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Dermo245

PK-128 BAe Jaguar T Mk2 ETPS - DONE!

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So in a moment of 70's fuelled Matchbox nostalgia, I'm also throwing my hat in with this one :clap:

Bought in another moment of nostalgia from an online auction site a number of years back.

 

37787700934_d7722a7301_b.jpgMatchbox Jaguar T2 PK-128 Box top by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr

 

Love that box art on the back. Omani scheme is cool.

 

26727206159_62b3e051a9_b.jpgMatchbox Jaguar T2 PK-128 Box rear by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr

 

The second hand contents were carefully repackaged...

 

24630954708_32fecfbf59_b.jpgMatchbox Jaguar T2 PK-128 bag by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr

 

But everything there and accounted for. Decals look ok but will put them in the window for a week or two.

 

38447568876_ee0a37d47d_b.jpgMatchbox Jaguar T2 PK-128 contents by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr

 

 And a rub of a pencil to reveal it's 1973 origins, probably the single seater kit? Scalemates has this as a 1983 release..

 

37616413025_24a93b8716_b.jpgMatchbox Jaguar T2 PK-128 close up by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr

 

I'll be honest, I have very low expectations of this one...but I can't resist that ETPS scheme and I've always liked the Jaguar and Matchbox.

Wish me luck - I think I'll need it!

 

Thanks for looking and good luck with your Matchbox builds.

Dermot

 

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I was blown away when this came out back in the day🕺

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Nice choice Dermot.  Looking forward to seeing it progress.

I've just dug out my single-seat Matchbox Jaag.  That same 1973 marking.

Mine has copyrite markings on the box and instructions,  could well be a 1973 original.

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Good one Dermot. I will be watching this one.

 

:popcorn:

 

Cheers,

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Nice one Dermot, I started this one many years ago and managed to botch the paintwork. The kit ended up in the bin. I still have the decal sheet and would like to finish it one of these one days in the ETPS colours.

 

:popcorn:

 

(I may have to resort to finding an Italeri or Hasegawa kit and putting the Matchbox decals on it! :D)

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9 hours ago, Romeo Alpha Yankee said:

Nice one Dermot, I started this one many years ago and managed to botch the paintwork. The kit ended up in the bin. I still have the decal sheet and would like to finish it one of these one days in the ETPS colours.

 

:popcorn:

 

(I may have to resort to finding an Italeri or Hasegawa kit and putting the Matchbox decals on it! :D)

Having looked a little bit more closely at the parts last night Ray, I think your plan is definitely the way to go!! :doh:

 

Cheers,

Dermot

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So with the Dauphin build going to take a little bit longer, I'm starting with the Jag...

 

Some dry-fitting to check the fuselage halves and canopy - yep, that looks ok!

 

38589407381_a6c1eaef4a_b.jpgMatchbox Jaguar T2 PK-128 fuselage_1

 

On closer inspection, those "ejection seats" :think:

 

24716941668_638a4085ea_b.jpgMatchbox Jaguar T2 PK-128 fuselage_2

 

Honestly Matchbox, what were you thinking?!! They're like a mash-up of something from a 70s TV Sci-Fi show mixed with a chair I used to push my dear old Mum around in when she was in a nursing home.

 

38589404781_0c6cf64297_b.jpgMatchbox Jaguar T2 PK-128 seats

 

I could just get some resin or metal replacements and drop them in (they'll need a floor too) but no fun in that. So off to look up pictures of Martin Baker Jaguar seats and figure out how much bodging I can manage with these.

 

Looking at my bench right now, it's got a certain modelling-era feel to it!

 

38493829906_decb6800b3_b.jpgWorkbench 19.11.17

 

Cheers,
Dermot

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Seeing this is seriously tempting me to crack open my single-seater Jaguar.  If I can get the Meteor airbrushed this weekend.

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So a bit more done on the 'Jag.

Added a couple of bulkheads in the cockpit - the front one is needed more than the back but added it anyway. Also put in some plastic strip just on the the sidewalls to take the bare look off them.

 

24827672138_680ce9287f_b.jpgMatchbox Jaguar T2 PK-128 fuselage_3 by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr

 

Only one cannon on this version apparently so filled the right side one with some stretched sprue.

