Jump to content
This site uses cookies! Learn More

This site uses cookies!

You can find a list of those cookies here: mysite.com/cookies

By continuing to use this site, you agree to allow us to store cookies on your computer. :)

Sign in to follow this  
Scarlet

Jaguar XJR8 LM

Recommended Posts

Bit of a late start due to taking part in the F-15 STGB, but here we go.

Box shot first, progress photos to follow shortly.

IMG_1380_zps4916c1b3.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Nice choice and still plenty of time so no problem being late.

Cheers,

Warren

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Well? What's happening? You should have had a coat of paint on it by now! I mean, you've had all night! ;)

Seriously great choice though, another iconic pairing of car and sponsorship that I will always associate together. It won't make me start smoking though...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Just out of interest - does your instructions give a glue as to a paint mix for the purple areas or is it all decals?

Building Tamiya's XJR9LM for this one and would be interested to know if there's a way to avoid having to buy a spray can only colour.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Nice choice. Gotta love a Jag !

Humbrol do a purple that is pretty close, still needs a little bit of darkening to get spot on if I recall correctly.

If this is an old boxing of the kit, the decals may be a struggle. I found they don't take to Micro Sol/Set very well and had to 'race weather' my build to make it acceptable for display.

The decal coverage means that very little purple paint will be needed so go careful and keep it to a minimum.

Looking forward to the progress.

Steve.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I just picked up this kit but have the non tobacco sponsorship decals. I have been thinking of doing a test version of the car? Look forward to seeing what you come up with.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

HI Scarlet,

Did this one make it out of the box, not long before the GB finishes!

Cheers,

Warren

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Had a bit of a disaster when I started decalling. I spilt my bottle of Microsol and decided to use the Daco medium decal softener but it turned the decals into a purple blob. I've now sourced some spare decals and another bottle of Microsol, but interest in this project has waned a bit. What started out as a nice quick and easy out of the box build has turned into a time sapping pain in the bum.

Sorry all, but I can't see me getting this done by Sunday.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Tried again last and had a go at the yellow stripes but they are almost transparent!

So that's it, game over.

I'll post a photo later.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Sign in to follow this  

×
×
  • Create New...