Jaguar XJ-S (Finished)

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Well, I finally finished this one.

It's an old Bandai kit in 1/16 scale.

It's not that bad kit, but there are some problems with it:

-Clear parts are just horrible. Especially the windshield was bad. It was too small and ill-fitting.

-I don't know where bandai got the clever idea of making most of the suspension parts from metal. They were all cracked, ill-fitting, and looked horrible.

-Doors don't fit very well.

-Door and hood hinges look terrible.

But with patience, it can be built to a nice Jag. The biggest problem with mine was the paint job. I must have repainted the body at least four times.

Anyway, here she is:

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Overall, I'm quite happy with the result. Built Box-stock, I only added Finnish plates.

Comments and Criticism welcome!

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That turned out very nicely, Pauli, especially for a kit with that many challenges!

B)

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That Jaguar looks great inside and out, you did a superb job and finish to a model kit with a lot of problems in it build design. Again, great job!!

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Beautiful work.

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very smart, having just got this kit i can see the work put in. well done

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Many thanks for your kind words!

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That is so nicely done. I love it!!!!!

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I think its looks great.

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Whatever problems you had with this kit, you obviously overcame them. Beautiful model! B)

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Great job.

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Very well done.

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That is superb, if you photographed it on a road it would pass for the real deal. your investment in the paint has paid off it looks amazing.

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