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  1. OOB - Out Of the Box... No modifications or additions. A basic build.
  2. A really great build there. Very well done. A shame they got the shape of the rear side windows wrong though.
  3. This isn't a rumour. Airfix have announced it as a release in August.
  4. I see the previous topic posted here has been locked as it's already in the chat section. All I can find is (currently) 29 pages about Airfix 2021, of which I would guess 28 pages are about 'wingy' stuff of little or no interest to the car modellers. I for one have no desire to trawl through countless comments about Spittycanes or Hurrischmidts just to find the few posts about the Jaguar. Locking the topic here is just doing a great disservice to the car fraternity on the forum. Now I expect this will get locked or deleted.
  5. Yes - 'if it happens'... This is very likely a re-boxing of the 1/8 part-work kit from about 18 months ago in Italy. Pocher did the same with the Eaglemoss Merc 300SL a few years ago. They advertised it for some time and then it vanished from their website never to be seen again. Hopefully this won't go the same way.
  6. Thanks Andy. The XJ13 is always on my 'to do' list but at the moment I'm up to my ears on commission builds for F1 cars. Soon will be another 1/4 scale of Mansell's Williams...
  7. Thanks for looking in chaps. On the home stretch now with this monster. The front arms, uprights, hubs, brakes and wheels all sorted. Some smaller parts still to add as well as the rear wing and front wing end plates. With the rear wing on it will be a smidge over 48" long. Around 1220mm... A wee bit bigger that the average Tamiya.
  8. The rear end is pretty much sorted now and it's fitted to the body. Dashboard and seat in place... Front suspension and wheels next and then it will be the front and rear wings... I've added a pic of me holding the body to give an idea of the size.
  9. Both kits appear to have the windscreen angle from the 2+2 which was more vertical than the coupe to get more headroom in the car front and rear. Also, the Revell kit (the glossier of the two?) really has got the rear side windows completely the wrong shape. Far too high at the back upper curve. As suggested - it would be great if Tamiya did a kit. That one one at least would probably be the right shape all over.
  10. That picture does the model no favours if it is a pic of the finished kit. It looks like a cheap push-along plastic toy.
  11. If you count Scalextric, there is also the Jaguar CX75 and the V8 Vantage... A shame Airfix don't do them as kits seeing as Scaley is part of the same company.
  12. Hello Trevor. Yes, it's not only big, it's BIG... Again, just for fun here is the gearbox against a Tamiya 1/20 Williams...
  13. I've done some more on this big lump now. All the decals have been added and the whole thing had had 4-5 clear coats. I've made the dash based on several different reference pictures as it seems it was altered slightly mid-season. Driver ergonomics? The seat is now trimmed in leather and I've started adding some of the huge amount of missing parts from the gearbox. Not least - even the bolts. Bear in mind this was originally just a display piece for Williams - not a 'high-detail' model so much of it is actually extremely basic. I just want to get i
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