 

37812638905_e5626e25a5_b.jpgMatchbox Jaguar T2 PK-128 fuselage_4 by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr

 

Next up was the seats - started by cutting a hole in the front for the ejection pull handle to be added later. Also sanded them down to be thinner in profile and less 'arm-chairy'

 

26888643969_32ace32f9d_b.jpgMatchbox Jaguar T2 PK-128 seats_1 by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr

 

Next, it was off with the headrest and a new top box added - this is just scrap sprue and card.

 

38664878701_4a785521a5_b.jpgMatchbox Jaguar T2 PK-128 seats_2 by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr

 

And some final scrap bits of card added for a little more detail. I also scored some lines in the cushion to take a wash. 

 

37982818244_99f10daa3f_b.jpgMatchbox Jaguar T2 PK-128 seats_3 by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr

 

Looking at a before and after comparison, quite happy how these turned out!

 

38645306266_3f835c565c_b.jpgMatchbox Jaguar T2 PK-128 seats_before after by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr

 

Thanks for looking.

All the best,

Dermot

 

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Thanks everyone and got a bit more done.....buttoned up the fuselage.

 

38104726905_1261bcbe2d_b.jpgMatchbox Jaguar T2 PK-128 fuselage_5 by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr

 

Then added the wings and tailplanes.

 

38954842132_975cec8c77_b.jpgMatchbox Jaguar T2 PK-128 fuselage_6 by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr

 

The wing root fit wasn't great so out with the filler. The nose also had a weird step or kink in it just ahead of the cockpit so that will need some fettling.

 

38104724095_a29cd63776_b.jpgMatchbox Jaguar T2 PK-128 fuselage_7 by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr

 

I'm calling the seats done and happy how they look based on what I started off with. Won't see that much through the original canopy anyway.

 

38954834132_8c2f5ed098_b.jpgMatchbox Jaguar T2 PK-128 seats_4 by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr

 

38104720345_9023b9b194_b.jpgMatchbox Jaguar T2 PK-128 seats_final by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr

 

Thanks as always for looking, liking and commenting.

Cheers,

Dermot

 

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Great work on the seats. It's a pitty about all the putty, but in the end it will look good.

 

Cheers,

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So a bit more done on the Jag...

 

Following a couple of coats of white from a spray can, masked up the wing tips and tail for red,,

 

39013919104_97198e4991_b.jpgMatchbox Jaguar T2 PK-128_paint by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr

 

Then masked those for blue - this was the closest I had to Oxford Blue and think it's not a bad match.

 

25851360568_e8a37e48fb_b.jpgMatchbox Jaguar T2 PK-128_paint_1 by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr

 

39723095161_31d6f59f79_b.jpgMatchbox Jaguar T2 PK-128_paint_2 by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr

 

Still needs some touch-ups here and there but happy how it's coming along!

 

39723093661_1512b358f8_b.jpgMatchbox Jaguar T2 PK-128_paint_3 by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr

 

Cheers,

Dermmot

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Klear'ed...

 

39731349781_45ceafdbf0_b.jpgMatchbox Jaguar T2 PK-128_paint_4 by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr

 

And then time for the 40 year old decals....eek!

They've had a couple of weeks in a sunny window first. Went down fine though left a lot of white adhesive residue behind which needed a bit of cleaning up. Overall, the colours are a bit muted (e.g. red/white) and I might swap the roundels under the cockpit which are a little see-through. But the black lettering and white serials were good.

 

38832981465_d461b3d210_b.jpgMatchbox Jaguar T2 PK-128_paint_decals by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr

 

Considering the age of this kit (and the decals), I can live with it! 

As for the tail, I've seen a black leading edge and tip on some pictures but not as wide as i've done here - I blame the over-eager Matchbox engraver for leading me astray....

 

Thanks for looking.

Dermot

 

 

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I like the scheme, your work on it looks the biz Dermot. I need to find me a twin seat Jag now me thinks!

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On 17/1/2018 at 11:34 PM, Romeo Alpha Yankee said:

I like the scheme, your work on it looks the biz Dermot. I need to find me a twin seat Jag now me thinks!

Cheers Ray. 

To be honest, can’t say I’d recommend this kit, except for nostalgia reasons only!

 

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14 minutes ago, Dermo245 said:

Cheers Ray. 

To be honest, can’t say I’d recommend this kit, except for nostalgia reasons only!

 

I suppose it might possibly function as a source of underwing tanks for Hasegawa's GR1.  I think you're on the way to a pretty result there nonetheless.

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