, so there another decision made, Gulf Western it is. The wheels and tyres are going to be ones I bought, I dunno, maybe fifteen years ago and I don’t foresee any other build coming up that they would suit so that is also decided, wow look at me go two decisions in a row and no help from the wife, (or she who must be obeyed and feared), so now it’s just a case of pull finger out and get the damn thing finished. 4 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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