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E-Type Jaguar

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1/8 Monogram Jaguar E Type ‘Goodwood’ Coupe I built 50% of this kit over 15 years ago. Eventually, the box was too large to ignore. This is what I always wanted to do to my real E Type. This kit’s ’reputation’ didn’t disappoint: I see it as a vintage toy kit that always wanted to be a presentable model. For me, that required considerable effort and ‘re engineering’ to get close to the goal. In addition to the GTO style body cues, I re profiled the nose, added RC Brembo Front Brakes, Minilte Wheels, Tire Valves, and Five Point Belts. I widened the tires by sectioning tires from two kits, then scratch built the Bonnet Inner Panels, Intake Manifold, Rear Suspension Brake Lines, Diff Cooler, Coil Springs, Triple Webers, Intake Trumpets, Spark Plug Wires, Aluminum Exhaust Headers, Brake Booster, Throttle Linkage, Bonnet Intakes, Optima Battery, added Resin Spark Plugs and Fluorescent styrene rods for headlight bulbs. As a ‘Track Day’ weekend racer, I deleted the bumpers, front turn signals, wipers, added a low pressure exhaust and cut pressure vents in the rear window. The paint is Tamiya TS60 Pearl Green with Mr. Hobby Clear. The only adhesive that worked reliably on this ancient plastic was E6000 along with many brass pins and magnets to add strength.
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About the Author

About Clarence Novak (jagmkx)
FROM: TENNESSEE, UNITED STATES


Comments

Wow! Great work! The only thing missing is more pictures, please. Some close ups of the interior and engine bay and the running gear underneath maybe?
FEB 27, 2020 - 08:17 AM
Nice Jag! I built a Monogram model recently, and tried to enlarge the hood vents. I managed to destroy them with the scribing tool! When I saw your Jag, I got the inspiration to do the same with the mesh! The old holes are filled and sanded and painted, by I might be able to put in some mesh instead. It just so happens, I bought some today! Also, I scraped and sanded down the chrome strips on the front fenders. They were of varying depth and wiggliness, so it was better without them. I got some styrene 1mm half-rounds, which, once painted with Molotow, I might be able to glue to the (now)painted fenders/quarter panels? Your model looks really nice, colour too. And I also would like to see closer details of the engine. Thanks so much! Cheers!
SEP 12, 2020 - 12:02 PM