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  1. It is probably the most disappointing part of the build so far, but depending on which photos you work from some different designs of front exhaust headers exist, I wont contemplate changing those but the gap is something I cant overlook. I have found a very well detailed build that was on here and has since ended up on another forum informing readers of an issue with this forum, I dont know or even want to, i wasnt a member and its obviously old news, but it is a fantastically well detailed model of which I can only dream of getting close too. Work gets in the way to prevent me ach
  2. Well following my disappointment with the amount of detail of my Hasegawa Jag I bit the bullet and managed to win a Tamiya one on Ebay courtesy of British Red Cross so I might of paid a bit of a premium but hopefully theyll benefit from a few of my pounds. So I hope I can do this beast justice, this is my first Tamiya kit and I must say they are fantastic, dry fitting everything together and it all stays together, I am very impressed. There is a fair few items on order so progress is slow BUT I really want to build this as detailed as I can, the cars hold very fond memories as a ki
  3. Some nice black and silver pressed tin ones would suit her a treat, with the wealth of knowledge I've seen on the forum in the few weeks I've been a member someone must know how to achieve such masterpieces????
  4. Very nice job John You working on some nice period plates to adorn her??? All your work has made it into a very good replica of the beautiful beast!!!!
  5. Ahhh that's just me being a bit then thanks Chris I'll get them ordered as the HLJ ones are on back order
  6. The only problem I couldnt find Silk Cut branding on the Shunko sets from Spot Model, i would rather like the proper set on this even though it's not a great kit
  7. I'm after a bit of help please...... I have ALWAYS been a huge fan of the Silk Cut Jaguar XJRs the quite magnificent (unless you lent him money) Tom Wilkinshaw built. I have very vague memories of the 1988 Le Mans win and especially the 1990, I visited the motor show at the NEC with my dad and was lucky enough to see the 90 winner there. I have various books acquired in recent years and various die cast models of these wonderful machines but always fancied building a detailed kit. A couple of years ago I found the 1:24 kit from Tamiya BUT was over £60 and
  8. Very nice job Sir!!!!! I have a Scania R730 to get finished at some point, I got overwhelmed with the mods available on KFS Rhd conversion is a must but as mines for my race transporter I'll convince myself we race more in Europe to justify not changing it!!! The tag axle looks fantastic and makes it so much more realistic for UK roadscene. The blue looks a very nice colour!! Good work on the trailer and decals, proper good job Sir!!!!
  9. I will search the book out Andy, yeah knew about the Aston / Jag crossover and I think it went back the other way with the DB-9 / XKR. Ford management was always "1 part fits all" and it was never going to be any different with those marques and Land Rover. My brother in law shuffles paper for JLR and happily complains about EVERYTHING Ford did for them, they were so bad its only very recently that JLR have been able to replace Ford engines!!!! A very good friend of mine did his apprenticeship at "The Jag" as its affectionately known around Coventry, the stories Pete h
  10. I'm not suggesting your post is knocking Fords involvement with Jag development and production Andy and apologies for the thread drift.... Matthew that is a truly magnificent piece of work sir, attention to detail is mind blowing!!! You should be extremely pleased with your hardworking sir!! I knew an architect who treated himself to a 2004 Jag S type R in 2008, knowing I'm a huge blue oval fan he took great pride in whinging and moaning that he had the same steering wheel and the Same ignition key as his neighbours mondeo, whinge whinge moan moan, the fact that
  11. Well less then 6 days after I recieved this kit she is as far as I think (please disagree if not) finished. This kit is my first ever completed 1:24 model, and a subject very close to the top of my 1:1 want list. I was offered a 1957 example back in 2008 during a summer trekking the west coast of France, it had been tucked up in a shed for 20 years and although structurally sound there was not 1 panel that wasnt suffering from surface rust. The passenger seat was a bare frame with remnants of a basic cushion, the drivers seat had been covered with a proper heavyweight tarpaulin s
  12. Thanks Spiny (I'll learn how to tag you properly) the lenses were literally just glued in with glue n glaze and hadn't dried, hence the black spot, they have now dried fully clear but I might revisit these in the near future with a tweek or two
  13. I seem to be getting lots of likes on the pictures so I guess I must be doing alright I've now begun working towards the setting for its Ready For Inspection which isnt too far off now, I've made new mirrors for it as my 1957 pictures show them mounted on the top of the doors easily achieved with some 0.8mm brass rod, and being a '57 model it doesnt run indicator lights like the later models did. A simple A Vendre sign has been put in the windscreen and at €6,700 I'd snap it up in this condition!! Both positive (if there are any) and negative
  14. Well a bit more progress (I think) has been made, structurally the HY is complete just all the ancillary parts too add and give a final weathering to, but as this is the first vehicle I have ever got to this level of completion I invite criticism over what I've done wrong to hopefully get next projects better.
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