1/8 Jaguar in Opalescent Silver Gray

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Here is my modest contribution to the MCM community.

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Hope you like. :P

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That's a beautiful Jag.

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Very nice. Too bad there was never a roadster version of that kit

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Beautiful work, Kevin. :wub:

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I had this one as a kid, Its huge, and one really cool model,wish i still had it. Love what you've done with yours.

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WOW NOW I WANT TO TAKE IT FOR A SPIN!!!!!

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Killer. That's the color scheme I have in mind for mine, but perhaps a bit darker paint. Nice work on reducing the body seam. Did the metallic paint make that a chore, or did you use some original technique to handle it?

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Beautiful.

Always loved the early XKE. Always loved the Big Jag kit!

You've done very well with both.

B)

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That's the way that kit should look. Beautiful!!!!

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Oh yeah! Beautiful! B)

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Killer. That's the color scheme I have in mind for mine, but perhaps a bit darker paint. Nice work on reducing the body seam. Did the metallic paint make that a chore, or did you use some original technique to handle it?

Thanks to all for you kind comments and support. Skip, I wanted a darker color too. The darker color is Opalescent Gunmetal and it provides more contrast for the chrome window moldings than the Silver. I use paint from Automotivetouchup.com. Unfortunately they don't make Gunmetal despite my knowing the color code. Anyway, this is what the Gunmetal looks like:

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As for the panel lines, I rolled up some masking tape like a cigarette except inside out. I then wrapped it around the panel lines like this:

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This way, I avoided masking lines and so it feathered in. Next, I took off the masking tape and wet sanded 600. Similarly, I then masked again in the same manner except it was almost the whole body side. Thus, the body was exposed from the hips down, same with front of body top. Applied topcoat and made sure there were no lines. Then I rolled the masking tape back about a quarter inch and applied clearcoat. Unfortunately, there was a tiny hole in the masking of the front door opening and some primer splashed onto the inside of the windshield. Had to polish it out. (aargh)

Needless to say, I masked the door opening from the inside out and masked the rest of the body.

For special interest, this is a pic of the real car in Opalescent Silver:

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Note the bonnet on the real car is just as hard to fit as on the model :D

Just a sideline, just about everybody does either British Racing Green or Pale Primrose. I wanted to be different.

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Among the few most beautiful shapes ever.

Great job on the model too.

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That color really makes the model! It gives it a more elegant look, I think. Very nice work!

Sam

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Very nice. Too bad there was never a roadster version of that kit

I had that thought too. Maybe someone can cut one up into a roadster. I would think the rear hatch cut out and shaved down would make a good trunk lid. Its been done with the same scale Corvette. Unfortunately, I do not have that ability :(

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very nice Jag Kevin, I hope you are workin on somthin else now!

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You did a fabulous job,Outstanding.It looks so realistic, I bet it could start.

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Its masterpiece... beautifull....

great magic in reduce the panel line gap

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Very nice. Don't see too many of these built up.

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Very nice! And a novel and creative way to deal with the side seam.

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A beautifully built model of one of my all-time favourite cars.

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