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Redshift

Jaguar E-Type series 1 roadster

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Howdy forumites, its been a long time since I rock'n'rolled, but never mind that now.

Today, may I present for your consideration a carved wooden series 1 Jaguar E-Type at roughly 1/24 ish scale. Entirely scratch built out of panga panga and basswood, with a little bit of plastic and brass. Took about 6 weeks with numerous pauses while work kept me away from my toys. I Don't think I'll use panga panga again, it is a bit of a pig to carve as it is splintery, and the heavy grain overpowers smaller details. however, it turned out all right, and taught me some more about the joys of whittling.


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Until next time, keep your tools sharp and your fingers out of the way.

Edited by Redshift
The rear view was not flattering.

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Very skillful whittling. I think you've captured the shape rather nicely.

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Ahhh! Missed this first time around. Very nice Redshift! 👍

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That's a fine effort there Redshift.   I've done a few all wood cars and if I may pass on a tip I'd suggest you brush/spray on as many coats of shellac as necessary to fill in the grain and keep fine sanding (600 wet sandpaper) each coat till a smooth, dull surface results.   At that point you could finish it with clear gloss lacquer or even varnish.    I've never heard of the particular wood you've used but it does seem to be very open grain.

 

Anyway, sorry for sticking my nose in!   Keep up the scratch building as it's very rewarding.

 

Frank

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