1952 Jaguar XK 120 OTS 1/24 Scale

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Hi,

Revell Germany released this plastic kit approximately 20 years ago. Probably it was based on an older Monogram metal kit. I built my model 15 or 20 years ago.

The Revell kit is rather simple and indeed it seems to be designed decades ago. Nevertheless details and fit are quite good and the surface of the chromed parts is outstanding. The designers of the kit were wise enough to avoid unrealistic plastic "wire" wheels but replicated solid steel wheels with chromed hub caps which were the standard wheels of the XK 120.

Nevertheless I find real wire wheels more attractive so I made a set of real wire wheels myself. Wire wheels were an optional extra for the non-SE versions.

I mixed a paint that (hopefully) matches the standard XK 120 colour "Bronze". Black interior trim was not standard but was available to special order.

The Revell kit offers fair quality at a favourable price and last but not least it makes a nice model of a milestone in sports car history.

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Another spectacular build. I wish it were available in 1/16 or larger.

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Very sharp.

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Beautiful Jag!!! Love the wheels.

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Ok that is nice !!!

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That's a great looking model Jurgen.

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Excellent.

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Very sharp car, very cool model.

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Excellent looking build...

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That is spectacular! Beautiful! And the wire wheels are amazing!

In case you missed it... I love it! :D

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awesome looking

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Wow!, nice build. The wire wheels are fantastic. What an amazing job!

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Great model and wheels!

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Great build , look so nice.

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That's a beautiful looking Jag Jürgen. I agree - the wire wheels really make it look better. Did you build the engine detail as well. If I remember correctly this kit has a rather nice straight six.

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Beautiful model of an exquisite car, surely the best of one of these I've seen.

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Man, that is NICE! I've always liked the XK-120, and your model is just about perfect! Great work!

Sam

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Exceptional. Love the bronze on it.

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GREAT PAINT!

Very Realistic... B)

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Excellent job here!

Simón P. Rivera Torres

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Nevertheless I find real wire wheels more attractive so I made a set of real wire wheels myself.

Okay, enough about the car. Please, please tell us how you made those wheels! They are spectacular and I'd love to make some if it is possible to do without a complete machine shop.

Edited by Chillyb1

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Beautiful build! I too, would like to know more about how you did the wheels.

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Okay, enough about the car. Please, please tell us how you made those wheels! They are spectacular and I'd love to make some if it is possible to do without a complete machine shop.

I, too, am interested in how Jürgen built the wheels. Here are some different techniques for different wire counts in larger scales that may be helpful...

http://www.freewebs.com/martsmodels/howtos.htm

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Those wheels are pure works of art!

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It's amazing how much "real" wire wheels add to the looks of a model car.

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